Startup Weekend for Youth on the Sunshine Coast of Australia


On the Sunshine Coast of Queensland on Australia's northeastern shore (home of the Great Barrier Reef) young entrepreneurs gather at Startup Weekend Youth Sunshine Coast, and custom circle stickers will be making the trip Down Under.

They went with a coastal theme, with a small strip of blue for the water, yellow for the beach and sunshine and then a lush green background along with the Startup Weekend logo. This design will pop off of laptops and notebooks for each student that attends.
Startup Weekend Sunshine Coast offers entrepreneurs from 10-12 years old three days to bring an idea from inception to delivery, and the mentoring to tackle any of the problems along the way. And like any Startup Weekend, no technical skills are required, just a beginner's mind and an interest in startups, launching a business and entrepreneurship.

What's unique about the Techstars events is that they teach the “Lean Startup” process. Participants will come up with their own ideas, create teams around those interests, research potential customers and then work collaboratively to build working model that demonstrates the potential of their business.

Thanks to venue sponsor SPARK BUREAU, an early-stage technology startup incubator program that offers a place for  They are an independent, not-for-profit, community-led and mission-driven organization that hopes to promote innovation on the Sunshine Coast. This spot has become a central of gravity for startup activities where collaboration and innovation is the name of the game.

Adult coaches will be working with teams as mentors throughout the weekend, but every team will be expected to manage itself in order to optimize time and get their ideas to the pitch competition where teams present their business to a panel of local entrepreneurs.
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