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Startup Weekend Perth

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

Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.

The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!

Schedule

Friday, Mar 8

6:00pm Doors open, registration starts

6:45pm Dinner & Networking

7:15pm Welcome

8:00pm Pitches Start

9:00pm Attendees vote for the top ideas

9:15pm Teams start forming and discussing ideas

1:00am Go home and try to get some sleep

Saturday, Mar 9

9:00am Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30am Teams finalising plans for the day

10:00am Market validation - pivot, pivot, pivot!

1:00pm Lunch

1:30pm Call for skills

2:30pm Mentors help teams one-on-one

7:00pm Dinner

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

9:30pm Hacking and hustling

1:00am Go home and try to get some sleep

Sunday, Mar 10

9:00am Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00am Call for help (almost there, don’t be shy!)

12:00pm Lunch

12:30pm Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

3:00pm Final prepping

5:00pm PRESENTATIONS Round One

6:00pm Dinner

6:30pm PRESENTATIONS Round Two

7:30pm Judging & awards

8:30pm Wrap up

9:00pm Go home!

Mentors | Stuart Hall, Laurie Smithdale, Jay Hollywood, Claire Robertson, Justin Strharsky, Matt Macfarlane, Kye Leslie, Justin Davies, Andrew Larsen, Greg Riebe, John Cunquina

Organizers | Sam Birmingham, Brodie McCulloch, Marcus Tan, Jake Howard, Zane Prickett, Dinesh George

Learn More: Startup Weekend Perth

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