Startup Weekend Adelaide to run next week


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Thursday, 04 July, 2013


Startup Weekend Adelaide to run next week

South Australian entrepreneurial hopefuls will convene in Adelaide next week for a 54-hour event focused on developing web or mobile apps that could form the basis of a successful start-up.

The third annual Startup Weekend Adelaide event will commence next Friday at Adelaide University Hub Central.

Startup Weekend events have been held all over the world, but the basic format is always the same. Participants are invited to pitch ideas for start-ups based around web or mobile apps.

Teams then form around the ideas and spend the weekend creating business models, designing and coding applications, and seeking market validation. Projects are then presented to local entrepreneurial leaders.

South Australia-based ISP Internode will sponsor the weekend and co-founder Simon Hackett will speak at the Friday launch event.

“I look forward to meeting some Startup delegates. Starting a business is often the beginning of a long and at times lonely journey, and every successful entrepreneur can tell you about the ‘near death experiences’ they survived along the path,” Hackett said.

Hackett left his role at Internode in August 2012 to become a non-executive director on the board of iiNet, which had acquired Internode earlier that year.

Also speaking at the event are Google Australia engineering director Alan Noble and Digimob Australia founder Houssam Abiad.

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