Startup Weekend Gold Coast
Friday, November 21 - 23, 2014
Friday, November 21 - 23, 2014
Event starts at 6:00 pm
Wotso Coworking Space
194 Varsity Parade
Startup Weekend Gold Coast - Global Startup Battle
What is Startup Weekend?Startup Weekend is a 54-hour whirlwind event where you get to be part of building a business in a weekend, Silicon Valley style. It's about pitching, business model creation, coding, designing and market validation. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of a panel of judges and an opportunity to win great prizes.
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and teams organically form around the top ideas. All ideas, applications and platforms are welcome – remember that the sky is the limit!
How does it work?We're mashing the geeks with entrepreneurs and everyone in between, and locking them in a building together for a weekend, pouring in a heap of caffeine and free food, to see what new ideas come out the other end.This 54 hour event brings together creatives, technologists, designers and developers to experiment with rapid idea generation, Silicon Valley style.
It is a fast-paced and highly creative event that challenges everyone who attends to make innovative new projects in 54 hours.
Who can attend?Anyone. Whether you're 8 or 88, a painter, actor, software engineer, writer, graphic designer, geek, entrepreneur, photographer, musician, programmer, museum curator, or startup specialist. Whether you have an idea, or have no idea. Everyone is welcome. (We even allow bankers and used-car salesmen to come along!)
What you will get out of itThe professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success? Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered citizens who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures or products. Whether participants found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, find a creative collaborator, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to have a heap of fun, and to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!
Watch this video from Startup Weekend Sunshine Coast: http://vimeo.com/103801590
Uber is now onboard to help you get to and from the event. Simply download the Uber app and enter promo code SUWGC to get your free $30 credits (valid for new users only).
Friday November 21st
Saturday November 22nd
Sunday November 23rd
Prior to this Colin was Corporate CIO at Suncorp Group and previously led the Digital and Guidewire teams, managed large projects, operational functions and performed strategy and enterprise architecture roles.
Colin introduced innovation practices like Fedex days and Lean Startup teams to bring innovation to the culture at Suncorp. He led the adoption of Agile across many teams, including distributed teams in China. He is passionate about driving innovation through technology.
Colin's experience includes consulting and running his own business.
Colin has a Bachelor of Mathematics, MBA and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Masters in IT, specialising in computational linguistics.
- Convergent Technologies (IT, Telecommunications,
Entertainment and Mobility
- Cleantech (Renewable Energy and Life Sciences)
Was a shareholder and executive in renewable energy company, Eco-kinetics from 2008 to 2012 which grew from startup to in excess of $100m in revenues. Sold to ASX listed CBD Energy in 2010.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Gold Coast 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.
City of Gold Coast
Techstars Startup Weekend Queensland is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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