Calling All Young Entrepreneurs
All budding entrepreneurs aged 12-17 are invited to Startup Weekend Youth to take an idea from nothing to something, pitch to prototype, in just 3 days.
Broad Range of Skills Required
You don’t have to have technical skills or have discovered your talent yet.
Any student interested in startups, launching a business, entrepreneurship, or creative problem solving is encouraged to register.
Startup Weekend will propel students to launch creative business ideas by practicing the “Lean Startup” process. Students will pitch ideas, form teams around the top ideas, conduct customer research, and work intensely to build a prototype that illustrates the potential of their business. Startup Weekend culminates in a Shark Tank style pitch competition where teams present their business and demonstrate their prototype to a panel of local entrepreneurs.
Little Talk, All Action!
Startup Weekend demands teamwork, creativity, determination, and focus from all participants! While each team will have access to an adult coach, every team will be expected to manage itself in order to optimize time.
The Global Startup Weekend Movement
Powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of passionate entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower communities to launch life changing ideas. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs in the world, having hosted 2000+ events in 200+ countries since 2007.
See What It’s All About
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and embark on a three-day frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback!
If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur and contribute to a more sustainable world, be part of Startup Weekend Youth Mackay.
$60, inc. T-Shirt, meals and drinks all weekend.
Friday, Oct 6 – 8, 2017 [NEW DATES!]
Event starts at 4:30pm
Split Spaces Coworking
CQUniversity – Mackay City Campus
Building 4, Level 2
Mackay, QLD 4740
Sponsors / Partners
Proudly supported by the Advance Queensland initiative.