Global Startup Weekend Brisbane 2019

    Friday, February 15 - 17, 2019


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  3. Judges
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  5. Organizing Team
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Global Startup Weekend Brisbane 2019

Friday, February 15 - 17, 2019



Friday, February 15 - 17, 2019
Event starts at 5:30 pm

River City Labs
Level 2
315 Brunswick Street
Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006

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Developers. Designers. Marketers. Business Folk.

Startup Weekend is your chance to collaborate and get involved with a group of motivated individuals hell-bent on disrupting their industry of choice.

What can you expect?
Anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea. Teams organically form around the top ideas (determined by popular vote). Then, it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation.

The weekend wraps up with teams presenting their startup to local entrepreneurial leaders with an opportunity for critical feedback.It’s not about the prize but it helps.

What they say:
Startup weekend gives you the valuable insight into how to make an idea succeed or fail fast, as Amin Bazzaz and Areej Alsheikh-Hussain, winner of Startup Weekend Women Brisbane 2015 explains:

"Startup weekend was an intense learning bootcamp which helped us to put all theory into action and validate an ideain 54 hours on a weekend. Excellent opportunity to meet like minded people and grow your network, learn heaps from mentors and teammates and get the most out of our weekend.

Air Sponge started with idea of Areej. She pitched her idea of "Tinder for carwash" and Amin joined her team as a tech teammate on the startup weekend. We launched the website and served 5 customers over the weekend and won the startup weekend. we kept meeting after startup weekend and by using startup weekend prize, we registered the company, then applied for ilab Germinate 8 program and got selected as one of 5 teams. later on we decided to shut down the business and currently, while Amin is working as back end developer at Travello, Areej is working as a Business Development Associate for gemaker."


What are you waiting for? 
Found a company, find a cofounder, 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.

About Startup Weekend
Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. The weekend is centred around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday February 15th


5:30 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


6:00 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


6:40 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


8:00 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


8:30 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


9:00 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


11:00 pm
Doors Shut
Go home for the night, get some rest for a big day tomorrow.

Saturday February 16th


8:00 am
Breakfast
Fuel up for the day


9:00 am
Lean Startup Workshop
Find your team and get ready for the first workshop


9:30 am
MVP Workshop with Chris Drake
Head to the Stadium for this workshop.


12:30 pm
Lunch & Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help


2:00 pm
Mentoring
Mentors help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


6:30 pm
Dinner & Check-In
Dinner check-in, status reports, call for help


11:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work until 11:00pm

Sunday February 17th


8:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, grab some coffee and breakfast


9:00 am
Pitch Workshop with Mark Zmarzly
Highly recommended for the pitching team member to attend.


10:00 am
Mentoring
Mentors arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


12:30 pm
Lunch & Check in


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
Dinner


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up
Time to head out and celebrate the weekend. (Doors to RCL close)


Event Judges


Marc Orchard
Director of Startups

Currently the Director of Startups and I am passionate about helping those who dare to change the world transform their ambition into reality. As a coach and business owner, investor and professional with university, business management, financial services, graduate recruitment and event management experience, I am constantly looking for opportunities to create tribes of people who believe in each other's capacity to change the world.


Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Global Startup Weekend Brisbane 2019 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.


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Organizing Team

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

  • Peta
    Ellis
  • TARRYN
    THIELE

Facilitators


Peta Ellis
Chief Executive Officer, River City Labs

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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