Startup Weekend George Town- Women Edition

    Friday, September 7 - 9, 2018

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Startup Weekend George Town- Women Edition

Friday, September 7 - 9, 2018

Friday, September 7 - 9, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Georgetown, Malaysia

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A Weekend of Empowering Women Entrepreneurs!

 🚀 Organized by PAPER + TOAST and powered by Techstars, We are thrilled to bring the very first Startup Weekend George Town Women Edition to town at 7th-9th September 2018!

Who is Startup Weekend Women For?
It doesn't matter what you do or where you are from, Startup Weekend Women is designed as an event that brings all sorts of Women (and MEN) together, including:
- aspiring & experienced entrepreneurs,
- developers and other tech-related professionals,
- designers of all types,
- anyone with talents/skills in business, sales, finance, legal, health, wellness, mindfulness
- students from universities and even high schools,
- professionals looking to a careers switch,
- all-time learners or maybe someone that has ZERO knowledge of anything but they would like to explore themselves!

🌳 Startup Weekends​ is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures.  The 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. 

💡 Startup weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education.Whether you are looking for feedback on an 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.

🏆 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 part of this weekend and join some of the most passionate, talented and entrepreneurial-minded women across our community!

🙋🏻‍  Are men allowed to attend?

However, there are a limited number of tickets available to men and we do encourage men to find another female participant to bring along.

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Friday September 7th

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 September 8th

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 September 9th

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!

Coaches and Mentors

Neel Chin
Management of Soho Group of Companies

Neel accidentally involved in the F&B industry for over two decades & a history of passionate Social Work, her current position allows her to bring the two together and use this platform of influence to support and guide those in the workforce to bring out the best in themselves for the betterment of the collective. Being one who is extremely hands on, she truly believe there is a practical solution to every problem and that honesty and transparency is the key to success.

Shuant Goh
1. Copywriter & Content Strategist (, 2. Founder (TheWriters.Co), 3. WomenWill Lead (Google Business Group George Town)

Shuant is a copywriter and content marketing strategist. Keen interest in solving problems and explore all things new in life and beyond. She has been creating content for almost ten years for a myriad of industries. When she's not writing, you can find her chasing lines in her wide range of book genres. As an aficionado of productivity, she's currently working on her startup, TheWriters.Co, to enable freelance writers to write more, earn more, do less project management. She's active in the community that includes WomenWill Lead by GBG George Town and Community Co-Manager of GBG George Town.

Zoey Teoh
COO of Ayuh Bina c/o aCAT Penang

Having a keen eye for detail and handles all of the operation matters—from finance to human resources and business development—making sure the company is capitalized adequately in Ayuh Bina.

Jane Lee
Cofounder and CEO/ Active60

I am the CEO of Active60, a social business that enable the active participation of retirees by engaging them in jobs, projects and activities post retirement. I am also a social entrepreneur who are passionate to develop the leadership and entrepreneurial skills in young people so they can harness the power of business to solve social problems in sustainable ways.

Sunnie Toh Hui Sung
Officers in toastmasters international, trainer under tween life long learning center

Sunnie is a passionate Toastmaster, love speaking, sharing and get connected to people. Believe in life long learning and started the children living skill education under Tween Life Long Learning center.

She is active in giving back to community by collaborating with schools, colleges to provide educational workshop.

Racheal Poh
Lecturer in KDU Penang

As a lecturer, I facilitate learning and growth in the areas of business and marketing. My mission is threefold: to spark interest, be a master of simplification and impart knowledge for lifelong learning. To sum it all, I always believe it is the little conversation that build the relationship and make an impact on each student.

Mei Tan
Founder, Scoopoint Sdn Bhd

Mei Tan is the Creative Director of Asia Green Group - an award winning property development company in Penang.
She is also the Founder of Scoopoint- a disruptive co-working & incubator space for the creative community & entrepreneurs.

Priscella Tay
Tamarins Group Sdn Bhd - Manager

Priscella Tay is a self driven, highly passionate business woman who besides managing the family business in property development based in Penang, has also started her own wine trading business at the age of 23. A true entrepreneur, she jumps on opportunity and takes risks; such has enabled her to clinch significant deals in wine business and started her project management company recently. Her strong business acumen has also seen her successfully repositioned the company branding and streamlined the operations yet delivering more. 
A friendly and down to earth woman, she can be spotted in many social occasions listening to business ideas and exploring opportunities with the like-minded, over a glass of wine.

Josephine Yoong
Director- Precious Pages Resources

Qualified accountant, running own small businesses including retail of children educational products, books & publishing. Co-founder of WomenbizSENSE. Authour of a children's book on Integrity & co-founder of curriculum teaching children character and finance.

Angelld Quah
Co founder

Angelld is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of FBM Crowdtech Sdn Bhd which is the only Malaysian company that registered to operate, both equity crowdfunding and P2P financing platform namely FundedByMe Malaysia and AlixCo.
She graduated and major in International Business specialized in Management and Marketing from Emirate Aviation University in Dubai, UAE
As a serial entrepreneur, she has over 10 years of entrepreneurship experience with international exposure in cross border marketing strategy and business development, is expert in innovation management with a focus on financial technology assessment from research to market. 

Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Georgetown is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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  • Marina
  • Imran
  • Henry


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Jenny Low Ching Yee
Community Builder at PAPER + TOAST

Community Builder at PAPER + TOAST, Student helper and Beyond Media member at APU. Sin Chiew Scholarship holder with multiple experiences in organizing events, Jenny is always looking for opportunities to learn and develop new skills.

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