Global Startup Weekend Women - Brisbane

    Friday, February 9 - 11, 2018

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Global Startup Weekend Women - Brisbane

Friday, February 9 - 11, 2018

Friday, February 9 - 11, 2018
Event starts at 5:30 pm

River City Labs
Level 3, 315 Brunswick St
Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006

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Women. Girl Geeks. Developers. Designers. Marketers. Business Folk.

This is a call for you to get your idea off the ground surrounded by like minded women.Startup Weekend women is your chance to collaborate and get involved with a group of motivated individuals who are hell-bent on disrupting their industry of choice.The event is aimed at female participants however men are welcome to participate, mentor and encouraged to get involved.

About Startup Weekend Brisbane Women:
Women have a unique and fresh take on design, development and creation, which we feel is vital to the growth and evolution of startup companies. We know that the women of Brisbane are full of creative and entrepreneurial talent, and in a safe environment that inspires risk taking and innovation we know they will create something amazing.

We are a passionate group of female entrepreneurs who decided to come together and design a new experience to welcome and empower creative, talented and curious women. 
Startup Weekend Brisbane Women is currently seeking sponsors and volunteers. Please contact Tarryn Thiele if you would like to support this event:

What are you waiting for? Found a company, find a co-founder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside your usual 9-to-5. You are guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. Put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now.

Refund Policy: No refunds will be granted within 7 days of the event if food and drink have already been ordered. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Friday February 9th

5:30 pm
Arrive at the River City Labs and get checked in

5:45 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

6:30 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

6:45 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

8:15 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

8:45 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

9:30 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalise 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

11:30 pm
Doors Shut
Go Home

Saturday February 10th

8:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:00 am
Lean Startup Workshop
Presented by Aaron Birkby. Recommended attendance for all participants.

12:30 pm
Lunch & Check In

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

6:30 pm
Dinner & Check-In

11:30 pm
Finished for the day. Go Home

Sunday February 11th

8:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:00 am
Pitch Workshop
Each member of the team pitching should be attending this workshop run by Mentor-in-Residence Peter Laurie.

10:00 am
Last mentoring session… ASK QUESTIONS

12:30 pm

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
Final Presentations

7:00 pm

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm
Wrap-Up & Go Home

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Global Startup Weekend Women - Brisbane 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.




Organizing Team

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

  • Tarryn
  • Aaron
  • Peta


Peta Ellis

Startup Community Activator Peta Ellis is a Communications Professional with 15+ years’ experience in Marketing Communications, Media Relations, Publicity, Social Media Marketing and Public Profile Management.   Since 2012 Peta has worked alongside Steve Baxter, the founder of River City Labs to grow Brisbane's Startup community and establish RCL as Brisbane’s most prominent Coworking community of Tech Startups , Entrepreneurs and industry mentors.

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