Hello Chamber Members.
Hope you have been keeping well and managing to stay dry with all this rain around?
I’m excited to announce that the Techstars Startup Weekend Moreton Bay is the next big event on the cards for the Moreton Bay Region!
I personally think that a lot of you would be possibly interested in participating in this weekend as everyone gets to surround yourself with likeminded thinkers, tinkers, feeders and leaders.
Innovate Moreton Bay in proud partnership with the Moreton Bay Regional Council are calling all budding Entrepreneurs, as the global franchise Techstars Startup Weekend is coming to Moreton Bay for the first time, where individuals with big ideas will work together and hear from mentors, investors, and sponsors, to found and build a business. Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, a specific skill set, or a team to help you execute, Techstars Startup Weekend is the perfect environment to test your idea and take the steps towards launching your own start-up.
Registrations are now open and FREE for anyone who would like to turn their start-up ideas into a reality in just 54 hours. Over three days, individuals with big ideas across Moreton Bay and beyond, will work together and hear from mentors, investors, and sponsors, to found and build a business.
Date: 10th – 12th June 2022
How can you help / get involved?
In the spirit of collaboration, we are open to multiple opportunities to get involved with this event
- Register to attend the event – There is no better way to collaborate than by registering to join us and encouraging your colleagues or staff to personally join in on the fun
- Promotion – As this event is inclusive for all, can you please share this event / opportunity with your contacts, networks, innovation ecosystem and key stakeholders (Please find attached digital assets to assist)
- In-kind collaborative opportunities – We currently have In-kind sponsorship opportunities available to align your brand, such as contributing to the prize pool and swag Bags (that all registered participants will receive) – If you would like to explore any opportunities, please contact Steve Butler – Regional Innovation Coordinator of Innovate Moreton Bay on 4012 911 546 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mentoring opportunities – If you believe in #GiveFirst and want to join the fun of a Techstars Startup Weekend, we would love to hear from you. Visit our Moreton Mentors page to complete an EOI Form
So what is a Techstars Startup weekend?
Techstars Startup Weekend is a global organisation and network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. 7,000 Techstars Startup Weekends have been delivered in more than 150 countries, to 428,000 participants.
Techstars is a worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Founded in 2006, Techstars began with three simple ideas, entrepreneurs create a better future for everyone, collaboration drives innovation, and great ideas can come from anywhere. Now we are on a mission to enable every person on the planet to contribute to, and benefit from, the success of entrepreneurs. In addition to operating accelerator programs and venture capital funds, we do this by connecting startups, investors, corporations, and cities to help build thriving startup communities. Techstars has invested in more than 2,400 companies with a combined market cap of more than $204B.
Techstars Startup Weekend Moreton Bay is proudly brought to you by Moreton Bay Regional Council, delivered by Innovate Moreton Bay and sponsored by USC Moreton Bay.
The Techstars Startup Weekend is part of a suite of innovative programs being delivered via Innovate Moreton Bay, as part of Council’s commitment to the Regional Economic Development Strategy (REDS) which includes the objective of becoming a top ten regional innovation hub.
For more information about Council’s innovation programs see: www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/innovation
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out at any time
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