Startup Weekend NB

    Friday, November 16 - 18, 2018

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Startup Weekend NB

Friday, November 16 - 18, 2018

Friday, November 16 - 18, 2018
Event starts at 4:30 pm

1 Germain Street
Suite 300
Saint John, New Brunswick

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Startup Weekend NB Meets Tourism & Innovation!

Do you have a business idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve on Tourism and Innovation? 

Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend. Don't have an idea? Join a team!

What do you need to bring?

Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.

Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:

  • 6 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume

If you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!

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Friday November 16th

4:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

5:00 pm
Dinner & Kick Off
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

6:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

7:30 pm
Voting & Team Formation
Attendees vote for the top pitches and form teams for the weekend

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 the venue will allow

Saturday November 17th

8:30 am
Arrive, breakfast opens

9:00 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

10:00 am
Round of Coaching
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

12:00 pm

2:00 pm
Round of Coaching
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:00 pm

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday November 18th

8:30 am

10:30 am
Practice Pitches
Practice pitches before the big show!

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
Tech Check
Tech check for final presentation

3:00 pm
Final Presentations

5:00 pm
Judging & Awards

6:00 pm

6:30 pm
Go Home!

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend NB 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.

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Organizing Team

Community Partners


Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend New Brunswick is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Doug
  • Kayla
  • Natacha
  • Kaylie
  • Paul
  • Dakota
  • James
  • Henry
  • Gabrielle


Kayla Johnson
Facilitator & Organizer

With a background in event management, project execution, and social entrepreneurship, Kayla has been supporting entrepreneurs in the startup space for over 2 years. She has a strong passion for businesses who dedicate their operations to create a positive social or environmental impact. In addition, from strategic planning and execution to basic administration tasks, she is best known for meeting the needs of busy business owners in a dependable and professional manner.

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