The Agenda

DAY 1

8:00am Registration & Introductions…BREAKFAST

8:30am Welcome to Founderfest

8:40am Welcome to Country

8:45am What to expect this weekend

9:00am Keynote Speaker

9:20am What’s Your Spark?…does your natural light shine for Creativity, Technical or Business

9:40am How To Pitch Like A Pro

10:00am MORNING TEA

10:15am Pitch It – your idea, 60 seconds, no slides, no props, no judges

11:00am Find Your Co-Founders: a Hipster + a Hacker + a Hustler

11:20am Starting Lean: What is a Business Model Canvas and a Javelin Board

11:40am Version One – Put pen to paper and list all the assumptions you have and come up with a Name

12:15pm Pitch It – team idea, 60 seconds, no slides, no judges

1:00pm LUNCH

1:30pm Fireside Chats (Round 1)…Hipsters: Branding for your Business; Hackers: Landing Pages; Hustlers: Cashflow Budgets & Funding Pillars

1:50pm Fireside Chats (Round 2)…Hipsters: Photo & Video Editing; Hackers: Wireframes and Prototypes; Hustlers: Soft selling techniques

2:10pm Fireside Chats (Round 3)…Hipsters: Content & Social Media; Hackers: MailChimp & Survey Monkey; Hustlers: Networking

2:30pm Start Proving It – Test assumptions; conduct interviews; analyse responses; build prototypes; iterate or pivot then proceed toward developing a Minimum Viable Product

3:00pm AFTERNOON TEA

5:30pm Pitch It – team idea, 90 seconds, no slides, no judges…current status

6:00pm DINNER

7:00pm Mind Over Matter: Failure is Success

7:20pm The 7 P’s: Preparing for Tomorrow

7:40pm Flex & Relax

8:00pm It’s a Wrap – Day 1

DAY 2

8:00am BREAKFAST

8:30am Lights, Camera, Action – Get comfy in front of a camera

8:45am Pitch It – current team idea, 90 seconds, no slides, no judges

9:00am Continue Proving It

10:00am MORNING TEA

9:00am-6:00pm Mentors In The House – book a timeslot with the Mentor/s of your choice

12:30pm Pitch It – current team idea, 120 seconds, no slides, no judges

1:00pm LUNCH

2:00pm Presentation Requirements

2:30pm Continue Proving It

3:00pm AFTERNOON TEA

5:30pm Pitch It – current team idea, 3 minutes, slides, no judges

6:30pm DINNER and Release Steam: Music and Relax

8:00pm It’s A Wrap – Day 2

DAY 3

8:00am BREAKFAST

8:20am Perfect Your Pitch

8:40am Preparing for Q&A

9:00am Pull It All Together and Practice

11:30am Submission Time: Final presentations to be uploaded

11:45am Tidy Up

12:00pm LUNCH

1:00pm Welcome to Final Pitch Presentations (family, friends & community audience welcome )

1:20pm Guest Speaker

1:40pm Final Pitch It: 3 minute presentation plus 2 minute Q&A, slides, judges, audience

3:30pm AFTERNOON TEA

4:00pm Presentation of Awards & Celebration of Achievements

4:30pm It’s A Wrap – Day 3