Date posted: 15 February 2018

2 March 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 4 March 2018 @ 5:00 pm
YBF Ventures
520 Bourke St
Melbourne VIC 3004

Get inspired!

The most challenging part of taking an idea from concept to creation is actually starting out. Startup Weekend overcomes this by immersing participants in an encouraging and inspiring environment so the startup magic can happen! Our goal is to connect you with entrepreneurial-minded, enthusiastic people for an exciting weekend of big ideas!

With a vast number of resources and our superstar mentors to guide you, by the end of the weekend you’ll have a whole new wealth of knowledge to continue on with your creation or to apply to your everyday life!

Startup Weekend is your destination for the weekend of March 2nd-4th!

Who is Startup Weekend For?

It doesn’t matter what you do or where you come from, Startup Weekend is designed as an event that brings all sorts of people together, including:

– aspiring & experienced entrepreneurs,

– developers and other tech-related professionals,

– designers of all types,

– anyone with talents/skills in business, sales, finance, legal, health, wellness, mindfulness … anything really

– students from universities and even high schools,

– professionals looking to switch careers,

– passionate visionaries,

– all-time learners.

Your ticket includes:

– Access to the full weekend-long event

– Mentoring by all-stars from the entrepreneurship community

– Tasty meals

– Collaboration with awesome people from across the industry

– All-star judge’s panel lead by startup and entrepreneurial leaders

– Cool goodie bags, from us and our partners

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

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

– And over 60 new awesome Facebook friends!

Do I need to come up with an idea?

If you have an idea for a startup, then great! We hope you pitch for the weekend. If you don’t have an idea, that’s alright! Come and spend the weekend, listen to the ideas being pitched, and see if something piques your interest! The weekend is all about learning about the startup ideation process and learning from each other. If you have more questions, check out the Startup Weekend First Timers FAQ: !

Join us for a super exciting weekend!

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