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Startup of the Year


Curlec is a FinTech company that makes it easy for businesses of all sizes to collect recurring payments and take control of their cash flow. We do this by building technology on top of banking payment infrastructure.

Innergia Labs

Comprehensive Business Intelligence on a single platform. Providing Retail Data Analytics to retailers by automatically capturing, analyzing, visualizing and reporting transactional data.


The first intelligent cold chain logistics in South East Asia

Founder of the Year

Zac Liew

Zac Liew, Co-Founder & CEO Zac previously worked at Barclays Bank in London and was a Product Manager for 2 enterprise-tech companies. He is a qualified lawyer by education and was named in Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2020.With previous experience working at a bank as well as 2 enterprise-tech companies as a Product Manager, Zac is in charge of the client facing side of the business as well as overseeing the growth of the company as a whole.

Karunjit Kumar Dhir

I am a builder. An entrepreneur at heart and an investor from mind. Expert in business planning, building new markets & winning teams ground up, with two decades of consulting and business development experience in global markets. Built multi-million-dollar businesses & stellar teams ground up in various markets in Asia. Raised $3mn for SCIKEY from a billion-dollar family enterprise, took its ARR to $10mn & valuation to $150mn+ in less than 5 years. Now determined on taking SCIKEY to IPO. Residing in Malaysia since early 2014 and working closely with the government & startup ecosystem in Malaysia, Singapore & APAC.

Khairul Anwar Mohamad Zaki

In 2007, I co-founded Aidan Technologies (aidantech.com), a tech company focused on improving service delivery of government and public sectors. Aidan has created Borang (borang.co), the first Government-as-a-Platform in Southeast Asia. In early 2020, along with my other two co-founders, we started Pandai (pandai.org), an EdTech established to help school students access high-quality education. To date, Pandai has been used by more than 300,000 Malaysian students to help them get better grades. I was recently accepted into the prestigious Y Combinator accelerator in the Summer of 2021. Pandai is now backed by 500 Global, Global Founders Capital, Harvard, etc. at a valuation of US$15 million.

Best VC


Hamta is a group of companies with a collection of subsidiary corporations and DBAs (Doing Business As) that function as a single economic entity through a common source of control and under one umbrella business structure.

Vynn Capital

We invest in synergistic companies, focusing on particular industries as we believe in the power of ecosystem.

Best Newcomer


Integrating lifestyle and banking services for non-residents in one app.


Pandai Education helps students practice their knowledge and build conceptual understanding of major school subjects. With gamified quizzes and sample exams, students can identify their strengths and weaknesses using the integrated diagnostic tools to earn better grades!

String Soul

String Soul is a remote music learning platform which offer 1-on-1 learning with a professional teacher.

Best Co-working Space


WORQ is here to change the way people work together – for the better. We focus on our tight-knit community & we truly believe in the power of networking while embracing diversity, & ultimately, the impact of a genuine and lasting human connection.

Best Accelerator/Incubator Program

Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre

MaGIC discovers and empowers technology startups and social innovators through creativity, innovation and technology adoption, and develops a vibrant and sustainable entrepreneurship ecosystem in Malaysia.


Robotic Art Equipment Producer.