Startup Weekend Geraldton

    Friday, September 19 - 20, 2014

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Startup Weekend Geraldton

Friday, September 19 - 20, 2014

Friday, September 19 - 20, 2014
Event starts at 4:30 pm

184 Marine Terrace
Geraldton, WA 6530

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Startup Weekend Geraldton 2014

Geraldton Startup Weekend offers everyone in the Midwest the opportunity to turn their idea into a Startup. Whether your idea is about technology, arts, or trying to solve a social problem, this is your chance to knock it into shape, FAST, and gain momentum to realise your dream.

Around the world Startup Weekend has launched thousands of businesses and social ventures. Now, thanks to MMG Golden Grove, Up Global, Pollinators Inc and Lifetime Services, Startup Weekend is coming to Geraldton. We've tailored the schedule for our community and condensed into an amazing 30-hour event beginning with Friday night pitches, and continuing on Saturday with brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, demos and final presentations. 

Participants will create working startups during the event and will be able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams will hear talks and be coached by industry leaders, mentors and professionals. This is the sort of feedback and support that's normally well out of reach.

This weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, a team to help you execute, or investment, this Startup Weekends is the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

Startup Weekend Geraldton also serves as the lead-in event for the Catalyst program, where you can continue development of your venture: Confirmed Catalyst participants have their Startup Weekend ticket included in the price of Catalyst.

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Friday September 19th

4:30 pm
Registration Opens
Arrive at the venue and get checked in, familiarise with people, process and tools

5:00 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

6:00 pm
Optionally line up to give your pitch

6:30 pm
Networking then Voting
Food, drink, meet the entrepreneurs, and vote for the ideas you'd like to work on

7:15 pm
Team Formation
Teams are formed on the basis of community voting and interest. Teams then make an action plan for tonight, and Saturday

8:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as 9:30pm

Saturday September 20th

8:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

8:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend. Work on business model design, minimum viable product and customer validation. This work will take most of the day.

10:30 am
Mid-morning check-in, status reports, call for help

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Meet with coaches, mentors
Mentors will join us for lunch and can provide ideas, guidance, help.

3:30 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
One hour allocated for teams to practice their pitch, get feedback before the final hours of working. This is also a technical check, to be sure your presentation will work.

6:30 pm
Food and networking before the final pitches.

7:00 pm
Final Presentations
3 minute pitches with 5 minutes Q&A from the judges, for each team

8:00 pm
Judging & Awards

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Coaches and Mentors

Jo Blayney

Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Western Australia is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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