What is Startup Weekend?
We're mashing the creative industries with geeks and entrepreneurs (and everyone in between), and locking them in a building together for a weekend, plus pouring in a heap of caffeine, to see what new ideas come out the other end.
This 54 hour event brings together cultural organisations, technologists, designers and developers to experiment with rapid idea generation, Silicon Valley style.
This 54 hour event brings together cultural organisations, artists, creative thinkers, technologists, designers and developers to experiment with rapid idea generation, Silicon Valley style.
It is a fast-paced and highly creative event that challenges everyone who attends to make innovative new projects in 54 hours.
Who is it for? Who should attend?
Whether you're 8 or 88, a painter, actor, software engineer, writer, graphic designer, geek, entrepreneur, photographer, musician, programmer, museum curator, or startup specialist. Whether you have an idea, or have no idea. Everyone is welcome. (We even allow bankers and used-car salesmen to come along!)
Get your creative juices flowing
This Startup Weekend has a creative industries theme. Dubbed "Culture Hack", it is a digital development programme for arts and culture that enables the creation of innovative digital prototypes and creates new working relationships across the arts, technology, business, and creative industries.
Ever wondered what it takes to launch an idea?
The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered citizens who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures or products, add the Culture Hack theme to this and who knows where the inspiration might take us.
What's the format?
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model, however Culture Hack will have a twist. While anyone is welcome to bring their idea along we are particularly interested in ideas that require collaboration between digital technologies and artists / arts organisations. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, building, and market validation (talking to customers). The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial and creative leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
What you can get out of it
Whether participants found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, find a creative collaborator, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now
for the best weekend of your life!
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