Startup Weekend Sunshine Coast 2018 (Food, Health & Wellbeing)
Startup Weekend Sunshine Coast is a weekend-long, hands-on experience where people meet to share ideas, create teams and build startups. On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical backgrounds, the other half have a non-technical background, like business or design.
Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Remember, if you don't have an idea, that OK too. People sometimes get a cool idea and pitch it on the spot, or they just join someone's team.
Over Saturday and Sunday teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product.
It's a contest! On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback and judging from a panel of experts.
At the end, the winner and runners-up is announced and given prizes which will help get the business going.
After Startup Weekend - some teams choose to form a business, others don't. In any case, you will learn lots of new skills and expand your knowledge in areas such as pitching, mapping out business models, being creative, working in teams, and using the Lean Startup framework. Perhaps most importantly, you will take part in a highly valuable network of entrepreneurs and meet many new friends.