Startup Weekend University of Nottingham Malaysia

    Friday, January 25 - 27, 2019

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  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend University of Nottingham Malaysia

Friday, January 25 - 27, 2019

Friday, January 25 - 27, 2019
Event starts at 6:30 pm

University Of Nottingham Malaysia
Jalan Broga
Semenyih, Selangor 43500

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Build a startup within a weekend in Semenyih!

Want to startup but not sure where to start? 
Let's Learn, Network and Startup in Startup Weekend Semenyih!
In this 54 hours weekend, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you'll meet the very best mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who are ready to help you create your very own startup from scratch! 
Build skills, meet incredible people, and launch successful startups here at Semenyih!

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Friday January 25th

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

7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

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 January 26th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace 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 January 27th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
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
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Chan Kok Long
Co Founder of iPay88

Mr Chan Kok Long, is one of the 3 key founders of iPay88 and he is currently the Executive Director of both iPay88 Holdings Sdn Bhd and iPay88 (M) Sdn Bhd. He is actively involved in sales and marketing, working very closely with various customers, partners and agencies in shaping the e-commerce landscape locally and regionally.

Event Judges

Tan Yee Siang
Lead Developer, MaGIC

Yee Siang is a full stack developer with wide range of skillset, building software since y2k. He build medium to large scale web application using LAMP or mobile app with Corona SDK/phonegap/native Android. He also lectures in The One Academy, teaching design student on using open source technology such as Processing and Arduino for interactive multimedia.  His previous clients including Bank Negara Malaysia, Iskandar Malaysia, Sunway University, KVC, HTC & Continental Group. He is currently a Lead Developer in MaGIC.

Senthil Balan
Head of Business Development, Maxis

Senthil Balan has career experiences include leadership roles within industry verticals of technology, telecommunications and the airline industry. He is currently the Head of Business Development at Maxis Berhad, leading a team building ecommerce solutions for Malaysian SME Retail market. Prior to Maxis, he was the Southeast Asia Director of Business Development for Uber between 2015 to 2017, responsible for supporting towards the growth of the overall business including leading its major partnerships, fund raising, government affairs He also has expertise in market opportunities & monetising markets within South East Asia from his time in aviation specifically with AirAsia, where he was both Regional Director of Route Planning & Regulatory Affairs (managing route/hub expansion in both South East Asia and Asia Pacific) and Commercial Director (driving revenues across Asia Pacific). Prior to AirAsia, he had stints in Malaysia Airlines and Astro.

Raymond Woo
CEO of VendPays Sdn Bhd

Raymond Woo is the CEO of VendPays Sdn Bhd, Council member of 2017-2018 Malaysia Retail Chain Association, EXCO member and Chairman of Commerce and Trade 2017 - 2019 of Malaysia Budget Hotel Association and Council Member of ASEAN Retail and Franchise Federation - Malaysia Chapter. Raymond has more than 25 years of working experience in in Project Management, Banking, Research, Import and Export, Young Entreprenuerism and Creating Businesses.

Coaches and Mentors

Alan Cheah
CEO of

Currently the Chief Executive Officer at GoCar Mobility, the fastest growing legal car-sharing platform in Malaysia - acquired by Mayflower Car Rental, part of the Tan Chong Group in 2016. Now located in 120+ locations with 300+ GoCars on the road spread across Klang Valley, Langkawi, and Johor. Recently GoCar partnered with Renault to increase its fleet size, and also deployed to various transportation hubs (KLIA, LRT) and Shell stations in Malaysia; with this new development, GoCar is playing a catalyst role together with other industry players (alternative transportation services) in transforming mindsets and encouraging change to user's behaviours for the first & last mile journey. I am currently responsible for growth, expansion, marketing, operations, partnerships, business development, and stakeholder management. Prior to this, I was the Marketing Director at MaGIC. Primarily responsible for leading and strategising the digital roadmap to create regional awareness and engagement for MaGIC's brands, programs, and projects across the ASEAN region. I was also the lead digital strategist for MaGIC Accelerator Program Cohort 1, MaGIC Academy MA2014 & MA2015, and e@Stanford Programs - a partnership with the University of Stanford. Apart from work, I am frequently sharing thoughts and giving talks / lectures on personal growth, GoCar key takeaways, marketing, entrepreneurship, urban mobility, alternative transportation, and team culture.

Chen Chow Yeoh
Co-Founder of Fave

Chen Chow is the co-founder of Fave, the fastest growing regional rewards and loyalty
platform. Fave acquired Groupon Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. He is co-founder of
KFit, regional fitness sharing platform.
Prior to that, he was Regional Operations Director at Groupon Asia Pacific, Product Manager
at, Management Consultant at Accenture.
He is an alumnus of Cornell University and he is an Eisenhower Fellow. He is an active angel
investor too.

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.

Eugene Pek
Consultant and Certified Trainer

Eugene specialises in training and consulting sustainable development
planning and design thinking for corporations, business personnel and
university students locally and abroad. Eugene delivers seminars and
workshops on sustainable development and facilitate organisations and
individuals to incorporate sustainable development goals in their
development plans for business and communal sustainability. Eugene
trains corporate personnel and university students in design thinking for
innovation and effective business solutions. He is a certified trainer and
planner of sustainable development planning calibrated by and registered
with the World Institute of Sustainable Development Planners, UNESCO
Hong Kong Association. Eugene is also a certified trainer registered with
the HRDF Malaysia and a Professional Green Economist of Green
Economics Institute, United Kingdom. He has been an academic for the
past two decades and was formerly an associate professor at the University
of Nottingham Malaysia, where he taught business economics, strategy
and sustainability, coached students for international business
competitions and led the Enactus University of Nottingham Malaysia in
many social entrepreneurship start-ups for the local communities. Enactus
is a global non-profit and community of student, academic and business
leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to
transform lives and improve livelihood of the under-privileged groups.
Eugene is currently the Principal Consultant of Consulting and Training
by Tensai.

Joseph Lee Kha Sheng
Co Founder & CMO of GPS Fleet

Joseph is an alumni of UNMC and also currently the Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of GPS Fleet Sdn. Bhd, a company that provides logistic companies GPS monitoring solutions on managing their trucks and vehicles effectively. The company is currently serving more than 500+ vehicles and its vision is to be the one of the leading logistic technology provider in the South East Asia region.

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.” 

Niraj Patel
Prepaid Product Manager

Niraj Patel is an engineering graduate trying to navigate marketing and all the creativity within one day at a time. He works on optimising purchase journey for Hotlink users, personalized products based on affordability and go to market for key products. When not in office, you can find him working on my Instagram game.

Jack Tay
Device Marketing

Jack Tay is currently with Maxis Device Marketing team, actively involved in new product development end-to-end, from ideation to go-to-market. Other experience includes device pricing strategy, home fibre device management, value added services (e.g. device protection, trade-in) and entry-level segment acquisition.

Eric Wong
Digital Lead @ Mobile App/Portal

Eric think of himself as a Jack of all trades. Though he's been in IT (telco industry) for 10 years he has some background working with a mass comms / events company focusing on health and wellbeing of Malaysians. over a year in a UNICEF funded project to develop Malaysian teens at local schools. And running my own start up for a couple of years. Now attached to Maxis and happy to be part of the people driving it into the digital age and innovation.

Ahmad Ridzanoel Zulkifli
Segment Proposition Manager

Ahmad Ridzanoel Zulkifli is chemical engineer by training, marketer by practice. Combining the power of data-driven insights and analytics and passion for understanding consumer needs, in his career span of 7years in Maxis, he has grown/groomed to really identify and develop solutions to consumer pain points that turn into business opportunities.

Ray Low
Software Developer

Ray Low has 5 years experiences in software development across various industries - construction, blockchain, education, market research, food delivery, facial recognition, and business solutions.

Black Guier
Working for the startup LuxTag

Blake is an avid learner with two masters degrees, one in international finance and another MBA in international business. Blake has experience working and studying in several countries across Europe, Asia and North America. Publishing his masters thesis on extracting value through the mergers and acquisitions of startups. He currently works for the startup LuxTag, in Cyberjaya helping source for investments and business opportunities.

Organizing Team

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

  • Muhammad Amiruddin
    Abd Aziz
  • Shun Zhi
  • Sheng Kai
  • Asthajothi
  • Deng Yuan Donald
  • Andrew
  • Sze Wei


Shahbaaz Ali Tanvir Ahmed Siamwala

May Thawdar Oo
Events Manager

A biomed graduate jumping into the world of startups and entreprenurship. Love creating memorable events. 

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