It’s already been a week since Wellington Startup Weekend started, but for most of us our feet have hardly touched the ground since. We’ve had a bunch of positive feedback since then as well, which we’d love to share.
“I feel like a spark has been ignited and I’m ready to take on anything, especially with a new found network of friends and contacts, that in itself is a superb prize by anyone’s measure.” ~ Jack C.
“Energy still high….ideas are further developing…watch this space! A big shout out to all the organizers, mentors and everyone behind the scenes…BizDojo….thanks for making it all possible!” ~ Larissa M.
“It was great using the Lean Canvas to properly evaluate ideas. It’s such a fast, effective way to assess business viability – I’m surprised more people aren’t using it.” ~ Tom H.
“I cant sleep…I am not hungry..…I am literally on a high…creative high….all these random ideas coming in my head….I am going insane……..” ~ Anon.
“I learnt a lot over the very busy 54 hours, and thought the support and mentoring was top notch. A big thank you to all the organisers and mentors!” ~ Duncan T.
“A big thank you for organising last weekend! I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of it, especially because I turned up not knowing a single person and left having a potential business!” ~ Mia F.
“I’m extremely happy to have achieved my original goal of shipping something by the end of the weekend… [and] we’re all blown away by the momentum the app has gained since the weekend” ~ Mathew H.
“We learned a lot, and being able to come back from a deep grave with such energy made me feel like everything is possible when we believe in it, and for me that lesson is more valuable than any prize” ~ Felipe S.
“Am still in recovery from the weekend! What an impact on my life The richter scale of the weekend was mind-blowing for me. In particular I enjoyed the rich culture of generosity, open mindedness and fun you engendered, which flowed from all the mentors to us attendees. Of course, in the midst of the craziness and surprisingly serious pressure” ~ MLG
“The organisers and facilitators did a great job. It was super encouraging that the facilitators were approachable, frank, and open. Aside from value of concept itself, for me the weekend had thousands of dollars of value.” ~ Mike F.
“Really amazing experience. Feel like I grew about a foot over the course of the weekend! I learnt heaps, and met some really cool people. ” ~ Nicci T.
“Great energy. Talented and interesting participants. Fantastic organization. Good to see the start-up spirit thriving in Wellington.” ~ Brett H.
We got great write-ups in Idealog and Unlimited magazines online and there’s also been follow up blog posts from designer Fifi Colston, developer Jack Callister, and innovation commentator Peter Kerr. If you know of any other articles, please let us know.
For the start-up junkies amongst you – Palmerston North Startup Weekend begins on Friday, 24th August.