Startup Weekend KL: Women

    Friday, October 7 - 9, 2016


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Startup Weekend KL: Women

Friday, October 7 - 9, 2016



Friday, October 7 - 9, 2016
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Google Malaysia
9 Jalan Stesen Sentral 5
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur 50470

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Inspiring More Women Leaders in Founding Startup Teams

We are thrilled to be hosting Kuala Lumpur’s first Startup Weekend Women's Edition in partnership with Google Malaysia, Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC), Gorgeous Geeks and Lean In Malaysia. 

The hardest part of starting up is starting out, Startup Weekend targets exactly this by immersing participants in the ideal environment for startup magic to happen. Our goal is to encourage and inspire more female leaders in startup teams and to connect more women to the vast number of resources and mentors available in our startup community. That's why we want you to be of this weekend and join some of the most talented and entrepreneurial-minded women across our community. 

Are men allowed to attend? YES, MEN ARE INVITED! However, there are a limited number of tickets available to men and we do encourage men to find another female participant to bring along.

I have questions, who should I ask? Almost every question is answered here: https://startupweekend.org/attendees/faq If it is not then email us at kl.women@startupweekend.org with anything!


What is 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.

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! 

Register today at http://swkl-women.eventbrite.com

Artowork Discalimer: The Startup Weekend KL: Women Logo, is a derivative of "Startup Weekend Women's Edition Palermo 2016" by Luisa Di Martino, used under CC BY. "Startup Weekend Women's Edition Palermo 2016" is licensed under CC BY by Luisa Di Martino.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday October 7th


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


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.


10:30 pm
Wrap Up
Finished for the day. The venue closes at 11pm.

Saturday October 8th


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


7:00 pm
Dinner


8:00 pm
Pitch Practice #1 + Final Pitch Tips
Pitch Practice for all teams. Mentors will give feedback based on presentation. We will also go through some tips and tricks to make your final presentation great!


10:30 pm
Wrap Up
Finished for the day. The venue closes at 11pm.

Sunday October 9th


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
Pitch Practice #2


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 Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend KL: Women 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

  • Lalitha
    Wemel
  • Jowynne
    Khor
  • Rahayu
    Ramli
  • Nadhirah
    Mustafa

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. 



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