Startup Weekend Melbourne
Friday, March 2 - 4, 2018
Friday, March 2 - 4, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm
520 Bourke Street
With a vast number of resources and our superstar mentors to guide you, by the end of the weekend you'll have a whole new wealth of knowledge to continue on with your creation or to apply to your everyday life!
Startup Weekend is your destination for the weekend of March 2nd-4th!
Who is Startup Weekend For?
It doesn't matter what you do or where you come from, Startup Weekend is designed as an event that brings all sorts of people together, including:
- aspiring & experienced entrepreneurs,
- developers and other tech-related professionals,
- designers of all types,
- anyone with talents/skills in business, sales, finance, legal, health, wellness, mindfulness ... anything really
- students from universities and even high schools,
- professionals looking to switch careers,
- passionate visionaries,
- all-time learners.
Your ticket includes:
- Access to the full weekend-long event
- Mentoring by all-stars from the entrepreneurship community
- Tasty meals
- Collaboration with awesome people from across the industry
- All-star judge's panel lead by startup and entrepreneurial leaders
- Cool goodie bags, from us and our partners
- Membership in the Startup Weekend Community (>200K alumni)
- A process for taking any idea from concept to creation in a matter of days
- And over 60 new awesome Facebook friends!
Do I need to come up with an idea?
If you have an idea for a startup, then great! We hope you pitch for the weekend. If you don't have an idea, that's alright! Come and spend the weekend, listen to the ideas being pitched, and see if something piques your interest! The weekend is all about learning about the startup ideation process and learning from each other. If you have more questions, check out the Startup Weekend First Timers FAQ:http://startupweekend.org/about/firsttimer/ !
Join us for a super exciting weekend!
Questions? Press inquiries? Please email us at
Friday March 2nd
Saturday March 3rd
Sunday March 4th
He does this by assessing where a product/project is at, where it needs to be and implementing a crawl/walk/run strategy that covers people, process and technology improvement by building solid teams and using the "always be shipping" methodology with a strong focus on end customer outcomes.
As part of Powerhousehq Marina has developed theBiz.store , a social program to enable girls to learn business skills and actively supports the Melbourne startup scene by hosting hackathons, conferences, workshops, and as a founding member of Startup Victoria Female founders committee.
As part of PwC Experience Center team, Marina has been working with large public and private organisations, helping to identify what challenges and opportunities to focus, re-image their value proposition, leveraging assets and market analysis to build human centred design solutions, which deliver value and positive impact.
Coaches and Mentors
She has developed an HR skill set working in senior and leadership positions in the not-for-profit, health and government sectors.
Gender equality and social justice are concurrent themes in my career, and she currently leads HR and Operations at Women's Legal Service Victoria and serve as a committee member for the Australian Human Resource Institute Diversity Network.
Through outcome-driven expertise in product development and cross-functional team leadership, Alexander has a track record of delivering strong gains from new and existing products. He identifies and implements strategies to increase revenues, strengthen customer relationships, improve business practices and drive profitable growth by directing concurrent projects using broad-based management skills, with strong planning, communication and decision-making ability.
With a comprehensive understanding of engineering, technology, business and management concepts, Alexander bridges the divide between internally-focused innovation teams and the need to provide customer benefit in externally focused sales and management teams. Through staff mentoring and nurturing the right environment, Alexander encourages a team environment for a high level of employee innovation, confidence and satisfaction in order to rapidly deliver products with wide-ranging societal benefit.
He continues to invest time and energy in his passions - startups, design thinking, innovation, business models, clean tech, social enterprise, digital health, training and education.
Specialities: startup methodology, UX design, agile scrum, product innovation, marketing support, advisor, entrepreneurship, service design, training, coaching, marketing, translation, localisation, strategic management, international business integration.
He has over 5 years experience in creating global brands such as: 7-Eleven, Cricket Australia, International Cricket Council, Metro, ONE HD, Mitre10, Crown Casino, AMP, Mark Webber's personal brand, RMIT, Melbourne Festival, PTV, Shanghai Towers, Santos, Visy, Pause Fest, Singapore Police Force, Fiji Airways and Tahiti Tourism.
He's the founder& CEO at FanFuel, helping brands connect with influential athletes to create social media endorsement deals.
Founder of WipeMyRide.com, the car wash that comes to you wherever you are parked in Melbourne.
He's currently working as Innovation Hacker @TelstraLabs with a focus on Horizon 2 & 3 opportunities.
John has broad software release, operations, governance and audit experience in the fin-tech space. He enjoys working on complex integration programmes that have elements across people, process and technology to create successful outcomes.
Seeking a better fit for people to achieve a work-life balance, he founded Shiftiez to create people-oriented solutions that improve businesses bottom line.
He's an active member of the Melbourne Startup community through Melbourne Silicon Beach and welcome contacts from people looking to be more involved in the startup space.
At clover.com.au, he is helping to create a highly advanced and automated personal advice and investment solution accessible to all Australians.
In his previous roles, he consulted to superannuation funds and endowments on investment strategy, managed active fixed income portfolio strategies and advised superannuation funds on asset liability management.
Year after year, our students have improved their scores by at least 24 percentile points on average and have achieved a medical school admissions rate of at least 90% on average.
Practice leader for the IBM Bluemix Garage in Melbourne, Australia: a consultancy with a startup DNA.
Facilitator of educational programs, community events for developers and entrepreneurs such as Startup Weekend and NEXT.
Evangelising technology startups and entrepreneurs through their journey to validate their business model, gain traction and influence, ultimately disrupting entire industries.
Crafting strategy and improving processes for entrepreneurial organisations with a strong focus on learning, best practice and community.
He's driven to understand difficult problems then provide leadership and a strategy to get them solved.
He is account manager at Growth Wizards, a company helping tech companies create amazing content & Freelance Innovation Consultant helping companies re-invent their product/service experience with design thinking.
For the past year my focus has been on creating a community of interest around emerging fields of design and technology and developing programs, partnerships and events that elevate the conversation in our community.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Melbourne team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
Techstars Startup Weekend Melbourne is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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