We are creating some awesome events for you. Kindly bear with us.

Malaysia supports micro-entrepreneurs to boost the country’s e-commerce

Malaysia supports micro-entrepreneurs to boost the country’s e-commerce
[social-share align="left" style="icon" size="m" template="18" counters="0" total_counter_pos="leftbig" buttons="linkedin,twitter,facebook,share"]

An announcement by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation
(MDEC) a special training and
coaching programme aimed at creating sustainable e-Commerce businesses as well
as inclusivity in Digital Economy and the ability to compete in the global

successful completion of high potential eUshawan participants was celebrated by
MDEC. They were the first batch to complete a special training and coaching
programme aimed at creating sustainable e-Commerce businesses.

Under the Ministry of Communications and
Multimedia Malaysia
, MDEC, formerly known as Multimedia
Development Corporation Sdn. Bhd., was formed 22 years ago. It is the lead
agency in driving the digital economy, with efforts centred on driving
investments, building local technology champions, catalysing digital innovation
ecosystems and propagating digital inclusivity.

MDEC is responsible
for guaranteeing that Malaysia plays an integral part in developing and
nurturing talent to drive digital innovation around the world, at the same
time, attracting participation from global ICT companies to invest and develop
cutting edge digital and creative solutions in the country.

eUshawan Level Up Programme is a collaboration between MDEC and Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd’s
Coach and Grow Programme, which began on October 2017. It has two stages, with
durations of six months and 3 months, respectively. A series of online and
face-to-face consultation sessions occurred during the first stage, wherein
they had to set their 6-month targets with their assigned personal coaches.

the participants achieved a total of RM12,043,069 in revenue, which is 125%
more than the original target.

The second
stage will have these 15 chosen participants undergo an intensive 3-month
programme focusing on funding and export readiness.

will go through the following training modules during the programme: Design Thinking,
Business and Financial Management, Advanced Digital Marketing, Branding
facelift, e-Commerce Website Development, Marketing Production Development.
Furthermore, participants also received face-to-face coaching sessions by
industry experts.

Datuk Yasmin Mahmood said, “Our entrepreneurs are the drivers of Malaysia’s
Digital Economy growth. Given that, MDEC and our partners are committed to
train and equip our micro-entrepreneurs with the tools and skills to succeed in
e-Commerce, and ultimately reach global markets via the Digital Free Trade

In this
endeavour, MDEC partners with agencies like the Ministry of Higher Education,
Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA), SME Corporation Malaysia (SME Corp), Permodalan
Usahawan National Berhad (PUNB) , FELCRA Berhad, Federal Agricultural Marketing
Authority (FAMA), Kementerian Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga Dan Masyarakat
(KPWKM) and the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute

universities and training institutions such as University of Kuala Lumpur
(UniKL), University Malaysia Kelantan (UMK), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM),
UiTM Technology Centre Sdn Bhd (UiTM TECH) and Giatmara have also contributed.

She added,
“The eUsahawan Level Up programme is a testament to MDEC’s commitment in
providing an ecosystem for our micro-entrepreneurs to grow to the next stage.
Ultimately, we want to encourage inclusivity in Digital Economy and enable
Malaysian entrepreneurs to compete in the global market.”

The programme’s
top performer, Muhamad Sharizal Saidin, founder of Perfume Heaven from Malacca,
said, “Since I joined eUsahawan Level Up Programme, my online business sales
have increased tremendously from 5% to 95%. It opened a new revenue stream for
my business by improving new customer acquisition and experience. Now, I can
spend more time with family. Thank you MDEC for giving me this opportunity.”

is a campaign started in 2015 by MDEC that aims to generate digital income
opportunities for the Rakyat. There are two initiatives under this campaign:
eRezeki and eUsahawan which aim to encourage additional income sources via
digital platforms.

is a national initiative aimed at inspiring and providing Malaysian youths and
micro entrepreneurs with knowledge on digital entrepreneurship. Around 160,020
Malaysians have been trained by MDEC nationwide.

[easy-social-share align="center" style="button" size="xxl" template="59" counters=0 noaffiliate="no" sidebar="no" popup="no" float="no" postfloat="no" topbar="no" bottombar="no" point="no" mobilebar="no" mobilebuttons="no" mobilepoint="no" facebook_text="Share on Facebook" linkedin_text="Share on LinkedIn" buttons="linkedin,facebook"]


Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.


CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.


Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.


SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.


HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 


IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.