Friday, February 21 - 23, 2020
Friday, February 21 - 23, 2020
Event starts at 6:30 pm
Envirotech Education Burleigh Campus
(Friday and Sunday night at Burleigh Surf Club)
From Idea to Business 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!
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Refactor has spun out a number of startups including Secluded.io which builds low-power & secluded IoT sensors, and more recently, Mirma, a platform for aggregating electricity demand in residential property.
In 2011, Steve also founded Gold Coast TechSpace, a volunteer-based community-driven Hacker/Maker Space. He is a passionate Gold Coast local, and has worked tirelessly to help develop the local ecosystem, but is also a strong advocate for Gold Coasters thinking big and getting out of their own backyard!
Steve is currently co-facilitator of the QLD Government funded Startup OnRamp program running out of GCHub on Tuesday evenings. He is a passionate believer in The Gold Coast as a startup hub and congratulates all Startup Weekend participants for taking their first step in the journey!
Danny is also an angel investor, board member of public and private companies, and has 25 years in the IT industry, 2 years government, 2 years enterprise/banking, 9 years IT services companies, and 12 years in software companies.
Coaches and Mentors
Ksenia later started consulting to a technology innovation organisation, and now currently holds a position with Gold Coast Innovation Hub that enables entrepreneurs, business leaders and key industries to achieve stronger commercial outcomes, more international exposure, better access to funding and venture capital and closer collaboration with government organisations. Its key strengths are in funding, growth strategy and mentoring for start-up technology companies.
Envirotech Innovation Lab Manager
organisations with commercialisation advice and strategies to take their ideas to market. Greg
developed the Ideas2Market Commercialisation Program for the Queensland Government’s
BioIndustries Taskforce to support the growth of Queensland’s biotechnology industry by assisting
researchers to commercialise their intellectual property.
In his role as Manager, Tax and Legal Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Greg assisted companies in
maximising their Research and Development Tax Incentive claims, developing business models and
business plans to for capital raising and funding applications.
Prior to joining GHD, Greg worked in two Australian Research Council funded research centres, the
Australian Centre for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers and The Australian Centre for Robotic
Vision in establishing research projects with the private sector. This included negotiating contracts
and intellectual property ownership and licenses.
Recently Greg has been working in GHD’s Mentoring for Innovation program in partnership with the
Queensland Department of State Development in providing commercialisation advice on new
ventures developed by a number of Queensland businesses. This includes analysing their current
commercialisation position and providing recommendations as to how they should progress their
ideas to achieve a successful commercial outcome.
Greg is currently GHD Digital’s Queensland Innovation, commercialisation and new venture creation
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend 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.
Techstars Startup Weekend Australia is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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