Fintech Startup Weekend Sydney
Friday, September 9 - 11, 2016
Friday, September 9 - 11, 2016
Event starts at 5:30 pm
Stone and Chalk
50 Bridge Street
Join us to Reinvent Financial Services
The hardest part of starting up is starting out, Startup Weekend targets exactly this by immersing participants in the ideal environment for startup magic to happen. Courtesy of S&P Global Market Intelligence all participants will have access to global financial data over the weekend along with cloud hosting credits from AWS to get their prototypes online.
The finalists will receive cash prizes, AWS cloud hosting credits and an opportunity to pitch to join the next round of the H2 Ventures Fintech Accelerator, which will kick off in February 2017. There will also be prizes for the most outstanding individuals over the weekend.
Mentors for the weekend include startup founders, corporate executives and VC’s. The event will be judged by H2 Founding Partner Ben Heap, Ian Gardiner from Amazon Web Services, Vicky Lay, Director at Artesian Venture Partners and Daniel Foggo, CEO of RateSetter Australia.
What is Startup Weekend?
Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations.
Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurials.
The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.
I have questions, who should I ask?
What prizes are on offer?The weekend is fundamentally about learning and not winning, despite this we do have some awesome prizes:
- Winner: Cash prize TBC, $5,000 AWS Cloud hosting credit, Opportunity to pitch to H2 to join their next accelerator batch
What do I get for my ticket price?
- Fully catered weekend by Caitre'd including drinks on Friday
and Sunday night
- $100 AWS cloud hosting credit
- Access to worldwide financial data on financial
products such as Stocks and ETFs from S&P Global Market Intelligence
- An unforgettable and life changing experience that will make you want to quit your job tomorrow
Who is H2 Ventures?
Founded by Ben and Toby Heap, H2 Ventures is an early stage investor, bringing together talented entrepreneurs, investors, forward thinking established financial services companies and other thought leaders in the world of technology enabled disruption.
H2 brings together entrepreneurs and other investors who understand the potential of early stage fintech, providing ‘smart money’ equity capital as well as knowledge and mentoring to support quality entrepreneurial partners who will not only drive their businesses with passion but take responsibility for their successes.
They believe in a culture of empowerment, of possibility and experimentation, of learning from failure as we seek long-term outcomes, of focused action and honest critique, of collaboration and trust, and of organisational agility.
Friday September 9th
Saturday September 10th
Sunday September 11th
Coaches and Mentors
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Fintech Startup Weekend Sydney 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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