Manila, June 30, 2020: Manila-based education technology startup School of Agility, Grit, and Entrepreneurship (SAGE), signed a strategic collaboration agreement with Malaysian non-government organization, Nation Building School (NBS) in a bid to establish stronger cooperation and alliance for education, entrepreneurship, and business acceleration. The partnership is expected to benefit at least 2000 students from both sides in terms of training and exposure to industry leaders and mentors from both countries.
NBS will be the official partner of SAGE in Malaysia in bringing the SAGE platform and services to the Malaysian market and impart participants with future-ready skills. This will be jointly carried out through organizing grassroots entrepreneurship related activities, events, and programs designed to equip participants with agility, grit, and entrepreneurial mindset.
SAGE was developed and funded by RxR Capital Pte. Ltd., a Singapore-based private investment and acceleration fund. RxR Capital is led by Malaysian serial entrepreneur, Rina Neoh who hails from Penang State. The company is part of RxR Capital’s string of startups engaged in EduTech, smart city infrastructure, food retail, behavioral data science, hyper local marketing across ASEAN.
“We are very excited to launch this in Malaysia, to further collaborate with key players in Malaysia and spur the ecosystem to greater heights for its entrepreneurs. Nation Building School would like to call out to all potential partners, entrepreneurs, young professionals and university graduates to partake in this mission”, says Nation Building School CEO, Nafis Nazri.
Rina Neoh added, “Partnering with Nation Business School in Malaysia is very personal for me. It will fulfill our core mission of providing a future-ready education platform for everyone especially for my home country, Malaysia. SAGE is the first among its kind in the world and having these kinds of partnerships will further accelerate our expansion plans globally.”
The partnership is the first overseas agreement signed for SAGE and is part of a global strategy to help create stronger links with other education institutions and other companies. NBS shall also contribute to the core activities of SAGE through the former’s network and is envisioned to further strengthen startup ecosystem development in Malaysia.