Startup Weekend Bundaberg

    Friday, April 20 - 22, 2018

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Startup Weekend Bundaberg

Friday, April 20 - 22, 2018

Friday, April 20 - 22, 2018
Event starts at 6:00 pm

The Generator Bundaberg
Level 1
155A Bourbong Street
Bundaberg, QLD 4670

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Launch an idea and build a business in 54 hours!

The most challenging part of taking an idea from concept to creation is actually starting out. Startup Weekend overcomes this by immersing participants in an encouraging and inspiring environment so the startup magic can happen. Our goal is to connect you with entrepreneurial-minded, enthusiastic people for an exciting weekend of big ideas!

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 in Bundaberg for the weekend of April 20th - 22nd!

Who is Startup Weekend For?
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 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 get involved by joining a team. 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

Join us for a super exciting weekend!

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Friday April 20th

6:00 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

6:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

6:50 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:00 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

8:30 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:00 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

9:30 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday April 21st

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday April 22nd

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

4:00 pm

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Australia is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Eleanor
  • Luke
  • Katrina
  • Andrew
  • Sebastian


Daniel Johnsen
Founder, The Recovery Station

Founder, The Recovery Station (winner of Startup Weekend Lexington, Kentucky 2013)
From:KY (we love bourbon), live in Louisville, Kentucky, United States; currently residing in Longreach, Queensland, Australia.
Background: Founded a few companies, currently making a vending kiosk that dispenses pre/post workout drinks like protein shakes that are customizable and blended on-demand for everyday athletes in gyms (idea was the #1 placing idea at a Startup Weekend during a global startup battle).  I'm heavily active in Louisville & KY's startup scene where I help from basic mentoring with early stage ideas, organize Startup Weekends, throw happy hours for the startup & tech scene, the go-to person for pitch feedback before our area accelerator demo days, and random other items that I often forget and just do as they show up on my calendar.  I have a passion for asking some pretty forceful questions to get early stage entrepreneurs to evaluate their market, problem and solution and arrive at some decision point sooner rather than waiting 18+ months to launch MVPs, scale or bury the idea.
SW/UP: Been part of 30+ (?) Startup Weekends as: Sunday night observer x4; team lead x2; organizer x4; facilitator x1; judge x1; only KY rep for 2014 Vegas Summit; Startup Next participant x3 (I think I hold some type of non-verifiable record for as many ideas as I've taken through); Startup Next mentor x1

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