Startup Weekend Kuala Lumpur Youth (Ages 18-25)

    Friday, November 30 - December 2, 2018

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Startup Weekend Kuala Lumpur Youth (Ages 18-25)

Friday, November 30 - December 2, 2018

Friday, November 30 - December 2, 2018
Event starts at 5:30 pm

Monash University Malaysia
Jalan Lagoon Selatan
Subang Jaya, Selangor 47500

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An exciting weekend centered around action, innovation, and education.

Are you a college/university-going student or fall in the age range of 18-25 years old? Are you bursting with ideas and passionate about creating solutions to problems around you? If you are, this weekend is for you!

Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams receive valuable feedback from industry mentors. 
Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

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Friday November 30th

5:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

6:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Bond over food, ideas and people

7:00 pm
Review agenda for the weekend, introduces community leaders, mentors and judges.

7:15 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

8:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

8:30 pm
Form Teams & Start Work
Teams start forming and discussing ideas. Be honest about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend.

10:00 pm
Good Night Day 1
There is no stay over at the venue, but plenty of hangout places around Sunway area.

Saturday December 1st

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

10:00 am
Mentoring Session 1
The first batch of mentors arrive to coach on Ideas & Business Development. They are here to help!

12:00 pm

5:00 pm
Mentoring Session 2
The second batch of mentors arrive to coach on Technical & Creative Skills and Pitch Practice 1. They are here to help!

7:00 pm

8:00 pm
Pitch Practice 1
After dinner-check in. Teams get to practice their pitch with mentors for feedback.

10:00 pm
Good Night Day 2
There is no stay over at the venue, but plenty of hangout places around Sunway area.

Sunday December 2nd

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Mentoring Session 3
The final batch of mentors arrive to coach on Presentation Skills and Pitch Practice 2. Your final chance to ask questions!

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
Final Pitch Practice
Teams get to practice their final pitch with mentors for feedback.

3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of work time should be focused on perfecting your pitch and tech-check for final presentations

5:00 pm
FInal Pitching Time!
Teams pitch to a panel of judges

6:30 pm
Judging and Awards
May the best teams win!

7:00 pm
Final makan together with lots of memories made!

8:00 pm
Wrap-Up and Go Home!


Dr. Daniel Loy
Director, Centre of Learning & Innovation, Petrosains

Dr. Daniel Loy is currently the Director of the Centre of Learning & Innovation, Petrosains which looks at innovative approaches to STEM education while leading free choice learning research. Through the lens of STEM, Petrosains also supports entrepreneurship development and is a recipient of the Social Enterprise Patron under the Amplify Awards by MaGIC, and is a current mentor of MaGIC’s Global Accelerator Programme.

Daniel has a PhD in the field of Informal Science Education, with a Masters degree in Online Education and a Bachelors in Media Innovation. Prior to his current role at Petrosains, Daniel was the Vice President of Social Innovation at Agensi Inovasi Malaysia. Doing good he believes should be the default mantra for all businesses, and that doing good is not mutually exclusive to profitability. Daniel also dabbles in travel blogging and photography in his free time.

Event Judges

Puan Sri Maimon Arif Patail
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Director, Hap Seng Consolidated Berhad

With more than three decades of experience in the corporate sector, Puan Sri Maimon prides herself on her consistent commitment to value creation and sustainability.  Her current role enables her to translate her operational experience into effective, meaningful and business-led social impact.  This has been demonstrated in the strategy and programmes of HSC, including a focus on the integration of technology into bringing scalable impact to rural communities.

Puan Sri Maimon is currently a board member of Malaysian Mosaics Sdn. Bhd. She is also a Council Member of the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) and within FMM, she is the Chairman of Malaysian Ceramic Industrial Group and the Chairman of the Energy Management Committee.  Additionally, she is also a trustee of Institute Jantung Negara Foundation. 

She enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and having interesting discourse on the subject of maximising social impact with various corporate sector players.  

Wan Dazriq
CEO and Co-Founder, PurpoSE

Wan Dazriq is currently the Founder & CEO of PurpoSE Malaysia, a private driven entity that aims to venture build high potential and scalable social enterprises in Malaysia. He manages initiatives as well as strategic engagements and helps forge collaborations that focus on social entrepreneurship development and ecosystem building efforts.
Previously, Dazriq leads the Malaysia's Social Inclusion & Vibrant Entrepreneurship (MasSIVE), a strategic unit under the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) that aims to create social impact through entrepreneurship related initiatives. Dazriq has served several portfolios under MaGIC. He was the MaGIC Social Entrepreneurship Program Manager and went on to head the strategic initiatives portfolio with the ASEAN Centre of Entrepreneurship prior to MasSIVE.
He specialises in areas of change and transformation with years of experience in strategy, execution and implementation for large scale nation building initiatives and transformation projects with various multinational companies.

Coaches and Mentors

Brian Tan
CEO & Co-Founder, FutureLab

Brian is the CEO & Co - founder of, an ed-tech startup focused on bridging the knowledge gap between education & the future workforce through an online mentorship platform. Prior to building FutureLab, Brian worked as a management consultant at Accenture, working on digital strategy & data analytic projects. He then moved to Ethos & Company, a boutique strategy consulting firm. Brian completed his bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry at the University of Bath, of which he spent a year researching at Oxford University. Brian then pursued a Masters in Management in Imperial Business School before coming back to Malaysia. He also completed a full stack Ruby on Rails coding course from NEXT Academy and is a Genovasi Design Thinking ambassador

Caroline Fong
Director of Coffeezone Malaysia

Caroline in inspired by the fresh ideas that are beyond her imagination that young people bring. She is a gem from the beautiful Tawau, Sabah. She wore many different hats throughout her life, from beauty queen to entrepreneur, and professional blogger to name a few. These experiences has shaped her incredible flexibility and passion. Her pageantry pursuits and winning several titles made her see life and beauty in a different and inspirational way. Caroline founded CoffeeZone Malaysia Sdn Bhd and joined the Social Enterprise industry. It is her passion now to help motivate others to succeed in the same way that she has.

CoffeeZone is a coffee enterprise that provides quality coffee to students in tertiary education and to the general public. We sell our coffee through lean mobile kiosks. CoffeeZone aims to provide equal employment opportunities to individuals who are differently-abled. In Malaysia, there are about 4.5 million individuals who are differently-abled. They face difficulties in getting proper jobs due to the perception that they cannot work as efficiently as able-bodied individuals. According to The Welfare Department of Malaysia, 80% of differently-abled individuals are currently unemployed.CoffeeZone provides barista training and employment to differently-abled individuals. In the long term and based on their ability, we plan to franchise the mobile kiosks to our beneficiaries to increase their independence and to provide them with a sustainable source of income to further uplift their quality of life.

Karen Lau
Senior Manager, Sunway Innovation Labs

Karen believes that the ingenuity and innovation by youth bring inspiration and hope for a sustainable future. With both scientific and commercial background, she has over 10 years of experience in nutraceutical industry, with leading roles in R&D & commercialisation (including IP protection and management), innovation scouting & licensing and corporate venturing. Karen documents her passion in several high impact, peer-reviewed journals, as well as, being the inventor of two pharmaceutical patents.

She is currently the Senior Manager of Sunway Innovation Labs, and she focuses on innovation commercialisation, particularly in helping students, academicians, start-up and corporate innovators in finding niche position and to realise their business opportunities.

Mallory Loone
Entrepreneur, Mentor and Personal Development Coach

Mallory finds it meaningful to seed inspiration within young people and allow them to see the possibilities of unleashing their potentials.

Currently, Mallory is taking a break before pursuing her next ventures and looking to mentor more young talents along the way. But prior to this, she was CEO and co-founder of Thriving Talents Pvt. Ltd, a Talent Development company and together with her team, they have grown the company to a level that serviced Fortune 500 companies such Microsoft, General Electric, 3M and Petronas as well as crossed borders to countries like Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, India, Indonesia and London. As the CEO of Thriving Talents, she was recognized as the Top 100 Global Training & Development Coach of the Year in the World, by the World Human Resources Congress, which surprised the Human Resources industry, as she too was the Youngest Winner this year.

Azfarazie Amirolzakri
Founder and CEO of Work Inspires Consultancy

Azfar is fuelled to see the drive and passion of the youth to have an open mind and the willingness to learn. He renders respect to future leaders who are stepping up at a very young age.

Well known for his ability in Creating Experiences for Clients, Azfarazie has worked with many Fortune 500 companies to create memorable and impactful Learning & Development, as well as Team Building Sessions. Some of his past work has been with great companies like 3M, Petronas, Wipro Unza, General Electric, Prudential and many more both locally and Abroad. One of his key highlight was creating a Masterclass attended by CEOs, Head of Departments, Managers aimed to bridge the gap between Leaders and their people, especially Millennials and a Employer Branding Transformation that featured a nationwide competition for an established property development company in Malaysia. Azfarazie has also ventured extensively in the areas of Customer Service and Fitness Coaching for the past 6 years

He is currently with Work Inspires Consultancy Talent Engagement Consultant that Empower one's Talents with
L&D, Team Bonding, & Employer Branding solutions that are Interactive, Customisable, & Sustainable. He believes in the motto "Do good to others and others will do good to you.” 

Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Selangor/Kuala Lumpur is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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  • Joanne
  • Elaine
  • Kimberly
  • Norhayati


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