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Friday, 12 July 2019 11:20

Tauranga Startup Weekend 2019 - 30 August to 1 September 2019

When: 30 Aug at 17:00 – 1 Sep at 20:00

Where: Basestation - 148 Durham St, Tauranga

Presented by: Tauranga Startup Weekend

Let's embrace the movement of sustainable development and take ideas that have a social impact from concept to creation in a matter of days!!

Join in from August 30 to September 1st 2019 at Tauranga Startup Weekend and its first Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Edition. Let’s come together as innovators who are eager to create solutions to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Startup Weekend is a hands-on experience running for 54 hours, giving you a framework and mentorship to transform an idea into reality, with team formation, user research, prototyping, and pitching to judges to finish.
Come to be a hero to change the world!

What does SDG Edition mean?

Startup Weekend SDG means you will be focusing on solving problems and creating opportunities around the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (scroll down for the SDGs). Come and pitch a problem you see, form a team to create a solution centered around at least one of the SDGs. The ultimate objective of this event is to empower you - to be the change you wish to see in the world!

How can I become one of the heroes?

By joining in at Tauranga Startup Weekend_SDG and taking your social impact idea from concept to creation, you will become a hero!

What are the goals for heroes?

Heroes’ goals are to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as framed by the United Nations. The SDGs are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. The Goals interconnect and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we achieve each Goal and target by 2030.

Heroes are working on these 17 SDGs to transform our world:

Goal 1: No Poverty

Goal 2: Zero Hunger

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being

Goal 4: Quality Education

Goal 5: Gender Equality

Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Goal 10: Reduced Inequality

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Goal 13: Climate Action

Goal 14: Life Below Water

Goal 15: Life on Land

Goal 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

Goal 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

More info on each of the SDGs: https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/

Your ticket includes:

Access to the full weekend-long event

Opportunity to pitch your idea on Friday night

Mentoring by all-stars from the social impact and startup communities

Tasty meals all weekend (breakfast - lunch- dinner)

Collaboration with awesome social innovation professionals from throughout New Zealand

All-star judges panel lead by startup and social innovation leaders

Membership in the Startup Weekend Community (>200K alumni)

A process for taking any idea from concept to creation in a matter of days

Any questions? Drop us an email: tauranga@startupweekend.org

Be part of Tauranga Startup Weekend_SDG to “leave no one behind” and to “endeavor to reach the furthest behind first”!

Tauranga Startup Weekend is organised, mentored and judged by volunteers with the support of local sponsors. We, the organisers, register for and use the Techstars Startup Weekend format, resources and network to deliver a bespoke experience to our local community.



For all event details, please visit Tauranga Startup Weekend Facebook page.

About Techstars Startup Weekend: 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 hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. 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.

Refund Policy: No refunds will be granted within 7 days of the event if food and drink have already been ordered. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Terms of Participation Agreement: It is our job to provide you with an incredible networking and learning opportunity. Our intention is that you meet some amazing people that you might actually start a company with, build relationships with coaches, and learn from your peers. The event is intended to be a collaborative forum for sharing, learning, building, and having fun. As such, by registering as a participant, you acknowledge that any ideas shared by you or anyone else over the course of the event are contributions to the overall experience and community. If you as a participant are worried about someone stealing your ideas, please reconsider your participation in the event itself or simply refrain from sharing specifics about your idea.

As a member of your startup community, you agree to be inclusive of any and all people and their ideas. You agree to act professionally, treat everyone with respect, and treat the event facilities with proper care. You agree that you are responsible for any accidents or damages that you cause. You also agree to not hold Techstars Startup Weekend, your local volunteer team, or any of the event supporters liable for any loss, damage, injury, or any other unforeseeable incident.

By Participating at the event, you grant Techstars Startup Weekend permission to capture photo/video of the event. You can find the exact legal terms on our FAQ Page but to summarize, we want to share your success with the world.

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Additional Info

  • Event Date: 30 August - 1 September