Kapiti Startup Weekend 2017
Friday, July 28 - 30, 2017
Friday, July 28 - 30, 2017
Event starts at 5:30 pm
Whitireia Polytechnic Kapiti
9 Milne St
Great ideas come together at Kapiti Startup Weekend
Startup Weekend is different from any other business course, seminar or workshop. You get to learn about what life is like in a startup through doing it.
Over the course of a weekend you will be building a team, finding customers and understanding how you are going to make money. And you might even meet some lifelong friends, and startup co-founders.
Tap into Kapiti’s startup community for a high-energy weekend you won’t forget.
This year we are bringing an international Startup Weekend facilitator to town, one of the original Startup Weekend crew. We reckon it'll be a weekend to remember.
Tickets for Kapiti Startup Weekend are on sale now. Sign up to startup.
All details about the warmup event on Weds 19 July are here: https://www.meetup.com/Kapiti-Startup-Innovate-Network-Meetup/events/241580254/
Friday July 28th
Saturday July 29th
Sunday July 30th
Dave is passionate about a lot of things, especially the things that enable his family to develop and thrive, as well as the communities of which he is a part of. Dave is involved with WebFund and Ligntning Lab where he launches online startups, and Think Tank Consulting where he helps clients with governance, strategy, sensible exploitation of IT, and lexicography. Dave is an active member of AngelHQ, Wellington’s Angel Investment Club, and is a director in a number of companies including The Appreciation Engine, Domain Name Commission Limited, Publons, and Starup New Zealand Limited. Dave is on the InterentNZ Council, and a strong supporter of Open Source software. Dave thinks that software patents are stupid. He's also a Councillor (director) at Open Polytechnic because he thinks distance learning is about to completely disrupt tertiary education, and he believes OP’s non-MOOC blended model is a winner for delivering vocational education in New Zealand and around the world.
Coaches and Mentors
Sam is a Foundation member of Enspiral http://www.enspiral.com - a bold experiment to create a collaborative network that helps people do meaningful work. This decentralised network of social entrepreneurs is finding the balance of autonomy and collaboration, and innovating new processes and tools in business, technology, and social change.
A self selected geek his outside interests usually revolve around technology: hardware hacking with his 3D printer and the Arduino and Raspberry Pi platforms although he also claims to own more guitars than the number of songs he knows how to play on them.
He was the executive producer of 2012 independent NZ feature length film 'Eternity', and now is focused on VR technology with his company Immersify. He has been a featured speaker with Spark Ventures, and has spent time with Oculus Rift founder Palmer Luckey, and others in Silicon Valley. Passionate about business acceleration, and realising Kapiti's potential, Brendon has skills in startup, business, investment and marketing - as well as several years as a Saatchi and Saachi digital advertising creative.
His passion for forward-thinking solutions and creative problem solving, Ross has established an extensive history of pushing innovative ideas to deliver commercial opportunities. Ross has an MBA and BcApSc (Design)
Susan has held a range of roles - from self employed to large corporates, and been involved with not for profit organisations and the state sector.
A long time Kapiti Coast resident Susan lives with her husband Steve, 3 teenagers and 3 cats, so gets the challenge of juggling work life balance. When she’s not working you’ll find her at the gym, hanging out with family and friends or involved in local community events.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Kapiti Startup Weekend 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.
Techstars Startup Weekend Kapiti is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here