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Are you interested in entrepreneurship? Passionate about the power of tech to change the world? Constantly saying “There should be an app for this?” If so, Startup Weekend Sunshine Coast is the place for you.

Startup Weekend is an intensive, action-based 54-hour event made for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. It’s the perfect place to meet new people, test your ideas and develop Lean Startup skills in a fun, supportive environment. Whether you’re a serial entrepreneur or new to the Sunshine Coast startup scene, if you’re motivated to build a product or startup and open to new ideas, you’ll fit right in.

DO I NEED TO BE ABLE TO CODE?
Nope. (But if you can, we promise you’ll be popular.) The Startup Weekend crew is a great mix of developers, designers, students, businesspeople, marketers, big-picture thinkers – and more. The real beauty of the event is that it brings together a diverse group of people with different skills and backgrounds, and empowers them to work together on creative solutions.

DO I NEED TO PITCH AN IDEA?
No, but you should! On Friday night, anyone who wants to can pitch an idea to the crowd. You’ll have 60 seconds to get your idea across and convince others to join your team. It can be an idea you’ve been mulling over for years, or something last-minute – as long as it solves a problem or addresses a market gap, there’s a chance of forming a team and getting your idea off the ground. (It can’t be an existing business, though.) If you don’t want to pitch, simply hang back, listen to all the pitches and then make a beeline for the idea you most want to work on.

CAN I GET HELP?
Of course. Over the weekend you’ll meet speakers and coaches who are there to guide you through the process. Coaches will be on site at set periods to help with advice, feedback and nailing the final Sunday night pitch.

IS THERE FOOD?
Yep. Your ticket price includes all meals. Bargain!

Still not sure? We’re hosting a pre-Startup Weekend get-together where you can meet other participants, share tips and advice, and learn more about what’s involved. It’s free and there will be drinks at bar prices.

Date/time:      Wednesday April 13, from 5.30pm

Venue:            The Post Office, 10 Ocean Street, Maroochydore

RSVP:             http://bit.ly/1RyXcpp

Jarna Baudinette