Startup Weekend Kuala Lumpur

    Friday, December 6 - 8, 2019


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Startup Weekend Kuala Lumpur

Friday, December 6 - 8, 2019



Friday, December 6 - 8, 2019
Event starts at 5:00 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!

Still have questions, feel free to reach us at “kualalumpurwomen@startupweekend.org”.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday December 6th


5:00 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


5:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


6:15 pm
Welcome
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


6:30 pm
Speaker
Getting to know Design Thinking by Prof. Rajesh Nair from Asia School of Business


7:00 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


7:45 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


8:00 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


8:45 pm
Business Model Canvas Workshop


9:30 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


10:00 pm
Go Home!
Have some rest to pump up the energy for tomorrow!

Saturday December 7th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


9:15 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend


9:30 am
How to do Market Validation Workshop


10:00 am
Pick your mentor


10:30 am
Speaker
Alternative Financing For Startups & SMEs by Elain Lockman


10:50 am
Live Session
with Tan ZiKang, Founder of Oxwhite


12:00 pm
Lunch


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


5:00 pm
Presentation Workshop


6:30 pm
Dinner


7:30 pm
Check-In
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help


10:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday December 8th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Pick your mentor


11:00 am
Mentor Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS


12:00 pm
Lunch


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
Dinner


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Speakers


Rajesh Nair
Professor, Asia School of Business

Inventor, Entrepreneur, Mentor, Researcher, Coach


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.

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.


Hafidah Abdul Samat
Senior Assistant Vice President, Lead Editor, Digital Media & Big Data, Astro Awani

Hafidah, aka Fida, is the senior assistant vice president of Astro Awani. She have been in this industry for years. She is the lead editor of Astro Awani news, digital media and big data. She is a outgoing person, always open minded and jovial.


Yo Hong Quan
Ecosystem Relations Lead, Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Center

Yo is the Ecosystem Relations Lead for Academy in MaGIC, where he assists startups in providing them with extensive growth-focused strategic advice and trainings such as investments, pitching, business model, key metrics among many others in this highly competitive ecosystem.


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.


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.


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.


Rajesh Nair
Professor, Asia School of Business

Inventor, Entrepreneur, Mentor, Researcher, Coach


Zulfauzi Zain
Co-founder, Stixfresh

Zulfauzi Zain is the co-founder of Stixfresh and he had experience in finance.


Andre Teow
Co-founder, Stealth Healthtech Startup

Andre is currently working on new ventures within the healthtech space. His current interest is in making quality healthcare more accessible for the masses. Andre specializes in rapid prototyping and go-to-market experimentation, preferring to let data and analytics drive decision making. He has previously consulted for MaGIC, the Global entrepreneurship community, OYO Rooms, Foodpanda, Tan Chong Group, and has worked with numerous venture funds on their project incubation.


Rooks Mutalip
Co-Founder, Strategies & Implementation, Stixfresh International Sdn Bhd

A marketing and advertising professional with an 11 year experience, specializing in strategies, brand development and brand experience.


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?”.


Kamalia Aziz
Senior Executive, Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Center (MaGIC)

Being in the ASEAN Centre of Entrepreneurship the past 3 years, Kamalia is passionate to help entrepreneurs go beyond borders and expand globally. From graduating from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow to working in the strategic partnerships team, Kamalia has always believed that cross-borders collaborations is utmost important for an entrepreneurs' success. Other than that, Kamalia is keen to help shift the mindset and help shape Malaysia to be an entrepreneurial nation.


Hanafi Shahrain



Mohd Izzairi Yamin
Founder / CEO, ZeptoExpress

A web technologist and has been developing web applications since his teenage days. That’s the x-factor that has driven him to master deeply into mobile and web technologies. He graduated in Computer Science studies and started working as a full time coder and has vast experience in developing banking and insurance systems while working for a MNC company, and he then continued his career into drone technologies (Aibotix) . He has great passion towards the mobile and web technology and he strongly believes that BIG DATA and mobile apps will be dominating the future of today's computing.


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Organizing Team

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

  • Wan
    Imran
  • Jenny
    Low
  • Marina
    Samsuri
  • Henry
    Beh
  • Michelle
    Lee
  • Dylan
    Wardy
  • Yoshini
    Sivam
  • Dean
    Lim Chen Kuok
  • Emeline
    Wang Thai En
  • Chen Han
    Tey
  • Kaartik
    Nagarajan

Facilitators


Henry Beh
Graduate

Working at PAPER + TOAST.


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