Develop your bright idea

Published 5:00am 10 May 2023

Develop your bright idea
Words by Moreton Daily

Calling all budding entrepreneurs, the global franchise Techstars Startup Weekend is returning to the Moreton Bay Region this month.

Registrations are open now, for the life-changing chance to start-up ideas into a reality in just 54 hours at the event which will be hosted at UniSC’s Moreton Bay campus.

Across three days, individuals with big ideas will work together and hear from mentors, investors, and sponsors, to found and build a business.

Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor Peter Flannery says he’s confident participants will benefit from mentorship and learning to transform an idea into reality, with team formation, user research and prototyping, and by pitching to investors.

|“Participants are in for a whirlwind weekend, giving them unique insight into building a business in a Silicon Valley-style weekend,” Mayor Flannery says.|

“Aspiring entrepreneurs will get first-hand experience into the highs, lows, fun and pressure that make up life as a startup, fittingly hosted at UniSC Moreton Bay, the hub of innovation and bright ideas for our region.

“Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, 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 startup.”

Develop your bright idea

About the concept

Techstars Startup Weekend is a global organisation and network that helps entrepreneurs succeed.

Seven thousand Techstars Startup Weekends have been delivered in more than 150 countries, to 428,000 participants.

“As our region strives to become a top 10 regional knowledge and innovation hub as outlined in the Regional Economic Development Strategy (REDS), adding Moreton Bay to the list of Techstars Startup Weekend hosts, is a step in that direction,” Mayor Flannery says.

Regional Innovation Coordinator Steve Butler says participants should expect an action-packed weekend.

“On Friday night, the individuals pitch their idea, and teams are formed around the favourite ideas. As a group, they have the rest of the weekend to work and create a business, before pitching it to a panel of local judges on Sunday,” Steve explains.

|“The weekend isn’t about prizes, or winning, rather it’s about the experience of being involved and having the inspiration and confidence to take that next step in your entrepreneurial journey.|

“A number of Techstars Startup Weekends see groups create the companies in ‘real life’ and have gone on to have huge success”.

Techstars Startup Weekend Moreton Bay will be held from Friday, May 26 until Sunday, May 28 at UniSC Moreton Bay.

Registration is free and open to anyone in the Moreton Bay Region or surrounds.

To register, visit the website

Techstars Startup Weekend Moreton Bay is proudly brought to you by Moreton Bay Regional Council and delivered by Innovate Moreton Bay, sponsored by UniSC Moreton Bay.

For more information contact Regional Innovator Coordinator Steve Butler on 0412 911 546 or [email protected]

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