Startup Weekend KL @ APU

    Friday, July 7 - 9, 2017


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  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
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Startup Weekend KL @ APU

Friday, July 7 - 9, 2017



Friday, July 7 - 9, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm

APU New Campus
Technology Park Malaysia
Bukit Jalil
Kuala Lumpur , Kuala Lumpur 5700

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Pitch it, Build it and start it up, All in one weekend!

If you are interested in entrepreneurship, then this event is for you! Whether you are a serial entrepreneur or new to the startup scene, if you are motivated to build a product or a startup and are open to new ideas, you’ll fit right in. Startup Weekend attendee backgrounds are roughly 50% technical (developers, coders, designers) and 50% business (marketing, finance, law, business development). Find the right people with complimentary skills & the passion & to work with and learn along the way. Test your idea with real, potential customers. Find a place filled with people with an entrepreneurial mindset! Get mentored by professional tutors and industry leaders! 

About Startup Weekend:

Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurials. 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. 


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Almost every question is answered here: https://startupweekend.org/attendees/faq .




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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday July 7th


6:30 pm
Registration
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
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


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


9:30 pm
Wrap up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday July 8th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


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


11:30 am
How Stranger impacted my Startup Jouney
How the law of attraction triggered Fatima's journey as an entrepreneur and how meeting new people has contributed to her success.


12:05 pm
Efficiency Challenege for entrepreneurs
Efficiency - how to hack your time and grow yourself/companies.


12:30 pm
Lunch


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


6:30 pm
Dinner


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


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday July 9th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


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


11:15 am
“If at first, you don’t succeed … “
A motivational presentation by Goeff Andrew, based on personal experience and key lessons from selected Malaysian entrepreneurs


12:00 pm
Lunch


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
Dinner


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up



Speakers


Goeff Andrew
Training consultant & motivational speaker

Geoff Andrew has extensive senior management experience to General Manager, MD and CEO levels in both public and private sectors in Europe, North America & Asia over the last 35 years. He has been based in Singapore, Malaysia and in Brunei Darussalam since the mid-90’s, acting primarily as a Public Relations and Training Consultant, with close links to major multinationals, smaller enterprises and Government agencies. He is currently Managing Director of Speak4Success Sdn. Bhd. Geoff has also been a Conference speaker at events in 24 countries, worldwide, since 1980, on various management-related themes + trainer at 300+ business-oriented conferences and seminars in UK, Malaysia & Brunei - his most popular training programmes are : "Speak for Success", "Presenting with Power", “Business Communication Skills”, "Customers Come First", "Write Right" and "PR 101 + two sought-after mini-workshops - “How to handle the Q&A” and “Effective Media Relations”. And he has delivered motivational speeches / seminars on behalf of companies/NGOs in Asia - his signature motivational speaking programmes are "Dream to Dare" & “Aspire to Greater Heights”.


Fatima Gharawi
Founder & CEO - Inspired Soul

I am a passionate entrepreneur, a motivator and a relationship builder; whose achievements imply collaborating with leading parties in the fashion world, startups and MNCs. This made me a proactive risk-taker, when establishing and executing startup ideas and networking with other professionals to benefit from collaborations. My work experiences with internationals and across diversities strengthened my adaptation skills. I completed my master's with a thesis about online marketing and User Generated Content, which was graded 12/A+. Furthermore, my experiences with coaching (AIESEC) and consulting (DM) made me a motivator and a team-builder. In addition, my 7+ years in the translation industry made me proficient by being professional, accurate and having my emotions in check.


Marija Dzemionaite
Tech Entrepreneur

Determined, innovative, flexible and passionate, I find that I thrive in high-energy and impact-driven environments. 
Having worked in Europe and South East Asia for start-ups ( SPARK/Inspired Soul), global companies such as Google/Mindvalley and governmental organisations ( Ministry of Foreign Affairs), I have come to realise that my biggest motivation lies in doing work where I am making a quantifiable difference and contributing meaningfully to people, organisations and society.

Event Judges


Alex Teoh
Business Development Manager - Hubwire

Alex Teoh is the commercial and strategy lead for Hubwire, an e-commerce service provider that helps retailers sell their products across multiple e-channels. In his role, he oversees the business development, operations and reporting divisions. Prior to Hubwire, he was a senior marketing executive in Maxis, Malaysia’s leading integrated telecom operator. Alex was also recruited under the Maxis Management Associate Program, a fast-track program to groom outstanding graduates to be future leaders of Maxis.



Shin Chong
Founder and CEO - Roomly

A techie and entrepreneur with 7 years experience in digital & technologies. In 2014, co-founded Roomly, a room renting platform that serves 10 thousand Malaysian every month. In 2015, cofounded Alpha Code, a technology partner that venture building 3 different businesses which currently worth more than 10 million USD.


Ali Zareh
Tech Expert

Mr. Zareh has more than thirty years of experience in the biotech, medical device and technology industries in the silicon valley. He started his career with Protein Design Labs as part of the team that developed the first humanized antibody, Zenapax. He later joined Applied Biosystem, a leading technology and research instrumentation company in Silicon Valley where he managed Genotyping Systems and later headed an inter-company multidisciplinary planning task force for product development in the pharmaceutical industry. Ali was managing an early stage technology investment fund for Daiichi Sankyo Pharmaceutical prior to coming to Malaysia. He is an entrepreneur and an angel investor with portfolios in the US and Iran.


Coaches and Mentors


Fatima Gharawi
Founder & CEO - Inspired Soul

I am a passionate entrepreneur, a motivator and a relationship builder; whose achievements imply collaborating with leading parties in the fashion world, startups and MNCs. This made me a proactive risk-taker, when establishing and executing startup ideas and networking with other professionals to benefit from collaborations. My work experiences with internationals and across diversities strengthened my adaptation skills. I completed my master's with a thesis about online marketing and User Generated Content, which was graded 12/A+. Furthermore, my experiences with coaching (AIESEC) and consulting (DM) made me a motivator and a team-builder. In addition, my 7+ years in the translation industry made me proficient by being professional, accurate and having my emotions in check.


Marija Dzemionaite
Tech Entrepreneur

Determined, innovative, flexible and passionate, I find that I thrive in high-energy and impact-driven environments. 
Having worked in Europe and South East Asia for start-ups ( SPARK/Inspired Soul), global companies such as Google/Mindvalley and governmental organisations ( Ministry of Foreign Affairs), I have come to realise that my biggest motivation lies in doing work where I am making a quantifiable difference and contributing meaningfully to people, organisations and society.


Azrai Shuib
General Manager of Incubation Innovation Centre at Technology Park Malaysia

Coach ‘AZRA’I SHU’IB, started his career with several banks & financial institutions, such as Bank Bumiputra (M) Sdn Bhd (1983 – 1987), Malaysia Credit Finance Bhd. & Amanah Factor Sdn Bhd (1987 – 1989), Perwira Affin Bank Bhd. (1989 – 1991) & Malaysia Credit Finance Bhd. (1993 – 1996). Later he managed his own construction and trading companies for over 5 years. Some of the companies he manned are Thethani Engineering Sdn Bhd & Budi Urusan (M) Sdn Bhd. He continued his journey into the Government sector where he served with Small Medium Industries Development Corporation (SMIDEC); an agency under the purview of Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) for over 6 years in various positions; among others are Deputy Director, Strategic Planning Division, Deputy Director, Financial Assistant and Monitoring and Regional Director, SMIDEC Northern Office.His current position is as the General Manager - Head, Incubation and Technopreneurs Development of Technology Park Malaysia; an agency under the purview of Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI). A very passionate technopreneurs builder where he is currently leading TPM team in nurturing and developing start-ups with comprehensive and integrated hand holding from ideation to commercialization. 


Tajuddin A.Rashid
Lecturer and Coordinator for Research Management Centre

Tajuddin A.Rashid is a Senior Lecturer at the Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU). He is also the Coordinator for Research Management Centre. Prior joining the Education Sector, he had worked with Sony for 17 years. He had worked closely with the Sony Corporation, Procurement Headquarter, Japan and Sony International Singapore in developing the Sony’s suppliers in the Asia Pacific. He had consulted the SMEs and MNCs such as Samsung, Panasonics, Hitachi, Philips, SGS Thomson, Toshiba, TDK, Sumitomo, etc in China, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia for process improvements in manufacturing facilities, Sales and Marketing Regional Offices operations. He had also involved in new models introduction for CRT and LCD televisions in which he had worked closely with the Engineering, Design, Procurement Departments and Suppliers to ensure smooth introduction of new products. He also involved in the Innovations activities based on Toyota Production System. As a lecturer, he has taught the Innovation Management and New Product Development, Managing Creativity and Innovation, Strategic Management, International Strategies Management, Managing Strategy and International Business and other management modules.


Suzanne Ling
Founder - Picha Project

Suzanne has a degree in Psychology and co-founded The Picha Project during her last semester in the university. She is currently heading the marketing, social media, design and communication of The Picha Project.



Jan Wong
Founder of OpenMinds

Jan Wong is the founder of multiple tech businesses and an online strategist armed with a Masters degree in Technology Management. He is also the founder of OpenMinds, a digital marketing startup in Malaysia that boostrapped their way up to a recent valuation of over USD3 million within a span of 4 years. Jan’s passion in entrepreneurship has also led him to work with startups as a mentor in multiple startup events such as with Startup Weekend and Lean Startup, as a judge for startup competition and business pitches, and also invited to speak with thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs to date in various conferences and events. Through OpenMinds, Jan is also seen providing one-to-one mentorship in building businesses and has led startups to become profitable with actionable guidance.


Richard Gan
Founder of Geronimo Enterprise

Expert in Business Design, Branding and Marketing | Business Mentor, Marketing Expert, Branding Expert

Richard is an experienced mentor and has coached in several Startup Weekends in KL. After he left his designer job in London and back to Malaysia, he co-founded of "Sunrise Enrichment", an institution where students and dropouts could pursue an education, an opportunity that was not available to these group of people through the conventional schools in Malaysia. Fast forward to 2017, he started another e-commerce venture by mentoring and train those who wish to sell goods online locally & internationally.



Yoon Wye Xiang
Customer Operations Team Leader - Shell

A former community builder, Wye brings with him experience from both the Startup Ecosystem and Corporate World. Currently, he is attached to Shell and enjoys spending his free time mentoring and facilitating design thinking workshops. Some of his notable achievements include joining AwesomenessFest before 20 years of age and shaking hands with Obama.


Mohd Reezan
Serial Entrepreneur

Serial Entrepreneur | Business Mentor

Mohd Reezan is a Serial Entrepreneur, Financier and General Manager of Remote Year!
He is really passionate about mentoring the youngsters and guiding them with a strategic approach. His advice and support have always been an eye-opener for everyone who has received his mentorship.


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Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend KL @ APU team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Techstars Startup Weekend Kuala Lumpur is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

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  • Alavi
    Been Azam
  • Ridwan Al Farizi
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  • Wee Ju
    Neng
  • Jenny
    Low
  • Almond
    Heng

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