Startup Weekend Iskandar Puteri @ IP Smart 2018

    Friday, January 26 - 28, 2018

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  3. Judges
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Iskandar Puteri @ IP Smart 2018

Friday, January 26 - 28, 2018

Friday, January 26 - 28, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Lvl 2, CIMB Leadership Academy,
No 3, Jalan Medini Utara 1, Medini Iskandar,
Iskandar Puteri,, Johor Bahru 79200

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The second Startup Weekend in Iskandar Puteri!

Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs.  

Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.

The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education.  Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

What will you get from attending
  • Google Cloud credits for hositng
  • Awesome coaching by industry leaders from JB, KL & Singapore
  • Fun swags and more!
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner for the whole weekend 
  • A network of new developer, designer & entrepreneur friends that are also excited about entrepreneurship in Johor
  • Prize up to RM25,000.00 worth of prize to be won!
  • Opportunity to get incubated in the largest coworking space in Johor.

What will you get if you win
  • 3 winners team with prize up to RM20,000 worth of prize and selected for incubation program at Iskandar Space.
  • Mentoring support from local dedicated mentors
  • IT consulting & commercialisation support from dedicated mentor
Theme : 
1. Smart City (IOT, Smart home / buildings, sustainable solution & etc)
2. Property Tech & New Retail / Real Estate
3. Commerce (e-commerce, mobile commerce, social commerce)

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Friday January 26th

6:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

9:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday January 27th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday January 28th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

4:00 pm

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:00 pm
After Party

Event Judges

MC Teng

Co-Founder @ SAM Property

David Lim


Chee Fai Yeong

CEO @ DF Automation

Coaches and Mentors

Cheong Hong Lua

Director at SGShop

Cheng Loke Heng
Project Director, MTech Holdings

Project Director @ Mtech Holdings

Eason Chan


Arif Tukiman

CEO@ RunCloud

Eddie Goh

Co-Founder @ FishClub

Jason Kang
Strategic Advisor ServisHero & FinC

Strategic Advisor @ ServisHero & FinC

Rob Lee
Business Development, Common Extract

Business Development @ Common Extract Sdn Bhd

MC Teng

Co-Founder @ SAM Property

Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Johor Bahru is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Chong Jin
  • Lawrence
  • Feng


Feng Lim

Community Builder | Startup | Accountant

Lalitha Wemel
Regional Manager, Asia Pacific

Lalitha Wemel is a community architect based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is incredibly passionate about fostering entrepreneurship, grassroots leadership, and strong communities. Lalitha has been involved in various startup projects and communities for the better part of the last decade, both in and out of Malaysia. She has a deep love for eloquent minds, adventure, coffee, and travel. She is currently the Regional Manager for Techstars Startup Programs across South East Asia and Oceania, where she works with amazing community leaders to strengthen and empower their local startup ecosystem. 

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Event Manager

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