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
Attention all creative creators, you're in for a real treat!
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 hoursDo 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!
Still have questions, feel free to reach us at email@example.com
Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!
No talk, all action!
Friday July 5th
Saturday July 6th
Sunday July 7th
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.
Teong Hin Saw
Multiple Award-Winning Writer, Producer and Director for Film, Television and Theatre.
A creative industry veteran of more than 30 years, Teong Hin was Louis Vuitton Malaysia’s Generation Next (2003), was Tatler’s 100 People You Must Know In Asia (2006), received the CHT Essence Art Award (2009), was August Man, Men Of The Year (2017) and was Chinese Film Association Malaysia Leading Film Industry Person (2018).
Teong Hin’s directorial debut, “Puteri Gunung Ledang” (2004), is the first Malaysian submission for the Academy Awards and the first Malaysian film invited to the Venice International Film Festival.
His production company, Real Films, provided production support for Ang Lee’s “Lust: Caution”, produced the Sudirman-tribute musical film, “Hoore! Hoore!” (2012) and the Penang Hokkien film “You Mean The World To Me” (2017).
For theatre, Teong Hin co-wrote the book for “Puteri Gunung Ledang – The Musical” (2006). He conceived and directed site-specific works for George Town Festival, namely “Emily of Emerald Hill” (2010), “Silat” (2012) and “You Mean The World To Me” (2014). He also co-wrote and directed “Chow Kit Road! Chow Kit Road!” (2013), at Istana Budaya.
Teong Hin directed the television mini-series “Tangkal Besi”(2010) and the web series “Inikah Cinta” (2010).
He was the creative director for the 29th SEA Games & 9th ASEAN Para Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies (2017).
Co-founder and Director of My Performing Arts Agency (MyPAA)
Founder and Creative Director of TSUBAKI Studio
Called the TSUBAKI Studio, their not-so-little-anymore design company of 5 people has been around for business for 12 years. Throughout the lifetime of TSUBAKI, they have received recognition and awards for what they do well – which is, visual communication. Jay himself has represented the company at several prestigious occasions including accepting awards from the Taiwan Golden Pin Design Award 2014, Germany Red Dot Design Award 2015, Hong Kong DFA 15,17 and 2018, HKDA Global Design Award 2016, and several others from Netherland, China and the USA.
Often, Jay travels to Taiwan for his other responsibilities as a visiting professor at the Kunshan University, or as an exhibitor for his design works. Occasionally, he gets called to be the judge of a design award. Jay is also a regular speaker at design-related events such as Malaysia’s TEDx Penang Road that was held in 2017.
Along with the studio’s team effort, the works of TSUBAKI have appeared in numerous publications worldwide, including APD 11, 12 & 14 (Asia Paciﬁc Design), GALLERY, CREATIVE TALK ASIA, Sandu Publication, and other international design books.
Coaches and Mentors
Founder of Urban-cr3atures
Aziz Kevin Lee
Assistant Vice President of Khazanah Nasional
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.
Founder of PR Entertainment
The Penang-born, who is also known as Partyrocker, has expressed his curiosity for the arts, stage drama and all forms of entertainment since he was young. In 2011, he started his own company PR Entertainment, after gaining valuable experience from working with several entertainment firms.
Creative Community Coordinator of Scoopoint
different sectors — Manufacturing and Digital Marketing.
His journey towards becoming a Digital Marketer, however, was not planned. Like many others, he had been taught from a young age to study hard, to obtain good results, to get a good tertiary education and to get a well-paid job. And that was exactly the path that he had pursued, without so much as a thought of becoming a Digital Marketer.
With the current boom in the digital world, it was then did he start to realize that Digital Marketing is a serious business; that if it's being carried out correctly, would enable him to earn money while he was asleep or enjoying his holiday. In other words, he had discovered a business
platform that would generate income 24 hours a day within the span across all countries.
With his acquired knowledge in Digital Marketing, he started as an Independent Digital Marketer in 2013 and eventually join Scoopoint as a Creative Community Coordinator in April 2019.
Founder of Shinajii and Co-Founder of DAA Productions
In 2009, however, he set up his own advertising firm named Shinajii, and quit his job to devote his full attention and time towards his new firm. Shinajii is now one of Penang’s Leading advertising agency and has obtained four As status since 2013.
Other skills he has developed including managing teams of diverse personalities in deadline-driven environments, establishing employee career development programming, leading cross-functional team collaboration, and developing industry outreach opportunities.
The most recent highlight to his career happened in 2016 when he ventured into Movie Production and co-founded DAA Productions. In 2017 he released a self-produced movie titled '913 the Returning', a horror film inspired by a true story. In 2018 he released another film titled 'Shun Pong -O' a film shot both in Korea and Penang.
She graduated and majored in International Business specializing 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 an expert in innovation management with a focus on financial technology assessment from
research to market.
Her passion for seeing through SME and start-up companies being successful is the key motivator in helping them source funding on an equity crowdfunding platform such as FundedByMe or P2P financing platform as AlixCo.
Founder of BCM Production
City Manager of FoodPanda Penang
Founded in 2011, his band The Color Noise is an indie disco pop-rock quartet that marries dancy beats and pop sensitivities with finesse.
He previously pioneered two food and beverages related startups, including the well-known The Big Fat Hen which served multiple cuisines.
International Trainer, Coach and Author
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.
Founder of Pep Advertising Sdn Bhd, Awesome Canteen and Ilaika Select Store
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