Laís De Oliveira has built some of the fastest growing startup communities in Malaysia on behalf of Startup Grind, Techstars (Startup Digest), TheList.KL and MaGIC (Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre). She founded and sold her first business (8spaces.co) to Flyspaces.com, Southeast Asia's largest marketplace for workspace and spaces for professional activities, where she worked as Malaysia Country Manager and Chief Community Officer.
She is currently writing about her experience in her first project of a book, called Hacking Communities, a result of 11 years building different communities offline and online.
On this episode you'll learn:
-What are the first steps and initial to do list for getting a startup community off the ground and running?
- How does an ecosystem builder maintain momentum and keep the community together over the long run?
-What's the story of the growth in Malaysia's startup ecosystem since 2014?