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Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

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 entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.

The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. 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, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, 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!



Nov 15
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow


Nov 16
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow


Nov 17
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Dinner
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
Gold Sponsors

Tyson Hackwood

Head of APAC Market Development, Braintree   |   LinkedIn

Partnership driven business unit leader, with a keen and active interest in Innovation in Payments across the Omni Channel Commerce industry.

A strong track record of success driving business growth regionally and globally directly and indirectly via team management. Have extensive experience in driving mutually beneficial business channels, highly motivated to further build strategic relationships and continue to grow and drive teams.

Colette Grgic

Product & Marketing Manager, Autogenie   |   LinkedIn

I am a startup entrepreneur experienced in strategy, marketing and project management. I am passionate about beautifully simple products that solve complex problems!

In my most recent role as CEO of Arribaa, I led a dynamic travel tech startup with global application. I assembled a well-rounded team, sought out high-value advisors and set the company direction. I applied myself to customer development and product innovation, managed the business operations and projects, directed all marketing efforts and public relations activities, and secured funding and strategic partnerships.

Peter Bradd

Entrepreneur in Residence, Fusion Co-innovation Labs   |   LinkedIn

Mike Casey

Director, GradConnection   |   LinkedIn

Founder of GradConnection, a website dedicated to finding tertiary students the right graduate and internship programs in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore

Founder of Fishburners, a tech startup co-working space in Sydney that is home to over 60 companies.

Debbie O'Sullivan

Senior Industry Manager, Google   |   LinkedIn

Debbie is a strong leader with an energetic and matter of fact manner. She has a natural curiosity for new ideas that has resulted in innovative and highly profitable solutions. She is a Google patented ideas generator.

14 years business development and general management experience within the digital space. Highlights from Debbie’s career at Google include

Damien Brzoska

Founder,   |   LinkedIn

PM @veroapp - Founder @paidlyio - @Startmate Alumni.
Work closely with a group of engineers, designers to launch product
Work closely with sales, marketing and finance to generate revenue
Define and execute the roadmap of the product
Define product and feature strategy (understanding customers, competitions and industry landscape)

Contributing Sponsors
Brian Lim
Dinesh George

Presentation Order

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Presentation order are as below: 1. Flixy 2. StatStar 3. The Comedy Hunter 4. Mates Rates 5. Pixie 6. Adwin […]

Judging Criteria

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The Startup Weekend judging criteria is broken up into three sections. Teams are judged according to the following 3 criteria […]


And the winner is.

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We are proud to announce the winner Startup Weekend Sydney, FitUsIn. They received $5,000 in prize money to help them […]

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