Ash, Suneet at KL startup bootcamp for Sikhs

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia| 8 July 2015 | Asia Samachar |
Ash Singh (left) will lead the first-ever Startup Bootcamp for Sikhs in Malaysia. Datawind's Suneet Singh Tuli will be the guest speaker at the gala dinner on Aug 1 at the Entrepreneurship Weekend in Kuala Lumpur.
TWO AWESOME ENTREPRENEURS COMING TO KUALA LUMPUR: Ash Singh (left) will lead the first-ever Startup Bootcamp for Sikhs in Malaysia. Datawind’s Suneet Singh Tuli will be the guest speaker at the gala dinner on Aug 1 at the Entrepreneurship Weekend in Kuala Lumpur.

Two astonishing entrepreneurs who have made a mark in their respective areas will be in Kuala Lumpur for an entrepreneur bootcamp.

Singapore-based serial entrepreneur Ash Singh and Suneet Singh Tuli from Datawind Inc will be involved in the Startup Bootcamp, a first of its kind in Malaysia specially tailored for the Sikh community.

Their goal is to help young Sikhs who want to break into the world of enterprise.

The three-day bootcamp, from July 31 to Aug 2, is part of the Entrepreneurship Weekend organised by the Coalition of Malaysian Sikh Organisations (CMSO).

“It is a world class programme. People pay top dollars for such opportunities. I urge those keen to move into business to take advantage of this programme,” CMSO secretary general Autar Singh tells Asia Samachar.

The Entrepreneurship Weekend will comprise of the bootcamp and a gala dinner on Saturday night with Suneet as the guest speaker.

The bootcamp is based on the material taught at graduate business school INSEAD which has campuses in France, Singapore and United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The bootcamp will be led by Ash, who had just wrapped up last week a similar camp in Sydney, Australia, conducted exclusively for Sikh Youth Australia.

Ash has a colourful background. At 22, he sold his software company to a Singapore-based firm, which asked him to move there as part of the deal.

That brought him from Canada to Singapore, where he came out with The Angel’s Gate, Asia’s first 360 TV platform for entrepreneurs that was aired prime-time on Singapore’s MediaCorp’s Channel NewsAsia and YouTube.

In 2009, BusinessWeek magazine named him as one of Asia’s Best Young Entrepreneurs.

Suneet, also from Canada, founded Datawind which shot to fame some years ago when it developed for the Indian government the Aakash tablet, dubbed as world’s cheapest tablet.

The British-Canadian company, with an operations headquarters in Amritsar, is listed on the stock exchange of Toronto, Canada.

CMSO is appealing to Sikh organisations, gurdwaras and corporates to contribute RM5,000 and be recognised as a co-sponsor of the bootcamp. The sponsorship will entitle them to five complimentary places at the Entrepreneur Gala Dinner on 1 August.

The cost for the bootcamp is RM890 per person. The organiser may provide a discount should it get more sponsors.

The bootcamp, which starts at 6pm on 31 July (Friday) and finishes at 4pm on 2 Aug (Sunday), will be held at Quality Hotel, Jalan Raja Laut, Kuala Lumpur.

 

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[UDATE: The above camp has been postponed. See here]

 

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