Startup Weekend Wellington // July 2019
Friday, July 12 - 14, 2019
Friday, July 12 - 14, 2019
Event starts at 5:00 pm
Victoria University of Wellington – Rutherford House
23 Lambton Quay
Create a startup in 54 hours.
Startup Weekend gives you the opportunity to find a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business concept, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs. All in one weekend!
What do you need to bring?
Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on your favourite ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.
Important: 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 all issues eg. social, educational, financial, environmental. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP (minimum viable product) that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, recapitulate, and likely pivot your approach entirely!
Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
- 7 meals over the course of the weekend (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Benefits and discounts from our global partners
- One-on-one time with amazing mentors
- A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs who are, like you, eager to change the world.
- All the internet and coffee you can consume.
- Branded drink bottle
Friday July 12th
Saturday July 13th
Sunday July 14th
Coaches and Mentors
I organise and facilitate Startup Weekends because I believe
in the power of entrepreneurship to transform lives, and take the NZ and world
economies to the next level.
My day job is helping clients with governance, innovation, strategy, mentoring, facilitation, and lexicography IT. My LinkedIn profile provides a good overview of my credentials and colleagues. I’m an active member of AngelHQ, Wellington’s Angel Investment Club, and am a director in a number of companies including The Appreciation Engine, and the Domain Name Commission Limited. I’m on the InternetNZ Council, and a strong supporter of Open Source software. I think that software patents are stupid. I’m also a Member of the Council (director) at Open Polytechnic.
His day job is growing social enterprise at Ākina Foundation, and his passion is where business meets technology meets social impact.
David is a commercial guy who loves building businesses, teams, products and people.
My background is in interactive design, problem solving and ideation, helping businesses understand their audiences and how to communicate with them effectively. I've designed websites, touchscreen experiences and other digital products across the spectrum, from the tech industry, government, culture and heritage, food and wine, to education.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Wellington // July 2019 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 Wellington is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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