More than another startup event, Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to inspire and connect entrepreneurs through outstanding meetups. Since 2014, Startup Grind in KL has played a key role in connecting startups, talents and aspiring entrepreneurs to each other and to investors, government and larger organizations who are willing to support startups to grow in Malaysia.
We hosted over 5,000 attendees featuring some of Malaysia's most renowned entrepreneurs including Joel Neoh (Fave/Groupon), Cheryl Yeoh (MaGIC, Reclip.it), Patrick Grove (Catcha Group), Ai Ching Goh (Piktochart) and more.
In this special edition, we're hosted by Endeavor Malaysia, featuring Alexander Fernandez of Streamline Studios, who was recently selected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur at the 68th International Selection Panel in Palo Alto, California on December 12th, 2016.
Formed in November 2013, Endeavor Malaysia today supports 18 entrepreneurs from 13 companies. The board consists of: Chairman Afzal Abdul Rahim (Time dotCom), Dato’ Sri Nazir Razak (CIMB Group), Mark Chang (Jobstreet), Brahmal Vasudevan (Creador) and TS Wong (MyEG).
Endeavor aims to catalyze long-term economic growth by selecting, mentoring, and accelerating high-impact entrepreneurs around the world. Headquartered in New York City, Endeavor is a non-profit organization operating in 27 countries and 52 cities around the world.
To date, Endeavor has screened more than 40,000 entrepreneurs and selected 1421 entrepreneurs leading 886 high-growth companies in a wide range of industries. With support from Endeavor’s worldwide mentor network and partnerships, these high-impact entrepreneurs have created over 600,000 jobs, $8.1B in revenues and inspired future generations to innovate and take risks – creating sustained economic growth in every part of the world.
7PM: Arrival, Food and Networking
8PM: Fireside chat with Alex Fernandez
9PM: More Networking
Alexander Fernandez, CEO and Co-Founder of Streamline Studios started with a handful of artists and game designers in an apartment. 16 years later they are South East Asia’s biggest game development studio.
Streamline Studios began with the goal of developing premium games that deliver unforgettable experiences. In 2001, the team began developing their own games out of a tiny apartment in Amsterdam. In order to fund their production, they began selling their artwork which was met with great response from the industry. Their first big break came from Gearbox Software, to work on their upcoming James Bond title. Fast forward to 2017 and Streamline Studios is now the world’s premier external development production studio with a staff of 200 and offices in Malaysia, Europe, United States and Japan.
Streamline Studios was created with the aim of “delivering the promise;” To create and produce revolutionary IP that will define the entertainment scene of this generation. The company has kept true to its words and in the last 16 years has been involved in integrated partnerships with companies from all over the world. Utilizing high-end production expertise, proprietary technology, and forward-thinking corporate culture, Streamline takes business seriously and have even designed their own internal technological infrastructure, Streamframe, to maximize the efficiency and mobility of its teams.
To date, the Streamline Studios have been involved with the production of over 200 AAA titles including some of the most iconic IPs in entertainment history; BioShock® Infinite, James Cameron’s AVATAR, Killer Instinct, Street Fighter® V, Gears of War®, Final Fantasy® XV and more.
The foundation of Alexander’s leadership lies in the unflagging belief in the transformative power of the creative industry. Unleashing the rewarding export and foreign investment potential to grow not just Streamline but the entire game development industry. Alexander has sat on a number of major agencies around the world to consult on the planning and aggressive growth of creative economies. Including the Game Developer Conference (Cologne), Game Connection (San Francisco), Game Conference Asia (Singapore), the European Game Developer Federation and many more.
As a visionary entrepreneur and international deal-maker, Alexander’s success has been recognized by his acceptance into the exclusive OPM (Owner/President Management) course at Harvard Business School. Alexander was recently selected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur at the 68th International Selection Panel in Palo Alto, California on December 12th, 2016.