Startup Weekend Cape Town

    Friday, September 11 - 13, 2015


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Startup Weekend Cape Town

Friday, September 11 - 13, 2015



Friday, September 11 - 13, 2015
Event starts at 5:00 pm

The Bandwidth Barn
Lookout Hill
Cnr Mew Way and Spine Road, Khayelitsha
Cape Town, Western Cape 7784

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Startup Weekend Cape Town, 11-13th September 2015

Have you ever had an idea for improving Green Economy, Education, Health, Smart Cities and Better Living? Startup Weekend Cape Town is the perfect opportunity to transform your ideas into action in 54 hours. Find the right people with complementary skills & the passion & dedication to build a viable product in one weekend. Design for learning, conduct user tests, receive coaching from experienced designers & industry professionals and win prizes that will help take your idea to the next level!

The event: We bring together a diverse group of people passionate about making a positive impact. In 54 hours, participants share ideas, form teams, design products and launch startups. Startup Weekend Cape Town begins with open-mic 60-second pitches on Friday night that result in the formation of small teams around the best, most viable concepts. Teams spend Saturday and Sunday focusing on user research, customer development, validating their ideas and building prototypes with the help of experienced coaches from relevant markets. On Sunday, teams demo their products and receive valuable feedback from a panel of expert judges.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday September 11th


5:00 pm
Departure to venue from pickup point
Transport from The Woodstock Exchange to the Barn Khayelitsha (Only if you require transport)


6:00 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


6:35 pm
Dinner & Networking
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


7:50 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


9:00 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


9:20 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 12th


8:00 am
Departure to venue from pickup point
Transport from The Woodstock Exchange to the Barn Khayelitsha ( Only if you require transport)


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help


2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


6:30 pm
Dinner


7:30 pm
Check-In
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help


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

Sunday September 13th


8:00 am
Departure to venue
Transport from The Woodstock Exchange to the Barn Khayelitsha (Only if you require transport)


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


9:30 am
Check-In
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


11:45 am
Lunch


12:15 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS


1:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place


2:00 pm
Final Presentations


3:15 pm
Judging & Awards


3:55 pm
Wrap-Up


4:00 pm
Dinner and networking



Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Cape Town team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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