Startup Weekend Sustainability Kuala Lumpur

    Friday, October 5 - 7, 2018


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  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
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Startup Weekend Sustainability Kuala Lumpur

Friday, October 5 - 7, 2018



Friday, October 5 - 7, 2018
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Me.Reka Makerspace
Publika Shopping Gallery
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Learn and develop solutions to help improve your city's sustainability efforts

"We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” – Native American Proverb

The hardest part of starting up is starting out, Startup Weekend targets exactly this by immersing participants in the ideal environment for startup magic to happen. This time around, Startup Weekend in partnership with Me.Reka Makerspace will be hosting the first ever Sustainability edition in Kuala Lumpur. Our goal is to encourage and inspire more solution makers in startup teams and to connect more like-minded superheroes (yup, that's you!) to the vast number of resources and mentors available in our startup & sustainability community. That's why we want you to be of this weekend and join some of the most talented, entrepreneurial-minded and environmentally conscious folks across our community.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday October 5th


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


6:15 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


7:00 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


7:40 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 6th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


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


12:00 pm
Lunch


12:00 pm
Mentors Arrive
Mentors help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


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


6:30 pm
Dinner


7:30 pm
Check-In
PITCH PRACTICE #1 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 7th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Check-In
Mentors arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


12:00 pm
PITCH PRACTICE #2 + Tech Check
Final round of presentation prep!


1:00 pm
Lunch


4:30 pm
Final Presentations


6:00 pm
Dinner + Speaker Session
Jan Wong


6:40 pm
Judging & Awards


7:00 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.

Event Judges


Jowynne Khor
COO | e27



Wan Dazriq
Manager of Strategic Initiatives, ASEAN Centre of Entrepreneurship (ACE), MaGIC

Dazriq specializes in areas of change and transformation. He currently heads the Strategic Initiatives team with ASEAN Centre of Entrepreneurship at Malaysian Global Innovation Creativity Centre (MaGIC). Prior to MaGIC, he has experiences in strategize, execute and implement continuous improvement initiatives for large scale transformation projects with various multinational companies in Malaysia. Dazriq holds special interest for matters relating to education equity and public health awareness as far as addressing societal needs are concern.


Najah Onn
Principal Consultant at Footprint Mechanics

Najah is an environmental engineer with 15 years’ experience in Australia. She has helped businesses reduce waste, minimize pollution, improved social outcomes and enhance profitability by influencing the uptake of sustainability principles in business decision making.

She is also passionate about transparency in the apparel supply chain. She writes about #FashionEducation, #wardrobetruths and being a #ConscientiousFashionista on her blog, www.fashinfidelity.com.

Najah is the Director at her sustainability firm, Footprint Mechanics. Her current projects include advising a green business development in the F&B sector, a fashion label start up working with ‘alternative’ leather, and how best to drive a local fabric recycling programme in Malaysia with retail sector collaboration.


Coaches and Mentors


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.



Joanne Tay



Foo Huey Chyun
Head, Learning Innovation



Nadhirah Mustafa



Lennise Ng
Co-Founder & CEO | Dropee.com

<!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}-->Lennise started her entrepreneurship journey during college years by starting her own talent management company. She stumbled into the tech startup scene by working closely with a Melbourne VC & co-working space to co-organise a female entrepreneurship group called Female Founders Victoria. Lennise then moved back to Malaysia to single-handedly launch YELP KL. She was also one of the founding team for Rice Bowl Startup Awards, a platform to recognise & celebrate the startup ecosystem in ASEAN.


Dr. Renard Siew
Group Sustainability, Sime Darby

Dr Renard Siew works at the nexus of engineering and economics to address challenges associated with developing sustainable communities. Currently, he is attached to Group Sustainability, Sime Darby in driving the environmental agenda for the company and seeks opportunities for various industry sectors to champion the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Prior to this, he was a postdoctoral teaching fellow and a researcher at the Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets (CEEM) in various portfolios which includes sustainability, socially responsible investment, climate change and sustainable construction for the infrastructure sector.

Renard is a graduate of UNSW and Cambridge University. Some of his accolades include one of the 15 selected international attendees for PhD Academy at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), won Highly Commended Paper award by the Emerald Literati Network and a nominee for the Individual Leadership in Sustainability Infrastructure Award, Malaysia's Top 10 Most Inspiring Green Warriors, 100 Visionary Young Leaders (Under 30) Leading Us Towards a Better World by Real Leaders Magazine and Ten Outstanding Young Malaysians (TOYM) Award in 2016 for Environmental Leadership and Young Leader of the World Cities Summit. 


Jasmin Irisha
Research Associate at Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development (think tank/research center) / Malaysian Youth Delegation

Jasmin Irisha Jim Ilham is an environmental enthusiast, but prefers the term ‘environthusiast’. She is profoundly passionate in the field of climate change and sustainable development, having been actively involved in environmental related initiatives since she was 14 years old. She is the co-founder of the Bicycle Project at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) and have tracked the UN Climate Change negotiations post Paris Agreement. Jasmin graduated UNMC with a degree in Environmental Science, and have also studied Environmental Issues at the East-West Center, Honolulu as a YSEALI alumni. Currently she is the Research Associate at the Jeffrey Sachs Center for Sustainable Development, a SDG think tank, and the Manager of the Malaysian Youth Delegation, a youth climate change NGO.


Mallory Loone
Entrepreneur, Mentor and Personal Development Coach

Mallory finds it meaningful to seed inspiration within young people and allow them to see the possibilities of unleashing their potentials.

Currently, Mallory is taking a break before pursuing her next ventures and looking to mentor more young talents along the way. But prior to this, she was CEO and co-founder of Thriving Talents Pvt. Ltd, a Talent Development company and together with her team, they have grown the company to a level that serviced Fortune 500 companies such Microsoft, General Electric, 3M and Petronas as well as crossed borders to countries like Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, India, Indonesia and London. As the CEO of Thriving Talents, she was recognized as the Top 100 Global Training &amp; Development Coach of the Year in the World, by the World Human Resources Congress, which surprised the Human Resources industry, as she too was the Youngest Winner this year.


Redza Shahid
Co-Founder at Grub Cycle

Redza Shahid is the CEO and Co-founder of Grub Cycle, a social supermarket that is dedicated to reducing food waste. It has done by allowing consumers to purchase groceries and perishable food that are removed from the shelves due to being close to expiry, damaged packaging or unique appearance at a bargain price.

Prior to Grub Cycle, Redza’s accounting background has landed him a 3 years stint at WorleyParsons focusing on finance in the oil & gas industry before eventually using his expertise with numbers to help startups at Qeerad, an Angel Investment company. Armed with 2 years of startup investment experience, he decided to launch Grub Cycle.

This year, Redza has been selected as the only representative from Malaysia at various international program such as Australia-Asean Emerging Leaders Program , Young Westerwelle Foundation in Berlin, and lastly Pitch@Palace Commonwealth Edition where he was presenting at St James Palace UK.


Edwin Cheang
Deloitte Consulting Manager

Ed's work as has given him the privilege of living in three different continents and multiple countries, and provided a first hand experience of the variability in attitudes and approaches to sustainability


Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Sustainability Kuala Lumpur 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

  • Shaun
    Yap
  • Farah
    Fauzi
  • Awad
    Almurisi
  • Aniq
    Amrez
  • Priyanka
    Puri
  • Hanis
    Fauzi

Facilitators


Farah Fauzi
Community Manager

Community Manager at Techstars

Event Staff


Henry Beh
Graduate

Working at PAPER + TOAST.


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