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Nelson Startup Weekend – Impact

Date And Time

Fri, Oct 18, 2019, 5:00 PM –

Sun, Oct 20, 2019, 7:30 PM NZDT


Mahitahi Colab

322 Hardy Street 

Nelson, Nelson 7010

NZ$57.42 – NZ$102.96

Perhaps The Most Intense Learning, Networking And Action Taking Weekend Of Your Life…

Develop a business idea to create impact
Form teams around a chosen concept
Learn agile processes to make fast progress
Validate and build a prototype within 54 hrs
Have an incredible amount of fun

Do you have an idea you’d like to pursue, a problem you’d like to solve, or want to be a part of something exciting, but don’t know where to start or who to start with?

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Q: Do I need to have an idea to attend?
A: No, you can join a team of an idea that you like. Its about the learning.

Q: Can I pitch something I’ve already started on?
A: No, but well researched and vetted ideas are always welcome.

Q: Can I pitch two ideas?
A: No, pick your favorite.

Q: What if my idea isn’t selected?
A: Join another team, remember, it’s not about the idea.

Q: Can I still work on my idea if it’s not selected?
A: Yes, ONLY IF you have more than two other people on the team. Otherwise you need to join another team.

Q: Can I use any pitch props, slides, etc when pitching?
A: Props are ok, but slides are not. Remember it’s short!

About Techstars Startup Weekend: Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Techstars Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Techstars Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

Refund Policy: No refunds will be granted within 7 days of the event if food and drink have already been ordered. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Terms of Participation Agreement: It is our job to provide you with an incredible networking and learning opportunity. Our intention is that you meet some amazing people that you might actually start a company with, build relationships with coaches, and learn from your peers. The event is intended to be a collaborative forum for sharing, learning, building, and having fun. As such, by registering as a participant, you acknowledge that any ideas shared by you or anyone else over the course of the event are contributions to the overall experience and community. If you as a participant are worried about someone stealing your ideas, please reconsider your participation in the event itself or simply refrain from sharing specifics about your idea. 

As a member of your startup community, you agree to be inclusive of any and all people and their ideas. You agree to act professionally, treat everyone with respect, and treat the event facilities with proper care. You agree that you are responsible for any accidents or damages that you cause. You also agree to not hold Techstars Startup Weekend, your local volunteer team, or any of the event supporters liable for any loss, damage, injury, or any other unforeseeable incident. 

By Participating at the event, you grant Techstars Startup Weekend permission to capture photo/video of the event. You can find the exact legal terms on our FAQ Page but to summarize, we want to share your success with the world.

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