Startup Weekend Christchurch 2018

    Friday, May 4 - 6, 2018


  1. Overview
  2. Schedule
  3. Judges
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Christchurch 2018

Friday, May 4 - 6, 2018



Friday, May 4 - 6, 2018
Event starts at 5:30 pm

GreenHouse
146A Lichfield Street
Christchurch, New Zealand

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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 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 4th


5:30 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


6:15 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


7:00 pm
Event Starts
Kick off

Saturday May 5th


8:00 am
Doors open
You can arrive and get back to work


8:30 am
Breakfast
Breakfast and coffee


9:00 am
Check-in
Check-in, status reports, call for help


11:30 am
Check-In
Check-in, status reports, call for help


12:00 pm
Lunch


6:00 pm
Check-in
Check-in, status reports, call for help


6:30 pm
Dinner


7:00 pm
Pitch Practice 1
Run through of 5 minute pitch with slides


11:55 pm
Event closed
Finished for the day. You may stay and work until 1am

Sunday May 6th


8:00 am
Doors Open
You can arrive and get back to work


8:30 am
Breakfast
Breakfast & coffee


9:00 am
Check-In
Check-in, status reports, call for help


9:30 am
Pitch Practice 2
Run through of 5 minute pitch with slides


12:00 pm
Lunch


12:45 pm
Pitch Practice 3
Run through of 5 minute pitch with slides - final practice


3:30 pm
Tech Check
Tech-check at presentation venue


4:30 pm
Tools Down


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Dinner


8:30 pm
Judging & Awards


9:00 pm
Wrap-Up


9:30 pm
Go Home!


Event Judges


Rachel Wright
Operations Director at UC Centre for Entrepreneurship

Operations Director at UC Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE). Rachel has managed the UCE Summer Startup Programme (formerly UC Innovators) since its inception in 2013. As such, she has extensive experience supporting and mentoring students with their own commercial and social enterprises.


Jason Bishop
CEO of Sourced

CEO of Sourced.


Michael Durie
Founder Durie Hill & Associates

Founder Durie Hill & Associates, 1:1 marketing, sales and growing your business.


Coaches and Mentors


Anya Anderson
CEO



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."


Paul Spence
Director, cofounder, COO

Early stage tech venture development. Business project management. Technology sector facilitation and collaboration. Virtual communities. Geosciences. Aviation industry.

Specialties: Domain registrar industry software development. New venture development.
Technology event project management. Innovation commentator / blogger. Social media marketing. Commercial pilot and flight instructor. Geologist & Meteorologist. Quality management, ISO 9000 auditor. 


Renea Mackie
Mentor

Renea is the founder of Creative Forest.


Rob Lawrence
Regional Business Partners

Rob knows everything there is to know about Callaghan Innovation.


Raphael Nolden
Co-founder and CEO - Osnova

Raphael began his career in the field of education and reserach, been a lecture for over 3 years at the University of Canterbury. He also has a background in medical physics where he co-developed a patent in the health tech sector.

Currently He is CEO and Founder of Osnova, the creators of Amy an Artificial Intelligence based private tutoring system for maths. He has been previously well associated with many startup weekends in New Zealand and TedX


Bex De Prospo
Founder at Anteater

Founder at Anteater.


Martyn Rivett

An  independent consultant and tech advisor, Martyn is all about solving problems and creating real world value. He bring strategy, analysis, sales and execution expertise  from around the globe and from sectors as diverse as logistics, telecoms, energy, industry, legal, finance and government.

His real passion is technology, and he spends an inordinate amount of time learning and tinkering with software and IoT things. Martyn views his experience on the sharp end at SWCHCH2016 as one of the most rewarding and challenging of his business life, and he feels totally privileged to contribute as a mentor this time around.



Kendall Flutey
CEO

CEO and co-founder of Banqer.


Louis Go
xone Coordinator

xone Coordinator


Nick Burns
Sales Guru

Sales Guru.


Geoff Brash
CEO GBJ Innovation

Advisor, investor and director for high-growth startups.


Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Christchurch 2018 team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Organizing Team

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

  • Sam
    Ragnarsson
  • Geoff
    Brash
  • Erica
    Austin
  • Wendy
    Rockhouse
  • Jade
    Cavalcante
  • Bex
    De Prospo
  • Bex
    De Prospo
  • Gina
    Papahadjis

Facilitators


Geoff Brash
CEO GBJ Innovation

Advisor, investor and director for high-growth startups.

Event Staff


Wendy Rockhouse
Business Innovation Partner



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