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Kapiti Creative Startup Weekend 2018


Fri 27 Jul 2018, 5:30pm
Sat 28 Jul 2018, 8:00am
Sun 29 Jul 2018, 8:00am–9:00pm

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

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Earlybird (Creative, General, Developer, Designer): $49.00
  • Standard (Creative, General, Developer, Designer): $99.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: taylerqqh

Ever wondered how you could get involved in helping out with a start-up business or exciting community idea? Don't know where to start?

Then Startup Weekend is just the thing for you!

We bring all types of people together to spend one weekend working on startup ideas. It doesn't matter if you have no experience, some experience or a lot - startup weekend is an intense hands-on event where everybody gets to learn something.

Startup Weekend caters for practical people who have an open mind, are willing to try new things, and are willing to get out of their comfort zone. It is for both technical and non-technical people. If you can code, design or build, that is great, and if not, you will get to work with some of these people with these talents and contribute skills you have (that you may not have even realised!).

For $99 we will give you all the support and resources you actually need to really get an idea off the ground and provide all meals and snacks over the weekend, as well as a great venue and free WiFi.

Check out a quick video of Kapiti Startup Weekend 2017. Register for Kapiti Startup Weekend today!

Want to know more?
The event starts on Friday night, where we chat over pizza, run through a couple of icebreaker activities, and then the people who have got a startup idea spend one minute pitching it to a friendly group of keen people. Everyone then gets to choose what idea they want to work on based on the ideas they like best, form a team and get to work.

On Saturday, teams go out and find customers! By getting validation of their market first, teams really get to understand the problem they are trying to solve, to create the right solution.

Sunday is about getting as far as teams can with developing their product or service and building their customer (or community) base. All teams then finish with a five-minute pitch to a panel of local community judges.

All teams get help from friendly, experienced mentors over the weekend, and support to develop their product or service, and resources to help them make a solid pitch deck by Sunday night.

Why attend?
- You will get a taste of what it's like in the startup world, and learn a tonne 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 and go on to launch a multi-million dollar startup.

- You can take the opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and try something new.

- You can network with some amazing New Zealand entrepreneurs - and ask them questions to your heart's content.

- You will greatly expand your contacts and could 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!).

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

Check out more about Startup Weekend here: