[ Collaborate Event ] What Are the Characteristics of a Mature Startup Ecosystem?

May 30, 2020, 5:00 – 6:15 AM

[ SG Kuching and SG Taipei Event Collaboration ] Hosted by SG Kuching’s Director Malcolm Wu, from Malaysia! This is a learning curve for our local startup ecosystem builders and community builders to learn and cross reference with ecosystem builders in Taiwan and New Zealand.

Virtual event

About this event

A healthy and thriving startup ecosystem is vital in helping the regional economy which the former is a subset to be innovative and resilient, thus able to weather market volatilities caused by various macroeconomic factors. Although there is a substantial literature in the United States expounding the components of a desirable startup ecosystem, lesser attention is being paid to this subject matter in most parts of Asia.

Building a robust local startup ecosystem is not a case of imitating best practices elsewhere although oftentimes this is the fastest way to learn about one’s own deficiencies. No different from building a startup, a startup ecosystem builder must also identify which problems are worth solving and/or which values can be delivered best, validate assumptions, and build something the startup ecosystem wants. And yes, there is actually a role called startup ecosystem builder, and it is time to recognize who is one and how roles and responsibilities can be defined and shared.

An important realization to have as early as practicable is that not every startup ecosystem can be built the same, each comes with its own strengths and limitations, etc, even the mature startup ecosystem like the one in Silicon Valley is not without its constraints. Instead of trying to overcome every obstacle, work with startup ecosystem builders from other regions, and establish unique strategic synergies collectively.

A good startup ecosystem builder gels the different ecosystem stakeholders together through mutually-beneficial initiatives. A great startup ecosystem builder gels the different startup ecosystems together to create global and sustainable impacts. Vision defines boundaries, so time to aim high.

Check out what happened


  • Jeffrey Ling

    MNT Ventures Limited


  • David Kuo





Saturday, May 30, 2020
5:00 AM – 6:15 AM UTC


Opening of Webinar
Fireside Chat with Jeffrey & David
Q & A
End of Webinar


  • Malcolm Wu

    Startup Grind Sarawak

    Chapter Director


  • Hung-Chih Liou

    Chapter Director

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