Want to create a startup in 54 hours?
Startup Weekend is an intense, action-based, coffee induced, and sleep deprived event made for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurial people. This event is for everyone - people with business ideas looking for skills, or people with skills looking for a business idea. Not sure which one you fit? It doesn't matter - the future belongs to the ones who show up!
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.
Startup Weekend Sunshine Coast
Friday, April 29 - May 1, 2016
Event starts at 5:30 pm
Spark Bureau, Maroochydore
17 Ocean Street
Maroochydore, Queensland 4558
Director, Eldridge Marketing
Tim works directly with the CEOs of established companies, as well as start-up entrepreneurs, to assist them with business development goal setting, strategy development and stakeholder engagement. He has had over 20 years' experience in working with famous global brands and Fortune 1000 clients at senior levels, and has developed supremely customer-orientated view of their business. Tim helps these companies review their strategic marketing choices, and advises them how to put winning strategies into motion.
Peter has over ten years experience running start-ups as well as a long (20 year plus) history in executive roles across corporate and government. He has worked in various Chief Information Officer positions, as a State Director for Microsoft and as Vice president of Gartner Consulting. Currently Peter is working as an executive coach on 'interesting' consulting assignments. He also provides advice to a number of advisory boards in the university and government sector. Peter is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society. He is an Adjunct Professor at Queensland University of Technology and the University of Queensland. He holds a Bachelor of Business and a Research Masters Degree in Information Systems.
Chief Executive Officer
Stephanie has extensive experience leading the development and commercialisation of new technologies. She has worked in a range of settings from large multinationals to startups in Canada, Germany, France and Australia. She is now CEO of Nano-Nouvelle, a venture capital funded business developing nanomaterials for applications such as high performance batteries. Coming from a strong technical background, she has successfully pitched numerous business plans either for internal corporate funding or for external capital raising, and in 2014 she was the winner in the Investment Category of the Sunshine Coast Innovation Centre’s Business Pitch Competition.
CEO, Spark Bureau
Zach Johnson has 15 years in international business building technology teams and businesses across several continents. After proudly serving in the U.S. Army as a special operations soldier, Zach received a BA degree in Liberal Arts and completed executive eduction programs with AGSM at UNSW and Harvard Business School. Zach is currently the Founder and Managing Partner at SPARK BUREAU, a startup incubator and coworking space in Maroochydore. An American by birth, Zach has considered the Sunshine Coast home off and on since 2005.
04 Apr 2016 - Tickets on sale for Startup Weekend Sunshine Coast 2016
Spark Bureau, Maroochydore
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