MRANTI’s Global Market-Fit Programme (GMP) provides a platform for innovative spin-offs or companies to understand ways of commercialisation and gain international market access. This programme aims to provide assistance for companies to commercialise Malaysia’s product via industries’ advised market-fit strategy expanding to other countries.
We are looking for startups that are in the high-growth stage, ready to expand beyond ASEAN.
The initial phase of MRANTI’s Global Market-Fit programme is carried out through virtual sessions. However, certain workshops related to product market-fit may require physical attendance at MRANTI Park. Towards the end of the programme, if a majority of the participating companies express interest, there may be an option for a physical trip.
Yes, there is a programme fee associated with the programme you picked, the programme fee is used to organise the said market-fit programme to the market you picked, and the cost is used to organise the programme’s content. The cost is published on our official website and it may differ from programme to programme depending on the commitment of the programme.
No. Any traveling, accommodation and/or other expenses, it has to be borne by yourself. The programme fee we’re charging is solely for organising the programme’s content.
Global Market-Fit Programme 2023 aims to assist Malaysian startups in navigating the common obstacles when expanding to other countries. Recognised for its strong regional focus with industry-specific partners and mentors, dedicated mentorship platform and exclusive network access to MRANTI's regional entrepreneurship ecosystem.
The programme will prepare you with the knowledge and relationships to expand in other markets and regions. Startups will learn from inspiring mentors and meet and gain access to international investors and route-to-market partners.
Startups are required to commit to the programme on a meeting schedule basis for the entire duration. Workshops and business meetings will be conducted digitally and partly physically in Malaysia and startups will have the rest of the time free to work on their business as needed. The full agenda and commitment required please refer to the respective programme details. The core focus of the programme is for you to build your network, grow your business and achieve your milestones. It’s also the responsibility of startups to maximize the opportunities during this programme to acquire contracts, revenues and fundings in the participating markets and regions, and be obliged to report the outcomes to the MRANTI GMP’s team during 24 months after the end of the programme. Last but not least, some programme offers physical trip opportunity upon sufficient candidates are willing to participate physically to the respective market.
GMP is a programme designed for dedicated teams who are fully focused on their startups and not for part-time founders or freelancers. The team must be fully committed for the duration on an as and when needed basis for scheduled meetings with 90-100% attendance. Absence is required in written notice one (1) week before the meeting informing the GMP’s team. Alternatively, co-founders and/or senior management of the company can be representative to the meeting.
Other than building connections and networks, startups may be assigned to an international mentor for the duration to hand-hold during expansion depending on the programme you picked. Some of these programmes include a 5-days Design Sprint workshop to guide startups to derive a specific product/service market-fit strategy to the new market, assisting in adjustment on the current business model for international expansion. Please note NOT ALL programmes will include the workshop, validation trip and/or pre, during & post-programme mentoring, kindly refer to the programme agenda for final detail.
We are conducting 60-80% of these programmes online. However, some programmes that include the workshop will be conducted physically at our MRANTI campus, of course! Your attendance is compulsory for the workshop too!
The programme’s duration varies according to the respective programme and kindly refer to the programme details page for programme duration.
It depends because it is a hybrid program so the participants have to attend the session digitally and physically. However, this programme is for Malaysian based startups only.
MRANTI does not invest or take any equity in the startups during the programme. Any connections and relationships acquired during the programme solely belong to the startups. MRANTI does not interfere in any decision making in any future business dealings.
Yes, you are required to be a company in Malaysia with attractive business traction in the Malaysia market and/or any other markets before and during the programme, that you believe can be expanded into other markets.
No, MRANTI does not fund any startup during the programme.
There is no direct PR support. However, startups may potentially get highlighted in local/regional press.
Our focus is to help the startup expand their market to different markets and regions. Our key measure of success is to increase the number of Malaysian startups expanding to markets abroad by acquiring contracts, revenues and fundings.
The agenda is not available publicly but you will receive it once selected.
All participants are required to have an 90% check-in attendance throughout this programme to update your progress.
We understand that operation is utmost important for an expanding stage startups, therefore, we allow some flexibility in sending representative to the programme’s meetings that you as the primary applicant is not able to attend, however, the communication between your team needs to be consistent in order to portrait a good image in follow up to MRANTI, the international mentors and partners.
No, participants are required to submit all documents on our online application . Note: Unless there are issues uploading the documents.
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Please refer to the intake opening on our official website by selecting your interested markets for entry.
Yes, this programme is only open to Malaysian startups looking to expand.
Yes, of course.
MRANTI aims to notify all applicants on the status of their applications one (1) month after the closing of application.
Yes, MRANTI alumni are encouraged to apply.
Yes, we can assure you that you will be notified. Please do not lose hope as there are many other MRANTI programmes you can attend based on your startup stage growth by checking our MRANTI website.
Please refer to the online application form on our website. The application will require information about your startup and your team.
No, this is a hybrid program, which means you are able to stream it from anywhere you are located except during the physical workshop located at MRANTI. However, you are required to learn, coordinate and familiarise yourself with the platform we use to conduct the programme.
Only when we are having a physical trip with a country where a visa is required. We will discuss with all participating companies on the trip one(1) month before. Giving sufficient time for you to apply for a visa if required.
Insurance will not be provided.
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