#OSW Melbourne – Why this is the best startup event to attend in 2020!

We’re very excited to be hosting Techstars Online Startup Weekend Melbourne November 6th – 8th!

This is the first-ever Online Startup Weekend in Melbourne. We believe our world-class startup ecosystem is packed to the brim with creative and world-leading founders and entrepreneurs. That’s why we are thrilled to offer every designer, coder, founder, business developer, student, CEO and everyone across the ecosystem the opportunity to take part in this experiential education event.

It’s an opportunity to take action on that idea you’ve had stored in the back of your mind for years! You’ll have the opportunity to form a team with other members of the ecosystem to create a new business or product – all in just 54-hours! Throughout #MelbourneOSW, you’ll have access to our incredible (and still growing) selection of mentors, who will offer drop-in sessions for your group to gain valuable insight and feedback. You’ll learn new startup skills, build something that you care about and make valuable new connections along the way.

It’s 100% free to attend and we have some awesome offers on the table, including $300 USD on Google Cloud Platform for all entrants & free GoDaddy registry domain + website builder!

The Techstars Online Startup Weekend is an epic opportunity for our local community. As this is a new event for our ecosystem, we’ve created this page, full of resources, blogs and posts from participants of previous Startup Weekends from around the world.

Applications are NOW OPEN! Apply here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/techstars-online-startup-weekend-hosted-by-startup-vic-tickets-117972201029

Applications close 27 October, AEST.

If you have any questions about what to expect or how to apply, email contact@startupvictoria.com.au

Why EVERYONE should participate in a Startup Weekend or Hackathon!

Stephanie Leahy is CEO at Vaux, Startmate Fellow and entrant of the Brisbane Startup Weekend in 2019. In this post, Stephanie talks about her experience taking part in a Startup Weekend, where her team placed as runner ups building Cloval.

Click here to read about Stephanie’s Startup Weekend Experience!

My experience at Startup Weekend : Artificial Intelligence (+tips)

Charles Loumeau is a tech entrepreneur, designer, digital marketer and street artist. In this blog, he details his experiences taking part (and winning!) Global Startup Weekend AI. If you’re entering this competition to win make sure you check out Charles’ tips – his team won with AI translation app Gaya, despite Charles not working in the field!

Click here to read about Charles’ experience AND tips building a winning product at Global Startup Weekend AI!

My Startup Weekend Experience

Another account of a Startup Weekend experience! Everyone who enters has nothing but awesome things to say about these weekends. This account comes from UX Designer Chris, who took part in Startup Weekend STL (St Louis – check out the winners here). Chris and his team came 2nd in the competition – make sure to take notes if you want to go far!

Click here for Chris and his team’s experience building a new startup from scratch!

What I Learned from the Startup Weekend Experience – Do it!

Here is yet ANOTHER resounding approval from a previous Startup Weekend participant. Scott Noble is a data specialist; he and his team placed second in this edition of Startup Weekend, following which he wrote this blog post simply telling prospective participants to DO IT!

Click here to read Scott’s blog on Startup Weekend!

What are the best reasons to participate in a Startup Weekend?

Still not sure why you should enter the #MelbourneOSW? Neither was this Quora questioner. Following their open callout for reasons to enter, they received responses from previous winners and entrants to Startup Weekends from around the world, offering their thoughts, advice and reasons why this competition is such an awesome opportunity.

There were too many in-depth responses to copy and paste here, so make sure you click to take a look at the answers provided from around the world, including previous entrants and winners from Startup Weekend Vancouver, Hong Kong and Nice.

10 Reasons Why a Virtual Startup Weekend is Better Than In-Person (and 3 reasons why it’s not)

For obvious reasons, we will be hosting Startup Weekend Melbourne completely online. You may think that you’ll miss out on the experience, but on the contrary we have lots planned to make sure the weekend is as inspirational an experience as ever before. This aritcle from previous Startup Weekend facilitator Lee Ngo goes through 10 reasons why online can be better than in person.

Click here to learn more about Online Startup Weekends!

Applications are NOW OPEN!

Register to attend here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/techstars-online-startup-weekend-hosted-by-startup-vic-tickets-117972201029

Applications close 27 October, AEST.

If you have any questions about what to expect or how to apply, email contact@startupvictoria.com.au