Samsung Malaysia gives a helping hand for local entrepreneurs in its Global Startup Acceleration Program

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Participants went home with valuable experiences from the Samsung Global Startup Acceleration Program 2018

Just yesterday, Samsung Malaysia has just kicked-started its annual Employee Volunteer Program at the International Youth Centre (IYC) Kuala Lumpur. With the theme ‘Global Startup Acceleration Program’ for the year 2018, this is a collaborative effort with the Ministry Youth and Sports Malaysia, International Youth Center (IYC) Kuala Lumpur, StartupMalaysia and Malaysian Youth Council altogether and the purpose was to train participants in the areas of business problem-solving such as marketing, engineering, design, business strategy, and more.

During the 5-day program boot camp, 13 participants were mentored by 35 volunteering experts and engineers from Samsung Headquarters and were divided into 7 different teams based on their specialities such as education, agriculture, fashion, and more. All the participants were given tips on their startups' vision, needs, business models and industry challenges, then pitch their ideas to the panels.

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Proud winners of the Samsung Global Startup Acceleration Program 2018 together with (from left): Dash Dhakshinamoorthy, Founder of StartupMalaysia; Ahmad Saparudin Bin Yusup, Secretary General of Malaysian Youth Council; Mohamed Maliki Bin Mohd Rapiee, Director of International Youth Centre Kuala Lumpur; Dato’ Lokman Hakim Bin Ali, Secretary General of Ministry of Youth and Sports; Dato’ Roh Jae Yeol, Director of Corporate Affairs, Samsung Malaysia Electronics; and Joonyeon Kim, Leader of Samsung Employee Volunteer Program, Samsung Electronics

“There are so many ambitious startups that have seen beyond impressive growth; and as a company that supports the idea of chasing after your dream and making it happen, we at Samsung want to do as much as we can to help budding entrepreneurs realise their ambitions. From this Program, we hope that our participants have been given a boost and that their business dreams will soon become reality,” said Yoonsoo Kim, President of Samsung Malaysia Electronics.

For your information, the Samsung Global Startup Acceleration Program is an international initiative, spanning across Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Nepal and South Africa. You can read more about the program in Malaysia at their dedicated website right here and stay tuned for more Samsung news at