Startup Weekend Kuala Lumpur October 2017

    Friday, October 20 - 22, 2017


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  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Kuala Lumpur October 2017

Friday, October 20 - 22, 2017



Friday, October 20 - 22, 2017
Event starts at 5:30 pm

PAPER + TOAST
Level 13A, Fahrenheit Office Tower,
Jalan Gading,
Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur 55100

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SWKL102017 at P+T

Remote Year together with PAPER + TOAST along with the co-hosts Startup Weekend Kuala Lumpur and Google for Education, are excited to host a Startup Weekend KL from 20th to 22nd October 2017.

We warmly welcome everyone to participate in this event!
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). 
Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams will get to hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. 


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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday October 20th


5:30 pm
Meet & Greet + Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in.


6:00 pm
Talk by Olivier Di Tullio
Attend the talk by our speaker Olivier Di Tullio, Wine Producer and Importer, on his entrepreneurship journey.


6:30 pm
Dinner
Dinner is served. Get to know your mentors, speakers and your fellow participants.


7:00 pm
Prep Time
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches.


7:20 pm
Welcome & Kick Start the Event
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


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 October 21st


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Talk by Jan Wong
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.


10:30 am
Prep to work
Time to get pumped and work!


11:00 am
Coach Meeting
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Back to work
Keep generating ideas and work on them.


6:30 pm
Dinner


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


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

Sunday October 22nd


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Pitch Workshop
By our facilitator, Farah.


10:30 am
Check-In
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


12:00 pm
First Pitch Practice + Lunch


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


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Speakers


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.


Olivier Di Tullio
Sales Manager, Di Tulio & Sons Sdn Bhd, Wine Supplier and Sole Distributor of Chateau De Lafont Wine

Half French half Malaysian wine producer and importer. Freelance Yoga and Tai Chi instructor.

Event Judges


Sae Min Ahn
Managing Partner of Rakuten Ventures

Hi SW team & participants, my name is Saemin and I run a VC firm called Rakuten Ventures. I am also a former judge of Startup Weekend Mega Singapore.


Heislyc Loh
Founder, StartupMamak

Started StartupMamak, AngelHack and Founder Institute and failed 2 startups. 


Saiful Amir
Founder and CEO of Black Wolf Digital, a digital marketing agency

Saiful is the Founder and CEO of Black Wolf Digital, a digital marketing agency in Malaysia that you will find if you were to google it (enough said). He have been involved in the digital world for the past 8 years, starting from venturing into the world of app development and deepening his knowledge in coding. He further nurtured his interest in digital marketing by starting multiple tech start-ups before launching Black Wolf Digital. Saiful has helped multiple startups and larger corporations such as ABBOTT Nutrition, TuneTalk, Packet One (P1), AXIATA Group, Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre, YG Group, Watson, Garden International School and many more. 


Coaches and Mentors


Richard Gan
General Manager - Sunrise Enrichment

An education entrepreneur who wishes to make an positive impact and change in the current education system, supporting the growth and development of the future generations.


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.


Daryll Tan
Co-Founder of OpenMinds

Daryll Tan ventured into establishing his own talent management and video marketing business then merged his company and is the Co-Founder of OpenMindsTM Resources. He has been actively involved in Entrepreneurship, Business / Partnership development, Social Media consultation, creative strategizing and product development. He is also the Founder of PlaySafe, a social crime fighting initiative that focuses on making safety a right and not a luxury. 
Specializing in creative marketing and ideation, he serves wholeheartedly to manage client accounts, consult industry leaders on social media positioning, oversee content creation and strategize on marketing campaigns to engage the intended target audience and build brands. 
Daryll is blessed to work alongside high profile brands such as CIMB Group, Celcom, Nestlé, Sunway Group, Snowflake Malaysia, Menarini Pte Ltd, HAUS Living Concepts, MICPA, KL SOGO, Shang Nest, Enfiniti Vision Media, Encorp Berhad and many more. He has also been active in sharing his passion on entrepreneurship, leadership and social media to various media, organizations and events such as Microsoft, MaGIC, Monash University, IGNITE, Groupon, The Capital TV, IGEM and more.



Mohd Reezan
Serial Entrepreneur

Retired Ex-Banker and Serial Entrepreneur. Consulting for private venture fund. Currently involved with Remote Year LCC.


Steven Yip
Co founder/CIO of Neowave Solutions

Dabbled in e-commerce industry since 2002. Co founder of Neowave Solutions.


Derek Tan
Sonicboom Solutions Sdn Bhd

An entrepreneur with passion in fin-tech and cashless payments for Self-service industries.


Yusno Yunos
CEO & Founder - Evenesis (Y Us Sdn Bhd)

I believe in being relevant and real time. I embrace challenges where innovation is key.


Haslina Hashim
Lecturer, Asia Pacific University (APU)

I am a lecturer of Creativity & Innovation at APU, focusing on culture of innovative ideas.


Wadud Mughal
Founding CEO, Better World Makers Network, Singapore



Chetan Bharadwaj
Co-Founder & Business Head at FOURDY

An Entrepreneur, Digital Strategist, a multi-disciplinary talent from creative, digital & technology.


Siva Muthaly
Dean of Business, Asia Pacific University

25 years at 4 different universities in Australia & been Dean of Business at APU since 2016


Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Kuala Lumpur is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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  • Wan Imran
    Wan Abdul Rahaman
  • Marina
    Samsuri
  • May Thawdar
    Oo
  • Nik
    Nadzru
  • Chong
    Lam

Facilitators


Farah Fauzi
Community Manager


Event Staff


Jenny Low Ching Yee
Student Helper

Student helper at APU and Sin Chiew Scholarship holder with multiple experiences in organizing events, Jenny is always looking for opportunities to learn and develop new skills.


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