Kapiti Startup Weekend 2017

    Friday, July 28 - 30, 2017

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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
Paraparaumu, New Zealand

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Great ideas come together at Startup Weekend

What can you do in 54 hours? Well, in Kapiti you can share ideas, meet a team, and be mentored by the industry's finest at Kapiti Startup Weekend. You’ll find the tools to design and build a new product, service, social enterprise or business in the space of a single, fast-paced 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.

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Friday July 28th

5:30 pm
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
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 July 29th

8:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
One minute update
A quick check in with each team to see how they are going, and what teams need.

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
One minute update
After-lunch check-in, status reports and updates, call for help

2:00 pm
Mentor help
Mentors help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
Pitch practice
First round of pitch practice for teams.

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

Sunday July 30th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Pitch practice 2
A second chance to run through your pitch and get feedback from mentors.

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Pitch Practice 3
Final chance to run through and get all your thoughts sorted before the big event.

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

5:00 pm
Tools down and time to relax before the pitches

6:00 pm
Pitch Night
Each team will present their polished pitch to judges.

8:00 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!


Shane Reiser

Organizing Team

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

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  • Ben
  • MJ
  • Tobias
  • Ross
  • Dave
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  • George

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