Startup Next Kuala Lumpur

    Monday, April 27 - June 8, 2015


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  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers and Mentors
  4. Facilitating Team

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Startup Next
Kuala Lumpur

Monday, April 27 - June 8, 2015



Monday, April 27 - June 8, 2015
Program starts at 6:00 pm

The Co KL MENARA MUSTAPHA KAMAL PJ TRADE CENTRE, JALAN PJU 8/8A DAMANSARA PERDANA
PETALING JAYA, SELANGOR 47820


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Startup Next is the #1 startup pre-acceleration program in the world

Whether you want to get accepted into a top accelerator program or raise a seed round, this hands-on mentorship program and our network of accelerators and investors can help you get there.

Startup Next has helped dozens of startups get into top accelerators and raise millions of dollars in seed funding. See our success stories and case studies.

The program consists of 3 hour weekly sessions for 5 weeks. While 5 weeks is short, we go above and beyond after the program to continue helping our alumni. Check out the session breakdown and post-program benefits.


If you have questions, check out our FAQs to understand whether Startup Next is a good fit for your startup. Feel free to reach out to kualalumpur@startupnext.co with other questions.




Program Schedule

Monday April 27th


6:00 pm
Opening Remarks
Startup Next opening presentation and program expectations


6:10 pm
Serb Jodha + Q&A
Serb Jodha - Accelerators, followed by a Q&A session


6:55 pm
Team Pitches
60 sec elevator pitches by teams, followed by feedback from peers, facilitators, and mentors


7:40 pm
Session Recap
Learnings and expectations for next session


7:55 pm
Networking

Monday May 4th


6:00 pm
Karl Loo + Q&A
Karl Loo of ServisHero - Customer Development, followed by a Q&A session


6:45 pm
Team Pitches
60 sec elevator pitches by teams, followed by a 3 min Q&A with mentors


7:45 pm
Team/Mentor Breakouts
Two 1:1 mentoring sessions


8:45 pm
Session Recap
Team updates and expectations for the next session

Monday May 11th


6:00 pm
Albert Shyy + Q&A
Albert Shyy of Gree Ventures - Pitching, followed by a Q&A session


6:45 pm
Team Pitches
60 sec elevator pitches by teams, followed by a 3 min Q&A with mentors


7:45 pm
Team/Mentor Breakouts
Two 1:1 mentoring sessions


8:45 pm
Session Recap
Team updates and expectations for the next session

Monday May 18th


6:00 pm
Jeff Cheong + Q&A
Jeff Cheong of Kaodim - Product/Market Fit, followed by a Q&A session


6:45 pm
Team Pitches
60 sec elevator pitches by teams, followed by a 3 min Q&A with mentors


7:45 pm
Team/Mentor Breakouts
Two 1:1 mentoring sessions


8:45 pm
Session Recap
Team updates and expectations for the next session

Monday May 25th


6:00 pm
Expert Speaker + Q&A
James Yip of Elias Projects on Market Sizing, followed by a Q&A session


6:45 pm
Team Pitches
3 min pitches with slides by teams, followed by a 3 min Q&A with mentors


7:45 pm
Team/Mentor Breakouts
Two 1:1 mentoring sessions


8:45 pm
Session Recap
Team updates and expectations for the next session

Monday June 1st


6:00 pm
Alexander Jarvis + Q&A
Alexander Jarvist of 50Folds - Fundability, followed by a Q&A session


6:45 pm
Team Pitches
3 min pitches with slides by teams, followed by a 3 min Q&A with mentors


7:45 pm
Team/Mentor Breakouts
Two 1:1 mentoring sessions


8:45 pm
Session Recap
Team updates and expectations for the demo day

Monday June 8th


6:00 pm
Opening
About Program, Teams, Mentors


6:15 pm
Final Pitches
Every team giving a 3 min pitch with slides, followed by a 3 min Q&A with mentors or judges


7:15 pm
Networking and Celebration


Speakers and Mentors


Anand Krishnan
Managing Director of Endeavor Malaysia

Anand Krishnan is the Managing Director of Endeavor Malaysia. A pioneer employee in Endeavor’s 2nd affiliate office in Southeast Asia and 18th office worldwide, Anand previously headed Entrepreneur Selection and Growth for Endeavor Malaysia.

Prior to joining Endeavor in late 2013, Anand was based in the United Kingdom with Caterham F1 (formerly known as Team Lotus) as Brand Manager, a startup Formula One team that he was involved in since its inception. 

Anand started his career at the Brand Team in AirAsia where he developed multi-platform brand campaigns for the AirAsia Group, as well as managed and activated its sponsorships with global sporting brands. 

Anand graduated with a BA (Hons) degree majoring in International Business from Multimedia University, Malaysia.


Cedric Tzeuton
Head of Gush Ventures at Gushcloud

Ever since his college days, Cedric has been passionate about entrepreneurship and the startup world as a whole. During his undergrad at Mcgill University and John Molson Business School, he co-founded a student-run startup helping fellow students enhance their Uni experience and life. After his short stint as Junior Consultant in Management Consulting at KPMG Europe/Africa, he quit everything to try his luck in Southeast Asia. Cedric is currently Head of Media and Ventures at Gushcloud Malaysia.


James Yip
Founder and Director of Elias Projects

With over 10  years of strategic advisory and project management experience within the financial sector across 4 countries (Australia, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong), James returned to Malaysia with a keen interest to further grow the Malaysian start-up ecosystem. Together with his partner Tan Lee Suan, he founded elias projects, a firm whose sole purpose is to help turn start-up ideas into reality by offering full on-the-ground support and commercial know-how. James started his career with ANZ Bank in Melbourne, Australia. During his time within the financial industry and with elias projects, James has helped develop a significant number of business cases that involves the development of complex financial models entailing the consideration of market sizing. James is also a co-founder of the sembilan Arts Residency Program - an art residency program that aims to promote and support emerging Malaysian artists


Wai Hong Fong
Founder at StoreHub

Fong Wai Hong grew up in Malaysia, spent 4 years in Singapore as an ASEAN Scholar and lived 10 years in Melbourne. Immediately after completing his BA at the University of Melbourne, Wai Hong co-founded and was managing director for 5 years at OZHut, a multi-niche online retailer. Wai Hong was also named Australia's Best Young Entrepreneur in 2011 by StartupSmart and amongst Melbourne's top 100 most influential people by The Age Newspaper that same year. Wai Hong has since spent 1.5 years living in Shanghai where he studied Chinese and eventually returned to Malaysia in 2013 where he founded his latest venture, StoreHub, a Beautiful, Cloud Based Store Management System for SMEs.


Victor Chua
Investment Manager at MAVCAP

Victor is currently an investment manager with MAVCAP. As a firm, MAVCAP invests in other venture capital funds, including 500 Durians etc. Through MAVCAP, he works with these partners on top of investing directly into tech startups. He is currently looking closely into Fintech, Analytics, IoTs, Adtech,Edutech and market places.                             

He had several years of investment consulting experience with a global consulting firm, where his portfolio of clients were sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and other institutional entities in the South East Asia region. With the experience of researching and evaluating the capabilities of different asset managers around the region, he brings onto the table insights which will help the firm in upholding best practices in the due diligence process.


Matthew Badalucco
Vice President of Catcha Group

Matthew G. Badalucco is Vice President of Catcha Group where he charts the group’s venture capital strategy in the mobile sector. Matthew has extensive investment management experience and is a private equity and venture capital professional with knowledge of both emerging and developed markets. He has worked as an investment manager at Sandell Asset Management, Citadel LLC, and Richard Chandler Group. Matthew focused primarily on making direct capital injections into small-cap publicly traded companies as well as on special situation private equity opportunities. He has conducted due diligence on firms ranging across industries and geographies, including the US, China, and Southeast Asia. Matthew graduated with cum laude honors from Dartmouth College. He also holds an MBA from MIT and an MPA from Harvard University where he had a teaching fellowship on globalization under the former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers.


Karl Loo
CEO & Co-founder of ServisHero

Karl is the founder and CEO of ServisHero a mobile-first platform to connect consumers with local service providers.  ServisHero has goals of not just improving convenience to consumers, but also helping lift income levels of thousands of small business owners in the South East Asia region. Karl was previously on the foundation team of Groupon China leading the development of Shanghai and South East China offices.  He also co-founded 3 e-commerce companies in South Africa that were acquired by Naspers (JSE:NPN).  He recently returned to Malaysia after spending time in San Francisco where he started the US offices of Y-combinator W2014 company, Memebox.  Prior to his entrepreneurial career Karl was a corporate lawyer specialising in technology law - he has provided external counsel to Google (Youtube) and Apple.  Karl holds an MBA from the University of Oxford, and undergraduate degrees in Information Systems (Bcom) and Law  (LLB) from the University of Auckland.


Alexander Jarvis
Founder of 50Folds



Albert Shyy
Associate at GREE Ventures

Albert Shyy joined GREE Ventures in 2014. He is based in Singapore and is responsible for covering investments across Southeast Asia. He previously served as a Director at Lazada Group, Southeast Asia’s largest ecommerce retailer, and helped build the company’s Marketplace business across the region. He completed his MBA at the University of California, Berkeley, where he also co-founded and ran an online menswear company, AlbertMing Inc. Prior to business school, he worked at Monitor Group as a consultant across Asia and the US. He attended the University of Pennsylvania as an undergraduate, graduating in 2005 with dual degrees in economics and systems engineering


Jeffri Cheong
Co-founder of Kaodim



Serb Jodha
Entrepreneur, Advisor and Investor focused on Southeast Asia

Serb is a native of Canada and has been living/working across SE Asia for the past three years. Serb has a strong passion for innovation, people and technology and has over 15 years of experience delivering innovative solutions to Fortune 500 and growth stage companies. He is currently COO of incept.co, Venture Partner at 1337 Ventures, and Director at The Co.


Facilitating Team

  • Andrew
    Tan
  • Oko
    Davaasuren
  • Ahmad Kashfi
    Alwi
  • Zo-Ee
    Chee


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