Techsauce Thailand and START Malaysia are officially announcing a new strategic partnership as well as the launch of the inaugural regional tech conference in Iskandar Malaysia, BaseConf 2020 powered by Techsauce Global Summit.

START Malaysia, previously known as StartupJohor is a local startup ecosystem cultivator nestled in the Southern region of Malaysia will be signing an Official Partnership Contract with Techsauce Media Thailand, one of Southeast Asia leading sources of tech & business news. Together these two parties will organise the first regional tech conference in Iskandar Malaysia called BaseConf 2020 in January next year.

The Official Partnership Contract signing will take place on 16th October 2016 at IskandarSpace with the presence of Feng Lim the CEO of START Malaysia, Oko Davaasuren the Director of Ecosystem Development of TechStars, Amarit Charoenphan the Executive Chairman & Co-founder of Hubba Thailand & Techsauce with guest VIPs YB Jimmy Puah Wee Tse, Johor International Trade, Investment and Utilities Committee Chairman, Engku Ahmad Kamel, Lead of Key Result Area Economic Prosperity of Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), En Nukman Abdul Rahman, Head of Digital, Iskandar Investment Berhad (IIB) and En Azryain Borhan, Advisor for Business Continuity Management, Johor Corporation (JCorp).

Over the past years, START Malaysia have been showcasing and leveraging on the Johor startup ecosystem through various events, networking sessions, as well as the publishing of the 2018 Johor Startup Ecosystem Report that gained vivid regional attention. Recently in August 2019, StartupJohor merged with START Mongolia to form a unified brand called START, which  aims to build a global acceleration hub for startups in Johor, while at the same time becoming the gateway to global expansion with emerging partners.

Now, the time has come to explain more on the first regional tech conference, BaseConf 2020 to Iskandar Malaysia, which is happening on 15th – 16th January 2020 at Iskandar Malaysia Studios, Iskandar Puteri. The objective of the conference is to create a platform to showcase local entrepreneurs while providing them with the right exposure on a regional level. The conference will also act as a catalyst to accelerate and leverage on the entrepreneurial momentum within in Johor. BaseConf 2020 aims to receive 1500 attendees, 100 companies as well as 50 regional speakers from 15 cities across Asia Pacific. The goal is to make BaseConf 2020 the best conference in Johor Bahru & Malaysia and the most diverse yet.

There will be world renowned tech startups, ecosystem leaders, angel investors and large corporations who will be present at BaseConf2020, with speakers including the likes of Amarit Charoenphan from Thailand’s co-working space pioneer HUBBA, Oko Davaasuren from Techstars and co-founder of START, Jeffrey Paine the Managing Partner of  Golden Gate Ventures, Grace Sai from Found8, Sai Kit Ng from Captii Ventures, Cheryl Goh from GRAB, Ee Lyn Tee from Innovation and New Ventures, Sime Darby as well as Vice President, Growth Ecosystem Development at MDEC, Norhizam Kadir.

The conference will also feature highly curated activities designed for the local and international community which includes Corporate Innovation, Venture Investment, Startups War Stories, Digital Transformation, Future Technology, and E-Commerce. Other activities and showcases planned include Keynote & Panel Discussions, Tech Exhibitions, Workshops & Masterclasses, a Pitching Competition, Business & Investor Matching as well as a networking session and after party. More details at

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