Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics) (Honours) and Bachelor of Computer Science graduate with a passion for almost anything. Daniel Vong participated in many global competitions and hackathons ranging from HydroContest – a contest to build the fastest, most energy efficient boat to Microsoft Imagine Cup – a global technology competition. He was the Engineering Lead of Microsoft Student Partners Malaysia FY15-17.
Graduated with Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance) and achieved Swinburne University of Technology most prestigious recognition – Swinburne Emerging Leader Award. Stella Vong is recognized by The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants for her outstanding performance in both academic and extra-curriculum activities and was awarded the Excellence Awards for Best Accounting Graduates.
About our company
We embarked on this journey to help our late grandmother to cope with her loss of vision due to cataract and glaucoma. To better understand visual impairment and the daily hurdles needed to overcome, we took initiative to understand it from their perspective. The standard white canes are unable to detect obstacles; especially those above knee level. No major innovation of the white cane for the visually impaired has been made yet, whereas guide dogs are expensive and pose acceptance challenges especially in our country (Malaysia).
As a result, we created the BAWA Cane to fill this gap.
Our startup journey would not be possible without
Our Advisory Partner
Aemulus is a leader in Automated Test Equipment (ATE) solutions amongst Deloitte’s Technology Fast500.
We are very fortunate to have industrial insights from Aemulus, a leading electrical and electronic engineering company in the semiconductor industry.
Our Fabrication Partner
Cytron Technologies provide series of off-the-shelf electronics and mechanical parts to assist makers, inventors and engineers with their ideas.
Our prototypes and experiments accelerated with Cytron’s vast technical expertise.
2015 Microsoft Imagine Cup Malaysia: Innovation Champion
Redefined the way white canes work with a revolutionary add-on module capable of connecting to mobile phones and wearable devices to an existing white cane.
Honorably mentioned for Project Blueprint Challenge in the World Citizenship category.
2016 Microsoft Imagine Cup Malaysia: World Citizenship Champion
Reimagined the co-existence of visually impaired in our daily lives by making everyday tasks, such as getting transportation and finding food, more assessable and easier for the visually impaired.
Honorably mentioned for Big Idea: Pitch Challenge, Big Idea: Plan Challenge and Big Idea: Design Challenge all in the World Citizenship category.
Innovate Malaysia Design Conference 2016: Microsoft Track 2nd Runner Up
Presented our mindboggling idea and showcased our proof of concepts at the largest engineering design competition in Malaysia.
Won the 1st runner up for Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDeC) Internet of Things (IoT) Challenge. Won a slot to participate the Second Startup program powered by Aemulus.
Seedstars Kuala Lumpur 2017: Top 8 Finalist
First competition we presented our validated idea and innovative prototype as a startup company.
Emerged as one of the best startups out of hundreds of applications throughout Malaysia.
IdeaPad – 13th World Islamic Economic Forum: Top 4 Finalist
Presented and showcased our innovative and commercially viable prototype at an exclusive session at the 13th World Islamic Economic Forum.
Selected out of 3,400+ applications from 77 countries. Received plenty of attention and interest from all over the world.
TEGAS Pre-Accelerator Bootcamp 2018: Winner
Industrial experts shared their experiences had helped us refined our road-to-market strategy.
Won one-year free co-working space at TEGAS Digital Innovation Hub.