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HAT NEWS
OCT 2018
Dear *|FNAME|*,
 
October was a whirlwind month - Irene has been traveling, as she often does this time of year, and her labour overseas has yielded HAT's first international base of operations. As part of a new Global Innovation Network we are proud to announce that we will be joining forces with Triune and StartupMalaysia to create the Triune Center for Digital and Social Advocacy.

Launching in the center of Kuala Lumpur, this new center will be a digital hub to champion social leadership and innovation in technology, launching with over RM 1 million (USD $250,000) in Startup funding and commercial investment for entrepreneurs and digital advocates.

Our goal is to help pave the way for Malaysian entrepreneurs to make a global impact, and we're excited to be able to work with Dash Dhakshinamoorthy, the leader of StartupMalaysia and an icon of entrepreneurship in the region, and Gabriel Ng, the Chairman of Sri America Travel Corporation to bring this partnership about.

We wanted to take on this unique opportunity for a couple of reasons. Entrepreneurship and global leadership can come from anywhere today, and highlighting the impact of tech innovators around the world is an important part of our mission with the HAT. We are an international team, with ambitions beyond the borders of the UK, and Kuala Lumpur is one of the leading metropolises of SouthEast Asia. Our partnership there will help to encourage entrepreneurs in the west to tackle their globalisation early, and it will help entrepreneurs in the east to explore Europe and North America, with HAT leading their way.

We're thrilled to be a part of that as a foundational technology for the future of the Internet.

The new Triune Center will couple its RM 1 million investment with a 4,500 square feet coworking and community engagement space, and with startup activities and innovation programs curated by StartupMalaysia. It will be hosting a quiet little soft launch this month on the 13 November in central KL, and we will be looking at formally launching HAT partnerships there in the new year.

Many congratulations to Dash, Gabriel, and Irene on this new partnership, and congratulations on establishing our place in the future of Malaysia's technology ecosystem. Onwards.
 
Yours in HAT,
Jonathan
THIS MONTH'S MAIN STORY

Announcing the Triune Center for digital and social advocacy in central Kuala Lumpur

31 October, 2018

A new digital hub will champion social leadership and innovation in technology, launching with over RM 1 million in Startup funding and commercial investment

Experts in startup development, technology entrepreneurship, and digital innovation from Triune, StartupMalaysia, and the Hub of All Things (HAT) are leading the initiative, each contributing a network of resources, investment and expertise to the development of Malaysia's innovation ecosystem. Dash Dhakshinamoorthy, Gabriel Ng, and Irene Ng will work towards a partnership agreement that champions innovation in Malaysia for the next generation of digital entrepreneur over the coming months.

Stay tuned for more

DECEMBER SPRINT

We are planning our next company get together for the beginning of December, welcoming the local team to connect in Barton. The meetup should include all the founders and be our last formal team session of 2018. If you're nearby, let us know. 

CHRISTMAS GET-TOGETHER

Similarly, November is the time to be planning Christmas parties (well, really July is probably that time, but we're only human). We'll be trying to enjoy a drink and a get-together in London this year, around Shoreditch on the 19 December. Care to join?

WELCOME TO HAYLEY

HAT is very happy to welcome a new team member to our events and executive and administrative teams at the company. A warm welcome to Hayley Haslam, who will be working closely with us and with Irene on keeping everyone coordinated. A tough job ;) Welcome aboard!

MOAR HIRING

Hayley's not the only friendly we're hoping to connect with. HAT is hiring for developer roles and other leads through the Warwick Venture Builder team, and more. If you're a designer or an Android developer and you'd like to work with HATs, send us an email.

REGULATION

The HAT team is taking a look at acquiring regulatory approval through the process of integrating finance data from banks and insurance providers into our HATs in time for 2019. Our very own Operations Manager Theresa Rabing is leading the charge.

The Hub of All Things is a way to own your own personal data. It’s a microserver — a database, with a computer brain — that helps you store for yourself the information you give your calendars, social, media, and phone. Here, this video explains it better than we do.

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