Startup Weekend Auckland Is Back!

POSTED BY Jennifer Legg
31 October 2019

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Lowndes Jordan is pleased to be a silver sponsor of the upcoming Startup Weekend Auckland. On 22 November @SWAuckland will be kicking off a 54 hour challenge to create, develop, and pitch a business idea. We’re proud to be supporting the event!

The Mission

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of entrepreneurial communities, who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. People come together for 54-hour workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies to change their lives and their communities.

Startup Weekend organisers can be found in hundreds of cities in the world, from South Africa to Mongolia, and from Canada to Brazil. The last Startup Weekend Auckland was in 2016 and this year we’re returning to the city with a bang!

The Value

First and foremost, Techstars Startup Weekend is about experiential education. Participants don’t just listen to theory. They get their hands dirty and put theories to the test by collaborating with like-minded, passionate individuals from a variety of backgrounds and points of view. Participants also receive invaluable one-on-one time with the movers and shakers from their community, as local tech and startup leaders who take part in Startup Weekend as mentors and judges.

It’s important to remember that it’s not just about the idea—it’s about the team. Startup Weekend attracts each community’s best makers and doers, and by spending a weekend working to build scalable companies that solve real-world problems, our participants build long-lasting relationships and may even walk away with a job or an investor. Startup Weekend is hands down the best way to find someone with whom you can actually launch a startup! Quite possibly the most valuable aspect is that not only will participants be integrating with the startup community in Auckland, but they will also be joining a global community of over 100,000 Startup Weekend alumni with a common mission to change their community and world.

The Event

All Techstars Startup Weekend events follow the same model:

  • Anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers.
  • Teams form organically around the ideas and those that have the most popular votes or team members carry on past Friday night. Each team must have at least three people.
  • What follows is a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation.
  • The event culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders which presents another opportunity for critical feedback.
Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a co-founder, meet someone new, or simply learn a new skill that stretches them beyond their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups.

For more information and tickets, visit Techstars Startup Weekend.

POSTED BY Jennifer Legg
31 October 2019

posted in Start-Ups

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