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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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday October 16th


6:30 pm
Registration
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
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 October 17th


8:30 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


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


12:00 pm
Lunch
Eat food


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


6:30 pm
Dinner
Eat food

Sunday October 18th


8:30 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


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


12:00 pm
Lunch
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
Teabreak
Eat food


6:00 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 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.


Sponsor


Organizing Team

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

  • Curry
    Khoo
  • Zoey
    Teoh
  • Lee
    Chun How
  • Julie
    Ng
  • Jia You
    Low
  • Ching Sing
    Chow
  • Elaine
    Cheong
  • Yin Wai
    Wan
  • Marcus
    Foon

Facilitators


Feng Lim
Cofounder

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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