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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

Day 1

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.

  1. Idea Validation
  2. Using Business Model Canvas
  3. Wireframing and Mockups
  4. Pitching Your Idea
  1. Building Your Mockup
  2. Researching Your Customers and Competitors
  3. Gathering User Feedback
  4. 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:

SMART RETAIL

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.

SMART MOBILITY

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.

SMART LIVING

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
  • Mentorship

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)

WHY JOIN STARTUPQUEST SELANGOR?

NETWORKING

NETWORKING

with like-minded, passionate people
who want to see ideas turn into action!
Bonus: Meet new friends and business contacts!

DISCOVERY

DISCOVERY

Discover the world of startups and take that wisdom along with you!

LEARN

LEARN

Learn how to start a company.
No bells, whistles, just dependable,
experienced mentorship and knowledge

BUILD

BUILD

Start building your own apps, solutions, companies