Pitch Malaysia
USA Series

Showcasing Malaysian Startups to the World

25th April - 4th May 2023

About Pitch Malaysia USA Series


Sidec's 3rd expedition to USA

(2020, 2022, 2023)


Four-in-one programs: Industrial Visits, Networking with Malaysian Diaspora community, Pitching sessions with U.S.-based and global startups, SelectUSA Investment Summit.


Highlight promising Malaysian Startups, placing them in the spotlight of global investors, assist to scale globally.


Foster closer ties between US-Malaysia tech ecosystem players.

Programme Timeline

Selection Criterias

Less than 10 years old (founded on or after January 1, 2013)

Raised US$500,000 from a Venture Capital firm or institutional investor

Generated at least US$1 million in revenue over the last 12 months

Developing new technology product or service, providing disruptive innovation, Scaling new market

Malaysian Diaspora networking session

Plug & Play


Highlight of Past USA Mission

Berkeley SkyDeck

The Hive 2022 Summit

The Hive US

7 years of building the startup ecosystem in Selangor & Malaysia for investment-ready local startups to expand overseas


Malaysian applicants from various sectors - IoT, fintech, E-commerce, Agritech, etc.


Total of startups were nurtured since 2018


Top graduate startups had secured fundraising


Local partners including financial institution, incubators, licensed equity crowdfunding platform, federal funding agency ,etc.


Top CEOs, VCs, top entrepreneurs, senior managers, industry experts and other key partners in the regional startup ecosystem has joined us as Mentors and Judges

Frequently asked questions

Wondering how it works? Dive into our FAQ for more details

What is Pitch Malaysia USA Series?Pitch Malaysia USA Series organised by Sidec is a four-in-one programme for Malaysian startups with the aim to highlight our promising startups, placing them in the spotlight of global investors to scale globally. The programme will take place from 25th April to 4th May at Silicon Valley and Washington D.C. which includes industrial visits, networking with Malaysian Diaspora community, pitching sessions with U.S.-based and global startups, as well as participation at the 2023 SelectUSA Investment Summit.

When do applications begin?The application starts on 20th February 2023 at 12.00 noon until 10th March 2023 at 12.00 noon.

Who can join the Pitch Malaysia USA Series?Malaysian startups that meet the application criteria and have the plan to scale to the USA in two to three years time. Organisers will have a basic vetting process on all applicants and eventually will only pick ten (10) startups.

When/how will we be notified if our company/project makes the shortlist?The shortlisted companies will be notified via email and SMS on 16th March 2023.

Do we need to pay any fees to join?No. But the selected companies have to cover their own expenses such as flight tickets, accommodation and 2023 SelectUSA Investment Summit tickets.

We still have some questions about the Pitch Malaysia USA Series. How can we get more details?Feel free to contact us at startup@sidec.com.my. We will get back to you as soon as we can!

Ready to steal the spotlights and become the next startup unicorn?

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If you wish to attend more than one event listed above, kindly register and get individual passes for each. For any enquiries, kindly contact our persons-in-via email at syazana@sidec.com.my or fadzlyn@sidec.com.my

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