Tauranga Startup Weekend | Impact

    Friday, August 31 - September 2, 2018

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Tauranga Startup Weekend | Impact

Friday, August 31 - September 2, 2018

Friday, August 31 - September 2, 2018
Event starts at 6:00 am

148 Durham Street
Tauranga, New Zealand

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Create Impact and Make Change at Tauranga Startup Weekend

What is Tauranga Startup Weekend?
Startup Weekend is a volunteer-led entrepreneurial event held all over the world. For the last seven years Tauranga Startup Weekend has brought together innovators, problem solvers, marketers, developers, designers and more. In just 54 hours participants meet, form a team, develop an idea, and showcase their startup concept to a panel of Judges. Tauranga Startup Weekend Impact is the opportunity to connect with like-minded people, start or build on your entrepreneurial journey, learn what it takes to start an enterprise by doing it and leverage the opportunity to really get started.

Tauranga Startup Weekend Impact means you will be focusing on building solutions and creating opportunities for social and economic development, environmental responsibility, equal opportunity, civic engagement, and access to healthcare and education - but you are not limited to these topics. Whether you have an idea to improve your local community or global ones, the ultimate objective of this event is to empower you - to be the change you wish to see in the world!

Who is Startup Weekend for?
It doesn't matter what you do or where you come from, Startup Weekend is designed as an inclusive event and program that brings all sorts of people together including...
• aspiring & experienced entrepreneurs
• developers and other tech-related professionals
• designers of all types
• non-technical talent (i.e. business, sales, finance, legal, community leader, etc.)
• students from universities and senior high schools
• professionals looking to switch careers or build new skills
• intrapreneurs
• and passionate visionaries

For more information about Tauranga Startup Weekend Impact and what happens during the 54 hours like the Facebook page Tauranga Startup Weekend to get the updates or send us a message!For all event details, please visit the Tauranga Startup Weekend info page.
Any questions, please email the team at tauranga@startupweekend.org Are you a student? Head for the Student Ticket [Student ID Card will need to be shown at the event to allow access]
Dates for Tauranga Startup Weekend | Impact are Friday 31 August- Sunday 2 September 2018.

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Friday August 31st

6:00 am
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

6:30 pm
Dinner & Connect
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

7:45 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 September 1st

8:30 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:00 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

10:00 am
Mentors in
Mentors help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

12:15 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

12:30 pm

6:15 pm
Post-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

6:30 pm

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

Sunday September 2nd

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

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

12:00 pm

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

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Tauranga Startup Weekend | Impact 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 Tauranga is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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  • Pascale
    Hyboud Peron
  • Steven


Pascale Hyboud Peron
Co-founder & Director | Venture Centre | Tauranga NZ

Hi I am Pascale Hyboud-Peron, I am a learning facilitator, using tech to take learning where it has not been before.  My experience is with the provision of technologies and frameworks to enable open knowledge sharing and community building. I have re-booted my teaching skills to walk the learn-by-doing talk and fell in a magic potion: entrepreneurship.  I have been involved with Startup Weekend as a participant, an organiser and a facilitator since 2014. I live the ‘SW vibe” daily as a co-founder of Venture Centre, a social enterprise focused on building the capability of the entrepreneurial community from the ground up.  I get to combine my passion for methodologies and tech and apply them to the real world, in real time. I work with grassroot teams, lighting the path from idea to scale, introducing new skills and connections through workshops and events. My kick? Witnessing the mindset shift and working with people where the learning is mutual.

Lingy Au
Programme Director

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