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This article was published on February 19, 2010

    Startup Camp Sydney 3 Kicks Off Tonight

    Startup Camp Sydney 3 Kicks Off Tonight
    Kim Heras
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    Kim Heras

    Kim Heras is a Sydney-based technology writer and entrepreneur. His passions include the Australian startup industry, innovation and the Kim Heras is a Sydney-based technology writer and entrepreneur. His passions include the Australian startup industry, innovation and the web as an enabler of change. You can follow Kim on twitter - @kimheras

    After the great successes that were Startup Camp Sydney 1 and Startup Camp Sydney 2, Startup Camp Sydney 3 is on this weekend.

    You can get all the details of the event schedule, and sign up HERE (there are still a few spots) but the key info is:

    • When:  Friday February 19  6:00 PM  – Sunday, February 21,  6:00 PM
    • Where: Australian Technology Park, Redfern

    For those unfamiliar with the event, a group of people get in a room and over the course of a weekend come up with tech startup ideas, create them, launch them, then pitch them to VCs.

    One slight change this time around is the $25 registration. Having been part of the first Sydney event though, I can say that until you’ve taken part you can’t fully understand how valuable the event is, so $25 is a tiny investment in what is a hugely valuable endeavour.

    There will also be a limit on people with particular skills, e.g. developers/Marketing/front-end, which should help to make each team well-rounded.

    For those who aren’t able to participate but want to keep abreast of what’s going on, you can get all the info in real time through various online sources.

    Brian Menzies, one of the organisers, gave this run down of how people can keep up to date:

    “We will be streaming the presentation sessions and it would be great if people could watch some of it and contribute ideas, suggestions and encouragement to the teams.

    The streams will be accessible via http://www.startup-australia.org/startupcamp3 (not up yet but will be by Friday night).

    The first round of idea pitches will be around 9:30pm on Friday night .  9pm Saturday will be the official launch party and noon on Sunday the teams will present to a panel of VC’s and industry insiders.  Watch the wiki page for updates and additional streaming times.

    The hastag for the camp is #sucs3, we will also be giving each team a hashtag so please include it on any comments you’d like to direct to them.  Also we would like to experiment with audience favourites awards this year, so if you see something you like tweet it a vote.”

    I’m really keen to see the standout people and ideas that come out of this group.

    I’m also really keen to see the community get behind the event, so make sure you check them out whenever you have time and give the teams some support during what is going to be a very, very busy 2 days.