Startup Weekend is “Transformative” For your Career

For many, Startup Weekend is a life-changing experience. We asked Billy Waller, a participant in our Startup Weekend Dunedin 2018 Roadtrip, to share his experience.

Billy talks with a member of his team during the weekend.

“Going into Startup Weekend, I had no idea what to expect. I had seen a Facebook post about it and was just intrigued enough to check it out.

I had an idea that I wanted to pitch, but after listening to a lot of the other pitches on Friday night, I thought it would be fun to work on someone else’s concept. The high energy of the event, the caliber of mentors, and the capability of other participants made this a largely transformative and progressive weekend for me.

I couldn’t be happier that I committed to going. It was well worth the ticket price.

A year down the line, I am still working on a business with one of the people from my group, and network with many of the others that attended the event. I would say the biggest things I’ve gained from Startup weekend was how to quickly structure, pivot, and test ideas (in a highly time-sensitive environment) as well as the fantastic networking opportunities.

Moving forward, I feel confident that I can test and determine the viability of an idea at least 5 times faster and more accurately than I would have been able to before. If you haven’t signed up for Startup Weekend yet, you’ve got to get off the fence. It will change your life.”


You can sign up to attend Startup Weekend Queenstown 2019 now at www.mystartupweekend.com. Tickets are $99 if you register by 11 October, so sign up in advance to avoid the last minute price increase.

Complete details about the event are available on the event website.