7th October, 2016
What do 8 teams, 12 mentors, 1 winner, 2 new start-ups and 59 litres of coffee have in common?
Stumped? Well, it’s all to do with Startup Weekend Taranaki!
Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch startups.
It’s a fantastic global initiative that’s run nationally throughout New Zealand, and the next one will be held in New Plymouth running from 14 to 16 October.
At MYOB we’re really proud to be part of the Startup Weekend Taranaki.
Last year 45 eager participants took part, where they pitched their ideas for a startup product or business.
8 teams were then formed around the top ideas and they went through a rigorous three-day frenzy of business model creation, coding, design and market validation, supported by business and startup mentors.
The weekend culminates with presentations by each team in front of a judging panel of local entrepreneur leaders who provide critical feedback and pick a winning startup.
The talented team Shout Beer, won last year – think flower delivery but with beers. Owe a mate a favour or want to thank them for a good deed, then here’s your perfect answer – Shout Beer!
In just over a weeks’ time approximately 50 participants get to experience this full on three-day experience and we’re so excited to listen, support and help the teams hone their ideas to what hopefully will become a market winning product or service.
Haven’t signed up and fancy coming along? Book your place