All About the StartUp Ecosystem


Why is this Series Important?

To avoid common mistakes and erase common misconceptions about the startup scene.
To learn how to be part of the startup ecosystem.
To learn how to build a strong connection with the right people for your company growth.

Made just for:

Startup Beginners and Beginning Entrepreneurs
People who want to kickstart their startup journey.
People who are interested in the startup scene.

Browse lessons:

Roles of a StartUp Ecosystem
We've heard many thing about the StartUp Ecosystem, but what is it exactly and what role does it play to help entrepreneurs or even startups move forward? Let's find out!
Maximising It's Benefits
Refrain from thinking it is just a transactional exchange, we need to understand the importance of nurturing and enhancing relationships! Let's how to maximise the benefits of a StartUp Ecosystem!
What If I Can't Get In?
It is a common misconception that networking is just purely business. We need to understand that knowing the right people, enhancing relationships with the right people can not only provide a win-win situation but you can gain an extra friend too.
StartUp Events, Incubators... Do They Matter?
There are many startup events and incubators around, but are they really important? Do I need to be a part of it to succeed? Let's take a look!

Your instructors:

Aaron Sarma

General Partner at ScaleUp Malaysia

Aaron is an entrepreneur with experience in technology, digital media and retail. In 2015 he founded Touristly, a travel startup that aimed to help tourists discover and book attractions across Asia Pacific. In 2017, the business was acquired by AirAsia to spearhead its digital transformation with the aim of monetising the data from the 100m travellers who fly every year. Touristly was later rebranded to Vidi and has now become where Aaron remains as a non-executive board member and a senior advisor. He currently serves as General Partner at ScaleUp Malaysia, an accelerator looking to help startups build and scale to the next level. The program has just completed its inaugural cohort wherein it has invested in 10 companies.


Samuel Soong
Samuel Soong
Samuel Soong
Samuel Soong
Samuel Soong
Samuel Soong
Brian Siew

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