IFAT

Impact Fundraise Accelerator Track

Applications are open!

About ETHIS IFAT

A strategic initiative to source and discover micro SME /startups and ventures that are suitable with ETHIS Malaysia Offerings. A seven weeks program that aims to groom companies to be more investible especially in the Equity Crowdfunding (ECF) landscape which will be held fully virtually starting from the first week of October until the second week of November. This program is dedicated to those business owners that meet Securities Commission (SC) issuance guidelines.

Program Criteria

  • 30 – 40 of selected applicants
  • 7 weeks curated programs
  • Ranging from MSMEs, Startups that meets the Securities Commission (SC) prerequisite in Equity Crowdfunding (ECF) landscape
  • Applicants businesses must be Malaysian incorporated companies
    • Private Limited Company (Sdn Bhd)
    • Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)

Modules

Webinars

Fireside Chats

Exclusive 1 on 1 sessions

What to Expect

  • Know how to fundraise
  • Make your business investible
  • Build critical business documents
  • Learn from today’s influential business leaders through knowledge-sharing sessions

ETHIS Verticals

MSME, SME, Startups

“Tomorrow Tech” and future trends

Circular & Halal Economy

Sustainability, impact-driven and ancillary product

Agri Tech & Agriculture

Tech-centric approach for food security focus via AI, IOT and Big Data

Property

Social housing

Program Phases

Phase 1

Pre-event of IFAT program includes marketing promotion through social media and digital engagement to reach out to the applicants. In this phase, the registration will open starting Aug 17, 2021 until Sep 9, 2021.

The screening process to select the participants will start immediately after the registration closes.

Phase 2

Applicants will be equipped with equity crowdfunding best practices and will discover how to pitch their ideas to attract investors and partners. Throughout seven weeks of the IFAT program, they will need to attend:
  • Webinars
A weekly session on different topics to provide founders with insightful information to scale up their businesses. All the webinar speakers will consist of qualified experts from the related fields.
  • One on One Sessions with mentors

Applicants are given the opportunity to have a private discussion with their preferred mentor.

  • Fireside Chats

A chill interactive session with the guest speaker where applicants are able to ask anything related to business.

Warm Up

Participants will be exposed to the fundamentals of crowdfunding and fintech as well as how it can help businesses scale in this era of digitalization.

Let’s Get Funds! 

Participants will learn about the ins and outs of the documentation process required to run an equity crowdfunding campaign, and to formulate the structure of the deal. In this week, participants will gain insightful knowledge on how to position their deal in order to make it attractive to the investors.

Shariah Compliance

Participants will learn about the basic foundation of Shariah compliance and how it relates to creating an  impactful business.

Legal

Participants will learn the importance of agreement contracts and legal matters relating to business conduct and operations. 



Campaign Launch

Participants will be coached and mentored in gearing up to be investable and the necessary proceedings in preparation for fundraise via crowdfunding. In this week, participants will also learn to curate the pitch deck as well as learn to understand a deal from an investor’s  point of view.



Demo Day

Participants will have the opportunity to pitch their businesses to potential investors, partners and strategic collaborators with opportunities to scale beyond fundraising. In this week, there will also be an open consultation session for the participants to strengthen their business ideas. Sharing sessions by renowned entrepreneurs will also take place in the same week.



Closing Ceremony

Participants will graduate from IFAT 2021 program after fulfilling all the requirements. 

Phase 3

Post-Event

Feedback from applicants

We want to make sure participants achieve the desired results and outcome as best possible. There will be planned alumni engagement for business owners and be part of ETHIS community for future opportunities and engagements.

Timeline

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Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome all start-ups to join the programme for the experience, regardless of the growth or stage of the company. However, we do have a preference. For instance, the program is ideally suited more towards entrepreneurs with start-ups that have operated for under 3 years with the following characteristics:

  • An established product-market-fit with a target market
  • Launched a product with some traction
  • Have a business model that has the potential to be highly scalable
  • Have a team with diverse skill sets among 2 to 3 team members who are at least 18 years old, and must consist of at least 1 founder or co-founder
  • An innovative idea is preferred compared to any existing solutions in the market

The main idea of IFAT is to groom issuers to become investable via crowdfunding. Throughout the entire program, we will be teaching participants how  to create business proposals, a pitch deck, along with all the other necessary documents required to raise funds. Most importantly, it is a 7-week program, which is considerably a shorter duration compared to other programs that take months.

Yes, we strongly recommend participants to be involved in all of the webinars, mentoring sessions, fireside chat with mentors to maximize the experience. A participant is expected to commit 3-5 hours every week.
No, no start-ups are too early for IFAT. As long as your company meets our criteria to raise funds, then you will be good to go!
Unsuccessful applicants will gain another opportunity to join our program in the future, so it’s definitely not the end of the day. Also, we are planning to create a platform for ALL applicants to allow interactions between startups and opportunities to expand social networks. The main objective is to create a larger community and have everyone help out each other!

First, we will go through your pitch decks and analyse if they meet our criteria, followed by comments on what can be improved and whether the participant was successful or unsuccessful.

Impact Fundraise Accelerator Track (IFAT) is a strategic initiative to source and discover micro SMEs/startups and ventures that are suitable with ETHIS Malaysia offerings. A seven-week program that aims to groom companies to be more investible especially in the Equity Crowdfunding (ECF) landscape, which will be held fully virtually starting from the first week of October until the second week of November. This program is dedicated to business owners that meet the Securities Commission (SC) issuance guidelines.

Impact Fundraise Accelerator Track (IFAT) is a strategic initiative to source and discover micro SMEs/startups and ventures that are suitable with ETHIS Malaysia offerings. A seven-week program that aims to groom companies to be more investible especially in the Equity Crowdfunding (ECF) landscape, which will be held fully virtually starting from the first week of October until the second week of November. This program is dedicated to business owners that meet the Securities Commission (SC) issuance guidelines.

The programme is aimed at helping startups reach their best capabilities in a short period. With the help of today’s influential leaders, participants will get to expand their knowledge on business and finance, which will be highly beneficial for their companies’ growth. Other than that, participants will be exposed to the creation of critical business investment documents such as an investor pitch deck, business plans, financial forecasts, sales and marketing strategies. Lastly, this will be a great opportunity for participants to expand their social network and show potential investors why they are investable and hopefully be able to raise capital for their businesses.

The programme will be held for 7 weeks, commencing from 1st week of October until 2nd week of November.

Registration started from 17 August 2021 , ending on 9 September 2021

You can register through our website (https://bit.ly/IFATform)

Your business needs to be a Malaysian incorporated company:

  • Private Limited Company (Sdn Bhd)
  • Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)

You will receive a notification from us by 20 September 2021

No, as long as the participant is able to commit 3-5 hours per week

We would love to get to know you! Unfortunately, your business has to be a Malaysian incorporated company:

Your business needs to be a Malaysian incorporated company:

  • Private Limited Company (Sdn Bhd)
  • Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)

Our focus verticals include mainly MSMEs / SMEs / Startups, Property (Social Housing), Agriculture (Especially companies with a tech-centric approach for food security via AI, IOT and Big Data).

Yes, you are allowed to do so, However, we would not recommend doing this as participating in 2 accelerator programs at the same time would be rather time-consuming and would divide your focus. We believe you will be able to maximise your time by committing to one accelerator program at a time.

Yes, of course. As long as you meet the programme requirements and the founder is able to commit long hours and attend the sessions.

Collaboration Partners

Ecosystem Partner

Community Outreach Partner