I was one of three co-organisers that took Startup Weekend to Queenstown in New Zealand for the first time ever.
If you aren’t familiar with Startup Weekends they bring together creative, business and technology minds for 54 hours to form a viable business from initial idea pitch through various pivots in ideas through to a final ‘investor’ pitch on the Sunday evening.
In Queenstown the first event took place in October 2014 and was a huge success. We had such a wide range of participants from high school students through to established motivation speakers so it was a blast to see the variety of ideas being worked on throughout the weekend.
Startup Weekend is part of a global non-profit organisation, organising and supporting events throughout the world with tens of thousands of people taking part.