Startup Weekend Kuala Lumpur

    Friday, December 6 - 8, 2019

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  4. Coaches and Mentors
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Startup Weekend Kuala Lumpur

Friday, December 6 - 8, 2019

Friday, December 6 - 8, 2019
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Asia School of Business
Sasana Kijang, 2,
Jalan Dato Onn,
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur 50480

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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:
  • 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
  • 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 December 6th

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

6:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

6:45 pm
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:00 pm
Getting to know Design Thinking

8:00 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 December 7th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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

10:30 am
Pick your mentor

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
Mentors Meetings
Mentors 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 December 8th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Pick your mentor

11:00 am
Mentor Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
Pitch Practice
Final chance to pitch in front of mentors and get feedback from them

3:30 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
Judging & Awards

8:00 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Judges

Sai Kit Ng
Chief Executive, Captii Ventures

Sai Kit is the Chief Executive of Captii Ventures, a venture capital company that he helped set up in late 2014. Captii Ventures is now a multistage investor in technology companies in Southeast Asia with an aggregate of 16 investments across Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam, including Avana, Digify, Alterra, Sorabel, MuslimPro, Computer Guys and Mimosatek.

Coaches and Mentors

Johnson Lam
Founder of KakiDIY Dot Com

Loves DIY and solving problems using resources around me. Founded KakiDIY, started a KakiRepair, a repair movement, spreading education and love via KakiDIY Makervan and Offroader which is a moving makerspace and campervan. Incubate and invest in startups via KakiDIY Community as well. Does all these by night and by day I am a Programme Director in TIME Dot Com.

ZiKang Tai
Co-Founder & Head of Marketing, OXWHITE

Founder of FITGEAR and OXWHITE | E-commerce entrepreneur | Head of Marketing

Mohamed Tarek El-Fatatry
Founder & Managing Hero, ERTH: E-waste Recycling

Award-Winning, Finnish-Egyptian Entrepreneur; Founder & CEO of ERTH. Mo started his entrepreneurial career as the Founder & CEO of Muxlim, which became the world’s largest Muslim lifestyle network reaching millions of users in 190 countries. During his work at Muxlim, he was the first immigrant to receive the "President of Finland’s Internationalization Award"​ by President Halonen and was among 200 business leaders recognized by President Obama at the “Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship”. A frequent public speaker, he was previously the grand winner of TEDxAmsterdam's special event "New Power" and wrote a regular column in Finland's largest Technology & Business newspaper "Tekniikka & Talous".

Benkalfate Mustapha
CEO, Jobtimise

I am entrepreneur and college teacher for 15 years, since I was 21. I wrote 10 books for university students in France. Now I run Jobtimise (human resource cabinet) and I am launching a « cultural media for Asia ». I speak French, Arabic, English and some Russian and Italian.

Jan Wong
Founder of OpenMinds

Jan Wong is an entrepreneur, youth advocate, and founder of OpenMinds; a 7 years bootstrapped, data-driven martech company based in KL, Singapore and Hong Kong. Starting at the age of 17, he has ventured into eight businesses, a part time lecturer at the Asia Pacific University (APIIT / APU), a certified e-commerce consultant, published an academic journal during his Masters degree, sits on the Academic Advisory Board of KDU and Sunway College, a regional keynote speaker in events and conferences, a mentor for multiple startup communities and NEXT50 Singapore, regular contributor on BFM radio, a TEDx speaker, and more recently, listed on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2017 list.

Lennise Ng
Co-Founder & CEO |

Lennise Ng is the CEO & cofounder of Dropee - a B2B platform that bridges the distribution gap between SMEs & key sellers by enabling bulk transactions online. Lennise is passionate about entrepreneurship and has deep knowledge in the B2B industry - particularly in FMCG supply chain. She's excited to help kickstart new ideas, validate startups' first customers, and assist entrepreneurs to navigate around bumps during its early stages.

Elain Lockman
Co-Founder & Director, Ata Plus Sdn. Bhd.

Elain is the Co-Founder and Director in Ata Plus, a Malaysian licensed Equity Crowdfunding platform. Upbeat and optimistic, she believes nothing is impossible and all challenges are just another form of opportunities. This proves to be the fuel in her career thus far, in the areas of management, business strategy, human resource, business development, relationship management, marketing, and corporate communications. She has served notable organizations, namely Petronas, MDeC, Malaysia Debt Ventures, DiGi Telecommunications, and Packet One Networks. She currently sits on the Board of Western Union Payments Malaysia and was the Chairman of the Western Union Internal Audit Committee, while being actively involved in the start-up community, advising entrepreneurs in funding, strategy, and operations. Elain is also the President of the Registered Digital Markets Association Malaysia and a Council Member of the Malaysian Business Angels Network (MBAN). Elain is instrumental in establishing Ata Plus’ partnerships, deal screening, and operations framework. In March 2019, she was presented the BERG 2019 Women Icons Malaysia as a recognition for her contribution, achievements, and leadership in Fintech. Elain graduated from the London School of Economics with a BSc in Actuarial Science and MSc in Operational Research.

Reuben Ch'ng
Founder & Marketer, Cat Insights Venture, Head of Marketing, LEAD Venture

Hey it's Reuben. I'm a founder of Cat Insights, a marketing solutions company who helps businesses with marketing and head of marketing at LEAD, a tech institute.

Throughout my career in media & marketing, I've been fortunate to work with some reputable companies such as History Channel, Sony, Capitaland and TNB Malaysia.

Today, I spend a lot of time working in marketing and teaching.

Daniel Cerventus
Curator of Startup Digest KL

Daniel is a producer and entrepreneur. He is involved in various web projects across the world. The most notable one is TEDxKL, NextUp.Asia and This Week In Asia. He is also heavily involved in the maker community in South East Asia and working to build low cost prosthetic using 3D printers. He is a regular in the speaking circuit around the world for the topic of Social Innovation and Startups .

Daniel can be found mostly in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Melaka.

Stanley Chong
Partner, Ingenious Haus Group

Stanley has more than 25 years of experience in the information technology industry. Over the past 15 years, he has been involved in managing and on advisory role to Tech and Internet companies, playing an active role in coaching, fundraising and overall expansion for these companies.

Stanley has personally been investing and coaching tech startups for the past 10 years with organisations such as Cradle, MaGIC, Cyberview Living Lab, Proficeo's Coach & Grow program, Investor Readiness Program etc. He has been a panel judge for many pitching and fundraising events as well.

Organizing Team

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

  • Wan
  • Jenny
  • Marina
  • Henry
  • Michelle
  • Dylan
  • Yoshini
  • Dean
    Lim Chen Kuok
  • Emeline
    Wang Thai En
  • Chen Han
  • Kaartik


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