Startup Weekend Wellington Feb 2013

Yes, it's Startup Weekend time again!

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Startup Weekend is where entrepreneurs, developers, and designers get together to form new businesses in a 54-hour marathon of inspiration, perspiration, collaboration, and fun!  We attract people with all skill levels in a friendly, welcoming, yet challenging environment.

The event starts on Saturday evening 16 Feburary, with an icebreaker game and dinner, and then people pitch their businesses concepts to the crowd. 10-15 concepts will attract viable teams around them. By late Saturday night, you will have sketched out your concept in some detail and everyone will have roles assigned and an inkling of how they're going to achieve their goals over the weekend.

Sunday morning is all about market validation - you'll be contacting potential customers and finding out if there's really a market need for what you're building. If not, you'll need to pivot based on the information you've picked up by "getting out of the building" and talking to people. Meanwhile, your developers and designers will be furiously building your products (or mock-ups), and your team will be attracting partners, advisers, and customers. You'll need to start preparing your final 5-minute presentation on Monday morning, because your team will need to pitch it by dinner time. After that, prizes will be awarded to the best teams.

Where you go from there is up to you. Many exciting businesses have come out of Startup Weekends.

Whether you are just want to find out what the world of startups is like in a fun environment, you're a developer or designer looking for the next big thing, or an entrepreneur l0oking for a team to turn your idea into reality, Startup Weekend is a fantastic way to test your own abilities and meet great people along the way.

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  • Michael E.

    Developers - Got the startup bug now? Want to test your entrepreneurial muscles? Develop a leading software product for the global market? I'm working with Yonix, a software company addressing the needs of business analysts working on software development projects. Customers use Yonix to document requirements, communicate with stakeholders and collaborate with the software development team. We are looking for a skilled and experienced lead UI/UX software developer to join our team. Must have excellent Javascript, JQuery, HTML and CSS skills plus 5+ years experience including work in significant projects. An early stage company in Wellington, Yonix is backed by leading local investors, Creative HQ business incubator and MBIE. While the salary may not be competitive, we can offer a mix of salary and equity - a potentially valuable stake in the company we will grow together.

    So if you're interested, contact me[masked] or Jody Bullen at[masked], [masked]

    February 25, 2013

  • Michael E.

    Fabulous event - well done teams. I know you all got huge value from the weekend. Thanks to the sponsors, and the superb compering by Nick, and clockwork organisation by Dave and team!

    February 25, 2013

  • Julia C.

    Ah-mazing! So great to meet, vibe and learn with everyone. So inspirational!

    February 20, 2013

  • Alex Z. L.

    awesome events. love the people,the ideas, the energy!

    February 19, 2013

  • Marius Du T.

    Wow, it really was an intense 54 hour weekend. It was hard work, but I learned a lot from mentors and coaches. I came out feeling fired up and ready to get serious with our new venture call

    February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry cant make all days.

    February 15, 2013

  • Peter K.

    Would love to bring my boys along to the pitch part in particular if that's OK

    February 15, 2013

  • dhyana b.

    no thanks for now

    February 11, 2013

  • Andrew van B.

    Bring it on! My third time, think I'm addicted!

    February 11, 2013

  • Joshua V.

    Looking forward to it.

    February 11, 2013

  • Amanda S.

    I plan to bring all my sales knowledge to enable the start ups to achieve great things

    February 10, 2013

  • vinod d.

    So I would need to take Monday off work.

    1 · November 8, 2012

    • Dave M.

      Yes, I'm afraid that's the case. We didn't want to clash with Webstock, and we thought we'd get better traction from investors and the like if we had the finale on Monday night. Hope you can make it!

      November 12, 2012

  • Michelle S

    Kimbrell Altman

    November 9, 2012

  • dhyana b.

    I may bring a friend - thanks

    November 8, 2012

  • Ken K.

    CTO at BizTech Enterprise Solutions, and independent innovator

    November 8, 2012

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