Sesa, StartUp Borneo join forces to make Borneo technology hub


Afiq (second right) and Abdul Qaiyum exchange the MoU documents.

KUCHING: Sarawak E-Sports Association (Sesa) and StartUpBorneo.MY (StartUp Borneo) are set to jointly empower start-ups and also e-sports initiatives that involve continuous provision of exposure and knowledge of digital technology to the communities, especially Sarawakian youths.

This was indicated by the inking of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) yesterday at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK), held in conjunction with the Sarawak Career and Training Fair (SCaT Fair) 2019.

Signing on behalf of StartUp Borneo was its chairman Abdul Qaiyum Alidin, while Sesa was represented by its president Afiq Fadhli Narawi.

In a press statement, Sesa said it had identified several segments under the digital economy transformation for community collaborations, primarily for the youths.

According to the association, these segments include the awareness of and education in mixed reality, artificial intelligence (AI) and e-sports athletes’ preparations.

“The aim for this collaboration is to make Borneo, especially Kuching, the hub of technology and electronic sports for the nation,” said Sesa.

It also mentioned that Startup Borneo – a start-up community that provides entrepreneurs with access to mentorship, funding, talents and a group of like-minded people – had entered into a MoU with Indonesian Young Entrepreneurs Association of West Kalimantan.