Startup Weekend Nelson
Friday, October 18 - 20, 2019
Friday, October 18 - 20, 2019
Event starts at 5:00 pm
322 Hardy Street
Learn how to design and launch a business in 54 hours
Perhaps the most intense learning, networking and action taking weekend of your life.
- Develop a business idea
- Form teams around a chosen concept
- Learn agile processes to make fast progress
- Validate and build a prototype within 54 hrs
- Have an incredible amount of fun
Here’s your rare chance to to learn from business and community leaders who have made a huge impact on their own lives and those of others.
Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
- 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
- Benefits and discounts from our global partners
- One-on-one time with amazing mentors
- A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
- All the internet and coffee you can consume.
Dreamers, developers, doers and deliverers.
No experience? That's fine. You'll learn everything you need to know to launch a business.
Experienced in startups? Build your connections and find your A-team to launch your idea.
A startup team needs your superpower - click that BUY TICKETS button above and grab your spot.
“If you're thinking that you could use your time better, wrong. This is the perfect opportunity for time-poor people. I’ve started a business myself, and it normally takes 6 – 12 months to have the same realisations, experimentation, testing, peer review you get over these this weekend. You’ll come out of this a different person. You’ll develop, grow your skills and networks, learn how to build a business - just by turning up." - Mathew Pottinger, One Giant Leap https://onegiantleap.co.nz/ 3 x attendee and 2019 mentor.
What do you need to bring?
Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea (if you want) or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come alone or with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.
If you wish to bring an idea: Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely!
Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.
The focus for this weekend will be to help design and build a commercially viable project that aims at creating intentional positive impact. What this impact looks like will be up to you. A wide range of skill types are required to make a project successful, so all are welcome to participate.
Watch the video below to see what you can expect Then, if you’re feeling inspired, click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!
Still have questions? Feel free to reach us at email@example.com
Don’t wait any longer and join the Startup Weekend movement!
No talk, all action!
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Helen was a Specialist Advisor, Strategy and Influence at Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu. She has held several senior roles in Parliament including Chief of Staff of the Maori Party and Senior Ministerial Advisor for the former Minister for Whanau Ora. Helen is also a member for the Child Youth and Family Modernisation process review panel.
Coaches and Mentors
Commercial Relationship Manager for Westpac NZ Limited
Associate Partner-Business Advisory
I spent all of 2017 travelling the world with my husband. Together we travelled to over 20 countries. We documented our journey on Instagram @thatkiwicouple.
It doesn't matter if you intend to trade internationally, nationally, or locally, you still need to be aware of what is happening around the world. There is no point getting a Tsunami warning 30 Seconds before it is going to hit. The same goes when you are in business.
I help business owners to look outside their world for opportunities.
- Co-Founder and Managing Director of award winning Tasman Bay Herbs, a culinary fresh cut herb supplier to supermarkets throughout New Zealand
- Winner of the 2014 Toastmasters New Zealand Humorous Speech Contest
- Volunteer Director of Friends of Motueka Health Care Services Ltd, a community owned business that operates the Jack Inglis Friendship Hospital in Motueka.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Nelson 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 Nelson is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
An entrepreneur herself, currently founder and co-founder of 4 separate businesses, Sacha utilises her years of experience managing businesses and teams to effectively deliver excellence.
A graduate of the Darden School of Business and an EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women 2017, Sacha is driven on creating agile and scalable business models where people are at the heart of the organisation.
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