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Startup Weekend Dunedin 2019!

Anton Smith

Startup Weekends are 54-hour events that are designed to capture and harness the entrepreneurial energy within participants. Over the weekend, they get to collaborate with like-minded individuals that are outside their network and are mentored by industry leaders.

I was a participant in Startup Weekend a few years ago with a team from Firebrand. This year, I decided to come along as an observer during the final pitches at the end of the weekend.

Startup Weekend Dunedin 2019 Firebrand Marketing and Digital Transformation

There were definitely some exciting ideas from the teams this year - some of the highlights from me:

  • Team Timbr - the idea of building a 'Tinder' style app but for selling your house definitely caught my attention as I am currently on the hunt for a first home.
  • Team Less - a cheap, eco-friendly dissolvable tablet that can be used for effective cleaning. These guys took at first place!
  • And also, providing some quick IT support with the main presentation on the fly! Always happy to help!

The next Startup Weekend is in Queenstown in October. As a Startup Weekend alumni, I have learnt so much through these events and would definitely recommend checking it out if you haven't already!


Start-up crew Emma Turner