DARe's (Darussalam Enterprise) first Startup Bootcamp - the 100-day accelerator program that started with an idea to product/ service development has reached the end of the programme where participants pitched to regional investors, strategic partners and angel investors on DEMO DAY.
Present as the guest of honor was Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Singamanteri Colonel (Rtd) Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Mohammad Yasmin bin Haji Umar, Minister of Energy and Industry at the Prime Minister's Office and the Chairman of DARe.
The ideas built during the Startup Bootcamp ranged from different industries such as aquaculture, agriculture, human resource management, education, fashion, retail and more.
During the DEMO DAY, 6 investors from Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore were part of the panel to assess the 4 minute pitch that each team was given, to encourage either the regional angel investors or venture capitalists to invest in their product and have equity in their company.
DARe's Startup Bootcamp which will run three times a year will be restarting in February 2017 and aims to create local employment and most of all show what Bruneians are capable of. For those interested to join the next cycle, inquiries can be made to email@example.com
Source: Energy and Industry Department