Startup Weekend Sunshine Coast

Let’s embrace the movement of sustainable development and take ideas that have a social impact from concept to creation in a matter of days!!

Join us from April 3rd – 5th, 2020 at Startup Weekend Sunshine Coast and its first Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) edition in Maroochydore. We’re gathering (future) innovators who are eager to create solutions to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. This event will be running for 54 hours, giving you a framework and mentorship to transform an idea into reality, with team formation, user research, prototyping, and pitching to investors. Come to be a hero to change the world!

How can I become one of the heroes?

By joining and taking your idea on social impact from concept to creation you will become a hero! Grab your ticket now and be part of the change!

What are the goals for heroes?

Heroes goals are to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are proposed by the United Nations. The SDGs are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. The Goals interconnect and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we achieve each Goal and target by 2030.

1

NO POVERTY

4

QUALITY EDUCATION

7

AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY

10

REDUCED INEQUALITIES

13

CLIMATE ACTION

16

PEACE, JUSTICE

AND STRONG

INSTITUTIONS

2

ZERO HUNGER

5

GENDER EQUALITY

8

DECENT WORK AND

ECONOMIC GROWTH

11

SUSTAINABLE CITIES

AND COMMUNITIES

14

LIFE BELOW WATER

17

PARTNERSHIPS

FOR THE GOALS

3

GOOD HEALTH AND

WELL-BEING

6

CLEAN WATER

AND SANITATION

9

INDUSTRY, INNOVATION

AND INFRASTRUCTURE

12

RESPONSIBLE

CONSUMPTION

AND PRODUCTION

15

LIFE

ON LAND

54

Hours

17

global challenges

Your turn to make a move

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Weekend Schedule

3 hours
Networking, 60 second idea pitching
3 hours
Dream team formation with SDG innovators, marketers, designers and developers (or we call them hustler, hipster and hacker)
6 hours
Idea sharing and brainstorm
9 hours
Market research and idea validation
9 hours
Product prototyping
9 hours
Business model planning
3 hours
Presentation
12 hours
Team fighting, idea changing, business redirecting... eating, drinking, dancing and having lots of fun!

Got a question?
No problem.

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I have more questions…

Please drop us a message: [email protected]

FAQ

Can I participate if I'm not in active within one of the SDGs?

Sure, get a general ticket, and have some fun with the heroes who are aiming to achieve SDGs.

Can I pitch something I’ve already started on working?

No, but well researched and vetted ideas are always welcome.

What if my idea isn’t selected?

Join another team, remember, it’s not about the idea.

Can I use any pitch props, slides, etc when pitching?

Props are ok, but slides are not. Remember you only have one minute to pitch!

Where is the event being held?

The event will be held in the Maroochydore CBD and announced in January 2020.

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 summarise, we want to share your success with the world.

 

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