Startup Weekend Sunshine Coast
Friday, May 8 - 10, 2015
Friday, May 8 - 10, 2015
Event starts at 5:30 pm
University of the Sunshine Coast
90 Sippy Downs Drive
Sippy Downs QLD 4556,
Want to become an entrepreneur in 54 hours?
Startup Weekend is an intense, action-based, coffee induced, and sleep deprived event made for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurial people. This event is for everyone - people with business ideas looking for skills, or people with skills looking for a business idea. Not sure which one you fit? It doesn't matter - the future belongs to the ones who show up!
Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed 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!
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Setup for Success Before/After Startup Weekend
Friday May 8th
Saturday May 9th
Sunday May 10th
John is a recognised expert in high performing organisations, employee behaviour, motivation and leadership. In his capacity as a Management Lecturer John has worked with hundreds of Masters of Business of Administration (MBA) and Executive MBA students both in Australia and overseas. He also has published work on team effectiveness, employee engagement and motivation in many high quality international management journals.
His first startup went global within 2 years and opened a Silicon Valley office in 1995. Another received a $7.5m buyout offer on Launch Day. Mark has been responsible for over $250m in sales and has worked with a number of Global Leaders and Heads of State around the world.
Known for his business creativity, IT aptitude and relaxed style (and hence his brand ‘business in bare feet’) Mark operates from Queensland, Australia where he mentors innovative Executives, Founders & NGOs around the globe. Mark is an avid aviator, hot air balloonist, adventure motorcyclist and traveller who has visited & worked in around 100 countries.
Head, School of Business
Coaches and Mentors
Amanda Barreto Cavalcanti
After purchasing his initial property at 17, Keith became a commercial sales and leasing agent with major firms and gained expertise in leasing, buying and building residential, commercial, investment and development sites. He first retired at 33 with a personal holding in excess of 50 investment properties. The GFC taught Keith many lessons and took a personal toll but it’s one that along with his property knowledge, he is keen to share with others to improve their property decisions.Keith’s focus is to provide investors in the commercial, residential and industrial sector in Queensland with an unmatched level of service in property management and advice.
A Master Practitioner in NLP and Hypnotherapist, Melanie views business with different eyes. Her innovative thinking combined with her real-world experience and completion of an Executive MBA gives her a cutting edge advantage across all her businesses that range from traditional industries such as Real Estate to emerging online knowledge industries focusing on education.
Melanie is one of the coaches heading the government program ‘Mentoring for Growth’, she is a veteran business owner, co-author of “Online marketing 3.0” and “20/20 A fresh look at Business Inspiration,“ National Business Awards Winner and one of the inaugural Business Coaches at the initial Sunshine Coast Start Up Weekend in 2014.
Melanie Summer is dedicated to being a leader of her life and looks forward to assisting attendees to understand and master both personal and professional success.
Neil participated in the previous Sunshine Coast Startup Weekend, helping a number of teams develop their products, including the winning team!
CJ is the Chief Digital Officer for Schoolzine, a company who specialise in digital services for schools, businesses & organisations.
As the CDO he is responsible for the end-to-end strategy, design and implementation of their digital roadmap. CJ is a creative, driven leader who innately looks across departments and corporate boundaries to solve large-scale problems. Because of his years of experience in business management, the language of P&Ls, KPIs, and change management is natural to him; at the same time, he has spent years surrounded by technologists & CEO’s working on everything from corporate strategy to digital marketing. CJ is comfortable as a culture broker, establishing a single vision that spans businesses and technologies and being the active champion who gets everyone on board to execute that vision.
CJ is successful as a CDO not just because he has passion and vision, but because of his years building a broad social network of business leaders and innovators and his on-going commitment to projects like The Core and CoreEd, which are collaborative programs designed to inspire the next generation.
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Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Sunshine Coast 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 Sunshine Coast is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
Marcus surfs, kitesurfs and skates on longboard. Life is good! Yay!