Startup Weekend Iskandar Puteri @ IP Smart 2018

    Friday, January 26 - 28, 2018

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  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


Che Fai Yeong
Co-Founder and Director at DF Automation and Robotics Sdn Bhd

Che Fai, YEONG graduated with PhD from Imperial College London. He is serving as a Director for his spin-off company DF Automation & Robotics Sdn Bhd. He is also a senior lecturer in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

He is an entrepreneur with having founded a few companies and has led the companies to achieve some recognitions including Finalist in Alliance Bank Biz Smart Innovation Challenge, one of the Top performance company in Cradle Coach and Grow program, MaGIC MAP program and MaGIC e@Stanford program.

His name is well-associated also with robotics and inventions in Malaysia as he has won more than 50 awards nationally and internationally including World Invention Award at British Invention Show, Korea Inventor Award Festival, Innovate Malaysia, Philips Young Inventor Challenge and others. He also has been team instructor and team advisor for UTM Robocon team for 7 years and represented Malaysia to Thailand, Korea, China, Thailand and Hong Hong.

He is also a frequent technical and motivational speaker for series of subjects including 'Robotics'​, 'Embedded System'​, 'Entrepreneurship Mindset'​ and How to win competition?'.

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 & Founder Cool Code Sdn Bhd, RunCloud Inc

Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Research, Management, Game Development, and Business Development. Strong business development professional with a Master of Science (M.Sc.) focused in Information Technology Entrepreneurship from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

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 is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Chong Jin
  • Lawrence
  • Lim


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.

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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