Techstars Startup Weekend Kuala Lumpur Asia Pacific University

    Friday, July 6 - 8, 2018


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  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
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Techstars Startup Weekend Kuala Lumpur Asia Pacific University

Friday, July 6 - 8, 2018



Friday, July 6 - 8, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation
Jalan Teknologi 5, Taman Teknologi Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur 57000

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Pitch it, Build it, Start it and be the Trailblazer, All in One Weekend!

Do You want to be the next person to build the next great product and company with passionate individuals? If you are passionate about entrepreneurship, then this event is for you! Whether you are a serial entrepreneur or new to the startup scene, if you are passionate about building a great 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 and 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 entrepreneurs. 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. 

Why do We organize Startup Weekend at APU?

Because of our core values which we believe in are:
  • People should be judged by their actions, not by what they talk about 
  • The best way to lead a fulfilling life is to pursue your passions 
  •  Entrepreneurship is the single greatest force advancing society and human welfare 
  •  Empowering others is the best way to identify leaders, build communities, and inspire change

Why You should join Startup Weekend at APU?

Because You will learn these skills during the event:
  • Entrepreneurship - How to turn an idea into reality and into a business.
  • Teamwork - Participants will learn to work with others as a team, one of the most important skills in running a business
  • Presentation skills - Learn how to pitch an idea
  • Connection to industries - Learn and apply knowledge into real businesses

Who are We?

1. George Wong Sin Hong - Team Lead
2. Antipas Tang - Co-Team Lead
3. Jenny Low - Financial Lead
4. Alavi Bin Azam - Co-Financial Lead and Sponsorship
5. Choong Hoong Chuen - Marketing and Branding Lead
6. Emeline Wong - Logistics Lead

"Without actions, the world would still be an idea" - George Doriot

I have questions, who should I ask?

Almost every question is answered here: https://startupweekend.org/attendees/faq 
Or, You can contact the event organizer through the email: kl.apu@startupweekend.org


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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday July 6th


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


7:15 pm
Speaker - Jonathan Weins
"Learnings from the journey to help You succeed much faster and avoid typical early stage mistakes."


7:30 pm
Welcome
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


7:45 pm
Half Baked


8:15 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 July 7th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


9:30 am
Speaker - Mallory Loone
Top 3 Mistakes to Avoid when starting your Startup Journey


9:45 am
Begin Work
Work in your team


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


1:00 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


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

Sunday July 8th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Begin Work


11:00 am
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Pitch Practice
Groups will be given chance to pitch to mentors and get their feedback.


3:30 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
Participants can enjoy their dinner


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Speakers


Jonathan Weins
CEO of dahmakan

CEO of dahmakan 
An introduction by Jonathan Weins: "4 years ago I was in the same shoes as you and participated in startup weekend Hong Kong. After that I tested many ideas and eventually founded dahmakan, a food delivery startup that has raised several millions dollar in VC funding from Y Combinator and other Silicon Valley, European and Asian VCs. I am excited to share my humble learnings from the journey to help you succeed much faster and avoid typical early stage mistakes."

Event Judges


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.


Muhammad Iqbal Buharum
CTO of Eartistic Sdn. Bhd and an advisor for MyEDTECH

Expert in Tech, Entrepreneur | Tech Expert

CTO of Eartistic Sdn. Bhd and an advisor for MyEDTECH


Coaches and Mentors


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 


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.


Nik Muhammad Amin
CEO of Moovby

Nik Muhammad Amin, the CEO and CTO of Moovby! Besides that, he is also the Technical Consultant for Astro, an ex-engineer at Graband GoGet.myNik Muhammad Amin is passionate about sharing economy and the transportation industry.


Mahadhir Yunus
CEO of Krenovator

Expert in Business, Marketing | Business Mentor

Mahadhir Yunus is the CEO of Krenovator and also an advisor for MyEdTech! He has 4 years of experience in business development within the tech industry. He is definitely the person to turn a product into a business!


Jonathan Weins
CEO of dahmakan

CEO of dahmakan 
An introduction by Jonathan Weins: "4 years ago I was in the same shoes as you and participated in startup weekend Hong Kong. After that I tested many ideas and eventually founded dahmakan, a food delivery startup that has raised several millions dollar in VC funding from Y Combinator and other Silicon Valley, European and Asian VCs. I am excited to share my humble learnings from the journey to help you succeed much faster and avoid typical early stage mistakes."


Kris Uttraphan
CEO of Stampede Solution

Kris Uttraphan is the CEO of Stampede Solution- an account receivables technology provider in Malaysia."Often being regarded as customer-obsessed, Kris humbly grew the business with his winning team which he calls family. The trust he vested unto the employee became the trust built towards clients. This makes our flagship product - VOLARE, one of the most preferred receivables technology in Malaysia; it is currently utilized by 90% of the industry players that are currently in Malaysia."
Stampede Solution started off 16 years ago from a one-man start-up till 63 employees across 2 countries today and currently being valued at MYR 50 millions.Kris is an alumni of APIIT & APU - Malaysia's Award-Winning University and holds a bachelor degree in software engineering!


Ahmad Shah
CTO of Ombre.me

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.


Alan Cheah
CEO of GoCar.my

Currently the Chief Executive Officer at GoCar Mobility, the fastest growing legal car-sharing platform in Malaysia - acquired by Mayflower Car Rental, part of the Tan Chong Group in 2016. Now located in 120+ locations with 300+ GoCars on the road spread across Klang Valley, Langkawi, and Johor. Recently GoCar partnered with Renault to increase its fleet size, and also deployed to various transportation hubs (KLIA, LRT) and Shell stations in Malaysia; with this new development, GoCar is playing a catalyst role together with other industry players (alternative transportation services) in transforming mindsets and encouraging change to user's behaviours for the first & last mile journey. I am currently responsible for growth, expansion, marketing, operations, partnerships, business development, and stakeholder management. Prior to this, I was the Marketing Director at MaGIC. Primarily responsible for leading and strategising the digital roadmap to create regional awareness and engagement for MaGIC's brands, programs, and projects across the ASEAN region. I was also the lead digital strategist for MaGIC Accelerator Program Cohort 1, MaGIC Academy MA2014 & MA2015, and e@Stanford Programs - a partnership with the University of Stanford. Apart from work, I am frequently sharing thoughts and giving talks / lectures on personal growth, GoCar key takeaways, marketing, entrepreneurship, urban mobility, alternative transportation, and team culture.


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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Kuala Lumpur is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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  • George
    Wong Sin Hong
  • Jenny
    Low Ching Yee
  • Tang
    Chii Haw
  • Chong
    Hoong Chuen
  • Emeline
    Wang Thai En
  • Alavi
    Been Azam

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Community Manager

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