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)
622-632 Harris St
Launch a business in 54 hours!
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 include:
- Co-working space at Fishburners and Wotso Workspace
- Crowdfunding consultation with Jill Storey, CEO of ReadyFundGo
- Mentoring session with Will Robinson, Vice President of Sales APAC at Techstars
- Scholarships to Coder Academy courses
Pandora Shelley is the CEO of Fishburners which is Australia's oldest and largest coworking space for tech startups. While studying a Bachelor of Business at UTS, she started working at Fishburners as their first employee and has since grown the company from 30 entrepreneurs to close to 1,000 in Sydney, Brisbane and Shanghai.
Julie Trell is Head of Telstra’s startup accelerator, muru-D. She has a vast and varied background spanning both startup and corporate environments, working most recently as the Founder & Chief Life Officer of Playful Purpose. Julie was instrumental in launching SheEO Radical Generosity in the US, a global initiative to transform how we support, finance and celebrate female entrepreneurs. Now, in Sydney, she has successfully launched the initiative in Australia as the SheEO Country Lead. When not working you can find her at the beach, probably attempting a yoga pose with a camera in her hand or hugging a random wild Australian animal.
Sally-Ann Williams is the Engineering Community & Outreach Manager for Google Australia. She is responsible for leading Google’s efforts in CS and STEM education, outreach and research collaborations with universities and has helped create and drive national engagement strategies on innovation and entrepreneurship including contributing to the foundation of StartupAUS. She currently serves on the board of Fishburners, the advisory board of Inspiring Rare Birds and as a mentor in the Startmate program.
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?
Coder Academy's mission is to reduce inequality and drive innovation via high quality technology training. Known for operating Australia’s only accredited coding bootcamps, amongst many other high quality technology & STEM training options for people of all ages, Coder Academy provides a unique, innovative, and industry-driven educational experience.Through a variety of programs in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, Coder Academy equips Australians with the in-demand coding and technology skills they'll need to tackle the future of work.
ReadyFundGo is all about transforming the way innovative and inspiring ideas are funded in Australia by harnessing the power of the crowd. Our mission is to surround the ideas you care about with the support required to raise the funds you need. The team at ReadyFundGo is composed of entrepreneurs, creatives, support and leadership that are passionate about making a difference in the world.
UTS: Rapido is an advanced technology development unit, focused on supporting organisations to deliver cutting-edge hardware and software prototypes and solutions. UTS: Rapido Social, the social impact arm of the organisation, functions as a University-incubated start-up with a mission to harness technology as an engine for social good. Rapido Social uses the abilities of senior software and mechatronic engineers to provide pro/low-bono technological consultancy services, along with the creation of bespoke technologies, to particularly impactful social impact organisations.
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 email@example.com
Friday September 7th
Saturday September 8th
Sunday September 9th
Coaches and Mentors
Software Engineer, Google Australia
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