Startup Weekend Mackay 2015

Startup Weekend Mackay 2015

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Developers. Designers. Marketers. Business Folk. This is a call for you to get your idea off the ground.

If you want to learn how to startup a business and have some fun, then we think you will find Startup Weekend to be a life changing experience.

We’re happy to announce that we are organising Mackay’s 1st ever Startup Weekend! The goal is to create an environment where passionate people can come together to get things done; to learn, network, bridge the gap between trades, expose potential and see actual results.

Startup Weekend has held 1500+ events in 150+ countries around the world, and we are looking forward to bringing this event to MACKAY.

When you register you will get:

  • All your meals and drinks over the weekend.
  • Access to a huge range of mentors who have done what you want to do.
  • A chance to win some of the huge prizes up for grabs.

What makes Startup Weekend so valuable for wantrepreneurs is that it helps you:

  • Validate your business model.
  • Build a team around your business idea.
  • Exposure to investors and advisors to help get your idea off the ground.

Friday, October 23 – 25, 2015
Event starts at 6:00pm

Central Queensland University – Mackay Campus
Boundary Road, Ooralea
Mackay, QLD 4740

Call us biased, but we think that there are dozens of reasons why you should come to a Startup Weekend!  Since we know your time is valuable, we’ll only list the top eight:

Startup Weekends are all about learning through the act of creating.  Don’t just listen to theory, build your own strategy and test it as you go.

Build your network:
This isn’t just a happy-hour. Startup Weekend attracts your community’s best makers and do-ers. By spending a weekend working to build scalable companies that solve real-world problems, you will build long-lasting relationships and possibly walk away with a job or even an investor.

Co-Founder Dating:
We all know it’s not just about the idea – it’s about the team. Startup Weekend is hands down the best way to find someone you can actually launch a startup with.

Learn a new skill:
Step outside of your comfort zone. With a whole weekend dedicated to letting your creative juices flow, Startup Weekends are perfect opportunities to work on a new platform, learn a new programming language, or just try something different.

Actually launch a business:
Over 36% of Startup Weekend startups are still going strong after 3 months.  Roughly 80% of participants plan on continuing working with their team or startup after the weekend.

Get face time with thought leaders:
Local tech and startup leaders participate in Startup Weekends as coaches and judges. Get some one-on-one time with the movers and shakers in your community.

Save money & get stuff:
Startup Weekends typically cost between $75 and $100 (less for students).  Your ticket covers seven meals, snack, access to exclusive resources from our sponsors, and of course, all the coffee you can drink.

Join a global community:
Join over 100,000 Startup Weekend alumni, all on a mission to change the world.

Dennis is an Electrical and Control Systems Engineer and was appointed President of Startup Mackay Inc. in June 2016. He is a member of Engineers Australia, AISA, MITN, DMLA within the Education, Training, Research and Innovation Pillar, and the Reference Group for the Digital Economy Strategy. He has also been inducted into the Advance Queensland Community Digital Champion program where he aims to encourage Queenslanders to explore and enjoy the benefits of the digital age. You can follow Dennis on Twitter @DenMurphy or connect with him on LinkedIn (