Startup Weekend - Tourism & Events
Friday, June 16 - 18, 2017
Friday, June 16 - 18, 2017
Event starts at 6:00 pm
625 Ruthven St
Tourism & Events are a hot topic regionally. At Startup Weekend we’re looking to find cool people with awesome ideas to Pitch and Startup!
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The local organizing team will set up the ideal environment for you to be successful and learn as much as possible in a weekend.
Startup Weekend Tourism & Events will take place at the Canvas Coworking Space, Toowoomba on the 16-18th June.
We will kick off with a standup dinner and drinks followed by a guest speaker to launch the event. Participants will pitch their ideas to the audience with teams forming around the post popular ideas. The rest of the weekend is spent developing, creating and validating the new ideas and building prototypes or business plans to launch a new business startup in tourism or events.
We can only imagine what great ideas are waiting to be discovered during the weekend and from what niche they might spring from? They might be from these sectors
- Overnight stays
- Foodie events
- Science Tourism
- Paddock to Plate
- Adventure experiences
- New Websites providing innovative services
- Mobile apps gamifying travel experiences
- Educational Tourism Experiences
Prizes up for grabs include $1000 for best Science Tourism StartupMentoring with Tilma Group, premier events & destinatios tourism experts
4 Entries in to the 8 Week Startup Business Bootcamp. worth up to $1200
Desk Time at Canvas Coworking and much more coming!
SCIENCE TOURISM vertical section
Science Tourism is a proposed area of focus for existing and new tourism experiences. It refers both to the intentional development of a strong science narrative that could be woven into the wealth of tourism experiences already available, and the exploration of new opportunities for visitors to learn, experience and appreciate science, technology, engineering, mathematics and innovation through rich tourism experiences.
To potentially win the Science Tourism Prize on the weekend read the following and create you startup angled at achieving the desired outcomes listed below.
The opportunity exists throughout much of Australia to expand our tourism narrative and promote and package tourism products in new ways. By working collaboratively with STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) providers and Tourism Operators, Inspiring Australia would like to explore how tourism products can help meet two major outcomes:
1. Increase science engagement in the wider community
2. Realise economic benefit from growth in tourism income and audience, through enhanced STEM content in new and existing products
Friday June 16th
Saturday June 17th
Sunday June 18th
Coaches and Mentors
Mallek graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bsc (Hons) in Management. Having been well travelled he is passionate towards being exposed to different cultures across the world. This reflects his drive to relate to different customers and guides who come from colourful backgrounds. As of last year he is now able to say he has been to every continent in the world.
• Developing new strategic biz partnerships in the region
• Managing the launch of the platform in new markets
• Setting up regional operations
• Member of Advance Queensland program - HotDesQ -
Entrepreneurial-minded professional. I'm always excited about new challenges, especially those that involve strategic thinking and figuring out how to scale a business. I'm particularly interested in how online marketplaces can empower people and help companies reach more customers.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend - Tourism & Events 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 Toowoomba is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here