Global Startup Weekend Sustainable Revolution Kuala Lumpur Edition

    Friday, June 21 - 23, 2019

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Global Startup Weekend Sustainable Revolution Kuala Lumpur Edition

Friday, June 21 - 23, 2019

Friday, June 21 - 23, 2019
Event starts at 6:30 pm


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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💡 What is Startup Weekend?
Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?
Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend. The last decade, we’ve organized more than 4,000 in over 150 countries, consolidating Startup Weekend as the biggest incubator for the world!

🙋‍♀️ An event open for all ages, experience levels and backgrounds, of motivated people with ideas or willing to join other teams and improve the sustainability of their communities and the world. If you’re looking for a team, co-founder, mentors or an idea to leave your mark in the world, Startup Weekend is the event for you.

🌳 This edition will be part of the Global Startup Weekend Sustainable Revolution, a global initiative led by volunteers in order to put sustainable development at the forefront of the world stage. Here in Kuala Lumpur the Startup Weekend will take place on [June 14-16 or 21-23]At the same time, more than 30 cities around the world will organize their own Startup Weekend on sustainability! After that, a final round online will be held where each local winner will pitch its idea in a one minute video. The 5 best projects elected by the public will get special prizes to help them launch their startups in real life!

🌎 Why a Startup Weekend on sustainability ?🌿 Because environmental sustainability is one of the biggest challenges humanity is facing, it’s our duty to help entrepreneurs find the best solutions to overcome it.

✅ The challenges of entrepreneurship in sustainability you can work in during this weekend are diverse:
  • Build eco-conceived products & reverse planned obsolescence
  • Upcycle
  • Substitute the disposable by the sustainable
  • Reduce food waste
  • Foster local production and local distribution
  • Build a sustainable agriculture and a sustainable food industry
  • Build highly energy efficient products and systems
  • Produce sustainable energy
  • (Re)Build sustainable buildings
  • Design resilient, smart and inclusive cities
  • Design Fintech for inclusive sustainable finance and markets
  • Build the future of sustainable transportation
  • Foster education on sustainability

🙆‍♂️ Don’t be shy and join us to experience an exciting weekend full of all the highs and lows of the life as a startup founder. Even if you think you might be lacking some skills, your ideas and motivation are worth more than you think!

🤔 What do you need to bring?
⚡️ Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.   
🎈Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on and needs to be related with sustainability. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, build a viable business model and likely pivot your approach entirely!
☝️Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.   

How to participate?
🎟 Startup Weekend is a full weekend-long experience. Your ticket includes:  
  • Hands-on chance to learn the process for going from concept to creation.
  • Opportunity to meet experienced, talented, and passionate entrepreneurs in your city.
  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend.
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners.
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors.
  • Focused time to learn and practice new skills to take back to your job or to take your own idea from concept to creation.
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.
  • Time to present your final pitch to a select panel of judges and investors.

📼  Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!   


This event is organized by volunteers, teams are coached by professional mentors, and all is possible with the support of great partners ♥

✉️ Still have questions? Feel free to reach us at
🔥 Don’t wait any longer and join the Startup Weekend movement! No talk, all action!

* Be careful: participating in a Startup Weekend presents a risk of resigning on Monday morning to set up your Startup, live your dreams and make the world a better place!

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Friday June 21st

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

7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:30 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 June 22nd

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 June 23rd

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

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Coaches and Mentors

Ronnie Khoo
Founder at Ohsum Mossum Terrariums

Ohsum Mossum Terrariums is run by plant crafter artisan Ronnie Khoo.

We craft with plants to delight, inspire and create conservation awareness. Our designs revere and celebrate the inherent beauty of plants, integrating them wholistically into human living spaces. Since 2015 our work has involved workshops, corporate events, interior plant decor and consultation. We are currently focussed on plant education and sharing the craft of terrarium making. We hold workshops from our studio in PJ SunwayMas and at client venues.

We have been featured in Juice, TimeOut, The Edge, Elle Malaysia, Cittabella, Calibre, AFO Radio and Buro 24/7 among others, and have collaborated with many local venues and events such as Art For Grabs, Snackfood, KONCENT, Eats Shoots & Roots, Awe Gallery, Awesome Canteen, The Row, Jaya One, 1 Utama and Publika.

Our social media, where we regularly post plant info and tips.

Studio address (by appointment):
Waze: Ohsum Mossum Terrariums
15-1, Jalan PJU 1/3F, Sunwaymas Commercial Centre, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Chun Jia Sio
Founder, Life Origin

Sio graduated in year 2005 in Bachelor of Multimedia, Media Innovation, Creative Multimedia and started his career as a designer and proceeding to regional marketing manager in Malaysia leading IT digital security company. He had the opportunity to work in a variety of roles, events and projects in multiple countries. From handling online & offline marketing, branding & advertising, managing regional conference events and these marketing effort has assist the company winning Platinum Award in Marketing in The Star Outstanding Business Award (SOBA) for the year 2016.

In 2017 - 2018, he has the opportunity to work in Banking sector as a Head of Public Affairs in Cambodia. Is been a challenging journey with a lot solid regional experience.

In 2018, Sio founded Life Origin, a profit driven social enterprise focus on environmental and food sustainability. Life Origin won MTDC Road2Growth Northern Pitching Champion in April, and been selected to the top 30 in Selangor Accelerator Program 2019. Besides that, Life Origin has been invited to a business matching pitch at BioPitch 3.0 at BioUsahawan 2019.

Being a believer of lifelong learning, Sio received Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing from Digital Marketing Institute, Ireland in 2017 and currently pursuing his MBA from University of Strathclyde.

Zoey Chan Chea Woey
Co-founder, Life Origin

After several different sequels of entrepreneurship after graduating from SPM I am clear with what I am pursuing my career. I started venturing into F&B business and exit later to work in Singapore and further pursuing my studies in accounting.

Being a co-founder of Life Origin, I am responsible for the finance, cash flow, and accounting. With 10 years experience in administration, purchasing, finance & accounting, I am sure that my skills could compliment and contribute on making sure our start up finance and cash flow is healthy and monitor closely on achieving our KPI while keeping our target align.

I started my startup journey 2 years ago gaining a lot of experience with different challenges. I am proud that I have successfully made an exit on a F&B business. The restaurant is still running smoothly in Perangin Mall, Penang with stable customers until today and being feature by the Media. The whole experience on setting up the business and market brings me a lot of fruitful experience although there are many challenge along the way.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Global Startup Weekend Sustainable Revolution Kuala Lumpur Edition 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

  • Marina
  • Wan
  • Jenny
  • Henry
  • Michelle
  • Dylan


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Event Staff

Dean Lim Chen Kuok
Student, Asia Pacific University

A student who likes to organize events

Khai Shen Lim
Partnership Activation, PAPER + TOAST

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.

Wendy Low
Graduate at The LondonSchool of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Strong operations professional with a Bachelor’s Degree focused in Actuarial Science from The LondonSchool of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Experienced independent worker with a demonstratedhistory of working in a variety of industries. Looking to learn new friends of similar interest.

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