Startup Weekend Kuching 27-29 November 2015

Do you have any ideas in mind for your startup? Now Startup Weekend Kuching 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, marketers, 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 (27 Nov 2015), attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday (28 Nov2015) and Sunday (29 Nov 2015) 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 (judges).

 

 








Meet Your Mentor – Euginn Lim

Euginn Lim is the founder & CEO of discoverJB, a hyperlocal content platform that is on a mission to enable locals to experience the joy of exploring their own city. With a strong social media reach (300,000+ followers), the site reaches close to a million readers each month by curating & creating original city content.

Ask Euginn about his experience @ Startup Weekend Johor Bahru 2015 !

Haven’t got your tickets ? Buy here : http://peatix.com/event/122209

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Startup Weekend Johor Bahru

November 20th, 2015








Meet Your Mentor – Rob Lee

Rob, founded Common Extract, a boutique Mobile Apps and Games development company, providing development and consultancy services to various sectors in the region. He also co-founded ONz with William Yap, a sports startup that is currently transitioning under Ministry of Youth and Sports’s #FitMalaysia campaign. Common Extract also partner with regional industry leaders to penetrate the Mobile App market utilizing their existing network and reach.

Rob & his Common Extract team recently won RM100,000 in a mobile game hackathon organised by Media Prima.

Learn from Rob how he did it @ Startup Weekend Johor Bahru 2015 !

Haven’t got your tickets ? Buy here : http://peatix.com/event/122209

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Startup Weekend Johor Bahru

November 20th, 2015








Meet Your Mentor – Jason Kang

Jason is currently a Co-founder and CFO of Servishero.  A local Malaysian Startup that connects local service providers to customers in a easy-to-use simple mobile app interface.  Before starting Servishero, Jason worked as a management consultant in Melbourne.  Jason has an MBA from Oxford University and is a certified practising accountant.

Jason and his team raised the largest round of pre-seed funding in the history of SEA region within 6 months of Startup Weekend and currently runs operation in Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Penang & Singapore.

Learn from Jason how he did it @ Startup Weekend Johor Bahru 2015 !

Haven’t got your tickets ? Buy here : http://peatix.com/event/122209

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Startup Weekend Johor Bahru

November 20th, 2015








Meet Your Mentor – Ian Chua, Hermo.my

Ian Chua is the Co-founder & CEO of Hermo, currently one of the top e-commerce websites in Malaysia leading in beauty products category with 150,000 monthly active users and revenue of RM 10 million in the last 12 months of operation.

Hermo recently raised a $2 million series A funding to expand into Indonesia.

Remember to catch Ian @ Startup Weekend Johor Bahru 2015 !

Haven’t got your tickets ? Buy here : http://peatix.com/event/122209

Ian Chua

Startup Weekend Johor Bahru
November 20th, 2015








Meet Your Mentor – Zi Kang Tai, Lovit.my

Zi Kang started his entrepreneur journey since 2012. He participated & won grand prize in Startup Weekend JB 2014. He is also an alumni of Founder Institute & MaGIC Accelerator Program (MAP).

Among of the startup started by Zi Kang includes Lovit.my & Jobi.co (p.k.a Jomla!)

Remember to catch Zi Kang @ Startup Weekend Johor Bahru 2015 !

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Tai Zi Kang

Startup Weekend Johor Bahru
November 20th, 2015








Is Startup Weekend for Me?

One of the most common reasons people tell me why they CANNOT attend Startup Weekend comes in a few variations, but is essentially getting at the same thing. Their doubts usually manifest themselves in reasons such as, “Well, I’m not an entrepreneur or a business person,” or “I don’t know how to code, design or build websites,” or “I don’t really have any ideas to pitch.”

Team Uniiculture works on their idea for helping different communities within and outside the university communicate and interact. (Copyright 2015 Jillyann Burns/Ohio University)
Team Uniiculture works on their idea for helping different communities within and outside the university communicate and interact. (Copyright 2015 Jillyann Burns/Ohio University)

The real concerns that they are often getting at are: 1) I am a novice, is it still really for me? 2) If I go and don’t know anything (or anybody), will everyone know that (and call me out as a fraud!)?

Read this sharing from Andy Stoll about whether Startup Weekend is for you: https://blog.up.co/2015/10/13/startup-weekend-2/

Register for Startup Weekend here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-weekend-kota-kinabalu-tickets-18930754396
(And we have free secret tickets! Visit us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+, and comment to get your code!)








Have a business idea?

“I have lots of ideas. That’s the problem, I think, with most people.” (Eugene Pang, Entrepreneur)

Does this sound like you? Do you have a business idea, but find it hard to get it off the ground? Want to learn how to get your business up and running in 54 hours? Join Startup Weekend for a 3-day bootcamp this 13 to 15 November 2015 in Kota Kinabalu.

Watch the video below to catch a glimpse of the Startup Weekend experience.

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A Look At Mentors – Douglas Khoo

Douglas was born in Malaysia but we won’t hold that against him. He has had an illustrious professional and entrepreneurial career across a number of Asian markets.

Douglas began his professional career in an advertising agency named Ogilvy & Mather back in Malaysia. He thought it was hilarious to be paid well to have fun. Shortly after that, for bad behaviour, he was banished to Jakarta to run the media department of Ogilvy & Mather. He languished there for a few years before being exiled to Beijing with J. Walter Thompson. He soon ran the Beijing office of MindShare as the powers that be thought he was capable! After four years, he was exulted to the position of Regional Managing Director based in Hong Kong, developing and rolling-out the digital arm of MindShare across the vast empire of Asia Pacific.

Douglas led a dual life. While in Beijing, he co-founded a number of internet start-ups. The first being Shawei.com, a sports portal, which was sold to Lee Ka-Shing controlled Tom.com in 2000. His last venture was a meta-search engine, Qunar.com, which Baidu acquired a major stake in 2010. The company has since been listed on the Nasdaq (QUNR) and has been a phenomenal success.

These days, Douglas spends most of his time travelling, piloting planes, racing classical cars and photography. He occasionally spends time mentoring start-ups, at least the ones that he thinks has a modicum of chance to succeed.

Catch Douglas at Startup Weekend Georgetown 2015 this weekend @ Wisma Yeap Chor Ee!

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Our Judges – Dr Hor Poh Jin

Dr Hor Poh Jin is a co-founder of Dream Catcher Consulting Sdn. Bhd. The company provides training and development solutions in order to help develop the local engineering talents. Dr. Hor also served The Electric Engineering Technical Division, IEM in various capacities as Hon. Secretary, Deputy Chairman, Chairman and Advisor. He also served as member of study board for a number of universities and colleges.

Starting from 1998 – 2001, Dr. Hor started his career as a lecturer in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in Universiti Sains Malaysia. He then joined a MNC in the year of 2001, took up a pioneering role as an R&D manager. He continue his career as an Engineering Bandwidth Development manager in a test and measurement MNC after that.

Back at 1994, Dr Hor was a Malaysian Government Scholarship holder and completed his study with First Class Honours in Electronic and Electrical Engineering at University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. He was awarded an industrial sponsorship to pursue research studies leading to the award of a PhD degree from Unilever Research Port Sunlight Laboratory.

Catch the chance to talk to Dr Hor about his experience at Startup Weekend Georgetown 2015 happening this weekend @ Wisma Yeap. See you there!