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Startup Weekend Experience

Innovation & Inspiration

Connect with innovators and build... FAST! In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. Engage outside coders, designers, growth hackers and entrepreneurs to build new solutions.

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What happened AFTER the weekend..

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Our 2019 Judges

Pipeline Manager and Growth Mentor

Saba Karim is the Pipeline Manager at Techstars, based out of Boulder Colorado, helping source start

Innovation, Technology and Strategic Advisor

Hasi manages the Innovation, Technology and Strategic Advisory (ITSA) team at Bentleys. With a broad

CEO at RDA

Regional Development Australia Sunshine Coast has appointed senior executive Paul Fisher as its new

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Our 2019 Mentors

Personal & Employer Branding

Petra Zink is a Coach, Speaker and Educator on all things Career & Personal Development, Branding, H

Spark Girlz Co-founder

Steph Piper is the Community Engagement Coordinator at USQ, looking after the library Makerspace. Sh

Maker

Mic is a Master Maker, Experiential Technologist and prolific inventor working from Mic’s Lab, a b

Business Model Canvas

Claire Smith has been building businesses in Australia and the UK for the last 30 years. She is curr

Craig Josic’s (aka CJ) philosophy is to inspire and to be inspired. He loves all things digital, a

Mark has a demonstrated track record in creating value by connecting ideas, people, programs and cap

Manager Innovation and Experimentation

Designer, Innovator, Thought Provocateur Christine Brennan is a passionate Design Thinking practiti

Pitch Deck Design

As the creative director for the winning team of last year’s Startup Weekend, Abigail is keen to g

I love helping you pitch, present for impact and to feel comfortable and confident communicating in

"Ms. Angela Lisle, BLM(SEC) GradCertCInd, serves as the Director for Creative and Digital at TAFE Qu

Tara Jacobsen is an experienced entrepreneur, business strategist, facilitator, and collective leade

Trudy Fitzgerald is an accomplished sales and marketing executive with over 26 years of diverse expe

Entrepreneur in Residence

Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) - Based Sunshine Coast, Australia Roles and Experience: - Con

Julian is determined to stay on the forefront of modern developments in electronics, communications,

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The Schedule

Friday Saturday Sunday
8:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
8:00 am
8:30 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
8:00 am
8:30 am
8:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
8:30 am
8:45 am

Masterclass: Validation
Tips on how to rapidly validate your Problem-Solution fit.
8:45 am
12:00 pm
Masterclass: Pitching
Introduction to the pitch format, skills and techniques to use to help you master your pitch.
8:45 am
10:00 am
9:00 am
9:30 am
10:00 am
Check-In
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions
10:00 am
10:30 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
Brunch
11:00 am
1:00 pm
11:30 am
12:00 pm
Lunch
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place
1:00 pm
3:00 pm
1:30 pm
Masterclass: Prototyping
How to build a prototype without the technical skills.
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
2:00 pm
6:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
Final Presentations
3:00 pm
4:30 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm
Canapés & Drinks
4:30 pm
5:00 pm
5:00 pm
Judging & Awards
5:00 pm
5:30 pm
5:30 pm
Registration
Registration
5:30 pm
6:00 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in
Wrap-Up
5:30 pm
6:00 pm
6:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
Dinner
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
Go Home!
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
6:30 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders
6:30 pm
6:45 pm

Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch
6:45 pm
7:15 pm

Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches
7:15 pm
7:30 pm
Check-In
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help
6:30 pm
9:00 pm
7:00 pm
7:30 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas
7:30 pm
7:45 pm
8:00 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
8:00 pm
8:30 pm
8:30 pm
9:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow
9:00 pm
9:30 pm

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

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What Previous Attendees Are Saying

An adrenaline packed weekend that delivers greatness year on year

Paul Forbes
<Branch Manager - AON Risk/>

A great event full of inspiring, smart people. If you have any desire at all to start a business you should make an effort to attend.

Ben Walker
<2018 Attendee/>

it's the most amazing energy, fun Filled, super supportive environment you could hope for over a 54hr period. In one weekend go from concept/idea to a product to put into the market. you learn SO MUCH about yourself and often make some amazing new friends and contacts. (I've now done 3 of them)

Scott Robinson
<USC Student/>

I was hesitant to attend this because the Sunshine Coast startup ecosystem is very small. The Facebook event had a lot of attendees so I thought I'd try it out. Wow, was I surprised. I didn't think I'd see so many great pitches and such high quality feedback. Kudos to the team for bringing in such amazing mentors. The pitch night had a big turnup and was a very creative, supportive and visionary space

Tom Dickson
<2018 Attendee/>

A fantastic concept.... experiential learning at its best! Having just moved up to the Sunshine Coast from Melbourne, I was not sure what to expect. I was blown away by the diversity and positive mindset of everyone who participated and the time and energy that was provided by the facilitators, mentors and coaches. Well done to the organisers and everyone involved.

Kane Davis
<2018 Attendee/>
26-28 April 2019

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75 $
Early Bird
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👉 7 delicious meals over the course of the weekend
👉 Snacks and refreshments
👉 Opportunity to pitch in front of top founders
👉 Access to some of the region’s best startup mentors
👉 A new network of local developer, designer, educator, student & entrepreneurial friends
👉 Opportunity to win some cool prizes; and
👉 an awesome portfolio mention
99 $
Regular
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👉 7 delicious meals over the course of the weekend
👉 Snacks and refreshments
👉 Opportunity to pitch in front of top founders
👉 Access to some of the region’s best startup mentors
👉 A new network of local developer, designer, educator, student & entrepreneurial friends
👉 Opportunity to win some cool prizes; and
👉 an awesome portfolio mention
299 $
Corporate Innovator Team
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👉 4 Regular Tickets

👉 7 delicious meals over the course of the weekend
👉 Snacks and refreshments
👉 Opportunity to pitch in front of top founders
👉 Access to some of the region’s best startup mentors
👉 A new network of local developer, designer, educator, student & entrepreneurial friends
👉 Opportunity to win some cool prizes; and
👉 an awesome portfolio mention

Join us at Startup Weekend Sunshine Coast April 26-28