Startup Weekend @ Monash University Bandar Sunway

    Friday, November 18 - 20, 2016

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Startup Weekend @ Monash University Bandar Sunway

Friday, November 18 - 20, 2016

Friday, November 18 - 20, 2016
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Monash University Malaysia
Jalan Lagoon Selatan
Bandar Sunway, Selangor 47500

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Learn. Network. Startup.


Be an I.D.O.L!

Innovate - with people driven to build something new.

Discover - who you are on the Entrepreneur's Journey.

Orientate - your entrepreneurial journey FAST, launch in 54 HOURS!

Limitless - potential to transform your startup ideas into REALITY

Whoever you are, whatever your area of study. Engineers. Business majors. IT and Computer Science. Doctors. Lawyers. ENTREPRENEURS! Startup Weekend is an opportunity transform your ideas into action in 54 hours. Find the right people with complimentary skills & the passion & to work with and learn along the way. Test your idea with real, potential customers. Find a place filled with people with an entrepreneurial mindset! Get mentored by professional tutors and industry leaders!

About Startup Weekend:
Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurials. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

I have questions, who should I ask?
Almost every question is answered here: .If it is not then e-mail us with anything here: (Daniel Leong) (Jacky Lai) (Zach Choong)

What prizes are on offer?

The weekend is fundamentally about learning and not winning, despite this we do have some awesome prizes:

  • CONFIRMED INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT WITH GARENA (if you solve their business problems)
  • Books
  • 3 months access to Co-Working Spaces (at MAGIC HQ @ Cyberjaya) + facilities to further their endeavor
  • Professional mentorship by MAGIC
  • Networking with professionals
  • Enrollment into personal development programs and,
  • 3 months free web hosting via Amazon Web Service (AWS).

1st & 2nd Runner-Up:
  • Books
  • 1 month worth of Co-Working Space usage (at MAGIC HQ @ Cyberjaya) + facilities to further their endeavor,
  • Professional mentorship by MAGIC
  • Networking with professionals
  • Enrollment into personal development programs and,
  • 1 month Free web hosting via Amazon Web Service (AWS).
What do I get for my ticket price?
  • Fully catered Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for all 3 days of the event.
  • Oppurtunity to engage with industry players and professional mentors who will guide you through the weekend.
  • An oppurtunity to translate your startup ideas into reality.
  • A Monash University Start-Up Weekend T-Shirt

Friday: 60-second pitches that result in the formation of small teams around the best, most viable concepts. Educators validate ideas, then all attendees vote. We hope you’ll pitch, but definitely not required!

Saturday and Sunday: Work days! Teams focus on user research, customer development, validating their ideas and building prototypes with the help of experienced coaches from the education and entrepreneurial world. You’re welcome to stay and work as long as the venue will allow!

Sunday evening: Teams demo their products and receive valuable feedback from a panel of expert judges. Winning teams take home a grab bag of great tools to help launch their startup!

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Friday November 18th

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 November 19th

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 November 20th

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!

Organizing Team

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

  • Daniel
  • Jacky
  • Zachary


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. 

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