Third edition of Startup Weekend Kuching turns talk into action

kicking off the final pitch

The third edition of Startup Weekend Kuching saw attendees practice LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product before presenting them to an expert panel of judges over the May 20-22 weekend.

With 61 attendees there were 16 ideas pitched and 11 teams formed during the 54-hour workshop where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts came together to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch their startups.

The participants that took part in Startup Weekend Kuching come from various industry backgrounds and academic faculties such as Unimas, Fame International College, SAINS, AIESEC Kuching, Swinburne University of Technology while others were entrepreneur/startups, corporate employees or business owners.


Panel of judges listening to the final pitch.


Panel of Judges:
Dato Patrick Liew
Founder cum Chairman, iCube Innovation

Jasminatha Teo
Assistant Content Manager – Assistant Content Manager, ERA, hitz & MY FM Sarawak

Jowynne Khor
Director, Community & Events, MaGIC

David Chew
CEO, FAME International College Sarawak

Charles Liew
Founder, SHiNE Pharmacy

Winning Teams:



Team Name: Plototype
Redefining Writing: A Crowd-Sourced platform for writing
1. Yap Dian Ang
2. Lau Wei Theng
3. Gordon Loi Zongxin
4. Yap Dian Ang
5. Sin Su Zen
6. Alan Wee

1st Runner Up - HEXAROL

1st Runner Up – HEXAROL

Team Name: Hexarol
We are converting used cooking oil into biodiesel
1. Choo Tze Hsien
2. Ong Ai Fen
3. Chong Ru Jyi
4. Syukri Arabi
5. Wee Hung Yee
6. Wong Bing Nan
7. Teoh Xi Yao
8. Tay Meng Guan

2nd Runner Up - BLOODPUMP

2nd Runner Up – BLOODPUMP

Team Name: Bloodpump
A vessel to connect healthy blood donors and organisations in need of it.
1. Carmen Yong
2. Iqrar Zahin Mohd Nasir
3. Edric Jee Piing Hung
4. Tan Pei Chin
5. Shajibur Rahman

WINNER: 1 Month [30 Days] complimentary usage of Elite Workstation.
1ST & 2ND RUNNER UP : 1 Month [30 Days] complimentary usage of Premier Lounge.

All the above also received ‘Office Hour’, which are mentoring sessions from the panel of judges for further development of their ideas after this Startup Weekend Kuching.


Google is teaming up with Startup Weekend to help developers and entrepreneurs launch new startups. Google Cloud Platform is offering all Startup Weekend participants $300 in credits to help build web and mobile apps! With Cloud Platform you can access application, compute, storage and big data services. You’re now building on the same infrastructure that powers Google.

.CO is the domain name of choice for innovators and entrepreneurs all over the world. From startups and small businesses to big brands and multinational corporations, .CO is where big ideas belong on the Web. We are proud to offer all Startup Weekend participants access to a free .CO domain.


Organised by:
iCube Innovation

In Partnership with:
Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC)

Supported by:

Official Radio Station:
ERA fm
hitz fm

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