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,