Startup Weekend Christchurch 2017

    Friday, May 19 - 21, 2017


  1. Overview
  2. Schedule
  3. Judges
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
  7. Blog
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Startup Weekend Christchurch 2017

Friday, May 19 - 21, 2017



Friday, May 19 - 21, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm

EPIC
100 Manchester Street
Christchurch, Canterbury 8011

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Launch a startup in 54 hours.


A high-energy weekend filled with aspiring and proven entrepreneurs.

Startup Weekend is the place to launch an idea, meet co-founders, and grow your networks within the startup ecosystem! It’s Outward Bound for entrepreneurs!

Startup Weekend Christchurch is held once a year in EPIC in the heart of the Christchurch Innovation Precinct. Developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch startups!

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday May 19th


6:30 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


9:00 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


10:00 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 May 20th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help


2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


6:30 pm
Dinner


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


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

Sunday May 21st


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Check-In
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


12:00 pm
Lunch


12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS


3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place


4:00 pm
Dinner


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!


Event Judges


Rachel Wright



Steve Wakefield
Partner - Deloitte

Steve is a partner in Deloitte and a board member of Canterbury Angels.  He is also a director and/or trustee of several organisations, including Deputy Chair of the Canterbury District Health Board and a director and shareholder of CropLogic, 


Garth Wynne



Coaches and Mentors


Chris Elles

Chris has over 20 years of diverse experience in tech manufacturing, ecommerce, marketing, sales, leadership, human capital development, and capacity building for brands like Amazon.com, Harley-Davidson, and the NZ Army.

Chris received his degree from FSU, studied at the U of Penn's Wharton School of Business Evening Program, and will be attending the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program in 2016.

As an entrepreneur, early stage employee of Amazon.com and a key stakeholder in the NZ Army's Aumangea Assessment Programme Chris views problem solving as his profession and is dedicated to helping others to "Think Better, Faster."


Ben Reid



Kendall Flutey
CEO



Paul Spence
Co-founder of Iwantmyname

Paul is a co-founder of iwantmyname a Wellington based domain name registrar that serves around 100,000 customers globally. He has also been involved in 18 Startup Weekend events as a participant, organiser, mentor, sponsor or judge, including a recent guest spot as an international judge at Bali Startup Weekend: Social Innovation. Paul is also the New Zealand editor for Startup Digest, a weekly newsletter of all the coolest startup, tech and innovation related events. You can reach him @GeniusNet on Twitter.


Sam Elder



Anna Guenther
Chief Bubble Blower, PledgeMe

A super supporter of Startup Weekend, generous with her time and energy, Anna is a crowdfunding marvel and has developed her own successful startup into a successful crowdfunding platform, with close to $9 million being raised. And if you aren't following her on twitter, you are missing out!


Anya Anderson
CEO



Martyn Rivett



Daniel Wallace
General Manager - Civil & Environmental



Robert Lawrence
Technology Regional Business Partner



Christina Minamizawa



Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Christchurch 2017 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

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

  • Geoff
    Brash
  • Alex
    Procter
  • Erica
    Austin
  • Wendy
    Rockhouse
  • Raphael
    Nolden
  • Sam
    Ragnarsson

Event Staff


Wendy Rockhouse
Business Innovation Partner



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