Startup Accelerator
in Malaysia


Startup Accelerator Program Partnership Announcement

NEXEA Accelerator Partnership with Sunway iLabs & Sunway Education Group

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Sunway iLabs Accelerator + NEXEA Accelerator is Supported By:

US MAC NEXEA Chooi Company NEXEA Google Cloud NEXEA Sunway Ventures NEXEA sunway NEXEA

We are currently partnered with Sunway iLabs for our Accelerator program. We have combined strengths to bring Startups the best Mentors, support, funding, and many other benefits from partners like Sunway Group of companies, Google Cloud, and more. Do apply before Dec 31 2017 to secure an interview.

Apply for The Accelerator Program


Startup Accelerator in Malaysia & Southeast Asia

Accelerator Program for Startups in Malaysia & SEA

NEXEA Accelerator Program is a leading accelerator program in Malaysia, backed by successful mentors/investors who have done it and found success themselves. We push Startups to get invested by the end of the accelerator program by using our proprietary Startup Validation Methodology. The results are our portfolio of notable upcoming Startups who consist of notable Founders and market leaders.

We focus on creating value for Startups by providing our unparalleled NEXEA Startup Mentorship program into the Accelerator. Our mentors are actual successful Entrepreneurs and businessmen looking to give back to the entrepreneur community. Our mentors have created huge value via sharing their network, knowledge, and experience in their specific expertise and industries.


Startup Accelerator Program Details

How The Accelerator Works

This Accelerator in Malaysia is unique as it is not a regimented mass-education model Accelerator Program. We focus on few Startups that we believe we can create additional value with our successful mentors.

Equity for Mentorship, Partner Benefits, and Cash

The Accelerator provides Startups with Huge Partner Benefits, Cash and Mentorship during the program in exchange for 8% Equity. This was decided as a solution to the complexity in agreeing on the valuation of idea-stage Startups, so that we can get on with building great companies. It also acts as a transparent idea-stage funding deal for all our Accelerator Startups.

1+5 Month Accelerator Program

We guide Startups through a 1 + 5 month program with the goal that most Startups will be able to raise funds at the end of the program. This is done by improving traction, strategy, and the other fundamentals of a Startup with the guidance of mentors. We also have a strong focus on validating the market, product and revenue of the startup. Improving these attributes of any Startup sends the right signals for any Investor to be very interested in your Startup.

Accelerator Mentors in Malaysia

Our mentors are real businessmen that have exit/sold their business or currently run a public listed company. Most of them have experienced running a company from scratch to finish. Our mentors are also Angel Investors in Malaysia, so we are able to provide the best insights from the investment community.

Our mentors provide Startups with a network of CEO-level connections across Malaysia, huge knowledge & experience base, and intense, dedicated mentoring sessions.


Startup Accelerator Benefits

How Startups Benefit from the NEXEA Accelerator

The NEXEA Accelerator is designed for Startups to take full advantage of the mentors, partner benefits, and funding to create maximum growth and interest from Startup Investors.

Successful Business People as Mentors & Potential Investors

Copy of Google Cloud credits & access to legal resources worth over RM150,000

Access to Sunway University: Labs, researchers, experts, potential interns

Copy of Sunway Group as potential test bed

Free Access to Co-working space in iLabs

Direct link to Silicon Valley launchpad & investors

RM50k Cash to Test & Develop Startup


Startup Accelerator Benefits

The 3 Value Creation Engines of Our Malaysian Accelerator Program

  • Real Mentoring By Successful Businessmen & Angel Investors

    Our angel investor network includes seasoned entrepreneurs that have experienced starting businesses from scratch and have succeeded in performing Trade Sales and IPOs. They seek to give back to the business community by sharing their knowledge. Some of them are angel investors in Malaysia, and the rest are in ASEAN.

  • Startup Foundation Consulting

    Every skyscraper has a foundation. Our Startup Funding team consists of people experienced in the startup industry as well as specific business segments and management skills. We help guide our Startups to build a strategic and sustainable foundation to be able to grow fast and steady. Those guiding Startups are currently or were COOs, CFOs, CMOs, and Lawyers of successful businesses.

  • Access to Our Startup Technology Development Partner - Optional

    Our Startup Technology Development team specialises in developing MVPs for Startups to be able to go to market at a lower cost. Our team consists of 3 IT experts who have built software for multi-national startups in the areas of AI/machine learning and big data. Now, they are helping Nexea Startups build the next big thing. We only develop for Startups that we have invested in.
    Note: Most Idea-Stage Startups only need this after the accelerator program once we determine your exact processes and needs after validating the right business model to avoid wastage. This is a separate deal exclusively for our Startups.


Our Startup Fund Information Technology Partners

Our Accelerator Startups get access to huge benefits from our IT partners

Our Startup fund provides Startups with help that allows them to test their technology with the help of tech giants. These benefits help Startups develop their MVP or even their full product on the cloud with full access to the latest IT infrastructure and platforms in the market today.

NEXEA Startups are eligible for $10,000 USD in Amazon AWS Promotional Credit for 2 years plus $5000 AWS Business Support for 1 year. This includes access to the AWS Technical and Business Essentials web-based (or instructor-led) training ($600 value per course) and 80 credits for Self-Paced Labs ($80 value)
Microsoft Azure Bizspark - Startup Fund Malaysia
Nexea Startups are eligible for 5x $150/mo free cloud computing services, including software such as Office. BizSpark puts all Microsoft development and test software at your fingertips, including Azure, Windows, Visual Studio, Office and SQL Server for free. Plus, enjoy access to hundreds of free training classes and technical content to help you on your journey.


Important Dates To Save

  • Application Window Opens

    06 November 2017

  • Application Window Closes

    31 December 2017

  • Interview Period with Selected Applicants

    10 – 11 January 2018

  • Announcement of Selected Teams for iLabs Accelerator

    15 January 2018

  • Start of iLabs Accelerator

    19 January

  • Demo Day

    June 2018


Accelerator Structure

The Start-Up Foundation Phase is a month-long phase for us to:

  • Get to know the entrepreneurs better;
  • Determine whether they have the potential to grow; and
  • Asses if they are able to achieve their first milestone.

The Start-up Foundation Phase is free of charge and not in exchange for equity yet. There will be 6 full days of workshops with industry leaders and mentoring sessions to set your KPIs. Only up to 10 teams will be selected to proceed to our 5-month long startup validation phase.

The Start-Up Validation Phase is next phase (5 months) where only selected teams from the Startup Foundation Phase will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Mentorship by industry experts and angel investors;
  • Weekly office hours to meet and discuss progress with dedicated mentors; and
  • Access to Sunway Group’s networks and facilities.

Startups will be investment-ready and showcased to investors in a Demo Day at the end of the accelerator.


NEXEA Investors + Mentors in the Malaysian Accelerator

Our Angel Investors in Malaysia & ASEAN support Accelerator Startups by opening doors to opportunities and sharing their experience & knowledge

Most of our Angel Investors in Malaysia & ASEAN consist of experienced businessmen who own multi-national business, and who have exited via a trade sale, or IPO, or are currently running a listed company. They provide seed investment to Startups, along with mentorship and networking opportunities for Startups to make full use of their angel funding or seed investment.

Alan Lim

Exit, Media, Expansion

TJ Quah

IPO, IT, Sales
TFP Solutions

Alex Lim

TFP Solutions

Michelle Sum

Exit, Finance, Governance

Joseph Ting

Legal, Commercialisation
Joseph Ting & Co.

Diana Tan

Legal, Property
Joseph Ting & Co.

& More Investors + Mentors

We have an extensive network of successful entrepreneurs & mentors


The NEXEA Startup Network

Connect To Our Regional Southeast Asia Startups & Angel Investors Network

Malaysia • Thailand • Indonesia • Vietnam • Philippines • Singapore • Japan


Partners of Our Startup Fund and Angel Investors in Malaysia & Southeast Asia

cradle government grant - angel investor network
mban business angel network - angel investor network
wtf accelerator - angel investor network
myharapan social enterprise funding - angel investor network
pitchin malaysia equity crowdfunding - angel investor network
magic malaysia accelerator - angel investor network


Apply for our Startup Accelerator Program

Malaysia-based Accelerator Application

Send us your Accelerator application via this form so that we can process your application as fast as possible. Our Venture Partners will attend to your application and get back to you within a week via email. We will usually call for an initial meeting for both parties to determine if we are a good match for each other and proceed thereon.

(Malaysia Only)
Sending us a pitch deck makes the process faster.If you do not have one: Pitch Deck Guide