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Startup Weekend Kapiti

Startup Weekend Kapiti

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  • Fri 22 Jul ’16, 6:30pm
  • Sat 23 Jul ’16, 8:00am – 11:55pm
  • Sun 24 Jul ’16, 8:00am – 8:00pm


Whitireia Community Polytechnic Kapiti Campus, Cnr Milne Dr and Kāpiti Rd, Paraparaumu


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Earlybird (Developer, Designer, Ideas people): $75.00
  • Standard (Developer, Designer, Ideas people): $99.00
  • Student (Earlybird): $49.00

Startup Weekends are 54-hour long events where developers, designers, hardware engineers, marketers, makers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, build products and launch startups!

Check out a one min video on what it's about here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX3eLEFVHZ4.

And hear what Startup Weekend Dunedin participants thought here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdtM3TPvbUg.

Register for Startup Weekend Kapiti today!

Teams go from an idea scrawled on the back of an envelope to a working prototype and maybe even paying customers, all within a single weekend.

At the end of the weekend you pitch your idea to potential investors - and the winning team gets an awesome prize pack of products and services to help your idea fly!

Why attend?
- You will get a taste of what it's like in the startup world, and learn a ton first hand about every step of building a startup (at the very least, it'll be a memorable weekend away from your usual daily routine).

- You will get some useful and practical tools (lean canvas, customer validation, business models) and learn how to use them.

- You might find your perfect co-founder soulmate with whom you'll go on to launch a multi-million dollar startup, be it on this weekend or down the road.

- You might take the opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and try something new, and we provide you with a supportive environment to do this.

- You will get a chance to network and mingle with some of the top brass in the New Zealand entrepreneurship, investing communities - individuals that would otherwise be very hard to reach - and ask them questions to your hearts content.

- You will greatly expand your network and build lasting relationships with the most innovative, creative and motivated people in Kapiti. This could mean a new client, employer, business partner, or even a friend!

- Plus, if your team wins, you will get heaps of additional resources and mentorship to help you get your startup off the ground. There are also plenty of investors in the crowd, so if your team's pitch is something special, you might even get investment funding to take your idea to that next step (it happens!).

Best of all, you'll learn a lot about yourself - and how you like to work when you're in a team.

If you've been looking for an opportunity to try something new and different, or have a go at launching a business then Startup Weekend is for you!

Startup Weekends are a global phenomenon with events being held in over 700 cities across the world; in New Zealand alone, events have been held in Auckland, Wellington, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Christchurch, Queenstown, Invercargill, Dunedin and now our team of volunteer organisers are bringing the first one to Paraparaumu!

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