An online incubation programme that assists animations, games and digital creative content development studios to equip studio leaders or key individual to grow in this competitive industry through programs designed and organised by MDEC and partners





Each batch to select 5 top game studio to be accelerated, incubated can connected to international publishers and investors @ demo day



Each batch to select 5 top animation studio to be accelerated, incubated can connected to international content buyers @ demo day ​



How it works


  • A 3 months online program per batch designed for start-up companies to learn, mentored and network with the industry to accelerate the growth of the companies
  • The program admission by application where short-listed companies will be eligible to participate in this program
  • No fees is required to participated in this program. There are no IP rights / acquisition rights to the companies or content created by the companies
  • This program is conducted in English for local and international partners supporting the program​
  • Participants will be supported by resources, network and information to plan and grow the companies


Criteria for applications​

  • A Malaysian registered company with having business involved in digital content economy
    ecosystem activities.

Incorporated in Malaysia for not more than Five (5) years​

  • Either enterprise, private limited or limited liability partnership
  • Not more than ten (10) permanent staff

Qualifying with involvement in at least 1, 2 or 3 of the 3 main industries supported:-​

  • Animation; and/or​
  • Games; and/or​
  • Creative Tech

DC STARTUP Benefits ​

Upon completion of Phase 1, participated companies will be invited to participate incentive program by MDEC such as;

  • Have a better and clear business model that meets the currently industry demand
  • Free Business Access to MDEC organized SEA conference
  • Invitation to exhibition showcase complementary at MDEC conference (if applicable based on product)
  • Connected to latest information on MDEC’s funding program​
  • Invitation to business networking connection program with local and international business partners (if applicable)
  • Invitation to MDEC promotional services platform
  • Access to premium MDEC learning vault content​
  • Top 5 companies in game or animation business will be invited to the phase 2 Start-up Program


Batch 1 Program Duration : August – October 2022​