Startup Weekend is the world’s biggest learning programme for entrepreneurs.


It is a 54 hour programme from Friday night to Sunday morning that brings together designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and experts from all domains to do amazing things.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: on Friday night anyone is welcome to pitch their idea for a startup. 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.

Throughout this time you will receive mentoring from some incredible leaders in the Auckland business scene. You will be tested not only on your skills, but your ability to work on the fly and push yourself. Then when you think you’ve reached your limit you will dig even deeper to keep moving forward.

On Sunday evening the weekend culminates with presentations in front of fellow participants and entrepreneurial leaders from Auckland – yet another opportunity for critical feedback!


Be prepared for:

  • Flurries of activity
  • Complete pivots and changes to ideas
  • Working with a wide range of people
  • Being challenged and required to articulate your obstacles, setbacks and wins
  • Discovering and developing new skills
  • Improvising
  • The emotional highs and lows that come from throwing yourself wholeheartedly into an idea.
  • Awesome food and even better people!

So what is Startup Weekend?
It is intense, inspiring, exhilarating, motivating and exhausting. It’s your opportunity to become part of an important culture growing within NZ and the world.

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