Startup Weekend Toowoomba
Friday, November 14 - 16, 2014
Friday, November 14 - 16, 2014
Event starts at 6:00 pm
The GRID Hybrid Arts Collective
Level 1, 488 Ruthven St
Startup Weekend Toowoomba - It's Global Startup Battle time!
What is Startup Weekend?Startup Weekend is a 54-hour whirlwind event where you get to be part of building a business in a weekend, Silicon Valley style. It's about pitching, business model creation, coding, designing and market validation. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of a panel of judges and an opportunity to win great prizes.
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and teams organically form around the top ideas. All ideas, applications and platforms are welcome – remember that the sky is the limit!
How does it work?We're mashing the geeks with entrepreneurs and everyone in between, and locking them in a building together for a weekend, pouring in a heap of caffeine and free food, to see what new ideas come out the other end.This 54 hour event brings together creatives, technologists, designers and developers to experiment with rapid idea generation, Silicon Valley style.
It is a fast-paced and highly creative event that challenges everyone who attends to make innovative new projects in 54 hours.
Who can attend?Anyone. Whether you're 8 or 88, a painter, actor, software engineer, writer, graphic designer, geek, entrepreneur, photographer, musician, programmer, museum curator, or startup specialist. Whether you have an idea, or have no idea. Everyone is welcome. (We even allow bankers and used-car salesmen to come along!)
What you will get out of itThe professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success? Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered citizens who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures or products. Whether participants found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, find a creative collaborator, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to have a heap of fun, and to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!
Watch this video from Startup Weekend Sunshine Coast: http://vimeo.com/103801590
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Ability Enterprises Ltd are currently undertaking a number of social enterprise projects as well as providing labour hire options for local employers.
Ability Enterprises Ltd works with a number of mainstream and disability employment services to source new workers and to meet the diversity and demands of the workplace. It currently employs 50 staff.
Coaches and Mentors
Regional Manager, Queensland Government, Sport & Recreation Services South West Queensland.
Garry has proudly served Federal, State and Local Government in some of the most remote parts of Australia, from delivering participation programs in the Gulf of Carpentaria to the management of remote outdoor education facilities outside Mt Isa, managing after school centres in Inala, to managing Municipal pools, sports centres and a city wide events program in the densely urban Logan area to sport and recreation services in South Western Queensland covering an area the same size as 1 x Victoria and 2 x Tasmanias.
Mark was a founding director of The Association of Manufacturing Excellence in
In 2005 she co-founded Emereo publishing with her husband and is currently actively involved with two startup companies: Horses-store.com and Complete-Publishing.com.
She has experience in public relations, media writing, project management, developing strategic plans, social media management, digital media production and website design and management.
After completing a Bachelor of Communication, Tia-Lea worked at the USQ Office of Corporate Communications and Public Relations and for the Qld Department of Main Roads and Transport.
"I believe that communication should be authentic, strategic and personal. People interact with other people, not organisations. You need to find and use your own voice to break through all the marketing noise to connect. I enjoy helping people do that."
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Toowoomba 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.
National SW Sponsors
Local Prize Sponsor
4G Data Support
Techstars Startup Weekend Australia is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here