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A Career Comeback Program

Designed to help women step into tech-related careers.

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If you think that Rebound is for you to find your next date, then you are on the wrong site!

Rebound is a Career Comeback program. While Rebound may not help you find your next date, we hope you will find new purpose in your career and life through our programs.

Rebound is specially designed for women to help them step into careers that are tech related. It is also designed to help you start a venture centred on greater technology adoption.

Designed and delivered by TechSprint Academy (Malaysia’s first women only coding academy), and supported by The Asia Foundation, Rebound aims to help Malaysian women discover new career and economic opportunities in the 21st century.

There is a gender disparity in the technology industry globally where women are considerably underrepresented in the tech industry.

We aim to help YOU be a part of the community of women who are moving mindsets, challenging themselves and closing that gap!

So come join us to discover your new superpower!




Our Programs

Why Rebound?

Women often take career breaks for various reasons. The Covid-19 Pandemic has also brought about new challenges of livelihood. Women may not have the necessary technology skills to embrace this coming wave of new opportunities. Rebound can help you get back on your feet, reach new heights and explore new horizons.

About Rebound

Reboot Logo Design

This program aims to take the participants through a journey of self discovery, inform them of essentials they need to know and implement their ideas and design their own Personal Action Plan to put their plans into action.

Step Up Logo Design

A ‘next level’ program available for both Rebound graduates as well as women interested in acquiring specific tech skills at a beginner’s level in order to enable them to join entry level careers in the tech industry or use them for their venture.

Breakthrough Logo Design

Designed to give women the opportunity to learn skillsets that will propel them into a mainstream career in the tech industry as a Junior Developer.

Key Features

What You Will Achieve From Our Programs

Taking a career break is a difficult decision – and getting back to active work after that is even harder. We have designed an intensive program to take you through the steps to help you successfully navigate these challenges.

Provide participants a safe space to explore ideas and for personal self-reflection as they plan their professional future.

Participants will be encouraged to share their ideas, improve their communication skills for a new digital age.

Connect and network with mentors, trainers and other women while working in groups and learn about teamwork while working in groups.




Our Team

Passionate & Experienced Individuals

Vani is an accountant by profession and a seasoned entrepreneur who has successfully co-founded and run ventures in the past including StartupMalaysia. Vani is a qualified accountant who has been actively involved in Project Management and entrepreneurship for over 25 years. She designs, develops and implements programs and projects that help young people become more entrepreneurial in their thinking. Vani co-founded TechSprint Academy in 2019 after realising the gender inequality in the tech industry and seeing that women need additional support to step into these careers which can give them flexibility as they juggle multiple commitments. Having taken a career break herself, Vani understood the challenges involved in making a successful career comeback and designed Rebound to help and support other women in their own journeys. Vani loves to read, travel and is also passionate about cooking.

Vani Mahadevan

Founder, TechSprint Academy & Mentor

Vani is an accountant by profession and a seasoned entrepreneur who has successfully co-founded and run ventures in the past including StartupMalaysia. Vani is a qualified accountant who has been actively involved in Project Management and entrepreneurship for over 25 years. She designs, develops and implements programs and projects that help young people become more entrepreneurial in their thinking. Vani co-founded TechSprint Academy in 2019 after realising the gender inequality in the tech industry and seeing that women need additional support to step into these careers which can give them flexibility as they juggle multiple commitments. Having taken a career break herself, Vani understood the challenges involved in making a successful career comeback and designed Rebound to help and support other women in their own journeys. Vani loves to read, travel and is also passionate about cooking.

Vani Mahadevan
Vani Mahadevan Founder, TechSprint Academy & Mentor

Emily, from Canada, holds an International MBA specialising in Cross-Cultural Management. She started her career in the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and came to Kuala Lumpur as the Executive Director of the Malaysia Canada Business Council. She subsequently joined Warisan Global Sdn Bhd to help conceptualize and execute Corporate Social Responsibility programs. Here she also developed initiatives to inspire, create and connect entrepreneurs across Malaysia to a global eco-system through various programs including as Malaysian host for the inaugural Global Entrepreneurship Week events. Emily is currently based in Kota Kinabalu, where she has co-founded The Borneo Tribal Squad MMA & Fitness Factory–with her husband, focusing on self-defense programs and fitness for women. She continues to work to inspire entrepreneurial ecosystems in Sabah and Malaysia.

Emily S. Barner

Program Coordinator/Mentor

Emily, from Canada, holds an International MBA specialising in Cross-Cultural Management. She started her career in the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and came to Kuala Lumpur as the Executive Director of the Malaysia Canada Business Council. She subsequently joined Warisan Global Sdn Bhd to help conceptualize and execute Corporate Social Responsibility programs. Here she also developed initiatives to inspire, create and connect entrepreneurs across Malaysia to a global eco-system through various programs including as Malaysian host for the inaugural Global Entrepreneurship Week events. Emily is currently based in Kota Kinabalu, where she has co-founded The Borneo Tribal Squad MMA & Fitness Factory–with her husband, focusing on self-defense programs and fitness for women. She continues to work to inspire entrepreneurial ecosystems in Sabah and Malaysia.

Emily S. Barner
Emily S. Barner Program Coordinator/Mentor

Nadhirah is from a finance and accounting background. In 2013, she took a leap of faith and joined StartupMalaysia – a company that provides programs to help build an entrepreneurial mindset. She has overseen a portfolio of programs aimed at creating more entrepreneurial youth in Malaysia over the years. Through her work, Nadhirah has been fortunate to impact people’s lives through the programs she has managed which include entrepreneurship training for over 10,000 youth nationwide. She has also worked on programs involving rural school children as well as regional social entrepreneurs. Nadhirah has also mentored many university students and startups whilst building strong network with various government agencies, universities, NGOs and corporates through collaborative initiatives. When she is not busy contributing to small impacts at work, Nadhirah enjoys outdoor activities mainly running, hiking and cycling, and she is also a self-proclaimed MasterChef!

Nadhirah Mustafa

Program Coordinator/Mentor

Nadhirah is from a finance and accounting background. In 2013, she took a leap of faith and joined StartupMalaysia – a company that provides programs to help build an entrepreneurial mindset. She has overseen a portfolio of programs aimed at creating more entrepreneurial youth in Malaysia over the years. Through her work, Nadhirah has been fortunate to impact people’s lives through the programs she has managed which include entrepreneurship training for over 10,000 youth nationwide. She has also worked on programs involving rural school children as well as regional social entrepreneurs. Nadhirah has also mentored many university students and startups whilst building strong network with various government agencies, universities, NGOs and corporates through collaborative initiatives. When she is not busy contributing to small impacts at work, Nadhirah enjoys outdoor activities mainly running, hiking and cycling, and she is also a self-proclaimed MasterChef!

Nadhirah Mustafa
Nadhirah Mustafa Program Coordinator/Mentor

We are constantly on the lookout for brilliant minds that will help our community of women with their journey as they embark on this journey towards tech related careers. If you would like to come on board for Rebound as a mentor, volunteer or trainer, please do contact us

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We are constantly on the lookout for brilliant minds that will help our community of women with their journey as they embark on this journey towards tech related careers. If you would like to come on board for Rebound as a mentor, volunteer or trainer, please do contact us

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