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
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.



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

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.


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)

Ms.Haslina Hashim is the Creativity and Innovation lecturer at APIIT & APU - Malaysia's Award-Winning University (APU).She has BSc (Hons) Accounting & Management Information System from University of Hertfordshire, UK and MSc Multimedia Information System from University of Portsmouth, UK. Her research areas are in E-Commerce, Internet Payment System and Creativity & Innovation. As a PhD candidate, her focus area is on cultivating the culture of generating innovative ideas. Her work involves with assignment for students to generate ideas in a module at APU. The students will have an ideation day when they display the conceptual ideas to industrial team.
She has been working closely with Incubation Centre, TPM and Digi and other industries. The ideation day has attracted some industries to explore on the ideas and the collaboration with the students for internship. Some of the conceptual ideas have been adopted by School of Engineering, APU as topics for final year projects. Some conceptual ideas are selected to be published in a book. The conceptual ideas explore on the opportunity to analyse on existing problems, existing technologies and propose solutions. The selected ideas that address novelty values have been copyrighted. So far, there are 8 copyrights on the conceptual ideas 


Wadud Mughal
Founding CEO, Better World Makers Network, Singapore



Chetan Bharadwaj
Co-Founder & Business Head at FOURDY

Chetan is an experienced entrepreneur with a demonstrated track record in the Tech & Marketing industry and a seasoned business consultant. Skilled in Negotiation, Strategic Partnership, Management, Strategy, Sales and Business Development. 

Passionate about inspiring change through collaboration, experimentation and co-creation in the creative and digital space – over last decade, he has built a digital innovation venture, FOURDY, which has supported 200+ active clients across Retail, Technology, Education, Healthcare, Publishing, Media & Entertainment sectors globally. FOURDY has the following service verticals:
⦿ Design & Experience – UI Design, Prototyping, Usability Testing, CMS, Website, ECommerce
⦿ Application Development – Web App, Mobile App
⦿ Online Presence Management – Traffic Building, Social Profile Management, Campaign Management 

Chetan consults with enterprises on their integrated digital strategy to help them innovate and drive high ROI. His exposure is across multiple verticals and markets; standard approach being to:
⦿ Identify and prioritize initiatives based on impact, ROI and implementation complexity
⦿ Integrated, campaign-based approach using multiple digital channels for maximum effectiveness.
⦿ Strong focus on analytics, data-driven marketing and online-offline collaboration


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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  • Imran
    Wan
  • Marina
    Samsuri
  • May Thawdar
    Oo
  • Nik
    Nadzru
  • Chong
    Lam

Facilitators


Farah Fauzi
Community Manager

Community Manager at Techstars

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Jenny Low Ching Yee
Community Builder at PAPER + TOAST

Community Builder at PAPER + TOAST, Student helper and Beyond Media member at APU. 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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