The FIKRA ACE - Excel is a platform for collaborations between the SC and higher learning institutions to develop programmes that contributes to creation of talent pipeline and skills development among students and young professionals.
  • Cohort 2024 – Collaboration with VHack
    For the inaugural cohort of FIKRA Excel in 2024, the SC in collaboration with by Computer Science Student Society of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) will be hosting the flagship Varsity Hackathon (VHACK), an international hackathon programme.

    The programme aims to stimulate undergraduate students’ creativity and critical thinking, while also developing their digital skills in the Islamic fintech space.

    The 2024 cohort will be conducted in a hybrid format, with participants attending virtual workshops led by industry experts, followed by a physical final pitching day to a panel of judges.
  • Case study

    SDG Goals

    Case Study

    No Poverty
    (SDG 1)
    1. Debt management for sustainable economic empowerment
    2. Enhancing financial literacy on Capital Market

    Zero Hunger (SDG 2)
    1. Greens and Crop Management


    Decent Work and Economic Growth
    (SDG 8)
    1. Empowering Youth for Future Workforce

    Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (SDG 9)
    1. Combating Financial Fraud
  • Who should apply
    • Undergraduates’ student from any public or private universities based locally or internationally.
    • One to four members per team
  • Prize & benefit
    • Finalist to showcase solutions at Final Pitching Day to a panel of Judges.
    • Opportunity to connect to industry mentors and relevant players for future employment prospects.
    • Stand a chance to win a pool of cash prizes up to RM37,500.
  • Timeline
    • Application Period: 27 February to 17 March 2024
    • Preliminary Round: 27 February to 24 March 2024
    • Final Round: 2 April to 19 April 2024
    • Judging Period: 25 March to 29 March 2024
    • Final Pitching Day: 20 April 2024

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