MALAYSIAN technology-based companies are growing from strength-to-strength with the help of experienced mentors and coaches from the Coach and Grow Programme (CGP).
The CGP is a public-private partnership between Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd (Cradle) and industry partner, Proficeo, and is designed to bring together key players in the entrepreneurial ecosystem to support and fortify technology entrepreneurs scale their businesses to greater heights.
The programme, which started in 2011, has helped 469 companies and 1,657 entrepreneurs to date. 103 companies completed the fourth Season of the programme which was concluded in October 2018. Sixty-four percent of the companies participating in Season 4 are from the growth and global stages of growth while the remaining 36% were early-stage companies.
Since its conception, a number of startups (366 to be exact) have gone on to pursue greater ambitions. Some of their more notable alumni include EasyParcel, iPay88, Flexiroam, Touristly, Kakitangan, and Tableapp.
The main takeaway CGP gives to their participants is their coaching content that is developed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.
The programme is know to ditch pure theory in favour of practical and applicable execution strategies.
CGP has practiced customising coaching sessions to meet the needs of each individual company. Depending on which stage of growth they’re in, the coaches will focus on different areas to boost their business.
All the coaches handling the programme are entrepreneurs or industry experts who have walked the path before.