Join Katy, Bex and Paul at Startup Weekend 2020, bring your team. there is no better way to beat the winter blues than getting excited and inspired about redefining, reconfiguring and revitalising the world you live and work. This year there is an incredible line up of mentors.
Firebrand and the Team are no strangers to Startup Weekend, check out our stories: Startup Your Brain (2018) Big Ideas, Bottle Openers and Bike lights (2017). Startup Weekend #swdud reflection (2016) and Startup Weekend - Blood, sweat and a few tears (2015).
Follow the Facebook page for the latest update, mentor announcements and to catch those early bird tickets.
What is StartupWeekend?
This 54-hour event sees teams go from an idea scrawled on a napkin to a working prototype and maybe even paying customers, all within a single weekend. Participants gain many transferable benefits such as sharpened critical thinking, building connections and experience with focussed productivity. Startup Weekends are a global phenomenon with events being held in 700+ cities across the world; in New Zealand alone, events have been held in Auckland, Wellington, Tauranga, Christchurch, Queenstown, Invercargill and of course DUNEDIN! check out last years StartupWeekend 2019.
Who is StartupWeekend for?
Developers, designers, business people, product managers, and startup enthusiasts, really anyone curious about whether they could create a business in a weekend. You don't even have to be an entrepreneur! Startup weekend has participants from all walks of life ranging from students to educators, bankers to doctors, even retirees! Worried you don't have the skills? That is why we have experienced mentors here to guide you (and Startup Weekends are about learning anyway). Too young/old? We have had participants as young as 12 and as old as 70 (not kidding!), so you're sweet!
Why give up a weekend, or pay for you and your staff to attend?
Over the years we have sent and supported staff to participate in StartupWeekend. In our experience, those who attend not only challenge themselves but ultimately gain greater confidence, take risks more freely, have a greater appreciation for one another's roles and expertise and, most importantly, grow closer together.
So, leave the excuses at the door, lock it in your calendar and we hope to see you there!!
PS: Startup Weekend Dunedin is always looking for sponsors so if your business can help please get in touch.