Startup Weekend Kuala Lumpur : Ad Tech

    Friday, August 17 - 19, 2018


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  5. Coaches and Mentors
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Startup Weekend Kuala Lumpur : Ad Tech

Friday, August 17 - 19, 2018



Friday, August 17 - 19, 2018
Event starts at 5:30 pm

PAPER + TOAST
Level 13A, Fahrenheit Office Tower,
Jalan Gading,
Bukit Bintang,, Kuala Lumpur 55100

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Wanna be Ad Tech billionaire?

Organized by PAPER + TOAST and powered by Techstars, Startup Weekend is part of the global movement of Startup Weekends – a weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. 

Are you ready for Startup Weekend Kuala Lumpur : Ad Tech?

For this edition focusing Ad Tech, we foreseen wealth of ad tech startup ideas uncovering innovative ways to reach to modern consumers. As advertisers continue to fight for the precious attention of consumers, the future of ad tech is fascinating.

All attendees will also be provided with high-quality resources and content exclusive to this event through mentor ship and speaker sharing.

With over 1,600 events in over 700 cities and 120 countries, Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals and teams to found successful startups.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: beginning with public open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday, all of the teams will focus on their customer development, validating their ideas, practicing lean Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product (MVP). On Sunday evening, the teams will demonstrate their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.

So let's join us now! Be part of the startup movement, embrace your entrepreneurship and let's make the world better.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday August 17th


5:30 pm
Registration
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
Speaker
by Mallory Loone, Entrepreneur Mentor and Certified Business Coach. Topic: "How to start your business and make it success!"


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


7:30 pm
Speaker
by Catherine, Founder of Travel Light. Topic: "Her journey in Startup Weekend with PAPER + TOAST"


7:45 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 August 18th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


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


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


5:00 pm
Speaker
Indhran, CEO, Sunshine Digital. Topic: "How to present your brand"


6:30 pm
Dinner


10:00 pm
Coach Meeting
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

Sunday August 19th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


11:00 am
Coach Meeting
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


1:00 pm
Lunch


2:00 pm
Pitch Practice
Mentors are there to listen to your presentation to enhance your final presentation


4:00 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


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Speakers


Mallory Loone
Start up mentor and certified personal development coach

Startup Coach, Entrepreneur, Certified Personal Development Coach | Business Mentor

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 & 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.

In 2015, she launched her 2nd business – TalentLinkz Resources after having raised RM 200,000 in seed investment, an online platform that matches Talents to Opportunities.

Mallory has also been a Certified Motivational Coach since 2015 and she has been a Millennial Coach ever since, bringing out the best in young talents to further shine in their personal, career, entrepreneurship, and relationship goals. She was also TEDx speaker where she spoke on “Breaking the Women Code”. She was also recognised by President Barack Obama as a trainer and leader of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI), where she had the privilege to attend a town hall with the President
during his visit to Malaysia. She was also the first Project Director of the Junior World Entrepreneurship Forum- Malaysia where she led the Malaysian chapter to be the fastest growing chapter in the world.


Indhran Seghar
CEO of Sunshine Digital

Expert in Storytelling for Funding | Marketing Expert, Branding Expert

I'm CEO and Founder of Sunshine Group, an integrated communications group that helps brands gain visibility, generate leads and grow exponentially.

Before setting up Sunshine in Australia in 2008, I worked at the HSBC Group, one of the largest banking and financial services institutions in the world, where I rolled out brand driven initiatives for 33,000 HSBC employees impacting 80 million customers worldwide. My efforts contributed to HSBC’s spectacular leap to No. 23 on The Interbrand Best Global Brands list (ahead of Nike and Apple) in 2008.

Over the years, I've helped enhance brands such as HSBC, Electrolux, Frost & Sullivan, Oxford University, GEMS Education and AstraZeneca to name a few. Brands trust me to develop provocative, distinctive, and credible stories to enhance their reputation as innovators, trusted advisors, and global thought leaders with audiences that matter most.


Caterine Siew
Co-founder, Travelight

Cath is one of the co-founder of Travelight, a company that plant its seed during Startup Weekend Kuala Lumpur.
Her entrepeunership journey starts when she left her office job as Project Manager that manage marketing campaigns for IT MNC.
Cath was one of the regional partner for a well-known Korean pre-wedding shoot studio before starting Travelight.

Event Judges


Aik Chong Phuah
CTO, Astro

Expert in Advertising across TV, Radio and Digital products | Industrial Expert, Business Mentor, Tech Expert

One of the pioneer members of Astro, I am responsible for Astro's Products and Technology division overseeing the development of products and services for homes and individuals, as well as all technology related areas required for delivery through satellite, fibre to the home, broadband and mobile, data and analytics platform, enterprise IT and cyber security. At the same time I am also focusing on driving Astro’s digital transformation into a cloud, mobile-first and analytics-driven technology organisation.


Karthik Karunanithy
Partnership Lead at Google

[Professional background] 
  • My commitment is to ensuring that we are able to bridge the gap between social & business, with both a day time job at Google as a Partnerships Lead & a co-founder of a social enterprise, Edspace (aka 100% Project). 
  • Edspace/100% Project aims to empower teachers to provide the best learning experience for their students, either through crowdfunding, dedicated coaching, or student-impact programmes. Edspace/100% Project was part of the inaugural cohort of MaGIC IDEA, together with cofounders, Andrew & Amelia. 
  • Prior to the above, I was part of Teach For Malaysia's inaugural fellowship cohort in 2011, and taught Mathematics for 2-years before moving into the TFM organisation as fundraiser to help scale the programme to more schools & districts in Malaysia. 
[Education] 
  • Degree: Graduated with a BSc (Hons) Psychology from Uni. 
  • Post Grad Dip: Education (Mathematics) from Northern Uni. of Malaysia
[Passions]
  • Youth development
  • Education
  • Digital marketing


Saiful Rizal Zainuddin
Program Manager of Malaysian Global Innovation Center (MaGIC)

Rizal is currently part of the MaGIC setup where he is a key member of the Global Accelerator Program (GAP) team which runs MaGIC's in-house accelerator that aims to grow 60 startups to be investment ready within 4 months. His responsibilities includes program budget proposal and monitoring, designing the program structure, strategic partnerships, and mentoring startups. To date, Rizal has mentored over 200 startups globally. Previously known as MaGIC Accelerator Program (MAP), Rizal was the founding team of MAP where he was part of the team in designing, planning and executing the accelerator strategy.

Before MaGIC, Rizal was with Malaysian Biotechnology Corp, monitoring and assisting the progression of biotechnology company. Prior to that, he was with the Business and Market Development team when he was with Multimedia Development Corp.


Coaches and Mentors


Nowrid Amin
Digital Marketing Strategist of IQI Global

Expert in Digital Marketing Strategy, Social Media Ad Specialist, Search Ad Specialist, Digital Ad Analytics | Marketing Expert

Kazi Nowrid Amin is a passionate Digital Marketer with 6 years Job experience. Currently he is working with IQI Global (Real Estate Agency) as Digital Marketing Strategist since December 2016. He is in-charge of the digital marketing team, contributing to IQI to grow and make strong presence in the digital world. In addition he is also performing the role as public speaker of social media marketing in different events and conferences.


Dr Frank J Peter, Ph.D.
Principal Trainer of Skills Academy (Malaysia)

Expert in Google AdWords, Google Analytics, Social Media Marketing | Marketing Expert

I have over a decade of experience in applying and teaching cutting edge digital marketing techniques from e-Commerce, Google AdWords and Google Analytics to Social Media Tactics. I always look forward to share my expertise with companies and individuals who are looking for a head-start in these areas.


Richard Gan
Founder of Geronimo Enterprise

Expert in Business Design, Branding and Marketing | Business Mentor, Marketing Expert, Branding Expert

Richard is an experienced mentor and has coached in several Startup Weekends in KL. After he left his designer job in London and back to Malaysia, he co-founded of "Sunrise Enrichment", an institution where students and dropouts could pursue an education, an opportunity that was not available to these group of people through the conventional schools in Malaysia. Fast forward to 2017, he started another e-commerce venture by mentoring and train those who wish to sell goods online locally & internationally.



Sailesh Wadhwa
Chief Strategist of Edelman

Expert in Brand Marketing, Business Consulting, Turnarounds | Branding Expert
I've been part of several business turnaround and transformation challenges in my profession. Currently in my fourth consecutive business transformation assignment, I'm hopeful to share learnings as I've been helping and interacting with both large & small scale startups and grownups.


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.


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!


Mohd Hafiz Safie
CEO / Founder of Sparadise

Expert in Ui/ UX, Product development, Entrepreneur | Branding Expert

Mohd Hafiz Safie is a user experience and interface professional who has worked actively in the web industry for over a decade. He specialises in information architecture, interaction design, usability, user interface and user research for web and mobile. Hafiz has created web and mobile experiences for many companies including KLCC, Celcom, POS Malaysia, Govermant agencies and many more. 


As the CEO of Sparadise and former Lead Product Design and Ui/UX at AVANA, Hafiz works with teams closely to create product strategies that satisfy users and drive business goals.

He is actively involved in the tech community, helping as adviser and mentoring to many startups company to answer two important questions before building a product – “Should you build this?" and "Why?”.


Dr Syahril Anuar Idris
CTO, PSI Global Sdn. Bhd.

Expert in Tech, Engineering | Tech Expert

Syahril Anuar Idris is a PhD graduated of UTEM specialised in Autonomous & Intelligent Mfg. With 6 years of R&D experience in industrial and 4 years of research in Mfg. Eng., Dr Syahril able to identify skill and knowledge required for industrial.


Imran Sheik
Founder & CEO Ombré

Expert in Fashion, AI, Marketing | Business Mentor, Marketing Expert, Branding Expert

Legal graduate. Former retail fashion consultant at Topman. Started a cafe business (JIBRIL) while still in law school, now making RM2.5 million in annual revenue.


Stan Chew
Country Manager of Knorex

Expert in Performance Marketing, Programmatic, Attribution, Marketing, Business development | Business Mentor, Marketing Expert, Branding Expert
Stan is currently Country lead for Knorex, a leading tech provider of precision performance marketing technologies. He has 13 years of agency experience in project management, media planning, copywriting, strategic planning, new business development, heading a media agency, launched a performance marketing division for one of the largest communications agencies before taking the plunge deep into the ad tech space. Now, he is tasked with building up Knorex presence, sales and marketing, partnerships and Malaysia operations. What drives him crazy is unlearning the bad habits that kept him alive for the past 13 years and acquiring new skillsets that will keep him growing for the next 15 years.


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.


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


Sereyboth Van
Co-founder & CTO at MotionCloud

Expert in Techie, Project management, Digital marketing | Business Mentor, Tech Expert

I am a co-founder of insurtech startup based in Munich Germany. As an experienced software engineer and a business partner, I have strong sense of how to bring startup idea into execution and will be able to help with business, marketing and branding ideas.



Soham Roy
Co-Founder of Expostores

Expert in Entrepreneurship, Strategy, GTM | Business Mentor, Marketing Expert

A tech (Fintech & Blockchain) entrepreneur and a former strategy expert, with 9 yrs of experience working across industries like Tech, Media, Banking and Supply chains


Caroline Wong LQ
Head of Commercial in Yellow Porter

Expert in Marketing, Marcomm, Digital Marketing, Brand Activation, Partnership, Advertising, SME Events, Community Engagement | Marketing Expert, Branding Expert

Forged in the fires in marketing agency life, this petite cili padi, who’s hair colour changes more times in a year than the 4 seasons, spent 7 years handling big name clients such as Citibank, F&N Seasons to Digi in the creative advertising industry. When the time came to branch out, the allure from the corporate world was too much to resist in which she went to lead marketing, communications and brand activation at AirAsia BIG and later on at Maxis before taking up the challenge as the Head of Commercial at Yellow Porter, a company at its inception stage who is trying to disrupt the way cross-border e-commerce transaction happens.


Vimal Kumar
Co-Founder, CEO of Yellow Porter

Expert in Business Development, Operations, Project Management, Business Planning & Strategy | Industrial Expert, Business Mentor

With the notion that he has no special talents, just passionately curious about things, Vimal started out his career as an Engineering Grad in a Management Consulting firm. An odd choice to begin with, but the decision was driven by his desire to understand how organisations function from an economic stand point. A chance meeting provided him the opportunity to join AirAsia X during a time where the low cost long haul airline was anticipating rapid growth in the coming few years. After spending close to 6 years within various departments in the airline, he left to join a tech startup bent on disrupting how entertainment content was being consumed, iFlix. In January 2017, he started Yellow Porter with fellow co-founders and 1 year 6 months later, 2 rounds of funds raised, the journey continues.


AJ Azizul
CEO, Creative Director & Brand Architect of We Are VM Sdn Bhd

Expert in Branding, Advertising, Printing (Digital & Offset), Paper Engineer, Corporate Identity | Business Mentor, Branding Expert

AJ is a Founder of We Are VM (Vector Media) Sdn Bhd, Poets & Creators (P&C) #pandcmy brand and Associate Partner as Brand Architect for several advertising agencies. He is now expanding his biggest mission in Analog Arts Digital Works by forming a quality creative arm by building operation that focuses on adapting, accelerating and leveraging creative innovation from notions to emotions.

His 'Right Brain' made him as Senior Designer @ Creative Craft SB, GUI Artist @ Game Brains, Art Director @ Pintar Media and finally achieved his dream by opening up new creative networking hub + lifestyle store + dessert lab + printing bar to serve creative enthusiast.

Buzz him as AJ is a serial moviegoer and very resourceful food hunter.


Indhran Seghar
CEO of Sunshine Digital

Expert in Storytelling for Funding | Marketing Expert, Branding Expert

I'm CEO and Founder of Sunshine Group, an integrated communications group that helps brands gain visibility, generate leads and grow exponentially.

Before setting up Sunshine in Australia in 2008, I worked at the HSBC Group, one of the largest banking and financial services institutions in the world, where I rolled out brand driven initiatives for 33,000 HSBC employees impacting 80 million customers worldwide. My efforts contributed to HSBC’s spectacular leap to No. 23 on The Interbrand Best Global Brands list (ahead of Nike and Apple) in 2008.

Over the years, I've helped enhance brands such as HSBC, Electrolux, Frost & Sullivan, Oxford University, GEMS Education and AstraZeneca to name a few. Brands trust me to develop provocative, distinctive, and credible stories to enhance their reputation as innovators, trusted advisors, and global thought leaders with audiences that matter most.


Roger Wong
Head of Digital of Shock Media Studio

Serial Entrepreneur | Industrial Expert, Business Mentor, Tech Expert, Marketing Expert, Branding Expert

Being a 23/8 online hustler || Making people buy shit online using the ROGER METHOD || Using the same tricks to pick up your dream girl/man to get more customers without being cheesy || Using Bio-hacking tricks to make you 2.45% smarter than the rest of the people in the room

Over 15 years of digital marketing experience.
Started his first venture at the age of 12.
Has different business ventures for the last 17 years (with both successful exits, and failures).
A practitioner and startup coach of the Lean Startup Methodology.


Mallory Loone
Start up mentor and certified personal development coach

Startup Coach, Entrepreneur, Certified Personal Development Coach | Business Mentor

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 & 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.

In 2015, she launched her 2nd business – TalentLinkz Resources after having raised RM 200,000 in seed investment, an online platform that matches Talents to Opportunities.

Mallory has also been a Certified Motivational Coach since 2015 and she has been a Millennial Coach ever since, bringing out the best in young talents to further shine in their personal, career, entrepreneurship, and relationship goals. She was also TEDx speaker where she spoke on “Breaking the Women Code”. She was also recognised by President Barack Obama as a trainer and leader of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI), where she had the privilege to attend a town hall with the President
during his visit to Malaysia. She was also the first Project Director of the Junior World Entrepreneurship Forum- Malaysia where she led the Malaysian chapter to be the fastest growing chapter in the world.


Aman Kapoor
VP, Technology Architecture in Astro

Expert in Fintech, AI (Machine Learning), Media (OTT), Microservices, AWS Cloud | Business Mentor, Tech Expert

15+ years of technology experience in consulting & Implementation with global technology companies.I have led and built engineering & architecture teams in a wide range of industries across e-Commerce to Digital Media and Mobile Communication with extreme ownership.I believes in building a sustainable technology ecosystem supported by an active engineering community.


Julian Yong
General Manager in Thriving Talents Sdn Bhd

Expert in Ecommerce, Facebook Marketing, Peak Performance coach | Business Mentor, Marketing Expert

A Passionate Learner-turned-Educator, Speaker & Coach with areas of specialization in E-Commerce, Digital Marketing, Social Media, Tech-Entrepreneurship and Building Online Communities, Julian Yong is a Certified Trainer, General Manager & Head of ‘Everything Online’ with Thriving Talents. He is also a sought-after E-Commerce Consultant, having worked with clients, primarily in the U.S.A. on Google Keywords , Website Creation, Digital Mall Building via Shopify and various Social Media Advertising mediums like Facebook, Google Ads and Instagram.


Mike Babiy
Product Lead of Vidi

Expert in Road map & Priorities, MVP, Validation | Business Mentor, Tech Expert

Founded, ran for 7 years and sold a b2c business back in Siberia, while living in Bali. Currently in a Malaysian travel startup called Vidi, a mix of UGC and eCommerce.


Steven Tang
Group Branding of EcoWorld

Expert in Banding, Marketing | Branding Expert

Started as sales and marketing and now leads a team of 7 in charge of branding for EcoWorld.


Isaac Ng
CTO of Surge

Expert in Prototyping, UI/UX, Machine Learning | Business Mentor, Tech Expert

A software engineer from .Net environment turned full stack web developer having worked on multiple technologies. Worked on more than 100s of client projects, able to map out the best tech stacks for MVPs or for scale. Currently leading a team on machine learning & data science applications.


Khairul Izuan
CEO of Algomecs

Expert in Supply Chain Management, Category Management, Procurement & Expediting, Sourcing, Mechanical Engineering, Islamic Studies, Project Management | Industrial Expert, Business Mentor, Tech Expert

Co-founder of Algomecs. Engineering graduate with more than 6 years professional experience in supply chain management with multinational companies. Still new to the start-up ecosystem but feel really positive with the experience so far. Passionate about education in science, technology, engineering, math and Islamic studies.


Marlina Mansor
Manager at Astro

Advertising, Content and Marketing | Marketing Expert, Branding Expert

I have a passion for media. Design has always been a great part of my life, using almost any form of media I am able to produce a perfect representation of an idea.


Hua Wang
SmartBridge Health

Expert in Telemedicine, Law, Strategy | Business Mentor

Hua Wang was a private equity lawyer at Proskauer, in-house counsel at Cisco Systems, and a Global Scholar at the Kauffman Foundation. Hua graduated from Duke University and Northwestern University School of Law. Prior to law school, Hua was an investment banking analyst at Lehman Brothers and a healthcare strategy consultant at Accenture.


Organizing Team

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

  • Imran
    Wan
  • Marina
    Samsuri
  • Jenny
    Low Ching Yee
  • Ze Seng
    Tan

Facilitators


Hanif Marzuki Mohd Saupi


Event Staff


Henry Beh
Graduate

Working at PAPER + TOAST.


Huai Yu Khaw
Community Manager and Director at The UM App Club

AI Student at University of Malaya, Community Manager and Director at The UM App Club. Having deep interest in using technology to enable the future and human.


Rushdi Pranjal
Community Builder

Currently doing masters in Software Engineering at APU. Also a student helper and Senior Member of Beyond Media, APU. Love doing photography, specially dramatic portraits are my favorite. Love traveling a lot. Love to meet new people, make friends and love food. Never miss an opportunity to learn.


Khai Shen Lim
Student

He is a student from APU who passionate about event planning. He organized a few events in APU. Meanwhile, he is also a representative for APU Chinese debate team. He enjoys talking to people.


Liza Binti Azizun Rahman
Marketing and Event Management

I am passionate in Event Management and friendly too!!


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