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Startup Weekend Australia & New Zealand (Online)

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About This Event

Experience 54 exciting hours of startup culture virtually through Techstars x Founder Institute (ANZ) Startup Weekend Online. In this immersive, three-day virtual event, connect with top mentors, investors, and potential co-founders to learn how to think, design, and build like a startup and potentially even launch your own business.

Join us online 17 - 19th February, 2023 to collaborate with participants from all over Australia and New Zealand and solve some of the most pressing challenges in the world today. During this event, you'll have the opportunity to receive guidance and mentorship to turn your idea into a reality. This event includes team formation, market research, prototype creation and pitching to investors and experts. 

Join us and be a catalyst for change you want to see in the world!

Our grand prizes are proudly sponsored by Buzzy and Founder Institute Australia & New Zealand! 


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Founder Institute

The Founder Institute is the #1 place in the world to turn ideas into fundable startups, and startups into global businesses. Since 2009, our series of highly-structured accelerator programs have given founders the direction and global network needed to build a meaningful business.

It all starts with our renowned ‘FI Core’ accelerator (, which pushes founders at the idea and pre-seed stages to reach the milestones needed for investment and sustained growth. Alumni of FI Core then get free access to our advanced ‘Founder Lab’ accelerators for years to come (, and can get matched with prospective investors in the FI Venture Network (, a collection of global funds actively investing in the earliest rounds of funding.

The results speak for themselves: FI Alumni have raised over $1.5 billion in funding and are building meaningful businesses across 200+ cities and 6 continents.

Event Schedule 

Friday, 17 February

6.00PM Kick-Off

6.30PM Pitching

7.00PM Voting & Team Formation

8.00PM Team Starts Work

10.00PM Day Close

Saturday, 18 February

8.00AM Team Progress Checkin

8.30AM Start Phase 1: Customer Validation

1.00PM Team Progress Checkin

1.30PM Start Phase 2: MVP Prototyping

5.30PM Team Progress Checkin  

10.00PM Day Close

Sunday, 19 February

8.00AM Team Progress Checkin

8.30AM Continue Phase 2: MVP Prototyping

10:00AM Start Phase 3: Crafting Your Pitch

1.00PM Team Progress Checkin

1.30PM Continue Phase 3: Crafting Your Pitch

5.00PM Final Pitch Presentation 

6.00PM Panel Judge Deliberation

6.30PM Winner Announcement 

7.00PM Networking

10.00PM Close

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Terms and Conditions

Terms of Participation Agreement: It is our job to provide you with an incredible networking and learning experience. Our intention is that you meet some amazing people that you might start a company with, learn from mentors as well as learning 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’re very concerned, you can limit your pitch to the rough outline of the idea without giving away key information.

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 in the event of 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.

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