A LIGHTHOUSE FOR ENTREPRENEURS IN KL
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, and featuring Mark Chang, the founder of Jobstreet, Southeast Asia’s largest online employment company. Mark is a founding board member of Endeavor Malaysia.
Formed in November 2013, Endeavor Malaysia today supports 18 entrepreneurs from 13 companies. The entire 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 1,512 entrepreneurs leading 944 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 650,000 jobs, $10B 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 Mark Chang
9PM: More Networking
Mark Chang founded JobStreet in 1997, the largest online employment company in Southeast Asia with a RM1 billion market capitalization in 2013.
JobStreet remains one of few technology companies in the region that has not only survived, but thrived since the first wave of the dot-com bubble crash back in 2000. Prior to JobStreet, Mark served at Kendall International, a US healthcare company for 5 years starting as a Process Engineer before being promoted to Regional Director of Sales and Marketing for Malaysia in 1994.
He currently sits on the Boards of Innity Corporation, Vitrox Corporation, 104 Corporation, Taiwan and MOL Global Inc.
In 2014, Mark sold Jobstreet to ASX-listed SEEK at RM1.89 billion and now spends his time giving back to the local entrepreneurial community. He mentors dozens of entrepreneurs and founded the Little Rain Children Trust, a foundation that aids disadvantaged entrepreneurs and supports businesses with a positive social impact. Mark is also an active investor with JCBNext, his investment holding company.
Mark Chang is a founding Board Member of Endeavor Malaysia.