Startup Weekend Georgetown (October 2015)

    Friday, October 16 - 18, 2015

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Startup Weekend Georgetown (October 2015)

Friday, October 16 - 18, 2015

Friday, October 16 - 18, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Wisma Yeap Chor Ee
No. 15, 16 & 17, Pengkalan Weld,
Gat Lebuh China,
Georgetown, Penang 10300

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Do you have any ideas in mind for your startup? Now Startup Weekend Georgetown is here to realize your dream!

"No Talk, All Action"
Launch your startup within 54 hours!

Startup Weekend is 54-hour workshop where developers, designers, markerters, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch your startup!

Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities. Come share ideas, form teams, and launch startups. 
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.

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Friday October 16th

6:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

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 October 17th

8:30 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:00 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm
Eat food

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!

3:00 pm
Sharing Session

6:30 pm
Eat food

Sunday October 18th

8:30 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm
Eat food

3:00 pm
Sharing Session

3:30 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
Eat food

6:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Georgetown (October 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.


Organizing Team

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

  • Curry
  • Zoey
  • Lee
    Chun How
  • Julie
  • Jia You
  • Ching Sing
  • Elaine
  • Yin Wai
  • Marcus


Feng Lim

Feng is a startup founder and active community builder in Malaysia. His work involves building a thriving & sustainable startup ecosystem, operating coworking spaces & managing startup programs in the southern region of Malaysia. Graduated from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK, Feng specialise in business structuring, taxation & financial management. However, he decided to given up the opportunity being in the professional body or corporate world to strive into entrepreneurship & startups world. When he's not working, he can be found in one of the best coffee place in town.

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