Global Startup Weekend Kuala Lumpur: Tech

    Friday, November 10 - 12, 2017

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Global Startup Weekend Kuala Lumpur: Tech

Friday, November 10 - 12, 2017

Friday, November 10 - 12, 2017
Event starts at 5:30 pm

Level 13A, Fahrenheit Office Tower, Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 55100

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Prepare for the Global Startup Celebration

Be one of over 15,000 entrepreneurs who will come together for hundreds of events during November 10-19, 2017 for Techstars Global Startup Weekend!

Techstars Global Startup Weekend Kuala Lumpur (TGSW) connects entrepreneurs, organizing teams, and startup communities around the world. As an attendee you will get access to exclusive resources to help prep for success at Techstars Startup Weekend and make connections with mentors and other startup teams. To help you keep growing after the event, the winning team of each event will receive helpful perks for building their startup as well as a showcase in our global channels.

Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?
Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

What do you need to bring?
Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.

Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.

Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!

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Friday November 10th

5:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

6:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

6:30 pm
By Mark Koh, Supahands

7:00 pm
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 November 11th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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

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

1:00 pm

2:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

6:00 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 November 12th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am

11:00 am
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

1:00 pm

2:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:00 pm
Dinner is served while waiting for the final award announcement.

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!


Mark Koh
CEO & Co-founder, Supahands

Avid entrepreneur with unwavering positive attitude that loves diving and cycling in his free time

Event Judges

Heislyc Loh
Founder, StartupMamak

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

Ahmad Shah
CTO of

Ahmad Shah has been working in various industries such as eCommerce, advertising, construction and network for almost 10 years. He has involved in building solutions for both government and private sectors, focusing on web technologies.

Afiq Johar
Executive Director of Ventures & Global Partnerships

MaGIC is Malaysian government-owned agency whose mission is to catalyze the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Malaysia, bringing together the abundant resources from partners and communities alike, and to develop entrepreneurs of enduring, high growth startups that will make a positive impact at a regional or global scale. 

I oversee the national Corporate Entrepreneurship Responsibility initiative as well as global partnerships for MaGIC and am keen to look for strategic partners in the corporate startup innovation space, social innovation as well as businesses looking to explore the ASEAN market. 

Coaches and Mentors

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.

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.

Jeffery Ng
Technology Director, OpenMinds

Jeffery has worked on major tech projects for MNCs and public listed companies, and has over 8 years of experience in system development, system integration, web development, UI/UX and SEO. He currently leads the tech team at OpenMinds.

Issac Tan
Product Manager, Supahands

Isaac Tan is passionate about disruptive innovation and digital technologies. Currently, his mission is to build the world most efficient workforce powered by distributed human workforce and technologies.

Keitumetse Molamu
Student; Asia School of Business in collaboration with MIT Sloan

Currently completing my MBA, I have a 10yrs background in the engineering sector. I'm passionate about creating social change through technology and business. I am driven by the idea of leaving the world (communities & environment) better

Ibrahim Hamid
CEO Axle & Olio Solutions Sdn. Bhd

I am a passionate global entrepreneur/leader with over 22 years of experience in managing and leading business and technology initiatives/startups across Americas, Asia and the Far East. 
Successfully managed and lead startups from ground up including KPMG Spin Off, a technology outfit based of Canada and an eCommerce venture in ASEAN.
I love taking risk and enjoy working with people with different backgrounds. Building things from the scratch, nourishing them and see them grow excites me. Technology and its impact on how we live, work and grow amazes me. I dream about disrupting the market using technology, smart but simple solutions and be part of something Big. I am always investing & hunting for those individuals who have passion in life are fearless and have the courage to get up and run even faster after their last fall. I avoid those who don't dream big, are not innovative and passion ready. 
I have served fortune 500 companies across, Consulting, Telecom, Automotive, FMCG, Financial and Public sector including but not limited to Deloitte Consulting Canada, TELUS Canada, Bell Canada, GM Canada, Phillip Morris, Cancer Care Ontario, CIMB Bank etc.

Chong Cheng Loke
Program Coordinator for MaGIC's trademark Global Accelerator Program (GAP)

Cheng Loke is a Program Coordinator for MaGIC's trademark Global Accelerator Program (GAP). He is one of the key member's of the GAP team which runs MaGIC's in-house accelerator that aims to grow 60 startups to be investment ready within 4 months. His responsibilities include designing the program structure, strategic partnerships, and mentoring startups. Cheng Loke's work experience at MaGIC has equipped him with the knowledge of the entire startup journey from validating idea right up to expand into different regions. To date, Cheng Loke has mentored over 150 startups globally. Prior to this, he was a Data Analyst at Apple Inc.

Terence Chew
Co-founder, Jedpoo Technology

Experienced in Web development with full-stack technologies. Expanded skills in database design & modeling, project architecture, and DevOps.

Maegan Yip Rue Vey
Global Accelerator Program (Alumni Engagement, International Partnerships & Operations) at MaGIC

As a child, Maegan grew up in 7 different countries and discovered her eclectic interests in social, cultural and tech affairs. Active in community events and hackathons, her mission is to nurture and sustain the startup ecosystem. Maegan constantly believes that creativity and innovation have the power to drive sustainability. She is currently the ‘creative consul’ for MaGIC’s global Accelerator Program. Prior to MaGIC, Maegan has worked for an NGO and tech consultancy firm with experiences in Marketing, Digital Marketing & Business Development. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Management from the Queen Mary University of London. During her free time, she enjoys writing in her journal, backpacking, modeling and exploring new music and cafes.

Hui Shan
Business Coach & Trainer, Sohow Sdn Bhd

Chartered Accountant turned Business Coach. Working with SME business owners for the last 11 years to stop chaos and bring growth and stability into the business via business planning, development of marketing, team and systems.

Tian Ji Teh
Co-founder of SlingApp Malaysia. Improving lives through tech and innovations.

Co-founder and CEO at SlingApp, a mobile app startup based in Malaysia to help users look for part time jobs on the go. TJ oversees all departments including operations, technology, marketing, and recruitment. In fact, in his dictionary, CEO stands for Chief Everything Officer.

SlingApp is currently in the final developing phase on both iOS and Android platforms and will be launching very soon in Malaysia, before tapping into other parts of the Asia region. We are currently looking for early employees to be part of the exciting growth of SlingApp.

Jason Chia

Principal @ 1337Ventures , 
Ex Lawyer, Active Bitcoin Trader and Angel Investor investing alongside regional VCs

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Global Startup Weekend Kuala Lumpur: Tech team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Kuala Lumpur is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Imran
  • May
    Thawdar Oo
  • Marina
  • Shahbaaz Ali
    Tanvir Ahmed Siamwala
  • Jenny
  • Tang
    Chii Haw


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