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Startup Weekend Queenstown Lakes

October 18 - October 20


We are pleased to announce the return of Startup Weekend to the Queenstown Lakes district for 2019. The growth and excitement of the local entrepreneur ecosystem gives us an opportunity to bring this incredible 54 hour experience to the region and give new and seasoned entrepreneurs an opportunity to experience all the challenges of building a business model and getting validation in less than 3 days.

More details and registration information to come.

Venue: Memorial Centre, Queenstown

At Startup Weekend you take an idea, form a team, validate your concept, build your prototype and present your work to a panel of esteemed judges in just 54 hours! The weekend is full of fun, good food, great company and a valuable learning experience that can be applied anywhere.

What do I get for my ticket price?

The event is fully catered weekend including drinks on Friday and Sunday night. Housing is not included, FYI – so start making arrangements now.

An unforgettable and life-changing experience that may make you want to quit your job tomorrow!


Startup Weekends are 54-hour events that bring together developers, designers, marketers, product managers, startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, build products and launch a business idea!  Teams go from an idea scrawled on a napkin to a working prototype and maybe even paying customers, all within a single weekend.

Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations with judges and prizes.

Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs.

The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test yourself. You’ll uncover skills that you didn’t know you had.

Startup Weekends are a global phenomenon with events being held in 700+ cities across the world; in New Zealand alone, events have been held in Auckland, Wellington, Tauranga, Christchurch, Queenstown, Invercargill, Taranaki and more!


October 18
October 20
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Startup Queenstown Lakes


Queenstown Memorial Centre
1 Memorial Street
Queenstown, 9300 New Zealand
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