Sydney Women Startup Weekend

    Friday, September 7 - 9, 2018

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Sydney Women Startup Weekend

Friday, September 7 - 9, 2018

Friday, September 7 - 9, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm

UTS Startups (entrance via Mary Ann St)
Level 1
622-632 Harris St
Ultimo, NSW 2007

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Launch a business in 54 hours!

Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with? The hardest part of starting up is starting out. So on 7th-9th September, UTS is hosting a startup weekend for women across Sydney who are interested in learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures.

You'll be signing up for a 54-hour frenzy where you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you'll meet the very best mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who are there to help you get your idea off the ground. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, the weekend will culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations where your team will have the opportunity to pitch to judges and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs.

Tickets are $40 for UTS students and $55 for everyone else. This covers your participation in the event as well as 5 meals across the weekend!

All participants will recieve $300 in credits for Google Cloud Platforms to help build web and mobile apps as well as a free .CO domain. Participating teams will also be in the running for several prizes with the winning team invited to the APAC Women showcase in Indonesia in October. Prizes also include co-working space at Fishburners and Wotso Workspace. 

Fishburners is not-for-profit dedicated to creating highly scalable Australian tech startups, through inspiration, collection and connection to support. Started in 2011, they have now become Australia’s largest community of highly scalable techstartups, largest host of startup-focused events and largest funnel for new startups. 

Wotso Workspace has a growing network of workspaces all providing coworking desks, serviced offices and meeting rooms for hire. From hot-desking in Sydney, to private suites in Brisbane and meeting rooms in Singapore, whatever your business needs, we have a space to suit. 

Sticker Giant is an e-commerce company that prints custom stickers and product labels. They make it fast, fun and easy to order with quality guaranteed. Every sticker has a story. What's yours?

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.

Terms of Participation Agreement: It is our job to provide you with an incredible networking and learning opportunity. Our intention is that you meet some amazing people that you might actually start a company with, build relationships with coaches, and learn from your peers. The event is intended to be a collaborative forum for sharing, learning, building, and having fun. As such, by registering as a participant, you acknowledge that any ideas shared by you or anyone else over the course of the event are contributions to the overall experience and community. If you as a participant are worried about someone stealing your ideas, please reconsider your participation in the event itself or simply refrain from sharing specifics about your idea.   

As a member of your startup community, you agree to to be inclusive of any and all people and their ideas. You agree to act professionally, treat everyone with respect, and treat the event facilities with proper care. You agree that you are responsible for any accidents or damages that you cause. You also agree to not hold Startup Weekend, your local volunteer team, or any of the event supporters liable for any loss, damage, injury, or any other unforeseeable incident. 

By Participating at the event, you grant Startup Weekend permission to capture photo/video of the event. You can find the exact legal terms on our FAQ Page but to summarize, we want to share your success with the world.Any questions, please email the team at

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Friday September 7th

6:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Arrive at the venue, 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

8:45 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 September 8th

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 September 9th

9:30 am
Begin Work

10:00 am
Coach Meetings
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
Light Dinner

5:00 pm
Final presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Australia is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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  • Jessie
  • Maya
  • Aura

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