The 1st Cash Prized #Hackathon in Iskandar Puteri!

IP Smart Hackathon is the first hackathon program in the series that engage the community to create product or solution to solve a real-world problem, re-invent the future, or simply be creative!

Hackathons are built for rapid innovation, and rapid isn't always pretty. But no matter the roadblock, broken code or bumps, we continue to push forward together. There is no boundary or limit to what we can create.

So join us! Creating something cool, meet great people, win great prizes. Who knows, your founder journey may begin here!

What's #Hackathon about?

30 hours hackathon, starting from Saturday 11:00am to Sunday 5:00pm

Beginning on Saturday, attendees will form their team and start hacking on their idea. Over the weekend, all team will focus on brainstorming, product development & creating a prototype. All the teams will be presenting their product to judging panels and receiving feedback on Sunday evening.

Challenges & Prizes

3 tracks for challenges including a general track, cashless society track & also a social impact track, competing for a total prize pool of RM20,000.00 cash prizes + other exciting prizes from the sponsors & partners.

Grand Prize : RM8,000.00 (eligible for all tracks)
First Runner-Up : RM4,000.00 (eligible for all tracks)
Special Track Prize : Cashless Society : RM3,000.00
Special Track Prize : Social Impact : RM3,000.00
Special Prize - Crowd Favourite : RM2,0000.00 (eligible for all tracks)

Cashless Society Track :

The Goal : Create a solution (technology / software / hardware / etc) to enable Malaysians to adopt the concept of cashless society at a wider & faster phase. It could be an idea that builds on top of existing solutions / it could be something radical / totally innovative / disruptive to the current cashless ecosystem.

Social Impact Track :

The Goal : Create a project that solves social problems in the country and create a positive impact to the society with a compelling story to change Malaysia for good and connecting people with the common purpose. The idea can be, but not limited to problems such as tackling food waste, helping refugees connecting to the society, enabling the non-urban community with technology, bringing social entrepreneurs to investors & etc.

General Track :

The Goal : Create a project that solves real live problems with innovative solutions gives a plus! But generally anything that's cool / fun to be worked on, it could even be a game / hardware / something silly, but most importantly, we just want to have fun and encourage innovation & creativity.

► Who can participant?

All ages, genders, and skill levels are welcome. Come solo or in a team of up to four, and spend the weekend learning new skills, meeting your local tech community and tech sponsors, enjoying free food and have fun.

Our attendees typically consist of developers looking to improve their skills or expand their horizons, students, designers of all skill-sets, business expert in their industry and serious entrepreneurs that can add value to the teams.

Why should I join?

This weekend is centered around action, innovation & education. Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, learning specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute. Hackathon is the perfect environment in which you could test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup. We have also invited awesome mentors across the different industry who are experts in their field to help to build your idea, get to meet a network of developer, designer & entrepreneur friends that share the similar passion as you.


We have invited a line of mentors who are experts in their own industry to help you with your idea.

Judges & Judging Criteria

Projects will be judged based on the following criteria :

1. Fundability: How fundable is this idea? Is there potential for a sustainable business model.
2. Execution: How well was the project executed and explained? Did it work?
3. UI/UX: Beyond design, was the end-to-end user experience for the solution considered?
4. Originality: How original, creative or unique is the idea?
5. Scalability: How scalable is the solution? Will it make an impact?




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. Why is this program refundable? What does it means?
Ans : We would like to offer this opportunity of learning and networking for every members in the community. So, we collect ticket fee as a commitment fee and you will be refunded in full if you attend the event. So, don't ffk / mia :)

2. How will the refund be processed?
Ans : You will either get your refund in "Boost e-wallet" during the event. We're a big advocator of the cashless society and lots of things happening in the program will be powered by the cashless technology :)

3. Where is the venue? How do I get there? Is parking chargeable?
Ans : We are at Lvl 2, CIMB Afiniti Medini. Just use Waze / Google Maps, type "IskandarSpace" and you'll get there. Parking is charged RM3.00/per entry, validate it at the front desk of IskandarSpace. Park at the yellow zone, and take the lift towards "Afiniti Training"

4. Can I take public transport there?
Ans : Yes, there will be Causeway Link bus from Larkin, JB Sentral, Jurong East, Boonlay, Gelang Patah, Causeway 2nd Link. Take the yellow bus towards "Legoland" and we're right opposite. Just walk over.

5. Can I stay there overnight during the hackathon? Will I have a place to take a shower?
Ans : The space will be open 24/7 during the hackathon, so yes, you could stay overnight & work all night long. There will be a place where you could do your shower at the venue.

6. What language will be used in the pitching?
Ans : Mainly English, but if you're more comfortable in speaking Bahasa Melayu, you are welcome to do so. Our judges are mentors are all capable of speaking in multiple languages. We're Malaysians, we speak at least 2 / 3 language here :)

7. I still have a lot other questions. How?
Ans : Call +6017 6336806 (Feng) | +6013 6837777 (CJ) or email hello@startupjohor.org

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Unit 02-02, Lvl 2, Cimb Leadership Academy,, No 3, Jalan Medini Utara 1, Medini Iskandar, Iskandar Puteri Malaysia