Last chance to learn about startup weekend before event

Interest is high and registrations filling fast for Gisborne’s first startup weekend at the end of this month.

One of the founding members of Startup Weekend New Zealand, Rowan Yeoman, will attend the final pre-event tomorrow.

The ‘‘Prep and Pitch Night’’ will give people the opportunity to refine their pitches and get feedback from Mr Yeoman who is also a Startup Weekend global facilitator.

Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide experiential education for established and aspiring entrepreneurs.

The startup weekend is organised by a group of seven volunteers and will be held on April 27 - 29 at Campion College.

Organiser Renay Charteris said Mr Yeoman would present at tomorrow’s pre-event and help people to develop a solid pitch.

“We’re really excited about the weekend as it’s just around the corner now.

“We’ve nearly sold out but still have about 20 tickets left,” she said.

Mr Yeoman is responsible for establishing the startup weekend programme throughout New Zealand.

He is also a startup investor, adviser and mentor, having worked with numerous startup ventures in New Zealand and in the USA, both privately and through incubator and accelerator programmes.

Specialising in business model design and innovation, Mr Yeoman is excited about the potential to help social entrepreneurs create a new generation of successful and impactful ventures. He co-developed the Social Lean Canvas, a tool that helps social enterprises build sustainable and scalable business models.

The final pre-event will be at the Dome tomorrow from 6 to 8pm. It is free and open to the public.

Interest is high and registrations filling fast for Gisborne’s first startup weekend at the end of this month.

One of the founding members of Startup Weekend New Zealand, Rowan Yeoman, will attend the final pre-event tomorrow.

The ‘‘Prep and Pitch Night’’ will give people the opportunity to refine their pitches and get feedback from Mr Yeoman who is also a Startup Weekend global facilitator.

Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide experiential education for established and aspiring entrepreneurs.

The startup weekend is organised by a group of seven volunteers and will be held on April 27 - 29 at Campion College.

Organiser Renay Charteris said Mr Yeoman would present at tomorrow’s pre-event and help people to develop a solid pitch.

“We’re really excited about the weekend as it’s just around the corner now.

“We’ve nearly sold out but still have about 20 tickets left,” she said.

Mr Yeoman is responsible for establishing the startup weekend programme throughout New Zealand.

He is also a startup investor, adviser and mentor, having worked with numerous startup ventures in New Zealand and in the USA, both privately and through incubator and accelerator programmes.

Specialising in business model design and innovation, Mr Yeoman is excited about the potential to help social entrepreneurs create a new generation of successful and impactful ventures. He co-developed the Social Lean Canvas, a tool that helps social enterprises build sustainable and scalable business models.

The final pre-event will be at the Dome tomorrow from 6 to 8pm. It is free and open to the public.

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