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Startup Weekend Hawkes Bay

3/8/2013 6:30 PM - 3/10/2013 9:00 PM

The first Hawke's Bay Startup Weekend is coming in 2013! Hawke's Bay is so keen to get this underway we've got people lining up to help, mentor, sponsor and participate. Be part of this inaugural event and register your interest today. Volunteers working with business working with entrepreneurs - it couldn't get better!


The “Let’s Get Digital” Forum organized by MediaSense offers early registrants to HB’s Startup Weekend the chance to be in a special Xmas holiday incentive lucky draw.

Sign up early and be in to win a 32GB iPod Touch. Make plans, sign up and mark your calendar now for March 8-10.

All Hawke’s Bay Startup weekend registrations received by Thursday, noon February 14, will go in the draw to win a 32GB iPod Touch.

Put a very cool Apple portable under your Christmas tree. Watch videos, play music or games, even skype with friends. You can download any of a million apps…basically an iPhone w/o a mobile phone contract — use skype on wifi to talk with anyone in the world.


Friday, Mar 8

6:30pm Registration Starts

7:00pm Dinner & Networking

7:20pm Welcome & Speakers

7:30pm Pitches Start

9:00pm Attendees vote for the top ideas

9:15pm Teams start forming and discussing ideas

10:00pm 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, Mar 9

9:00am Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30am Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00pm Lunch

1:00pm Call for needs & skills

2:00pm Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:30pm Dinner

7:30pm Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00pm Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday, Mar 10

9:00am Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00am Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)

12:00pm Lunch

12:30pm Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

3:00pm Gut check. Start prepping for presentations

4:00pm Dinner


7:30pm Judging & awards

8:30pm Wrapup

9:00pm Go home!

Judges | Bill Murphy, Suse Reynolds

Coaches | Dave Moskovitz, Hal Josephson, Rowen Yeoman, Clive Kemp, Andrew Nimick, Gareth Pearce

Learn More: Startup Weekend Hawkes Bay

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