Digital Penang, the Malaysian government organisation established to orchestrate the state of Penang’s digital strategy, has partnered with Microsoft to empower business growth and drive digital transformation across the state.
The organisation will use the Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub to provide participating businesses with digital tools and resources.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Digital Penang to empower the local start-up and small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) ecosystem, in support of its goal to boost the State’s inclusive digital economy,” said K Raman, Managing Director of Microsoft Malaysia. “Opportunities are abundant for start-ups, SMEs and market disruptors in this digital era and we are glad to extend the Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub platform to start-ups and digital natives in Penang – providing them with access to upskilling opportunities and mentorship, personalised technical guidance, along with Microsoft’s technologies and tools.”
Digital Penang and Microsoft will deliver digital skilling initiatives to SMEs through the Microsoft Learn platform, which provides certifications for users’ digital competencies. In addition, Microsoft will offer further support to female developers through the ‘Code; Without Barriers’ initiative.
“Our vision is to create a connected, creative and competitive society in Penang, and ensure that no one gets left behind as we accelerate our journey towards the digital economy,” said Tony Yeoh, CEO of Digital Penang. “We are excited to embark on this journey with Microsoft to nurture local start-ups, SMEs, and the wider community with technology and digital skills to capture opportunities in the digital era.”