Startup Weekend Youth Mackay – October 6 – 8, 2017

Startup Weekend Youth Mackay – October 6 – 8, 2017

Startup Weekend Youth Mackay Tickets – October 6-8, 2017

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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.

Ticket Price
$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
Wood Street
Mackay, QLD 4740

Sponsors / Partners

Proudly supported by the Advance Queensland initiative.

Startup Weekend Youth Mackay Tickets – October 6-8, 2017

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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 (