UM Deep Tech Startups Co-Founder Search Day 2021

Universiti Malaya researchers will pitch their startup researched ideas in search of business co-founders with equity participation.



UM Centre of Innovation and Commercialization (UMCIC) has developed a signature program, called UM Deep Tech (UMDT). This is a new initiative from UMCIC to bring the university technology from lab to market.

It is a six-month unique accelerator program that compasses 24-weekend classes and a hands-on market validation study. The selected startup projects will also be participating in an external pitching program to get some valuable insight and experience as their final preparation before UMDT Demo Day. To sum, the program aims to enhance the university’s entrepreneurial values as well as to nurture University Startups through financial support, mentorship, exposure to investors pitching, and market validation guidance.

Details of Event

UM Deep Tech (UMDT) Startup Accelerator programme would like to invite you to join this milestone event of our Co-Founder Search Day on 13th August 2021. This is an event where researchers will pitch and present their startup researched ideas in search of business co-founders.

More than 10 startup ideas with researchers looking for a business co-founder(s).

Startups ideas on life science products, medical devices, engineering products, agriculture, AI, renewable energy, and others.

No limit to the number of co-founders per startup.

An individual or a group of people.

No limit to the age as long as above the legal age to become a business partner.

It’s NOT a criteria on that the business co-founder has business experience. We believe experience is good to have but not of primary importance in growing a startup.

6 months structured and guided Market Validation Programme.

Seed money will be given to the successful startup (T&C applies).

Equity sharing between UM researcher and the chosen business co-founder(s).

The event is finished.


Aug 12 - 13 2021


9:00 pm - 2:00 am