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Startup Weekend Toowoomba – Internet of Things
May 25 @ 5:30 pm - May 27 @ 8:00 pm UTC+10
Come because you know a thing or two. Stay because you add value.
Startup Weekend is about creating – be it a new way to order dinner, a better way to find your cattle, an innovative way to improve your golf swing or a safer way to talk to faraway friends…if you can use the internet to make it happen, then Techstars Startup Weekend – Internet of Things is for you.
Rookies to veteran entrepreneurs, maker to hacker, and IoT tinkerer to artisanal creator – you are invited to participate in the hardest fun you’ll ever have: Techstars Startup Weekend. Don’t need to be a hacker. Don’t need to be a techie. Don’t need to be an entrepreneur. Come with skills, energy, and be ready to have fun. You’ll leave with a new network, new skills, and a renewed energy to help the world.
What do you need to bring?
Lots of energy! You’ll pitch your own idea and/or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.
Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you’ll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You’ll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.
Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
- 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
- Benefits and discounts from our global partners
- One-on-one time with amazing mentors
- A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
- All the internet and coffee you can consume.
Do I have to come up with an idea?
If you have an idea for a startup, then great! We hope you pitch and get your idea selected for the weekend. If you don’t have an idea however, that’s still cool, come and spend the weekend, listen to the ideas being pitched and join a team! If you have more questions, check out the Startup Weekend First Timers FAQ:http://startupweekend.org/about/firsttimer/ !
Does my idea have to be an IoT device?
No, it does not have to be, however there will be a few extra incentives awarded to those who are creating an IoT solution. But really….these days, almost everything we do is connected to the internet somehow, so you may just find that your idea connects anyway.
When: 25th – 27th May 2018
Where: Canvas Coworking Space, Suite 1, 625 Ruthven St Toowoomba Qld 4350
Who: Students, entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneur, designers, engineers, hackers, professionals, and anyone else interested in developing and commercialisation of great new products.
Still have questions, feel free to reach us at “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!
No talk, all action!
Day 1: Meet, Pitch & Team
Dinner & Networking
Get to know your new friends. Meet the people you’ll be working with.
60 Seconds to Pitch
Got an idea? You’ve got 1 minute to pitch in front of the group.
Build a Team
Whether it’s your idea or someone else’s, you’ll create a cross-functional team to work with over the weekend.
Day 2: Learn & Work
Learn from the Best
Local mentors will be coming in throughout the event to coach you through the hard problems.
Get to Work
We’ve got the resources and support in place to make things happen in a short period of time. You’ll be responsible for everything from finding customers to building your product. We’ll be here to help when you need it
Day 3: Present & Choose
Present in Front of Panel Judges
The culmination of the weekend. You’ll have 5 minutes to present the product or service you built to the crowd and a panel of experts.
Watch the other teams present and celebrate all the work you’ve done. Get the opportunity to talk to judges and mingle with mentors.