Startup Weekend Johor Bahru 2015

    Friday, November 20 - 22, 2015

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Startup Weekend Johor Bahru 2015

Friday, November 20 - 22, 2015

Friday, November 20 - 22, 2015
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Menara MSC Cyberport
Level 29,
No. 5, Jalan Bukit Meldrum
Johor Bahru, Johor 80300

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2nd Startup Weekend in JB ! Bigger & Better !

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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.

The 3 winners will be incubated and the top 2 will qualifies for Global Startup Battle to compete with the Startup Weekend winners of other cities across the globe. Join us and come with your big idea that can complete at the global level ! Only 100 tickets available !

What will you get from attending
  • A free .co domain name 
  • $300 of credit on Google App Engine 
  • Awesome coaching by industry leaders from JB, KL & Singapore
  • Fun swag from Google, .Co 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

What will you get if you win
  • 3 winners team will get selected to be incubated for 6 months to complete their project and launch a startup
  • Qualified team will get chance to complete with regional Startup Weekend participants at Global Startup Battle
  • Mentoring support from local dedicated mentors
  • IT consulting & commercialisation support from dedicated mentor
  • Featured content from media partners
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Friday November 20th

6:00 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 November 21st

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 November 22nd

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

6:30 pm
Judging & Awards

7:00 pm
Wrap-Up & Go Home

Coaches and Mentors

Ian Chua
Co-Founder & CEO,

Ian Chua is the Co-founder & CEO of Hermo, currently one of the top e-commerce websites in Malaysia leading in beauty products category with 150,000 monthly active users and revenue of RM 10 million in the last 12 months of operation. Hermo recently raised a $2 million series A funding to expand into Indonesia.

Jason Kang
Strategic Advisor ServisHero & FinC

Strategic Advisor @ ServisHero & FinC

ZiKang Tai
Founder of

ZiKang started his entrepreneur journey since 2012. He participated & won grand prize in Startup Weekend JB 2014. He is also an alumni of Founder Institute & MaGIC Accelerator Program (MAP). Among of the startup started by ZiKang includes & (p.k.a Jomla!)

Euginn Lim
Cofounder & Product Manager, Hustle Internet Sdn Bhd

Euginn Lim is the founder & CEO of discoverJB, a hyperlocal content platform that is on a mission to enable locals to experience the joy of exploring their own city. With a strong social media reach (300,000+ followers), the site reaches close to a million readers each month by curating & creating original city content.   

Rob Lee
Business Development, Common Extract

Business Development @ Common Extract Sdn Bhd

Cheng Loke Heng
Project Director, MTech Holdings

Project Director @ Mtech Holdings

Organizing Team

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

  • Lim
  • William
  • Lawrence
  • Lee
    Lee Ying


Lim Feng

Feng a startup founder and community builder in Malaysia. Currently, he run the largest startup community in the southern region of Malaysia throughSTART Malaysia and various programmes such as Startup Grind & Founder Institute. His work involves building a thriving & sustainable startup ecosystem, managing startup programs, working together with the some of the brightest mind & passionate entrepreneurs in Malaysia & across South East Asia. Feng grew up in a small town in Johor, surrounded by best food one could find in Malaysia, with a strong desire to involve in business. He graduated from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK, specialising in business structuring, taxation & financial management. Feng co-founded an event company focusing specifically on tech events in 2014 and eventually found a passion in building talent resources & local economies while helping startups success. When he's not working, he can be found in one of the best coffee places in town and mentoring startups, founders on marketing, pitching & financial modeling.

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