Startup Weekend Kuala Lumpur

    Thursday, August 27 - 29, 2015


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  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Kuala Lumpur

Thursday, August 27 - 29, 2015



Thursday, August 27 - 29, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Kuala Lumpur Convention Center

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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KL Converge: MEGA Startup Weekend is Back in KL, Malaysia

The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.

It is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Thursday August 27th


6:30 pm
Registration
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
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

Friday August 28th


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
Check-In
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
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

Saturday August 29th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Check-In
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


12:00 pm
Lunch


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
Dinner


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!


Event Judges


Heislyc Loh
Founder, StartupMamak

Started StartupMamak, AngelHack and Founder Institute and failed 2 startups. 


Choon Yan Tan
Startup Advisor, PayPal



Navin Danapal
Senior Audience Manager, Microsoft



Daniel Riveong
General Manager, Estorm International Asia Office



Coaches and Mentors


Izwan Ismail
UX Practice Lead at VLT and Founder of UX Malaysia



Sam Shafie
Founder of WatchTower and Friends, Co-Founder of PitchIN



Nadhirah Mustafa



Katka Letzing
Program Director of Asian Launchpad by Startup Malaysia



Aaron Gill
Head of Product Strategy at MyTeksi



Joshep Lee
Partner at Infinite Ventures



Malek Ali
Founder of BFM



Aaron Teng
Co-Founder Dino Media



Syed Amierul
Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Greater Malaysia



Gwen Yi
Country Director (Malaysia) for Kairos ASEAN



Maverick Foo
Founder of MojoDojo



Organizing Team

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

  • Daniel
    CerVentus
  • Lalitha
    Wemel
  • Oko
    Davaasuren
  • Lim
    Feng
  • Farah
    Fauzi

Facilitators


Lalitha Wemel
Regional Manager, Asia Pacific

Lalitha Wemel is a community architect based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is incredibly passionate about fostering entrepreneurship, grassroots leadership, and strong communities. Lalitha has been involved in various startup projects and communities for the better part of the last decade, both in and out of Malaysia. She has a deep love for eloquent minds, adventure, coffee, and travel. She is currently the Regional Manager for Techstars Startup Programs across South East Asia and Oceania, where she works with amazing community leaders to strengthen and empower their local startup ecosystem. 



Oko Davaasuren
Regional Director at Techstars

Oko (Full name: Bat-oktyabri Davaasuren, Даваасүрэн овогтoй Бат-октябрь) is an active founder and a community builder. He has cofounded and helps run several startups in Asia. Oko has received a bachelors degree in Finance from Portland State University before continuing onto a masters degree in Engineering Technology Management but decided to return home to Mongolia. He then received his MBA in Mongolia. When he is not working, he can be found on Squash courts or on long-haul Motorbike rides in Asia.


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