Startup Weekend Georgetown 2015

    Friday, January 16 - 21, 2015


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Startup Weekend Georgetown 2015

Friday, January 16 - 21, 2015



Friday, January 16 - 21, 2015
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Han Chiang College
Jalan Lim Lean Teng
Georgetown, Pulau Pinang 11600

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A Big Start In The New Year

Having a business idea and wanna make a start?
Startup Weekend is where you can make it, together with like-minded people. Working together with teams, mentors and fellow entrepreneurs to find your business model, idea validation and prototyping in 54 hours, you are not only learning to build a startup, but also get yourself ready to launch your products. 

Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable.  On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical or design backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds.Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.

Startup Weekend Intro






EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday January 16th


6:00 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


7:00 pm
Networking
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

Saturday January 17th


9:00 am
Participants Arrive
Setting up workspace for the weekend and start working


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!


3:00 pm
Sharing Session
Sharing session by Startup Weekend Alumni


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 January 18th


9:00 am
Participants Arrive
Continue building prototype / product


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
Sharing Session
Sharing Session by Entrepreneurs


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


5:00 pm
Final Presentations
Teams presenting idea, prototype, demo, business model, etc.


6:00 pm
Dinner


7:00 pm
Judging & Awards


7:30 pm
Wrap-Up
A group photo :)


8:20 pm
Go Home!

Wednesday January 21st


2:00 am
Gathering
Crazy Gathering



Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Georgetown 2015 team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.


Sponsors


Organizing Team

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

  • Curry
    Khoo
  • Ray
    Beh
  • Jia You
    Low
  • Lee
    Chun How
  • Lee
    Mervynn
  • Ching Sing
    Chow
  • Nicholas
    Theng
  • Yin Wai
    Wan
  • Zoey
    Teoh
  • Elaine
    Cheong
  • Kevin
    Tan

Facilitators


Oko Davaasuren
Regional Director, 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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