In just 54 hours, 15+ budding Entrepreneurs participated in the first Techstars Startup Weekend in Moreton Bay hosted at the USC Moreton Bay campus.
From 10 - 12 June, individuals with big ideas worked together to turn their start-up ideas into a reality, founding and building a new business.
Five teams of groups of 2 - 4 individuals worked with mentors, investors, and sponsors, learning how to develop their business idea into a sustainable business model, validate the idea to customers and pitch the business to the esteemed panel of judges.
Over the three-day weekend, participants received invaluable guidance from our stellar team of mentors, were treated to a series of Masterclasses, got some great swag, and shared in an amazing prize pool worth over $25,000+
Across the weekend, five great businesses ideas were developed over the weekend:
DocuSay (1st Place)
Automated document management system for small to medium construction companies using hands-free speech-to-text technology
Ease (2nd Place)
Access to all your allied health needs, according to your "when" and "where"
Missfits (3rd Place)
Solving "fit' in Australian e-commerce using AI technology.
Better international student experience through increased cross-cultural understanding
Neowave - On-demand
Congratulations to our winners DocuSay and all our teams for their incredible ideas and participation all weekend.
Our teams pitched their ideas to the room and judges on Sunday afternoon. Our esteemed panel of judges for 2022 were:
Head, USC Moreton Bay
Female Founders Program Leader, Advisory Board Centre
Cr Tony Latter
Moreton Bay Regional Council
The judges were marketing the groups on their ability to demonstrate:
Develop a sustainable business model:
How does the team plan on making this a successful business?
Are teams building something that people actually want?
Execution & Design:
Have they established an MVP — the minimum set of product features to be able to start collecting data?
Is it the startup's intention to make the world a better place?
In addition to gaining new skills, and connections and preparing to launch your own startup, there was also a range of amazing prizes on offer at Techstars Startup Weekend Moreton Bay.
Registration for the Startup Onramp Founders course x 11 (kindly donated by Startup Onramp)
Dedicated articles from Moreton Daily
A 12-month Membership to Queensland AI Hub
Samsung Phone S22 Ultra + Google Nest Hub Max (courtesy of Telstra)
Techstars Startup Weekend Moreton Bay is proudly brought to you by Moreton Bay Regional Council, delivered by Innovate Moreton Bay and sponsored by USC Moreton Bay.
The Techstars Startup Weekend is part of a suite of innovative programs being delivered via Innovate Moreton Bay, as part of Council’s commitment to the Regional Economic Development Strategy (REDS) which includes the objective of becoming a top ten regional innovation hub.
For more information about Council’s innovation programs see: www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/innovation