Rockhampton Startup Weekend

Next date: Saturday, 27 November 2021 | 06:00 PM to Sunday, 28 November 2021 | 04:30 PM

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Who should come along?

Anyone with a business idea, technical or non-technical, applicable to any industry. Or anyone who does not have a business idea but would love to experience what is involved in starting a business.

How does it work?

The weekend kicks off at 5.30pm on Friday with dinner followed by all participants having the opportunity to pitch their idea/s.  Teams are formed based on the ideas that receive the most attendee votes. Teams will work together all weekend on the chosen idea with the support of several mentors and the Lead Facilitator. The weekend culminates in all teams pitching their businesses to the three Judges on Sunday afternoon who then award the prize packs (see below) to the top three teams.

Times

Friday     5.30pm - late (official formalities finish by 10pm but teams can choose to keep working).

Saturday  9.00am - late 

Sunday    9.00am - 4.30pm

Prizes - Winning Team

  • Mercedes Benz Escape Weekend sponsored by DC Motors. The winning team will collect two Mercedes Benz vehicles on a Friday afternoon and return them Monday morning! Why not bring your friends along to build you a business then escape together for a weekend travelling in ultimate luxury and style!
  • Meerkat Encounter sponsored by Rockhampton Regional Council. Up to four people from the winning team will be able to interact and feed the meerkat family during a private keeper talk.
  • A gift voucher for an Infrared Sauna sponsored by The One Life Centre.
  • 12 months Capricornia Chamber of Commerce Membership.
  • Access to the Startup Onramp Founders Course

Prizes - Second Place Team

  • 12 months SmartHub Rockhampton Monthly Membership
  • 12 months Capricornia Chamber of Commerce Membership
  • Access to the Startup Onramp Founders Course

Prizes - Third Place Team

  • 6 months SmartHub Rockhampton Monthly Membership
  • 12 months Capricornia Chamber of Commerce Membership
  • Access to the Startup Onramp Founders Course

Cost

$98 for two people or $75 for an individual. Register here!

Inclusions

  • All meals, snacks and drinks for the entire weekend
  • Access to mentors who are experts in their field

Mentors

  • Phil Martin - Technology
  • Geoff Higgins - Pitching
  • Kat Houghton - Startup experience
  • Scott Thomas - Business development
  • Elize Hattin - Business strategy

Judges

  • Cr Donna Kirkland, Rockhampton Regional Council
  • Greg Bowden, Executive Manager, Advance Rockhampton
  • Jason Foss, Co-Founder Almost Anything

Sponsors

 

When

  • Friday, 26 November 2021 | 05:30 PM - Sunday, 28 November 2021 | 04:30 PM

Location

Customs House, 208 Quay Street, Rockhampton City 4700  View Map

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