Startup Weekend Kuala Lumpur at UCSI

    Friday, June 1 - 3, 2018

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  4. Coaches and Mentors
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Startup Weekend Kuala Lumpur at UCSI

Friday, June 1 - 3, 2018

Friday, June 1 - 3, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm

UCSI University Kuala Lumpur
No.1, Jalan Menara Gading
UCSI Heights (Taman Connaught)
Cheras, Kuala Lumpur 56000

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#Kickstart your ideas with Startup Weekend Kuala Lumpur @ UCSI

Aspiring student entrepreneurs are in for a treat! Breadboard is bringing Startup Weekend to UCSI University! 

Dive in to the experiential education of entrepreneurship in Startup Weekend Kuala Lumpur @ UCSI! Challenge yourself to build functional startups during this event and collaborate with like-minded students outside of your daily network! 

Do you feel your entrepreneurship sense tingling? Are you up for a challenge? Join us NOW! 

Date: 1st of June - 3rd of June 2018 
Time: 5PM - 10PM (Friday) | 9AM - 10PM (Saturday) | 9AM - 7PM (Sunday) 
Venue: Function Room, Block G, UCSI University
Participation Fee: RM50 (includes meals and a t-shirt!)

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Friday June 1st

6:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

8:00 pm
Ice Breaking + Welcome
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

8:15 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

9:30 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:45 pm
Form a Team
Team start forming and start discussion

10:00 pm
Business Model Canvas Briefing
Hanif to brief on the BMC

10:30 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 June 2nd

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Building & Prototyping
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
Pitches to the Coach
Coach to go around every table to listen to their pitches (5 minutes per team)

3:15 pm
Market Validation & Coaching Session
Teams to approach the coaches and to ask question!

6:00 pm
Building & Prototyping
Prepare pitch deck and prototyping

7:00 pm

8:00 pm
Building & Prototyping
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 June 3rd

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Pitching Practice & Coaching Session
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help for one last time!

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

3:00 pm
Final Presentations

5:00 pm
Judging & Awards

6:30 pm

7:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Judges

Yuet Kim Lim
Co-Founder & CEO, PichaEats

Kim Lim is the co-founder of PichaEats, a social enterprise that aims to empower refugees that can cook in Malaysia through a food delivery and catering service. Besides involving herself greatly into the work of the social sector and
economic empowerment, she is also a musician and a composer.

Ashley SueLyn
President of Lean In Malaysia & AXIATA Young CEO Program, FOunder of The Real Planner

Ashley holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Actuarial Science from University of Central Oklahoma. She also has a minor in Finance-Insurance, Business Administration, Statistics, and Mathematics. She spent 4 years in the United States before she came back to her home country, Malaysia.Currently, she is a Strategist in AmGeneral Insurance Berhad where she handles business development and product development for various partnerships. Before climbing up the career ladder recently, she was previously in a technical role where she was hired into the Graduate Development Programme as a Financial Lines Underwriter in AIG Malaysia Insurance Berhad.Ashley is also an activist where she is the Project Director of Lean In Malaysia, a women empowerment platform built to educate, empower, and enable women to achieve their ambitions both personally and professionally. She is also enthusiastic about learning and meeting people. Being a participant of the first cohort of Axiata Young CEO Development Programme allows her to expand her horizon and widen her exposure.On 1st July 2016, Ashley also founded her company, The Real Planner where she expresses her optimism and enthusiasm in organizers and planners. She also started All Women Essential, a fashion-solution company. Being extremely passionate in Education, she tutors and coaches children from age 6 and above through her own Customized Learning Programme for over 7 years now.Ashley hopes to continue to impact and support the Malaysian community through various platforms. She is enthusiastic in serving people and strives to bring the best out of them. 

Vincent Kok
CEO of VMO Rocks

Vincent Kok is experienced in starting up operations for online businesses and has extensive business development throughout Asia Pacific in the online travel and telecommunication industries. He has over 20 years experience in sales, marketing, business development and management with start-ups and multi national corporations.

Vincent Kok is an accomplished speaker and has been a regularly speaking at conferences and workshops on travel technologies, digital marketing and social media management throughout Asia.

He has also an experienced hand at raising funds, having been involved in raising RM20 million for the companies that he has been in.

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.

Chen Chow Yeoh
Co-Founder of Fave

Chen Chow is the co-founder of Fave, the fastest growing regional rewards and loyalty
platform. Fave acquired Groupon Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. He is co-founder of
KFit, regional fitness sharing platform.
Prior to that, he was Regional Operations Director at Groupon Asia Pacific, Product Manager
at, Management Consultant at Accenture.
He is an alumnus of Cornell University and he is an Eisenhower Fellow. He is an active angel
investor too.

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.

Muzna Khan
Community Manager of 500 Startups

500 Startups is a venture capital firm on a mission to discover and back the world’s most talented entrepreneurs, help them create successful companies at scale, and build thriving global ecosystems. 

Apart from that, 500 Startups is also one of the most active seed stage venture capital firms in the world. 

Peter Ang
Strategic Planning & Growth Verticals of Grab Malaysia

Peter graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Nottingham. He currently works on Strategic Projects in Grab where he continuously grow and launch new business verticals such as GrabShare & GrabFood. His past experiences include non-profit organisations, an opposition Member of Parliament, Government Agency under Ministry of Cooperatives in Indonesia, Mentor for Youth Leadership Programme by Mckinsey & Company. His interests includes in the area of youth apathy, economic development, technology and social justice. 

Hanniz Lam
Founder of Best Events Asia

I worked with CHANEL under their Corporate Communications Division for eight years before starting up Best Events, an Event Management company focusing on providing brand experience at conferences, seminars, business retreats, gala dinners and product launches with a mix of event technology and the human touch . Being with CHANEL for so long has taught me to understand the meaning of good value and the importance of aesthetics.

Together with your team, I can help you create unforgettable event experiences and marketing strategies that encapsulates your brand.

Partnering with QuickMobile and Globibo, our event app connects people and brands to each other at conferences, exhibitions and trade shows. 

Khushboo Nangalia
Founder & CEO, BEYOND99

Khushboo is an entrepreneur, award-winning marketer and founder of BEYOND99 - a global digital growth agency.

A TEDx speaker, recognised as ‘100 Most Influential Youth Marketing Leader’ by CMO Asia & World Federation of Marketing, youngest invited member of 'Top Voices Malaysia' (30 Most Influential People on LinkedIn) – She started early at 17; with over a decade of experience now she's an expert in Business Storytelling & Millennial Marketing.

Loves working in deep partnership with ambitious brands – consulting as an On-Demand CMO.

She is also a member of ‘Malaysia World Chamber of Commerce’ & ‘National Association of Women Entrepreneurs in Malaysia' (NAWEM) and a sought-after speaker, advisor to startups, guest lecturer at various universities, marketing tastemaker and host of WomenofImpact show.

Organizing Team

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

  • Shannen
  • Kai Ying
  • Bernard
  • Wei Key
  • Yang Yao
  • Htet Htet


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