Digital Penang and Microsoft recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to benefit local startups and SMEs through education and training.
To that end Digital Penang will use Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub, to help startups access the resources and tools they need.
The Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub is also a part of the MYStartup platform thanks to a collaboration with Cradle.
Digital Penang and Microsoft are also planning to educate SMEs in the state on how to better use technology through the Microsoft Learn platform.
Microsoft will also extend support to female developers through the Code; Without Barriers initiative.
Our vision is to create a connected, creative and competitive society in Penang, and ensure that no one gets left behind as we accelerate our journey towards the digital economy. We are excited to embark on this journey with Microsoft to nurture local startups, SMEs, and the wider community with technology and digital skills to capture opportunities in the digital era.Digital Penang, chief executive officer, Tony Yeoh.
We are thrilled to collaborate with Digital Penang to empower the local startup and SME ecosystem, in support of its goal to boost the State’s inclusive digital economy. Opportunities are abundant for startups, SMEs, and market disruptors in this digital era and we are glad to extend the Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub platform to startups and digital natives in Penang – providing them with access to upskilling opportunities and mentorship, personalized technical guidance, along with Microsoft’s technologies and tools.Microcosm Malaysia managing director, K Raman.