Startup Weekend Georgetown: Creatives

    Friday, July 5 - 7, 2019

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  3. Judges
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Georgetown: Creatives

Friday, July 5 - 7, 2019

Friday, July 5 - 7, 2019
Event starts at 5:00 pm

Level 2, Tamarins House
No. 46 Pengkalan Weld
George Town, Pulau Pinang 10300

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Attention all creative creators, you're in for a real treat!

Proudly organized by Scoopoint and powered by Techstars, we're ecstatic to bring the first Startup Weekend Creatives Edition to the heart of Georgetown on the 5th - 7th July!

Who Should Attend Startup Weekend Creatives Edition?
  • Creative creators varying from different industries.
  • Creative developers / tech-related professionals.
  • Creative entrepreneurs who are looking for challenges.
  • Creative students from high schools or universities.
  • Professionals who are searching for a creative outlet.
  • Curious and creative all-time leaners.
  • Anyone with a creative mindset that's looking to spark and tame some magic.
  • ANYONE who's more than willing to take up the challenge to explore the creative side of them!

Your idea in 54 hours

Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?

Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

What do you need to bring?

Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.

Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.

Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!

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Friday July 5th

5:00 pm
Arrive at the venue and get yourself checked in.

5:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

6:00 pm
Welcoming Speech & Ice Breaking Session
Official welcoming speech, review agenda for the weekend and introduce mentors and community leaders.

7:00 pm
Pitching Session
Optionally line up to give your pitch.

8:00 pm
Voting Session
Attendees vote for the top pitches.

8:30 pm
Forming of Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas.

9:30 pm
Begin Work / Wrap Up
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 July 6th

8:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee.

9:00 am
Begin Work + Coach Meetings
Teams formed and setting up work space 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 July 7th

8:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Final Coach Meetings
Final coach meeting before presentation.

3:00 pm
Presentation Setup
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!

Event Judges

Mei Tan
Founder of Scoopoint Sdn Bhd and Innovative Plus and COO of Asia Green Group

Mei Tan is a creative entrepreneur who is currently the creative director & COO of Asia Green Group - a property development company; the Founder and CEO of Scoopoint Coworking and Founder and CEO of Innovative Plus.

Mei graduated with honor with the Ringling College of Art & Design in Florida, USA and won few design awards in the States. After employment at MTV International as a Graphic Interactive Designer in NYC, she came back to her hometown of Penang as a member of the executive management team in Asia Green Group.

She is also the founder of Scoopoint - a disruptive and stylish co-working space in the central of Penang. The space formed with the mission of transforming how local people work and empower creative entrepreneurs. Scoopoint is not just a co-working space but a community and platform to encourage creativity, passion & collaboration.

She started an incubator program with the goal to change the creative ecosystem and values, also to groom new talented creative entrepreneurs. She has been instrumental in refining both companies' brands and products that make the company the icon it is today within the industry and also helped Asia Green Group won several awards.

She is also recently won Top CEO award, Top100 Most Influential Young Entrepreneurs, Top 30 JCI Creative Young Entrepreneur Award and High Flyer award herself. She has been called Wonder Woman because of her passion and dedication to build the creative community and she is the person with vision and action. A great model for today's woman entrepreneur. She would like to change the way people think about creativity and encourage people to follow their dreams & passion. She is on the mission to inspire and empower the creatives to unleash their true potential to be creative entrepreneurs.

Brian Johnson
Co-founder and Director of My Performing Arts Agency (MyPAA)

Brian is the Co-Founder of My Performing Arts Agency, Malaysia’s largest arts intermediary, an agency with the express goal of supporting the continuing development of artistic & cultural efforts in Malaysia where he leads the overall goal and vision of the company, it’s values and philosophies, measures of success quantitatively, short to long term business and financial strategy, high-level execution plans, co-development of brand strategy and identity of MyPAA. MyPAA is now regarded as the go-to organisation for high impact arts and culture ecosystem improvement initiatives by Malaysian and international corporates, arts councils and advisory boards as well as global arts networks.

To date, MyPAA has championed iconic arts initiatives that include The Royal Arts Gala - a prestigious fundraising dinner graced by Their Royal Highnesses, the King and Queen of Malaysia; Karnival Seni Kreatif Kita - an arts carnival that attracted 30,000 participants when it was held in Pasir Gudang, Johor; Borak Arts Series - an regional touring arts conference for creative practitioners, business leaders and the arts industry to converge and discussion about the arts in South East Asia; as well as Artistlabs - Malaysia’s first and only creative accelerator for entrepreneurs. Brian was also responsible for conceiving and writing the strategy and execution papers that were eventually presented to the government to form Cultural Economy Development Agency (CENDANA) as well as Borneo 744, Malaysia’s first Blue Ocean Entrepreneurship Township in Kuching, Sarawak.

Prior to this Brian was the Head of Business Development for North America, for the Multimedia Development Corporation, where he represented Malaysia’s ICT industry under the MSC Malaysia initiative in numerous G2G, G2B & B2B level missions abroad leading to lead identifying, qualifying & successful negotiation to secure investment and high impact projects. His largest contribution to the country was when he successfully negotiated an RM595million investment for Iskandar which was reported by the Malaysian Prime Minister through PEMANDU’s Business Services NKEA, closed approximately RM680million in FDI for 2011 and had successfully built a pipeline of RM1.91billion worth of foreign direct investments. Other notable key account acquisitions include Paypal, Facebook and Sherwin-Williams to name a few.

Brian is the Vice President and one of the 6 founding members of Arts, Live Festival and Events Association (ALIFE), a global mentor for Creative Startups USA and was recently appointed by Minister of Youth and Sports YB Syed Saddiq and Tan Sri Tony Fernandes to be on the board of Perbadanan Stadium Malaysia.

In September this year, Brian will be launching his latest venture named, a lifestyle social commerce platform that connects curated content and brands to a like-minded global community.

His passion lies in playing tennis, where he played as a junior for Penang state but his first and only true love will always be music where he is the composer, producers and rhythm guitarist for his band Primitive Leap.

Coaches and Mentors

Aziz Kevin Lee
Assistant Vice President of Khazanah Nasional

Aziz Kevin Lee was the firestarter who spearheaded the Khazanah Nasional Entrepreneurial Outreach (KNEO) programme to unearth entrepreneurial talent across the country in tech, non-tech and social enterprises.

He also championed Project Cornerstone, a co-investment programme where Khazanah matched every RM1 committed by co-investor(s) into pre-seed and seed stage startups and was involved in setting up three national institutions, including Think City, a community-based urban regeneration body that seeks to create more sustainable and liveable cities; the Allied Healthcare Centre of Excellence, established to upgrade specialized skills and competency of healthcare professionals in the country; and the Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science & Technology (CREST) Center, a platform that promotes collaboration amongst industry, academia and government in research, design and development activities for the E&E industry.

Kevin is one of the pioneering team members who joined Khazanah Nasional when it first opened its doors in Penang, Malaysia in 2008, in line with government policy of establishing regional development corridors to drive growth.

Kerstin Schmidt-Warz
International Trainer, Coach and Author

Kerstin Schmidt-Warz is an international trainer, coach and author. For more than 10 years she has empowered thousands of people to achieve their desired careers, more success and happiness.

Schmidt-Warz specializes in job-related programs that create professional and confident individuals by teaching them communication and conflict management skills, team building skills, and most of all personal development skills. Schmidt-Warz believes the world is suffering an education crisis. Through better education more empowered and effective individuals are created who can contribute better to their communities, families, companies, and economies.

During a business speech in front of students she found her true calling: to help others to figure out what they really want to do with their lives and support them on their way. Schmidt-Warz is a strong leader who encourages people to see and live up to their own potential. Through her own experiences and struggles she is an authentic trainer that has the ability to give lots of amusing and even shocking examples of her own live and that of her customers.

She has a master degree in Business Administation. Before she became a trainer, she started her career as a Marketing Manager in an IT company. She is a certified Business Trainer in the biggest trainer association in Germany and a certified Hypnocoach.

Schmidt-Warz is the author of the books “Dream – Believe – Achieve – your way to more happiness and success” and “Dein Glücksplaner” (which is published in Germany). Born and raised in Germany, she now lives with her husband and two daughters in Malaysia.

Organizing Team

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

  • Mei
  • Fuh Sin
  • Malcolm


Malcolm Wu
Strategic Manager

Malcolm is the Strategic Manager at the iCube Innovation in Kuching - the first and still the largest, most connected co-working space in Sarawak. He is the lead community builder in the local Startup Ecosystem as well he is managing and facilitating many local programs such as the Startup Weekend Kuching, the Google Business Group, the Rails Girls Kuching and others. Malcolm is a Kuching boy and lived in Kuala Lumpur for over 9 years studying and working as Hospitality Management personnel. He is very passionate in things he likes and dedicates his time in Kuching on full basis to support the local entrepreneurship communities.

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