#StartUpAdelaide: day 1

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Pre-start up beginnings, upstairs preping while people were registering, and eating hotdogs

My weekend is pretty much going to be filled up running around with the social media crew for #StartUpADL. And what exactly is StartUp Adelaide you may be wondering…

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.

In Adelaide we’re about to see our fourth Startup Weekend, and this time round its happening at The Hawke Building, UniSA City West, 57 North Terrace in Adelaide from Friday (today) November 29th to Sunday 1st of December.

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This is the hashtag that will be covering the event for the weekend, if you’re curious take a look.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

 https://twitter.com/StartupADL/status/406310251512623104

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I’ve made it, professional tweeter. My role in all of this is basically cruising around the with the social media crew, interviewing, filming, taking photos, tweeting etc.

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An ocean of potential in the sea of people: movers and shakers, creatives, white collar business types, marketers, techies, nerds, hipsters, people with ideas

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putting myself in the shoes of someone going for the 1 minute pitch, x marks the spot right?

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