What is it?
Startup Weekend* is an entrepreneurial event organised by volunteers all over the world. For the last nine years Startup Weekend Tauranga has brought together innovators, problem solvers, marketers, developers, designers and more.
In just 54 hours participants meet, form a team, develop an idea, and showcase their startup concept to a panel of Judges. Startup Weekend Tauranga | Wellbeing is your opportunity to connect with like-minded people, start or build on your entrepreneurial journey, learn what it takes to start an enterprise by doing it and leverage the opportunity to really get started.
Wellbeing is the state of being comfortable, healthy or happy. It is achieved through having balance in our physical and emotional body within ourselves, having a sense of belonging and social inclusion in our community and the ability to meet our basic needs and have economic security, as well as the ability to integrate meaning and purpose in life.
Startup Weekend Tauranga | Wellbeing means you will be focusing on building solutions and creating opportunities to enhance, improve and strengthen the social, environmental, economic wellbeing of our community. It can be through encouraging environmental responsibility, equal opportunity, civic engagement, and better access to housing, healthcare or education – but you are not limited to these topics. Whether you have an idea to improve your local community or global ones, the ultimate objective of this event is to empower you – to be the change you wish to see in the world!
Who is Startup Weekend for?
It doesn’t matter what you do or where you come from, Startup Weekend is designed as an inclusive event and program that brings all sorts of people together including:
• aspiring & experienced entrepreneurs
• developers and other tech-related professionals
• designers of all types
• non-technical talent (i.e. business, sales, finance, legal, community leader, etc.)
• students from universities and senior high schools
• professionals looking to switch careers or build new skills
• and passionate visionaries
*About Techstars Startup Weekend:Startup Weekend is a global event format owned by Techstars. Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Techstars Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams receive valuable feedback from mentors during the weekend. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Techstars Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.