Startup Weekend Axiata Digital | 2017

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Axiata Tower

9, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5

Kuala Lumpur Sentral

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur 50470

Malaysia

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Disclaimer: Startup Weekend Axiata Digital is a free of charge event. Participants are required to apply online at this address: https://swaxiatadigital.eventbrite.com/ before 7 May 2017. Filling out the application form does not guarantee participation in the event.


What is Startup Weekend?

Startup Weekends are 54-hour long events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers, startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, build products and launch startups! Teams go from an idea scrawled on a napkin to a working prototype and maybe even paying customers, all within a single weekend. Startup Weekends are a global phenomenon with events being held in 1000+ cities across the world; in Malaysia alone, events have been held everywhere from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching.


Why attend a Startup Weekend?

Many people want to be entrepreneurs, but find it hard to commit on top of study/work/family commitments. Startup Weekends are the ideal high-impact/low-commitment vehicle for you to test both your ideas and yourself to see if entrepreneurship really is your cup of tea. Not everyone can spare 3 months, but everyone has a weekend to spare. (For more reasons, see 'What do I get out of it?' below)


How does Startup Weekend work?

Expect to be busy from the Friday evening through Sunday night. We begin on Friday night with open-mic pitches, where participants get 60 seconds to pitch their ideas to the crowd and try to recruit the best talent in the room! Teams form around the most exciting/viable ideas, and spend the rest of the night planning for the battle ahead. The whole of Saturday and much of Sunday) is a mad dash to build, validate, pivot, polish and test your Minimal Viable Product (MVP). The weekend culminates with a pitch-night where teams present their MVP to a panel of judges, guests and fellow participants. At the end of it all, a winner is crowned and everyone celebrates over a few casual drinks and gets a chance to network before saying goodbye!


What do I get out of it?

  • You will get a taste of what it’s like in the startup world, and learn a ton first hand about every step of building a startup (at the very least, it’ll be a memorable weekend away from your usual daily routine).
  • You might find your perfect co-founder soulmate with whom you’ll go on to launch a multi-million dollar startup, be it on this weekend or down the road.
  • You will get a chance to network and mingle with some of the top brass in the Kuala Lumpur entrepreneurship / investing communities as well as the industry experts from Axiata Digital – individuals that would otherwise be very hard to reach – and ask them questions to your hearts content.
  • You will greatly expand your network and build lasting relationships with the most innovative, creative and motivated people in Kuala Lumpur. This could mean a new client, employer, business partner, or even a friend!
  • Plus, if your team wins, you will get heaps of additional prizes, resources and mentorship to help you get your startup off the ground. There are also plenty of investors in the crowd, so if your pitches were something special, you might even get funding (it happens!).


But I’m not an entrepreneur…

You don’t have to be! (and if you want to be, this is a great place to start). At every Startup Weekend, participants come from all walks of life ranging from students to educators, bankers to doctors, even retirees! Worried you don’t have the skills? Thats why we have experienced mentors here to guide you (and Startup Weekends are about learning anyway).


Ready to apply?

  • Those interested in applying for “Startup Weekend Axiata Digital” must be 18 years or older with a strong interest in innovation and technology.
  • Participants are required to apply online at before May 7th, 2017, where you will be directed to an application form that needs to be filled out.
  • Startup Weekend Axiata Digital is a FREE of charge event. No application or participation fee is required.
  • Participants may apply as individuals or in teams, made up of four to six people.
  • Please note, that if you are applying as team, EACH team member has to apply individually and make a note of their team name in the application form.
  • Registered team members/participants accept the terms and conditions of participation, as well as the use of personal data, and photography/video recording during and after the event by staff and partners of Startup Weekend Axiata for the purposes of producing editorial content and advertising materials.
  • Lastly, please note that applicants submitting incomplete application forms or inaccurate information will be disqualified.

Confirmation of participation

We will choose the 60 best applications for Startup Weekend Axiata Digital. Selected applicants will receive an official confirmation via the email address provided in the application, starting from the first week of May, 2017. This confirmation will include a Participant Pack that details all information concerning “Startup Weekend Axiata Digital”.


I have questions, who should I ask? Almost every question is answered here: https://startupweekend.org/attendees/faq. If it is not, drop us a line at axiatadigital@startupweekend.org.


For all further event details, visit our Startup Weekend Axiata Digital homepage.



Startup Weekend Attendee Resources


Terms of Participation Agreement: It is our job to provide you with an incredible networking and learning opportunity. Our intention is that you meet some amazing people that you might actually start a company with, build relationships with coaches, and learn from your peers. The event is intended to be a collaborative forum for sharing, learning, building, and having fun. As such, by registering as a participant, you acknowledge that any ideas shared by you or anyone else over the course of the event are contributions to the overall experience and community. If you as a participant are worried about someone stealing your ideas, please reconsider your participation in the event itself or simply refrain from sharing specifics about your idea.

As a member of your startup community, you agree to to be inclusive of any and all people and their ideas. You agree to act professionally, treat everyone with respect, and treat the event facilities with proper care. You agree that you are responsible for any accidents or damages that you cause. You also agree to not hold Startup Weekend, your local volunteer team, or any of the event supporters liable for any loss, damage, injury, or any other unforeseeable incident.

By participating in the Startup Weekend, each Participant grants STARTUP WEEKEND and its licensees, successors and assigns a non-exclusive, perpetual, non-cancelable, royalty free, fully paid up, worldwide right and license to edit, modify, adapt, translate, exhibit, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer of, reproduce, copy, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display and otherwise use all and/or any part of such Participant’s names, likenesses, photographs, voices and images of all persons referenced and/or appearing in materials generated at the event, without limitation, anywhere in the world in any form (tangible or intangible, permanent or ephemeral, including, without limitation, audio, video, print, electronic, written, and photographic) and via any transmission medium (including, without limitation, television, radio, Internet, and print) now existing or that may exist in the future for advertising, trade, promotion, publicity and other related purposes without compensation and without notice to or consideration, review or approval from Participant.

Each Participant further agrees to (i) be questioned or interviewed (whether in person or by other means such as email or phone), filmed and/or photographed and available for interviewing, filming, photography and for other public relations, marketing and promotional activities associated with the Event, as reasonably required and directed by STARTUP WEEKEND, (ii) allow STARTUP WEEKEND to make contact with the Participant (whether in person, by phone, email or otherwise) for the purpose of requesting further information from the Participant in relation to their participation or for any other purpose related to the Startup Weekend. Each Participant represents and warrants that neither its participation, nor STARTUP WEEKEND’s exercise of any of the rights granted to it under these Terms will (a) infringe or violate any rights of any third party or entity, including, without limitation, those relating to patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, moral rights, mask works, defamation, privacy, publicity, false light, misappropriation, confidentiality, and/or any contractual or other rights recognizable under any applicable law, rule, regulation, ordinance, judgment or decree (collectively, “Law”), or (b) otherwise violate any applicable Law.

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Axiata Tower

9, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5

Kuala Lumpur Sentral

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur 50470

Malaysia

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