Extremely passionate about Gadget, Cars and Photography. And crazily in love with DIY for almost everything.
Founded a computer company that runs a cyber café and built at Penang-wide service network (by recruiting and training students to be on-site technicians) to fund college tuition fee during the studies. Later climbed the corporate leader in MNCs while starting up and running a few other non conflicting small businesses. Founded KakiDIY, a DIY community that brings Makers, Hobbyist and DIY enthusiasts together to encourage people to DIY.
“Being with the community, recharges my energy and makes me feel young!”
Come and meet Johnson to know more about his company and his passion in making things, this weekend, 16th – 18th October @ Wisma Yeap Chor Ee. See you there!
Charles Tang is an ecommerce pioneer. He first started selling online in 1997 while he was studying in Imperial College London. He promptly dropped out of college to pursue his first online business, Video-CDs.com, which took off. Drawing on the success of this business and after being asked countless times to help other people build their online store, he created the InstanteStore ecommerce platform. Today, InstanteStore is a successful ecommerce platform helping merchants in 83 different countries all over the world to sell online.
Charles has an uncanny ability to pin-point ways to hack your startup’s growth using non-traditional techniques. He has the unique ability of amalgating both the technical and marketing side of the business. Simply put, he knows what works and also how to get it to work!
Mei Yi is the General Manager, Malaysia for Peatix, a global mobile ticketing platform which has hosted 60,000 events and mobilized 1.2M tickets. Currently available in 26 countries, event organizers using Peatix include TEDx, MIT Media Lab, Slush Asia, YouTube FanFest and Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC). Peatix is a post-Series B startup with investors including DG Incubation, SPH Media Fund, Fidelity Growth Partners and 500 Startups.
Mei Yi is responsible for driving the launch and growth of Peatix in Malaysia to empower independent event organisers in creating unique experiences. She works to increase the adoption of Peatix by cultivating vibrant Peatix communities in tech, the arts, music and lifestyle.
Prior to joining Peatix, she had a progressive career in Marketing, Business Planning, Channel Management/Program Management, Sales and Business Development in Singtel, a listed ICT company in Singapore. In Singtel she was responsible for launching and creating an ecosystem in Malaysia for Shopify, a self service ecommerce platform that went IPO in 2015.
Mei Yi holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree from the National University of Singapore where she graduated with a Eusoff College Medal.
Join us at Startup Weekend Georgetown to be mentored and inspired by Mei Yi on her journey in career. Startup Weekend Georgetown is happening this coming weekend, 16th – 18th October at Wisma Yeap Chor Ee. See you there!
Shuant Thing is currently the Director of Operations in MobileAds.com.
Shuant is passionate wordsmith who pledge to write for the lifetime, and she aspire to make people’s life and businesses better through words. Shuant has 8 years of writing from technical to commercial industries helping, she is very experienced in copywriting, blogging, and content marketing.
Shuant believes that knowledge is power and hacking growth—personal and biz—is a must in life. She loves to explore and embark on new challenges. Shuant live on her life motto – “Plan like you’re living forever, live like you’re dying tomorrow”.
Come talk to Shuant on her experience on copy writing, content marketing and her passion in life at Startup Weekend Georgetown, this coming 16th – 18th, at Wisma Yeap Chor Ee.
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Previously, he worked for Enova where he revamped a monolithic code base into a SOA, created and led a Culture Guild, and worked to Open Source a bunch of the companies technology.
He was also the 1st employee at G2 Crowd (https://www.g2crowd.com/) where he helped build the trademarked G2 Crowd Grid, a dashboard of realtime company metrics, and was the lead developer for the companies SEO strategy .
Dan attended the University of Wisconsin where he studied Economics/Communications and was the founder and President of the DECA Business Club. He came to be a developer via a coding school in Chicago, the Starter League. He also has participated in a Startup Weekend in Chicago, and participated in the StartupBus (http://startupbus.com/)
You’ll be able to see Dan in person in the upcoming weekend, 16th – 18th October, only at Startup Weekend Georgetown 2015. Come join the amazing workshop with us!
Koekoe is an illustrator, visual designer and icon enthusiast. Even though she has a computer science degree and went for internship at Motorola and Microsoft Research India, her field preferences gradually shift from technical to UI/UX, branding and visual designs in the past 7 years. She has a passion for vibrant yet clean vector artworks, avatar design, comics and cats. She is part of the team of two that was selected to participate in Startup Chile, a Global Accelerator Program back in 2012.
She spends most of her crafting pixel-perfect icons and interfaces for web and mobile apps like Flvrd, Catmoji, PleaseVoteMe, Picmoji, PlayRally and Lootpop. When she’s not rocking it with her team, she works on t-shirt design, illustrations and webcomics.
Koekoe is coming to Startup Weekend Georgetown this 16th – 18th October to mentors teams during workshop. You don’t want to miss the chance to listen to her experience in startup and design.
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Gaurabh Mathure is Creative Director at R/GA, a design nerd, and an avid traveler. With 10 years of experience, he has deep expertise in creating compelling digital experiences that influence user behavior, and create business impact.
Having lived and worked in various geographies from India, Denmark, UK and the US, Gaurabh brings a unique global perspective to every team he works with. His work has shaped the product and service experiences for various brands such as Nokia, Samsung, Kodak, Nike, Google & Fossil.
He believes that good products encourage long term engagement between consumers & products. The projects he has led have ranged from designing the digital experience for Nike+, an activity tracking platform and social network that empowers people to stay active, a smart kitchen appliance that learns from user behavior and the redesign of a stock trading platform to empower traders to make better, informed decisions.
In addition to designing for big brands, Gaurabh has been immersed in startups (in India & US) as an advisor and a hands-on expert. Working with the founders, he helps envision, grow and sustain new business ideas through design.
Gaurabh will be coming to Startup Weekend Georgetown this coming weekend, at Wisma Yeap Chor Ee. He will be mentoring teams at the workshop, catch the chance to talk to Gaurabh about his expertise.
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Matthew is a mobile and a full-stack web developer. He graduated from Universiti Sains Malaysia with a computer science degree and interned at Motorola and Microsoft Research India before venturing into the startup world. He is part of the team that was selected to participate in Startup Chile, a Global Accelerator Program back in 2012.
He built his first website when he was 15 and was one of the first few to build a WordPress theme back in 2005. Throughout the years, he has been working on several web and mobile apps like Flvrd, Catmoji, PleaseVoteMe, Picmoji, PlayRally and Lootpop.
Talk to Matthew about his startups and experience at Startup Weekend Georgetown this 16th – 18th October, at Wisma Yeap Chor Ee. See you there!
Geetika is Creative Director at R/GA. Currently a digital nomad traveling for a year to 12 countries across Europe, Asia, South America.
As Creative Director, Geetika leads a team of diverse creatives and provides strategic and creative vision to develop breakthrough services, products and communications for global brands. She also serves on the R/GA Accelerator design team that is a launchpad for start-ups in the connected devices and IoT space.
During her 10+ years of interactive experience, Geetika has worked with clients such as Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Bitfinder, MasterCard, MTV, Disney, Samsung, Nokia, Microsoft, AARP, Barnes & Noble and Walmart. Her team’s work has been featured at TEDIndia, Fast Company, CES and won several industry awards.
Geetika is an Adjunct Professor at School of Visual Arts in New York teaching Interaction Design to 3rd and 4th year students. She has judged award shows, guest lectured at institutions like Ecole Intuit Lab, IxDA, Girls Who Code and advises young designers on a regular basis. She holds a Masters in Industrial Design from Art Center College of Design, California and a Bachelors in Interior Architecture from CEPT, Ahmedabad, India
A look at our mentor’s profile. Daqing Lee is one of the mentors for Startup Weekend Georgetown 2015.
Daqing is currently the Technical Evangelist for Microsoft Malaysia, with almost 12 years of experience in IT industry. He currently focuses on technologies for cloud platform, modern apps development, and also working actively to grow the local startup ecosystem. Prior joining Microsoft, he was a tech consultant, solution architect, trainer, and also a Microsoft MVP for 5-years.
Come meet Daqing and talk to him in person at Startup Weekend Georgetown happening this weekend, at Wisma Yeap. See you there!