Were you born overseas?
Are you 18-30 years old?
Do you know someone who is?
Do you want to come up with a business idea or work on an idea or business you already have?
We want every 1st generation Australian (born overseas) aged 18-30 years old who lives in Victoria to have the opportunity to dream big and turn those ideas into reality.
Please send this email to all 1st generation Australians aged 18-30 you know via your organisation or family networks. We want to especially encourage young women to attend.
Over 10 weekends from 2018-2019, 300 participants will work together to find solutions to real world problems – and then build their startups.
Over the free and fun hackathon** weekends, participants will:
- form teams
- come up with business ideas
- design and develop their idea
- ‘pitch’ their idea to a panel of judges
- have help from business coaches
- business mentors and
- technology mentors
Then, if teams want to continue their new venture, they can participate in a free 12 week supportive startup development program.
Our focus is for all participants to learn skills in:
- technology – web sites or app development or game development
- skills to build a startup
- entrepreneurship skills that they can use throughout their life
We have a particular focus on encouraging young women to become involved in technology and startup life.
When are the weekend hackathons?
Dandenong 10-11 February, 2018
Broadmeadows 17-18 February, 2018
Sunshine 24-25 February, 2018
Ballarat 7 – 8 July, 2018
Shepparton 14 – 15 July, 2018
Location details will be provided closer to the date.
Each hackathon will be held from 9.00am – 5.00pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Only 30 participants can attend each weekend hackathon so be quick!
For more information about Cultov8 and to register, please go towww.cultov8.com
** What’s a hackathon? A hackathon is held over a weekend to identify problems and create solutions which may lead to new businesses (start ups). Technology such as websites or apps will be developed and we will provide technology mentors if a team needs help.**