Techstars Startup Weekend Kuala Lumpur @UCSI

    Friday, August 2 - 4, 2019

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Techstars Startup Weekend Kuala Lumpur @UCSI

Friday, August 2 - 4, 2019

Friday, August 2 - 4, 2019
Event starts at 6:30 pm

UCSI University
1, Jalan Puncak Menara Gading, Taman Connaught, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 56000

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Your idea in 54 hours

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?

Techstars 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.

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. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. 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, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
  • Full and delicious meals over the course of the weekend
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.

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

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Friday August 2nd

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

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

7:20 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 August 3rd

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 August 4th

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
Final Presentations

6:00 pm
Judging & Awards

6:20 pm

6:45 pm
Go Home!

Event Judges

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.

Arvin Danial
Head of Strategy and Management, Center for Asia Leadership

Experienced in Programme Operations, Talent Management & Acquisition with previously working in a regional telecommunications company. During his spare time, he keeps himself relevant to IR4.0 with my strong individual interest in technology and gaming. Passionate leadership development focused in building their leadership journey as well as coaching and mentoring teams through tools like the Business Model Canvas. 

Currently, his role as the Head of Strategy and Management is focused on four key areas; Stakeholder Development and Management, Internal Operations Management, Program Development & Refinement and Supporting Regional Affairs.   The Center for Asia Leadership provides in-person and online based (1) trainings, (2) conferences, and (3) consulting services that enhance individual and organizational leadership capacities and competences for agility and renewal. Focusing on mindset shift, and a wide selection of 21st century core skills and expertise, all aimed to assist the organizations to respond more effectively to challenges and setbacks, to orchestrate a meaningful progress, and to invent a future that is purposeful and intentional.

Eyad Hasbullah
Angel Investor, Business Coach and Career Mentor

Eyad's experience cuts across the ambit of product management, business development and technology of multiple industries. He's a Certified Innovation Practitioner and Train The Trainer, as well as being a professional business coach with Proficeo and Cradle Fund. In 2019 he was invited to join the Advisory Council of Gerson Lehrman Group for Technology, Media and Telecommunications. He's a futurist and career mentor with Futurelab.

He has extensive experience with startups, coaching them in areas such as business development, fundraising, marketing, operations, governance and regional growth. He has been a core team member of corporate (or internal) startups in Malaysia. He has been involved in raising more than RM40 million for nonprofits, startups and internal startups. In 2014 he had an award-winning technical paper published twice (in Malaysia and Australia).

He is interested in positive and sustainable change through the intersection of business, technology, and culture. He is industry agnostic but is currently focused on health and wellness, eCommerce and renewable energy. He was able to indulge his passion for football as a guest-host on the radio for the Brazil 2014 World Cup. 

Eyad recently became an accredited Angel Investor. He's based in Kuala Lumpur.

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.

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.

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 & 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.

Azfarazie Amirolzakri
Founder and CEO of Work Inspires Consultancy

Azfar is fuelled to see the drive and passion of the youth to have an open mind and the willingness to learn. He renders respect to future leaders who are stepping up at a very young age.

Well known for his ability in Creating Experiences for Clients, Azfarazie has worked with many Fortune 500 companies to create memorable and impactful Learning & Development, as well as Team Building Sessions. Some of his past work has been with great companies like 3M, Petronas, Wipro Unza, General Electric, Prudential and many more both locally and Abroad. One of his key highlight was creating a Masterclass attended by CEOs, Head of Departments, Managers aimed to bridge the gap between Leaders and their people, especially Millennials and a Employer Branding Transformation that featured a nationwide competition for an established property development company in Malaysia. Azfarazie has also ventured extensively in the areas of Customer Service and Fitness Coaching for the past 6 years

He is currently with Work Inspires Consultancy Talent Engagement Consultant that Empower one's Talents with
L&D, Team Bonding, & Employer Branding solutions that are Interactive, Customisable, & Sustainable. He believes in the motto "Do good to others and others will do good to you.” 

Edward Chin
Regional Business Development Lead at

Edward has extensive experience in the research and consulting industry working across various industries - Public Sector, Automotive, Telecommunications, Banking, Business and Financial Services, Healthcare, FMCG from APAC markets. Subsequently he ventured into tech startups with ex-rocket internet startup Co-Founder of Zalora, Worked in Corporate Strategy at 11street, a JV between a Korean Conglomerate  SK Group and Celcom Axiata and recently in Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) in Land development for the Alibaba Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ). Currently he is the regional representative in Southeast Asia for a global equity crowdfunding platform headquartered in Dubai with 24,000 investors from 40+ countries funding startups and SMEs.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Techstars Startup Weekend Kuala Lumpur @UCSI 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

  • Wong
  • Theadora
  • Hoong Lim
  • Alexis
    Rafferity Wijaya
  • Yong
  • Teguh


Jenny Low
Programs and Events at PAPER + TOAST

Event and Program planner, coordinator and organizer in PAPER + TOAST.

Loves photography and videography. Jenny loves creating impacts on others life and inspires them with events she organized. She is a TEDx organizer as well during her university life. She is now the advisor of TEDx in her university. Jenny is always looking for opportunities to learn and develop new skills.

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