Let's embrace the movement of sustainable development and take ideas that have a social impact from concept to creation in a matter of days!!
Join us from April 3rd - 5th, 2020 at Startup Weekend Sunshine Coast and its first Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) edition in Maroochydore. We're gathering (future) innovators who are eager to create solutions to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. This event will be running for 54 hours, giving you a framework and mentorship to transform an idea into reality, with team formation, user research, prototyping, and pitching to investors. Come to be a hero to change the world!
How can I become one of the heroes?
By joining and taking your idea on social impact from concept to creation you will become a hero! Grab your ticket now and be part of the change!
What're the goals for heroes?
Heroes goals are to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are proposed by the United Nations. The SDGs are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. The Goals interconnect and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we achieve each Goal and target by 2030.
Heroes are working on these 17 SDGs to transform our world:
Goal 1: No Poverty
Goal 2: Zero Hunger
Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being
Goal 4: Quality Education
Goal 5: Gender Equality
Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Goal 10: Reduced Inequality
Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Goal 13: Climate Action
Goal 14: Life Below Water
Goal 15: Life on Land
Goal 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Goal 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
More info on each of the SDGs: https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/
How does 54 hours sound like?
3 hours: Networking, 60 second idea pitching
3 hours: Dream team formation with SDG innovators, marketers, designers and developers (or we call them huslter, hispter and hacker)
6 hours: Idea sharing and brainstorm
9 hours: Market research and idea validation
9 hours: Product protyping
9 hours: Business model planning
3 hours: Presentation
12 hours: Team fighting, idea changing, business redirecting... eating, drinking, dancing and having lots of fun!
Oh, ya. We do close the venue at 10pm so you can take a nap at home :-)
Check out our detailed schedule here: http://communities.techstars.com/events/15606
What is included in my ticket?
- Access to the full weekend-long event
- Opportunity to pitch your idea on Friday night
- Mentoring by all-stars from the social impact and startup communities
- Tasty meals all weekend
- Collaboration with awesome social innovation professionals from the Sunshine Coast
- All-star judge's panel lead by startup and social innovation leaders
- Membership in the Startup Weekend Community (>200K alumni)
- A process for taking any idea from concept to creation in a matter of days