ABOUT STARTUPQUEST SELANGOR
Following the successes of the previous year, StartupQuest Selangor (SQSel) is back again this year to offer its challenge to aspiring entrepreneurs!
Have an idea, but not sure how to realise and monetise it? Want to have a say in the growth of Selangor? Then SQSel is the place to be! This event, organised by the Selangor Information Technology and E-Commerce Council (SITEC) and held in Shah Alam, seeks to facilitate the growth and success of startups here in Selangor.
By reaching out to Malaysians, with a focus on Selangor, we aim to encourage the public (seriously, all are welcome!) to be involved in the fast-moving startup scene, while also having a stake in the growth of Selangor.
HOW IT’S STRUCTURED
SQSel will be held as a singular event this year in July, with the top three teams given the opportunity to have their ideas validated, developed, prototyped, and promoted for exposure and growth.
The event will take place over a weekend, where ideas will be discussed and solutions brainstormed, and participants will be given 60 seconds to pitch their idea to everyone.
The top ideas will be taken on by teams comprising individuals who bring different strengths and specialties to the table. Teams will then work towards developing a novel working prototype, demo, and presentations by Sunday evening.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE TWO DAYS
STARTUPQUEST SELANGOR: FOR EVERYONE
SQSel is specifically developed in a way that those without specialised knowledge of programming, IT or business can take part to see their ideas grow. Ideas are pitched in under 60 seconds, and individuals will group up in teams to pick their favourite chosen ideas to work on and develop. The difference, however, is that SQSel participants will engage in a ‘Quest’ to contribute ideas to address, explore or solve the three topics chosen below.
Mandatory but FREE 2-day Pre-Event Workshop
All participants are required to attend a free, mandatory two-day pre-StartupQuest Selangor workshop (SQSelWS) the week before each session.
The SQSelWS will cover the basics of lean businesses, guiding you on how to develop your own MVP, or, Minimum Viable Product (with a strong focus on the keyword ‘viable’). You will also learn how to utilise free tools to turn ideas into working products.
- Idea Validation
- Using Business Model Canvas
- Wireframing and Mockups
- Pitching Your Idea
- Building Your Mockup
- Researching Your Customers and Competitors
- Gathering User Feedback
- Digital Marketing 101
THEME FOR 2017
The Smart City objective remains the focus of the challenge this year, but we have decided to narrow it down to three topics in particular, namely:
This topic looks to the retail sector, looking for ways that technology can aid the retail process, be it in inventory and product management, customer relationship management, or audience engagement.
This topic seeks solutions that can help a society achieve smooth and sustainable transportation of people and goods, while balancing the need to be safe, practical, and continuable.
This topic encompasses the advancements that allow people the opportunity to benefit from new/improved ways of living, aimed at making life more efficient, controllable, economical, productive, integrated and/or sustainable.
WHO CAN JOIN?
StartupQuest Selangor is open to everyone from all walks of life! Whether you have experience in startups/startup-like environments or not, you can come by to meet and team up with like-minded people in a conducive environment to see an idea to fruition.
No IT knowledge? No problem! No business knowledge? Not an issue! Don’t know startup terminology? Don’t even bother! We will teach you everything you need to know to be competent about business in the startup world in the 2-day pre-event bootcamp.
Come alone – or with friends! Meet new people, moot ideas, and work on them!
What’s in it for me if I join?
- Pre-event workshop teaching
- Certificate of Completion
- Idea validation
Top 3 teams will get additional
- Cash prizes (RM 650, RM 350, RM 250)
- Free co-working space at SDCC (6 Months Access!)
- Exclusive 4-Day MVP Deveploment Bootcamp
(worth RM 1800/pax. FREE for Champion, 50% for 1st Runner Up, 30% for 2nd Runner Up)
4-day Minimum Viable Product (MVP) Development Bootcamp
Learn how to build and manage your tech startup product.
This workshop will cover the concept of building a minimum viable product (MVP) for startups, new products, or new features. Real world examples will be provided to prepare you to identify what an MVP is and what can be captured in the product backlog.
Students will learn how to apply concepts learned in the bootcamp through a series of interactive and collaborative exercises.
By the end of the bootcamp, students should be able to define a laser-focused MVP to move their startup or existing products in the right direction.
This workshop is helpful to startup founders, product owners, and individuals who are planning to launch a digital product.
- Convert ideas, manage, and test your hypotheses.
- How to build your MVP around target audience.
- Establish metrics as a core aspect of your MVP.
- Crafting your MVP and put it into action.
Day 1 – Market Research
- Validate ideas and create execution plan.
- Choose the right technologies for your product.
- Translate customer needs into features.
- Find your PMF (product market fit).
Day 2 – Product Management
- Utilize agile framework in development processes.
- Become familiar with tools to track tasks and time
- Product lifecycle and roadmap
Day 3 – Business Aspects
- Build your conversion funnel.
- Synthesize findings to develop customer personas.
- Learn how to extract insights from data analytics.
- Define key metrics and KPIS to track performance.
Day 4 – Delivery and Iteration
- Learn the structures and techniques for presentation
- Iterate your product and estimate development tasks
- Prepare your MVP for V1.0 product launch
- Support, resources and tools for continued learning
WHY JOIN STARTUPQUEST SELANGOR?
with like-minded, passionate people
who want to see ideas turn into action!
Bonus: Meet new friends and business contacts!
Discover the world of startups and take that wisdom along with you!
Learn how to start a company.
No bells, whistles, just dependable,
experienced mentorship and knowledge
Start building your own apps, solutions, companies