START Malaysia and Techsauce Thailand announces new strategic partnership for Iskandar Malaysia

A new dawn for startups in Johor commenced when BaseConf 2020 was launched, aiming to be the first ever regional technology conference in Iskandar Malaysia. Organised by startup ecosystem builder, START Malaysia joint-organised with Techsauce, Southeast Asia from Thailand-based leading source of tech and business news, the conference is aiming to enrich homegrown startups by opening the world to them.

The objective of this conference is to be a platform as a catalyst to empower local entrepreneurs and provide them with the right exposure at regional level. At the same time, this conference assisted in accelerating the entrepreneurial momentum in the southern region of Malaysia.

Attending as panelists for a discussion entitled “Johor As The Next Startup Power House “were Jimmy Puah Wee Tse, Johor International Trade, Investment and Utility Committee chairman, Engku Ahmad Kamel, Director of Economics & Investment, Iskandar Regional Development Authority, Nukman Abdul Rahman, Head of Digital, Iskandar Investment Berhad, Azryain Borhan, Advisor for Business Continuity Management, Johor Corporation and moderated by Feng Lim, CEO of START Malaysia.

BaseConf 2020 would be hosted in Iskandar Malaysia next year tentatively from 15th – 16th January 2020 at Iskandar Malaysia Studios, Iskandar Puteri.

Expecting 1,500 attendees, 100 companies, 50 regional speakers, coming from 15 cities worldwide, BaseConf 2020 will 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 may be found via

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