Born in Sarawak.

Impacting Lives Across The Globe.

The BAWA Cane Team at Borneo744.


Our BAWA Cane Journey

We embarked on a 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, to impact blind and visually impaired lives across the globe.

We are a team of passionate people who strongly believe it is our mission to revolutionize the way visually impaired could better perceive their environment by empowering them with technological support.

Our believe is that even without sight, there is still effective navigation support.

In 2019, having emerged as 1st runner up for Infineon LG Make Hackathon, BAWACANE (S) SDN BHD is a partner of Infineon Technologies Co-Innovation Space which supports start-ups in viable semiconductor solutions development and fast-tracks their product prototype.

The BAWA Cane Team’s mission is

“to revolutionize the way visually impaired could better perceive their environment by empowering them with technological support”


The BAWA Cane Team Founders

Daniel Vong

Daniel Vong


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.

Stella Vong

Stella Vong


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.

“We envision BAWA Cane to be the centre of all things for a blind and visually impaired person from how they move, how they commute, to how they interact with other people and smart devices.”

— Daniel Vong


Our Startup Journey Would Not Be Possible Without

Our Advisory Partner
Aemulus Corporation

Aemulus Corporation

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 Sarawak Digital Ecosystem Partner

SMA-TEGAS Digital Innovation Hub

SMA-TEGAS Digital Innovation Hub

SMA-TEGAS Digital Innovation Hub is an inclusive platform to support and empower early-stage startups and social enterprises in Sarawak.

Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) is a regulatory body established pursuant to Section 3 of Sarawak Multimedia Authority Ordinance 2017 and Tabung Ekonomi Gagasan Anak Sarawak (TEGAS) is a charitable trust dedicated to promoting TVET, STEM and Entrepreneurship in Sarawak.

Our Trade Promotion Partner

Aemulus Corporation

Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation

Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) is The National Trade Promotion Agency of Malaysia.

MATRADE handholds our team everything export; providing us with valuable market insights and intelligence giving us a competitive advantage in foreign countries.

Our Co-Innovation Space Partner
Aemulus Corporation

Infineon Technologies

Infineon Technologies AG is a German semiconductor manufacturer founded in 1999, when the semiconductor operations of the parent company Siemens AG were spun off.

Infineon OPTIGA™ Trust product family offers a full range of security chips to address our needs in the field of embedded authentication and brand protection and further security applications.

Our Collaboration Partner
Aemulus Corporation

Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science and Technology Centre (CREST)

CREST is an industry-led agent that catalyses the growth of Malaysia’s E&E industry by creating a vibrant R&D ecosystem.

CREST brings Industry, Academia and Government to work together in R&D, Talent Development, and Market Engagement to advance our E&E goals.

Key Accomplishments


BAWA Cane awards: Infineon LG Make Hackathon

Infineon LG Make Hackathon: 1st Runner Up


Selangor International Pitch 2018: 1st Runner Up

TEGAS Pre-Accelerator Bootcamp

TEGAS Pre-Accelerator Bootcamp 2018: Winner

BAWA Cane awards: Infineon LG Make Hackathon

IdeaPad – 13th World Islamic Economic Forum: Top 4 Finalist

Seedstarsworld: Kuala Lumpur

Seedstars Kuala Lumpur 2017: Top 8 Finalist

BAWA Cane awards: Innovate Malaysia

Innovate Malaysia Design Conference 2016: Microsoft Track 2nd Runner Up

BAWA Cane awards: Imagine Cup

2016 Microsoft Imagine Cup Malaysia: World Citizenship Champion

BAWA Cane awards: Imagine Cup

2015 Microsoft Imagine Cup Malaysia: Innovation Champion

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Get in Touch

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