Gobi Partners, is calling all “TaqwaTech” startups to pitch for up to US$1 Million in funding at Malaysia Tech Week. Eight companies will have a shot at an investment from Gobi Partners for up to US$1 M based on their eight (8)-minute pitches to our panel of experienced judges who have high track records in the Muslim digital market.

What is TaqwaTech?

TaqwaTech is a vertical which targets innovative startups offering products and services that serve Muslim consumers, businesses or communities all around the world. It is a growing sector that transcends borders; businesses that are categorized in this space can be found virtually anywhere in the world that has a sizeable Muslim population. Subsectors covered by TaqwaTech include: content, education, FinTech, F&B, halal cosmetics, modest fashion, non-profit crowdfunding, pharmaceuticals, and travel.

  • Startups that use technology for purpose-driven innovation to serve Muslim consumers, businesses, or communities and the world.
  • TaqwaTech is an inclusive framework that includes:
    • Entrepreneurs building technology-driven products or services for the Halal economy.
    • Entrepreneurs building technology-driven products or services that serve majority Muslim economies.
    • Muslim entrepreneurs building technology-driven products or services that serve global markets.


  1. 20th  June 2019
  2. 2:00PM – 4:00PM
  3. Location: The Orbit Fintech Hub
    Level 3, Vertical Corporate Tower B, Avenue 10, The Vertical No. 8, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South, Kg. Kerinchi, 59200 Kuala Lumpur
  4. 8 Start-ups will be selected for a 8-minute pitch in front of 4 panel judges
  5. Catering of light refreshments to be provided
  6. Potential prize: Up to US$1 M in funding (Subjected to due diligence) A

Interested participants can apply for their startups at the Malaysia Tech Week 2019 Official Website (HERE)