Startup Weekend Johannesburg

    Friday, December 8 - 10, 2017


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Startup Weekend Johannesburg

Friday, December 8 - 10, 2017



Friday, December 8 - 10, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm



Johannesburg, South Africa

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday December 8th


6:30 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


7:00 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


7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


9:00 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


9:15 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 December 9th


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 December 10th


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 Johannesburg is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Baxolile
    Phuza
  • Palesa
    Hlongwane
  • Sihle
    Mlambo

Facilitators


Neo Hutiri
Entrepreneur

Neo graduated from the University of Cape Town with a BSc in Electrical Engineering and went on to join a steel manufacturing company as an automation engineer. He then took up an operations management role working as a technical assistant to the COO of ArcelorMittal SA while also pursuing a Masters in Engineering (Industrial Engineering) at Wits. Neo believes that entrepreneurship is about commercialization of value and this has led to the  birth of Technovera, a technology company following the Lean Start-up methodology.   Neo is heavily invested in the development and adoption of smart technology. He has a passion for nurturing the entrepreneurial culture and helping other entrepreneurs go from ideation to a  marketable solutions. He is an active advocate for The Business Model Canvas and The Lean Canvas.    


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