Startup Weekend IIUM kuala lumpur

    Friday, March 30 - April 1, 2018

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  4. Coaches and Mentors
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Startup Weekend IIUM kuala lumpur

Friday, March 30 - April 1, 2018

Friday, March 30 - April 1, 2018
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Block E1, Kulliyyah of Engineering
International Islamic University Malaysia
Jalan Gombak
Kuala Lumpur, Selangor 53100

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Turn your design idea into a Startup in just 54 hours!

Startup Weekend is your chance to learn how to put your idea into action within a matter of days! Whether you are looking to get introduced to the world of startups and entrepreneurship, to learn the process for going from concept to creation, to meet experienced, talented, and passionate entrepreneurs in Kuala Lumpur, to join or build an all-star team, to make meaningful connections and become part of a global community, to learn and practice new skills to take back to your job or beef up your resume and to get a feel for the event.

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event 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 get a chance to pitch and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurials. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education.

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors
  • A new network of future entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world. They might be your squad!

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Friday March 30th

6:00 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

6:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

8:00 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

8:15 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 March 31st

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

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

6:30 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 April 1st

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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

12:00 pm

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
Final Presentations

7:00 pm
Judging & Awards

7:30 pm

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Judges

Silmyi M. Sadek
Chief of Geek, BrandGeeks Inc

Silmyi is the founder, dreamer and creative force behind Brand Geeks Inc. Determined to establish a firm that pushes boundaries and creates impact, he brings with him years of extensive experience in the legal field, a post-graduate education in branding and marketing, brand consultancy and design expertise, tech affinity and start-up experience for the single purpose of nurturing legendary emerging brands. Having completed over 60 branding projects since 2006 (70% of which was done under Brand Geeks Inc), SIlmyi has done work for international clients, government agencies, startups and SME’s and continues to explore the outer limits of branding possibilities with clients and the Geeks alike. Silmyi’s passion and perfection in branding and design is unmatched - he definitely thinks outside the box.

Dr. Mimi Aminah Wan Nordin
Founder of Qwork

Dr. Mimi Aminah holds a PhD in High Frequency Electronics and founded Qwork in 2013. In her free-time, Dr Mimi enjoys drumming!

Ko Chuan Zhen
Co-founder & Executive Director +Solar

Driven to deliver the best services with sustainable energy source for establishing a greener community through clean energy solutions, He sets his mind to take lead in energy revolution.
At +SOLAR, we have an ambitious vision: continuously out-innovate ourselves by introducing and generating cutting-edge energy, savings and monitoring technologies to the market.
We are committed to bringing you the best of Solar PV System. By utilising the solar power incentive from government, we will help you earn passive income. We consult, design, install and maintain your Solar PV system. It is truly hassle-free.

Coaches and Mentors

Ponce Ernest Samaniego
Former ADB Lead Youth Coordinator (Consultant), Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department

Ponce supported Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s NGO and Civil Society Center in knowledge sharing programs and projects. He is also a social entrepreneur, providing business development services to civil society organizations and social enterprises in the Philippines. Mr. Samaniego has been recognized as Global Changemaker by the British Council, a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum, and a World Innovation Summit for Education Learner by the Qatar Foundation.

Muhammad Kamarulazizi
Founder of Kindness Malaysia

Muhammad bin Kamarulazizi founded Kindness Dot My in 2013 before establishing Kindness Malaysia in 2015. Under his leadership, the organization has grown throughout Malaysia with less than two years and inspired more than 100 kindness projects and activities. Now he is the executive member of the World Kindness Movement which is based in Switzerland. Prior to his contribution in social work, he was awarded as the World Kindness Hero Members 2017 under the World Kindness Movement and was the finalist for the Penang Youth Icon 2014, Prime Minister Office under the social work category.

Badrul Hisham
Founder of Synapsis

Synapsis is a Private Limited company incorporated in 13th July 2010, the company started in supplying mechanical, electrical and electronics parts and equipment and later diverse its business in providing complete solution for 3d printing needs in Malaysia.    
Throughout the years, Synapsis3D has developed a new business line known as Synapsis to focus and understanding the significant of 3d printing in Malaysia and what contribution the company could implement in order to help the society and country towards better living. Synapsis officially created in 2014 which later become the only one stop solution center for 3d printing in Malaysia providing supply and services for fully assembled 3d printer, 3d scanner, 3d pen, doodle3d wifi box, and reprap spare parts, consumables such as filament and resins and also printing services.

Asyur Anwar Bin Mustapha
Founder & CEO of Easytech Digital Solution

Asyur Anwar is the founder and CEO of Easytech Digital Solution (, a company that is dedicated on providing the best user experience to the client by developing augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), mobile and web solutions. He is determine and passionate to make technology understandable and inclusive to every people.

Before he started his own venture, he was a Lead Trainer for Coding@Schools program, a program to equip the younger generation with the skills and abilities to become more creative and innovative. He also one of the Mentor for 1Malaysia Entrepreneurship (1MET) Bootcamp 2015. He teach and mentored more than 500 school students and youth throughout Malaysia. 

Apart from that, he is the Youth Ambassador for Asia Pacific UN-Habitat (United Nations Human Settlements Programme) and APCC (Asian Pacific Children Convention). 

He studied Information Technology at the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM), Gombak.

Mr.Muhamad Nor Syamil Bin Mazlan
Co Founder of Zech Education Technology

Mr. Muhamad Nor Syamil Bin Mazlan is an alumni from International Islamic University Malaysia ( Bachelor  in Accounting) and he the co-found Zech Education Technology. His expertise is in Financial , Business Ideation, Product Development & Innovation , Networking 
( Area of coaching) are astonishing. He was the Top 5 Asean Business Model Competition 2017 and got the Top 40 in  International Business Model Competition California USA 2017and achieve more than RM 100,000 fund  in the first year establishment.

Ainor Syahrizal
Founder of Isian Company

Ainor Syahrizal is the founder of Isian, a company for web and mobile development that consult and build apps for individuals, startups, SMEs from sketches of ideas to live usable apps (

Before he started his own company, he actually was the winner of Startup Weekend TM Innovation Award 2014 and 1st Runner Up iFlix Hackathon 2016. He also won the 2nd Runner Up of Mega Startup Weekend KL 2015.

Other than his continuous victory, he also has attempted 5 mobile app startups such as Instacommerce, Daddy Mummy app for early childhood education platform, Connect Kindie, Let’s Link and Kaptool. Connect Kindie is used for communication tool between parents and kindergarten and as for Lets’s Link, it is a platform to connect participants in an event. Kaptool is a customer relationship management for insurance agent.

Wan Nur Zulaikha Wan Zulkifle
Auditor & Accountant

Zulaikha Zulkifle holds a bachelor degree in Accounting and Commercial Law from The University of Auckland, New Zealand. She worked at audit and accounting in Malaysia prior establishing several businesses of her own. She is also working with an international non-profit organisation called Same Skies that supports the displaced communities of refugees and asylum seeker in few different countries.

Organizing Team

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

  • nabilah
  • 'Atiah
    Abdullah Sidek
  • khairayu
  • Azwa Azmariza
  • nik nafis
    nik min
  • muhammad syaheed
    mohd mahadi
  • Khaleef
    Khairul Anuar
  • nur arifah
    mohamad jamil
  • nur mirza
  • Ain


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