Tech Venture Meetup 2024, a crucial platform for the Southeast Asia tech industry, showcased PICA Manufacturing Solutions Malaysia (PMSM) as a key supporting partner. The conference began with a constructive meeting between Mr. Safuan Zairi, Chief Ecosystem Development Officer, and Pascal Delloue, Director of Operations of PICA, underlining PICA’s dedication to advancing manufacturing in Malaysia. This was followed by a productive discussion with Maru Yukihiro, CEO of Leave a Nest, Dr. Ueno Yuko, General Manager, and Abdul Hakim Sahidi, Managing Director highlighting the shared objectives and synergies between Leave a Nest and PICA Manufacturing Solutions.
The agenda then shifted to an engaging series of startup presentations at the amphitheater, where 16 startups, representing the dynamic and innovative spirit of Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem, delivered inspiring three-minute sales pitches. This segment underscored the region’s emerging young scientific talent and vibrant startup culture.
Subsequently, Leave a Nest partners introduced their companies, with Tan Aik Han, General Manager of PICA Malaysia, delivering a powerful presentation that emphasized PICA’s role in the tech sector and his vision to increase capacity and transition more IOT production to Malaysia.
The day proceeded with Dr. Mohd Nor Azman Hassan, Deputy Secretary-General of the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI) Malaysia, leading a VIP booth tour on the exhibition floor, including a special showcase at the PICA booth where Koh Liang Jen, Program Manager, and Chong Lim Song, Director of Engineering, were present to offer detailed insights into PICA’s technological advancements and innovations. Their expertise and knowledge provided Dr. Mohd Nor Azman Hassan and other VIP attendees with a comprehensive understanding of PICA’s manufacturing capabilities, emphasizing the company’s role in supporting the local business ecosystem with electronic manufacturing.
The conference culminated in the “Deep Tech Venture of the Year” Award Ceremony, followed by a networking Malaysian lunch featuring delicious local cuisine, rounding off a memorable day of insights and connections.