SWAKL Backers

Startup Weekend is an opportunity for a rapid start-up learning experience in 54 hours. We are looking for those willing to step up and tackle tough challenges in Education or Social Enterprise to get involved.

Innovation comes from solving ideas like no one else.
We believe diversity and perspective from the edges breeds innovation.
We believe in paying it forward.

This year we are doing something different…

Introducing Backers and Misfits.

We recognise the world is not a level playing field and specifically are supporting those who may not have the means to tap into their creativity, and aspiring entrepreneurs, to experiment in a safe and supportive environment for the weekend.

We invite you as an established entrepreneur to play a part in lifting up the New Zealand entrepreneurial ecosystem by backing an aspiring entrepreneur to take the first steps on their journey.

Each entrepreneurial misfit will pay 50% of the ticket cost, this is a hand up not a handout, you as a backer cover the remaining 50% of the ticket.

(we will also profile you on the Startup Weekend website)


Event details: 

Friday 18 –  20 November
Event starts at 6pm

Massey University, Albany Campus
5 University Avenue
Albany 0632
Auckland, New Zealand


Ken Erskine

I think Startup Weekend are of huge value to the startup community. They provide an excellent opportunity for people with ideas and capability to match up at an early stage to pull together the fundamentals of a new startup company.

source: http://techday.com/start-up/news/aspiring-nz-entrepreneurs-continue-to-raise-the-bar/184223/