Startup Weekend Marlborough


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Startup Weekend Marlborough


Friday June 17 at 5.30 pm - Sunday June 19 2022 at 10.30 pm


Marlborough Research Centre, 85 Budge Street, Blenheim, Marlborough

Begin a Startup in just 54 hours!

Startup Weekend Marlborough is a 54-hour event, which helps to inspire, support, and empower people to become entrepreneurs. Startup Weekend is perfect for:

People who have a great idea;

  • Those who wonder what it would take to be an entrepreneur or;
  • People who just want to learn more about startups!
  • Participating is a great way to expand your network and learn new skills.

Learn what it takes to create a startup and experience entrepreneurship first-hand.

Is this event for me?

If you are interested in entrepreneurship and startups the answer is most likely yes! Whether you are a serial entrepreneur or new to the startup scene, you’ll fit right in as long as you are motivated to build a product or startup and are open to new ideas. We believe that great ideas can come from anywhere.

Who can join Startup Weekend Marlborough?

Creatives - You are a creative thinker or designer who likes to solve complex problems

Inspirators - You are someone who takes charge, is interested in others and has the wildest ideas

Connectors - You are a natural networker who is business & sales-minded and knows how to promote a genius product or service

Builders - You are a developer or a maker who creates awesome websites, apps or products from the ground up.

Why do I have to choose a role?

A startup needs different types of people and skills to make the company successful. You need thinkers, doers.

Everyone who attends the event is expected to come without a team and then join and participate with a team at the event. Each team can consist of a maximum of eight people.

Why does a ticket cost $49?

As you might imagine, organising an event costs money. Luckily, there are sponsors and support from Marlborough businesses (including Marlborough District Council) which helps keep the ticket costs down.

For the ticket price of $49 you get:

  • Dinner on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday
  • Free drinks the whole weekend (Soft drinks, coffee, tea)
  • The best coaches / Mentors in Marlborough
  • Inspiring workshops to improve your startup idea
  • A goodie bag from various companies in Marlborough
  • A weekend filled with fun, surprises and new friends.

Do I have to participate in all three days?

Everyone who participates in the event is expected to be present all weekend. Your team will be depending on you and your skills. Feel free to contact us with any concerns about the event. You are of course free to leave the event if you don’t want to continue. But please discuss it with your team first and inform the organisers.

Can I pay at the door?

No, it is not possible to pay at the door. If you are not able to buy a ticket on Eventbrite, please contact Startup Weekend Marlborough, so that they can rectify this:

Do I have to pitch an idea to join Startup Weekend Marlborough?

It is not necessary to pitch an idea to join Startup Weekend Marlborough. But we highly encourage you to! You can pitch an idea you've been thinking about for years, or something you think of at the last minute during the event.

Please don’t pitch an idea that you’ve already been developing or have been working on outside of Startup Weekend. The point of the event is to learn how to go from ideation to product.

Pitching provides invaluable practice for public speaking. You won’t regret pitching, but might regret not pitching.

What should I bring for an in-person event?

  • Laptop/Portable Computer
  • Power cord for Laptop
  • Notepad and pen
  • Business cards (or a business card app)
  • Your phone - feel free to take pictures or video of the event
  • Lots of energy!


Simply email Startup Weekend Marlborough:

Like to learn more or register?

Go to Techstars Startup Weekend Marlborough event web page