Startup weekend returns to Brisbane!

Startup weekend returns to Brisbane on October 18th

Startup Weekend Brisbane will connect local Entrepreneurs, and Startup enthusiasts to share ideas and launch a business in 54 hours.


Startup Weekend is returning to Brisbane! Running from 18th to the 20th of October the event is held over 54 hours at River City Labs in the heart of Fortitude Valley.

Brisbane’s brightest entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas to their fellow peers and receive feedback, potentially walking away with great advice and a co-founder or investor as well.

Startup Weekend is designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs.  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.

Local CEOs, Founders, Entrepreneurs and Startup veterans will be on hand to provide expertise and give talks on their experiences in the fast paced world of technology Startups.

Code Heros Director Molly Taylor said Startup weekend gave her valuable insight into the various factors that can make an idea fail or succeed.

“The most beneficial part of the weekend (for me personally) was getting to sit down and talk to some great mentors,” Ms Taylor said

“They provided advice from technical to monetisation, and shared their experiences of being in a startup, both the lows and the highs and the pitfalls along the way.

“I came away from the weekend with renewed energy and purpose to work on my own ideas,” she said.


About Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.


About Startup Weekend Brisbane

Startup Weekend Brisbane is an intense 54 hour event where a community of entrepreneurs, Startup enthusiasts, developers, designers, marketing gurus and anyone interested in building a business will come together over the course of the weekend to share ideas, form teams ad launch a Startup.

No talk, all action. Launch a Startup in 54 hours.

Registration is via Eventbrite:  For all event details, visit

Contact Details:

Level 2, 282 Wickham Street
Fortitude Valley, QLD, 4006

Phone: (07) 3071 7486

Fax: (07) 3319 6798




What People Are Saying About Startup Weekend

I still feel inspired when I think back to Startup weekend.  I have invested a lot of time and money attending business seminars, workshops and courses over the years but the knowledge I gained from attending Startup Weekend at River City Labs last year trumped all of this prior learning by far!  I honestly believe that there is no better teacher than life experience and in one weekend you actually go through all the steps required for a business launch  – concept validation, customer search, product development, revenue modelling, marketing – but you get to do it with an enthusiastic project team and surrounded by mentors that can advise and assist you every step of the way.  I left startup weekend with a greater confidence in pursuing my own business ideas and with an array of fantastic new contacts, many of whom I have maintained both social and business relationships with.

-Sharon Hunnybell