Calling all . This is your weekend!
Startup Weekend for Youth 1 - 3 September 2017 Spark Bureau, 17 Ocean St, Maroochydore
Calling All Young Entrepreneurs
Startup Weekend invites budding entrepreneurs in years 10-12, to take an idea from nothing to something, pitch to prototype, in just 3 days.
Broad Range of Skills Required
You don’t have to have technical skills or have discovered your talent yet.
Any student interested in startups, launching a business, entrepreneurship, or creative problem solving is encouraged to register.
Startup Weekend will propel students to launch creative business ideas by practicing the “Lean Startup” process. Students will pitch ideas, form teams around the top ideas, conduct customer research, and work intensely to build a prototype that illustrates the potential of their business. Startup Weekend culminates in a Shark Tank style pitch competition where teams present their business and demonstrate their prototype to a panel of local entrepreneurs.
Little Talk, All Action!
Startup Weekend demands teamwork, creativity, determination, and focus from all participants! While each team will have access to an adult coach, every team will be expected to manage itself in order to optimize time.
The Global Startup Weekend Movement
Powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of passionate entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower communities to launch life changing ideas. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs in the world, having hosted 2000+ events in 200+ countries since 2007.
See What It’s All About
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and embark on a three-day frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback!
If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur and contribute to a more sustainable world, be part of Startup Weekend Sunshine Coast.
One low cost for the whole weekend (5 meals included!)
Friday – Sunday Access
Fully Catered while on-site
Access to Leading Mentors and Coaches
An Opportunity to Change the Course of your Future
$50 / student
Note: Family & Friends are welcome to register to
attend for free as spectators to the Sunday afternoon pitches.
Please register on the ticketing page.
Vanessa GarrardCEO at E3 Style
Gideon ShalwickCo-Founder at Veeroll.com
Anne LawrenceHead of Industry Development for Sunshine Coast Council
Yvette AdamsDirector, The Creative Collective
Neil WaldbaumPrincipal Designer for Deep Orange Design
Daniel BryarIT Manager and Consultant, FXBC Sunshine Coast
Deidre MarczynskiDirector, Student Recruitment and Marketing, CEED Program
Jason KnightFounder of MiningLink, miiFIle and iCompLii
Patrick DwyerGovernment-Contracted Computer Programmer
Your Organising Team
Graeme BreenChairman of Startup STEAM
Andrea MartinsEntrepreneur at Greensocks
Ben AmosCreative Director at Innovate Media
Kyra BellamyYoung Entrepreneur
Kristin StephensenVideo Content Marketing Specialist at Innovate Media
Brayden MunroYoung Entrepreneur
Startup Weekend for Youth (Sunshine Coast) is 100% driven by volunteer community leaders.
17 Ocean Street, Maroochydore, QLD 4558
(07) 5459 4590
Frequently Asked Questions
No, businesses require a range of skills to succeed. Even if you’re not sure of what your special skill is today, you’ll be sure to find your place in a team during the weekend and maybe uncover a skill or two along the way.
A writing pad, pen, and a laptop or tablet PC (if you have one), charges and power supply’s for your tech, and an awesome attitude for team success.
Parents are welcome to listen in on the final presentation evening and at the check-in points during the weekend however are encouraged to let their children shine on their own outside of these times. For child safety reasons, parents without a Blue Card can only come to the final presentation evening on the Sunday. All parents who attend are required to register for a free Sunday Pitches ticket.