Creative Startups Malaysia 2018

Creative Startups is partnering with the and the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC) to bring our program to Kuala Lumpur spring 2018. This new initiative ARTISTLABS is Malaysia's first pre-accelerator devoted to advancing the creative industries.

This 4-week program is a launchpad for creative entrepreneurs to reach their full potential and scale their passion into a full-time company. With a focus specifically on individuals looking to launch or accelerate a career in Music, Literature, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Fashion, and Crafts, selected participants will be funded through a series of dialogues, a rigorous self-evaluation, intensive mentorship with creative professionals, and a creative festival to showcase their works. 





What is Artistlabs?


Artistlabs is Malaysia’s first creative pre-accelerator that is driven by and for creative entrepreneurs. It is a 4-week course (3 weeks online and final week on location) which enables and accelerates creative entrepreneurs to pursue a career from doing what they love, launching them to reach their full potential in creative entrepreneurship. Artistlabs is hosted by Creative Startups and a product of, an online platform that connects creatives in ASEAN in one place.


What are the dates?


LABS Online Course: January 15 - February 2, 2018

LABS IN-Person: February 5 - 9, 2018


Where is it located?


The first 3 weeks are online. The fourth week will be held in MaGIC, Cyberjaya. All startups will stay at the Dash Box Hotel.


Is this program restricted to only Malaysian residents?




How many will be accepted to this program?


Only 25 spaces are available. 


Is there a fee involved? What does it cover?


Yes, RM199. There is no fee to apply.

The fee covers all Virtual Accelerator materials, supplies, lodging, and food during the final week.


Is there investment opportunity?


Besides the knowledge and experience you are going to gain out of this accelerator program, 5 top individuals out of 25 participants will be given a bridging loan of rm50k to run their business for one year.




I appreciated hearing first hand from other entrepreneurs. Hearing about their experience with their own businesses was one of my favorite parts.