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Startup Weekend kicks off in Perth then heads to Sydney

Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur? The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and successes?

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 400 past events in 100 countries around the world.

The non-profit organisation is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organisers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil – and of course, Australia – 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 – followed by 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 co-founder, 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 and join the excitement.

Startup Weekend Perth

When: Friday, September 20, 6:30pm – Sunday, September 22, 9:00pm
Where: Spacecubed, 45 St. Georges Terrace, Perth

Startup Weekend Sydney

When: Saturday, September 28, 6pm – Monday, September 30, 7:00pm
Where: Fishburners, 608 Harris Street, Sydney

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