MAD TechVentures 2014

A Launch Pad for Tech Startups powered by MAD Incubator

MAD TechVentures is a Conference and Platform
to Launch Malaysia’s Top Startup Tech Ventures

It was conceived as part of MAD Inc’s vision of creating new startup ventures,
publicizing them and eventually nurturing them through MAD Inc’s incubation program.

The Proposed
MAD TechVentures Platform
is All About Tech Startups

This launch pad was initiated with a simple goal:
to find the best startups and launch them
in front of the industry’s most influential
venture capitalists, corporations,
fellow entrepreneurs and press.

The event will feature startups under different categories

showcasing their products in hopes to receive
venture capital or angel investors' attention, publicity and awards.
MAD TechVentures 2014 | Date: 27 November 2014 | Venue: MaGIC
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MAD TechVentures 2013


MAD TechVentures is a launch pad for Malaysia’s Top Tech Startups. It is a platform for Tech Startups to launch their products / solutions in front of the influential investors, powerful media members, and impactful industry leaders. MAD TechVentures was started in year 2010 with the objective to identify the top tech startups and provide them with a platform to launch their products / solutions to gain more exposure and eventually MAD Incubator will nurture them through MAD Incubator’s incubation programs.


Startups from the following industries are encouraged to pitch their ideas (ideation stage) or launch their products (commercialisation stage) in the MAD TechVentures:

  • Community & Social Networks
  • Business Enterprise Solutions
  • Creative Media
  • Mobile & Communications
  • Cloud-Based Technology
  • Hardware Technology


Each participating startups at Commercialisation Stage will need to launch and demonstrate its product / solution in order  to

(i)                 gain the attention from venture capitalists or angel investors,

(ii)               gain more publicity,

(iii)             awards from MAD TechVentures.


Each individual at Ideation Stage will need to pitch his / her idea to judges to

(i)                 obtain valuable industry feedback,

(ii)               gain the attention from venture capitalists or angel investors,


This is a perfect opportunity for startups to showcase their potential in front of their peers and potential investors who can participate the MAD TechVentures by invitation only.


MAD TechVentures is not all about the financial rewards but the recognition that startups can get from publicity and awareness about their technology ventures. MAD Incubator hopes that MAD TechVentures will be the premier platform to cultivate new ideas, promote innovation, identify new promising startups, create new technopreneurs and subsequently create world-class startups.

Event Schedule


To attend the event, register here:


MAD Incubator will identify the awesome tech startups or individuals with great tech ideas from various states in Malaysia and will accept the recommendations from its partners and investors. Interview sessions will be scheduled with all these tech startups and individuals to understand their background and their product development stage. Finalists will be selected after the interview sessions. All finalists will be arranged to attend a pitching workshop where experienced and professional pitching coach and business coach will guide the finalists to enhance their pitching skills, as well as to improve their launching gimmick.

The finalists (tech startups) will launch their products / solutions and the individual at ideation stage will pitch their ideas during MAD TechVentures. All finalists (tech startups) are given an exhibition space to showcase their products / solutions for potential investors, potential collaborators and leads to view, test, feel and understand their products / solutions.

In MAD TechVentures, finalists from these categories will be encouraged to launch / pitch to investors:

(a) Community & Social Networks
• Any applications, software or platform that is employed to form a virtual community or social construction
(b) Business Enterprise Solutions
• Any scalable applications, software or set of computer programs that are employed by a business that would use it to assist the organization in solving enterprise problems.
(c) Creative Media
• Animation, games, creative content, mobile content, mobile apps, and e-Learning software.
(d) Mobile Communications
• Mobile applications, as well as solutions for Telco or Internet connection providers can be categorized under this category
(e) Cloud-Based Technology
• Solutions that are built over a network (typically the Internet) and allowed sharing of resources to achieve coherence and economies of scale.
(e) Hardware Technology
• Physical aspect of computers, telecommunications and other devices. It could be an innovation evolved or enhanced from an existing hardware.

Each finalist will be given six (6) minutes to launch/demonstrate, timing is strictly enforced, handouts, cards, demos or samples are allowed during or immediately after finalist’s launch/demo. The launch/demo is followed by four (4) minutes of Q&A by the panel of judges.

Eligibility Criteria

1. Ventures must be incorporated which can be local or foreign-owned.

2. Technology must be innovative and the product/solution must be well executed.

3. The product/solution must have market potential, where it either solves a commercial problem, or it has an unannounced major enhancement to an existing product or solution.

4. The product must have regional and global market potential.

5. Demonstrator will be selected from MAD’s programs, or recommended through its partners or via individual submission.

6. Selection will be based on merit by a panel of reviewers.

7. The product/solution makes an impact or change the dynamics of marketplace into which it is introduced or create a new market.

8. Have a viable business plan and management capable of delivering the product to market.

9. Demonstrator has the domain expertise / knowledge.

10. It must be a product debut.

Demonstrator Application Procedures

- All technology submissions are welcomed from all startups.

- There are no fees to present.

- Applicants can refer their ideas to MAD Incubator, NINA-affiliated incubators or MAD TechVentures Partners or email to

- Applicants will be required to submit a 1- or 2-page Executive Summary outlining company, product, value proposition, management team and  any other information that will be relevant to the demonstration.

- Upon receipt of the Executive Summary, MAD TechVentures will contact applicant for a review of the product. Applicant needs to get demo ready for review. All demo reviews will be conducted within 3 weeks of your submission.

- Applications will be subjected to 1 or 2 round(s) of review by a reviewer except those participants who have participated in the “Pitch and Qualify” session. Reviewers will decide based on the following:

  1. How innovative the product is?
  2. How good is the business execution?
  3. How likely is it that the product and company will succeed?

- Successful shortlisted applicants will be invited to present to the Reviewers Panel to determine the Finalists.

- Finalists will be selected by 19th November 2014. Announcement of finalists will be made 20th November 2014 via emails.

- The Finalists will then be invited to present at MAD TechVentures 2014 with their ready product for launching. Selected Finalists will be invited to showcase their products in the Exhibition area.

Download Demonstrator Form

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Submission Closed

To attend the MAD TechVentures 2014:

This MAD TechVentures 2013 is brought to you by:
MAD Incubator Sdn. Bhd. (868303-D)
MSC Malaysia Technology Commercialisation Centre
Tel: +603-83119605 | Fax: +603-22975390

Panel of Judges


Presentation Tips


For Apple User

You can connect your device to the big screen by using the compatible adapter:

1. Apple VGA Adapter (A1368) – for iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and iPad (3rd generation)

2. Lightning to VGA Adapter (A1439) – for iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, iPod touch (5th generation), and iPhone 5


you can connect your device to pc (with itunes and itools installed) by using the supplied usb cable.


For Android User

You can connect your device to the big screen by using the compatible adapter:

1. MHL 5-pin Micro USB to HDMI Adapter + HDMI to VGA Adapter + MicroUSB charger (please check with your devices vendor for compatibility)

2. MHL 11-pin Micro USB to HDMI Adapter + HDMI to VGA Adapter + MicroUSB charger (please check with your devices vendor for compatibility)

3. SlimPort


you can connect your device (with Crystal Screen app installed) to pc (with latest browser and java updates installed) by using the supplied usb cable.