Techstars Startup Weekend Whyalla
Friday, September 6 - 8, 2019
Friday, September 6 - 8, 2019
Event starts at 6:00 pm
Innovation & Collaboration Centre
Building L, 111 Nicolson Ave
Your idea in 54 hours
Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.
Happening in South Australia for the first time since 2017, the event will be held at the brand new Innovation & Collaboration Centre (ICC) at Whyalla.
What do you need to bring?
Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.
Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.
Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
- 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
- Benefits and discounts from our global partners
- One-on-one time with amazing mentors
- A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
- All the internet and coffee you can consume.
For those over 18, there is a limited number of discounted onsite accommodation available. Contact us for more information.
Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!
Still have questions, feel free to reach us at email@example.com
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Setup for Success Before/After Startup Weekend
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He possesses 21 years’ experience in Local Government and has worked in regional areas of Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.
Chris holds a Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership, Bachelor of Commerce, Associate Diploma in Accounting and a Graduate Diploma Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Working cohesively and confidently with the Council and the community, Chris hopes to encourage and facilitate the diversification of the city into the future.
Chris led a Council delegation to China in 2018 with a mission to pursue more business and encourage future investment in the City. Also he was invited back to China by the Wuhan Provincial government to present on Solar Power generation investment opportunities in the region.
Chris has a positive view of Whyalla’s future encouraging the community to work together to achieve it.
Coaches and Mentors
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Techstars Startup Weekend Whyalla 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.
OZ Minerals is a copper-focused international company based in South Australia. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX100) they have a growth strategy that is focused on creating value for all stakeholders.
Techstars Startup Weekend Australia is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
Marketing & comms - Innovation & Collaboration Centre
Georgia’s ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders is based on her experience working in the corporate, not-for-profit and higher education sectors. She specialises in managing both proactive and reactive media enquiries, creative PR campaigns, proofing and editing, corporate communications, and brand and marketing management.More than seven years working in Communications roles has seen Georgia greatly develop her flair for writing and editing and hone her passion for exceptional customer service and attention to detail.
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