Startup Weekend Brisbane #SWBNE15
Friday, July 10 - 12, 2015
Friday, July 10 - 12, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm
River City Labs
282 WICKHAM ST
Developers. Designers. Marketers. Business Folk.
This is a call for you to get your idea off the ground.
Startup Weekend is your chance to collaborate and get involved with a group of motivated individuals hell-bent on disrupting their industry of choice.
What can you expect?
Anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea. Teams organically form around the top ideas (determined by popular vote). Then, it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation.
The weekend wraps up with teams presenting their startup to local entrepreneurial leaders with an opportunity for critical feedback.It’s not about the prize but it helps.
What they say:
Startup weekend gives you the valuable insight into how to make an idea succeed or fail fast, as Molly Taylor, Managing Director, Code Heroes and Startup Weekend attendee, explains:“The most beneficial part of the weekend for me was getting to sit down and talk to some great mentors. They provided advice from technical to monetisation, and shared their experiences of being in a startup, the lows, the highs and the pitfalls along the way. I came away from the weekend with renewed energy and purpose to work on my ideas.”
What are you waiting for? Found a company, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside your usual 9-to-5. You are guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. Put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now.
Refund Policy: No refunds will be granted within 7 days of the event if food and drink have already been ordered. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
About Startup Weekend:Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurials. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.
Friday July 10th
Saturday July 11th
Sunday July 12th
He left school at 15 and joined the Army, enlisting in its apprenticeship program. There, he became an engineer working in the field of electronics, telecoms and guided weapon systems.
In 1994, at the age of 23, Steve put his life savings of $11,000 on the line to launch his first start-up, the pioneering internet service provider SE Net, from the spare room of his Adelaide home.Servicing more than 35,000 customers, SE Net was eventually acquired by Ozemail/UUNet under the stewardship of its founding Director and now Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull.
In 2001, Steve teamed with a schoolmate to launch his second start-up, PIPE Networks. Eight years later they sold it to the TPG Group for $373 million.Steve spent a year working with Google in California in 2008, leading a project to deliver high-speed telecommunications systems across North America.In the past three years he has become a major early-stage investor in Australian start-ups, helping to launch a host of companies which together boast a valuation of more than $100 million.
Three years ago, Steve launched River City Labs in Brisbane, a leading co-working community to encourage entrepreneurs in Queensland.
In 2013 he co-founded Right Pedal Studios, a mobile gaming accelerator, and StartupAUS an advocacy group for Australian tech startups.
In 2015, Steve joined SharkTankAU as one of the 5 "Shark" investors.
Co-founder of Slingshot Investments
Technology (IT) and the delivery of the CUA portfolio of strategic
projects. Sue brings with her over 30 years’ experience in financial
services across a broad range of senior management and executive positions
within Australia and the UK. During this time Sue successfully delivered a
number of transformational change programs for HBOS, Bankwest and more
Sue has also previously managed large scale back office processing
operations as well as digital, product management and strategy development
teams. Having recently implemented the new core banking platform Sue’s
major focus is now on delivering the benefits of the new system, whilst
also leveraging new technology capabilities in areas such as Digital, Cloud
and Big Data to deliver an enhanced experience for CUA customers.
Coaches and Mentors
For the past two years I have also been a mentor/coach for start-ups and small business at River City Labs to improve their growth.
Telecommunications Inventor and Entrepreneur
delegate on multimedia communication and regarded as a leading expert on
video conferencing technologies. He has authored a number of patents,
International Standards and holds an MBA and Engineering degree from QUT. He
has spent the last 15 years on the ground founding and growing startups in
Asia, US and Australia. He recently spent time as a tech advisor to a major
Silicon Valley venture capital firm, from which he prototyped and helped
found a now very successful cloud video conferencing startup called
bluejeans.com. With personal on-the-ground hands-on experience in working
and building international startups from the get-go, Simon has a unique
insight into strategies and techniques to be successful on the international
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Brisbane #SWBNE15 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.
Door Prize Sponsor
Techstars Startup Weekend Queensland is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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