Startup Weekend Women - build startups in female inclusive environment

    Friday, February 16 - 18, 2018


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Startup Weekend Women - build startups in female inclusive environment

Friday, February 16 - 18, 2018



Friday, February 16 - 18, 2018
Event starts at 2:30 pm

Graduate School of Business
UKZN
Durban, South Africa

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Empowering Women to be the innovators they were born to be

Are you a woman with an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with? 

Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

The Global Startup Weekend Women is an international initiative led by Paris to make entrepreneurial projects more diverse and inclusive, and to highlight the impact of women in entrepreneurship.By strengthening and connecting Startup Weekend Women communities worldwide, we create a global wave that encourages women all around the world to embrace entrepreneurship and technology, and build a society that truly reflects all of us.

What do you need to bring?

Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting 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.

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 social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues.
 Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

Techstars Startup Weekend Women is a full weekend long experience. Your Free ticket includes:
  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors - successful women founders from across the region
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.

Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!

Still have questions? feel free to reach us at “durban@startupweekend.org”.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday February 16th


2:30 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


3:00 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


4:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


5:30 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


6:00 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


6:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


7:00 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 February 17th


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 February 18th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


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


12:00 pm
Lunch


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
Dinner


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Durban is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Dikshita
    Padalkar
  • Atul
    Padalkar
  • Shahida
    Cassim

Facilitators


Atul Padalkar
Founder

Founder of Bizfarm Incubator


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