Since that first start up weekend planning meeting, way back in April, much has been done, with the event preparation well underway. Start Up Weekend is now only five and half weeks away and it’s coming around fast!
Start Up Weekend is very grateful to have an inaugural Hawke’s Bay family of event sponsors and supporters on board. Having the support of all Hawke’s Bay councils and many other organisations and companies, both local and national, is just awesome. This now allows the planning team to concentrate on providing a fun and inspiring start up weekend for participants.
We are especially grateful to our tier 1 sponsors who support all the events across New Zealand with cash, venues and other goodies. Huge thanks go to BNZ, Massey University, TradeMe and Microsoft Bizspark.
We love our tier 2, tier 3 and tier 4 sponsors just as much, many of whom are small businesses that give cash and services generously.
We’ve got some new faces from around town too and more to be announced soon. Crowe Horwath are involved, we’ve got some grunty social media streaming with Strea.ma. SBF and Inc and Co are providing some flash prizes, and Goodtime‘s pies will keep everyone well pied up. National start up supporter and domain registrar iwantmyname is heading to the sunshine to support the Bay! And our communications are getting louder with Hawke’s Bay Born and Proud and Mediaworks flying the startup weekend flag.
The prize pool and judges for the 2014 Hawke’s Bay Start Up Weekend will be announced soon. Stay tuned everyone!