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The top 10 winners of the Selangor Accelerator Programme 2018

Selangor Accelerator Programme, which is run by the Selangor Information Technology & E-Commerce Council (SITEC), on Saturday announced the top ten winners of their four-month programme in a demo day event in Setia Alam.

Launched in April, the Selangor Accelerator Programme aims to make participating startups “investor-ready” and is the first accelerator run by Selangor State Government through SITEC.

Winners of the programme will have the opportunity to visit TsingHua University in China in August as part of a study trip, the result of the organisation’s partnership with the university’s incubator arm TusStar.

The top five of these top ten startups will also be included in the Selangor International Pitch; part of the Selangor Smart City & Digital Economy Convention 2018 in September, the event invites top Asia Pacific startup to pitch on stage.

“This programme is the natural progression for SITEC, after our incubator programme StartupQuest Selangor, which has seen numerous creative and innovative ideas, some of which have also moved on to realise their minimum viable product as a startup. This, in my opinion, is an encouraging sign that the startup community is constantly and proactively looking to grow, learn, and better themselves,” said SITEC Chief Executive Yong Kai Ping at the event on Saturday.

The following is the list of the top ten startups:

Cheqqme
The startup helps convert online users to become walk-in customers of offline retailers. It aims to help retailers increase sales y helping them engage and understand their customers better.

Coqnitics
Founded in 2017, the startup provides specialised smart solutions focusing on image and video analytics. Its flagship product includes smart farming platform Planitics.

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Dropee
A B2B marketplace that connects and retailers on a single platform. With Dropee, retailers are expected to source for products directly from qualified suppliers with better speed and cheaper rates.

Firegent
The startup utilisses AI to automatically mine data from various documents for immediate analysis. Through a decentralised global data marketplace, users can share, receive, and combine data the way they need it.

HOMA
An O2O Marketplace for construction and renovation user to find wide range of building materials and home finishes product with the key focus on overstock inventories.

Kwikcar
A mobile app that allows privately owned cars to be listed for short term rentals. Renters can rent a car on demand for up to months, and have the car picked up a convenient location.

MallDash
The startup describes its service as the “Google” and “Waze” for shopping malls, covering over 50 malls across Malaysia. Their mission is to let shoppers search for anything across any mall.

Pinetop
The startup develops the GPS Fleet system for fleet owners to monitor their vehicles effectively. They collect data from the vehicles, analyse it, and display useful information to fleet owners to provide them better visualisation and clearer understanding of their vehicles usage.

Rtist
The startup describes itself as Malaysia’s first and only creative job platform which helps businesses hire freelance or permanent designer instantly.

Upal
The startup describes itself as the first university student part-time, internship, and job recruitment platform. It claims to connect more than 30,000 job-seekers and employers and collaborates with 13 university in Malaysia. The part-time opportunities are mainly in sales, offices, events, logistic, entertainments, F&B, and many more.

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