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The Hangout Malaysia

Born in London, Growing in Malaysia
World’s first startup space located inside a research laboratory

The Hangout program is a startup acceleration program by City University London and located inside The Imagineering Institute. It is incorporated within the institute, thereby being the world’s first startup entrepreneur space located inside a research laboratory. Entrepreneurs will have full access to highly advanced lab tools and machines for prototyping with an emphasis on creating a constructive symbiosis with world’s leading academic researchers, mentors, and advisors, who are successful entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Based across the Johor Straits from Singapore in Iskandar, The Hangout Malaysia provides a program to develop ideas into successful businesses, supported by seed financing, lab research, advanced hardware, humanware (engineers, etc), mentorship, and a creative office community space. Our team is anchored by Adrian David Cheok, a chair Professor of Pervasive Computing at City University in London, who’s expertise in mixed reality, virtual gaming, human-computer interfaces, wearable computers and ubiquitous computing, fuzzy systems, embedded systems and power electronics, represents the chief focus of our accelerator.

  • HARDWARE

    3D Printer, Milling Machine, Tools, etc

  • HUMANWARE #1

    Research Fellows & Research Engineers

  • HUMANWARE #2

    Computer Programmers & Engineers

  • YOUR SKILL & IDEAS

    Inventing the Future of Internet

Our Team

Meet the Imagineers behind The Hangout Malaysia!
Prof. Adrian David Cheok
Prof. Adrian David Cheok
Imagineering Institute, Director
Director of the Imagineering Institute, Iskandar Malaysia and a chair Professor of Pervasive Computing at City University London.
Charles J Thomas
Charles J Thomas
The Hangout Malaysia, CEO
Currently the co-founder and CEO of Ideal City Design Group Inc, a company with a strong interest in innovation.
Yair Goldfinger
Yair Goldfinger
The Hangout Malaysia, Imagineer
Serial entrepreneur and active Angel Investor. At 26, he co-founded ICQ, the world’s first internet-wide instant messaging service, which was acquired by AOL in 1998.
Bjoern von Siemens
Bjoern von Siemens
The Hangout Malaysia, Imagineer
Managing director and 25% shareholder of S-CAPE GmbH and S-CAPE sales & service GmbH (www.s-cape.com), which specialize in the digital integration of operating rooms in hospitals.
Tan Yinglan
Tan Yinglan
The Hangout Malaysia, Imagineer
Joined Sequoia Capital in 2012 and is part of Indian team as a Venture Partner based out of Singapore where he set up the Singapore office and manage investments for Sequoia Capital.
Steve Zades
Steve Zades
The Hangout Malaysia, Imagineer
Steve is a pioneer and leader in the fields of innovation, building networks, marketing and value creation through big ideas that scale. Of recent note Steve pioneered the new business model for Keurig Coffee that was just acquired for $13.9 billion by JAB
Michael Yap
Michael Yap
The Hangout Malaysia, Mentor
The Founder of The Co-Foundry, a startups venture-accelerator, and Chairman of Skyvest Ltd, a venture investment company.
Tuomas Mäkilä
Tuomas Mäkilä
The Hangout Malaysia, Mentor
I’m a software engineering generalist with a wide experience on academic education, practice-oriented research and hands-on start-up activities. Specialties:- General software engineering – Software development methods and processes – Software development platforms – Startup business – Research methods, funding and organization – Academic (pragmatic) education +I can code :)

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🚩 On behalf of the BEAM team, I'm really excited to announce that we've introduced the BEAM Angel Investment Program: Malaysia (Jan 2017) - A program focused on bringing up more angel investors aro...

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Thanks to Curry Khoo of Second Startup bootcamp (the Coding Shophouse) and Kevin Aziz of Khazanah (and the many other mentors,partners and supporters) for helping to grow the Malaysian Startup Ecosystem with emphasis on fundamental business education. Remember the names of the companies who got their start here: Bawa, Kawavila, Maibasuh,Monji,Pantori, Poladrone and Sams. Thanks for inviting us to final Demo Day from the Imagineering Institute- its great to be part of the scene! ... See MoreSee Less

e27 is at the Second Startup Bootcamp Demo Day at the Khazanah Nasional Office in Penang, Malaysia. Second Startup is a 12-week programme for early stage startups in IoT & fintech. Thanks for these ...

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Thank you to the Startup Founders who made their way over the Imagineering Institute at the Mall of Medini on a Wednesday afternoon to attend a Cradle presentation on funding scenarios for Startups. Thanks to Cradle for coming down to JB/Iskandar. Looking forward to onboarding our first 4 Startups at the Hangout on 2 Jan 2017. ... See MoreSee Less

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