Techstars Startup Weekend COVID-19 New Zealand

    Friday, May 1 - 3, 2020


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Techstars Startup Weekend COVID-19 New Zealand

Friday, May 1 - 3, 2020



Friday, May 1 - 3, 2020
Event starts at 5:00 pm



Auckland, New Zealand

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Your idea in 54 hours

About Techstars Global Startup Weekend COVID-19 Edition: 

This series of online Techstars Startup Weekends are run at a country level, focused on developing solutions that directly tackle COVID-19-related challenges. They are 54-hour online events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs - you'll connect with amazing mentors, industry experts, founders, and partners who are ready to help you get started. 

Each country will bring together hundreds or even thousands of participants that will work on prototypes for three days. This event is not only about bringing together developers who can work on software-based solutions for the crisis. It’s an opportunity for everyone interested in the topic to inspire and be inspired and to work together on developing inclusive solutions. Here is the website for more details https://covid.startupweekend.org/

Tickets to register your place for the event are completely free but you are able to make a donation, which will go to an NGO, selected by Techstars, fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. If you wish to make a donation, simply add any amount you wish to donate to the ‘Donation’ ticket option or select a predefined amount. You don’t need to get a ‘free ticket’ in addition to your ‘donation ticket’ since making a donation will register you as a participant. 


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EVENT SCHEDULE

Thursday April 30th


5:00 pm
Deadline for startup idea submission
Please submit all ideas by midnight Thursday, 30th, as we will review them for Friday.

Friday May 1st


9:00 am
Top Ideas are announced
Particpants can now start start forming teams and discussing ideas.


5:00 pm
Event Opening
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


6:30 pm
Begin work!
Participants start formalizing teams, take an inventory of skills, share ideas, practice pitches and get to know each other. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may work as late as you wish.

Saturday May 2nd


10:00 am
Day 2 Kick-off
Grab a coffee, tea or beverage of choice just remember to fill in your mentor sign up sheets, so we can help you the best we can!


10:30 am
Morning Workshops
Customer Validation, Business Model, Prototyping


12:00 pm
First round of mentoring
Mentors will be checking in with your teams to see how you're getting on and what they can do to help.


1:20 pm
One-Minute Updates
On Zoom


5:00 pm
Facilitator Check-In
On Zoom


6:00 pm
Second round of mentoring
Mentors will be checking in with your teams to see how you're getting on and what they can do to help.


7:00 pm
Facilitator Check-In
On Zoom


8:00 pm
Pitch Practice

Sunday May 3rd


9:00 am
Day 3 Kick-off
Grab a coffee, tea or beverage of choice and get into it! We'll be sending reminders around judging and team submission deadline


10:00 am
Last round of mentoring
Mentors will be checking in with your teams to see how you're getting on and what they can do to help.


1:00 pm
Judging
Selecting finalists


2:00 pm
Team's Submission Deadline
Deadline for teams to submit their project


5:00 pm
Top 10 Presentations
Live on Zoom


6:30 pm
Judging & Awards
Winners announced + closing messages



Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Techstars Startup Weekend COVID-19 New Zealand 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

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

  • Pauli
    Sosa
  • Laura
    Kerrison
  • Ryan
    Walker
  • MJ
    Brodie
  • Brandon
    Kwong
  • Casey
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  • Georgia
    McConnon

Facilitators


MJ Brodie
Facilitator

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Travis Cornwall
Consultant

Based in Wellington, Travis works as a management consultant for EY, helping businesses with process improvement, innovation, technology and strategy. Within his professional capacity he has worked with EY Entrepreneur of the Year, Ignite Consultants and other local programmes aimed at developing and inspiring the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs. In 2018 he joined the Startup Weekend Wellington organising team as lead organiser and facilitator. He recently attended the Techstars Global Summit in Turin, Italy, meeting with community leaders and founders from around the world.



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