| Danial Norjidi |
START-UP Weekend Brunei Creative Tech will take place on August 1-3 at Sepakat Room 3 and 4 of the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Berakas.
According to a press release, the event will be the seventh edition of Start-up Weekend Brunei and aims to explore the spectrum of the creative industry.
“The 54-hour hackathon is a dedicated environment for participants to create an impact in the creative industry through innovative designs and turning creative ideas into a business through the creation of sustainable solutions while being guided by mentors and experts from the region,” stated the press release.
The event is being organised in conjunction with the National Youth Day and is also supported by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS).
The team organising Startup Weekend Brunei comprises entrepreneurs from two different start-ups – EICO Enterprise and InTurn – which are based at the iCentre, Anggerek Desa Technology Park.
Working alongside the organising team are DARe (Darussalam Enterprise) as ecosystem partner, Progresif Cellular Sdn Bhd as strategic partner, Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) as sponsor and Ikigai Lounge and iAesthetix Factory as the prize sponsors.
The mentors for this edition are: A’aqiil Ahmad from Filterworks Productions; Aizuddin Fakhri from Naindah.com and KadaiRuncit.com; Angie Ang from Eversheds HEP; Ian Ong from Megabytes Solution; Izzuddin Hussin from Pixelated; Lisa Ahmad from Kaleidoscope; and Liyana binti Hanif from Progresif.
This edition will be facilitated by Founder of EICO and Lead Organiser of Start-up Weekend Brunei Afiq bin Mohamed.
The press release added that registration is open to the public of various backgrounds and age range. Registration is on a ‘first come, first served’ basis and is open until July 31 at 9pm.
The registration link can be found on Start-up Weekend Brunei’s social media accounts.