27 - 29 March 2020


One Weekend | 20 Teams | 30 Top Mentors | Two Winners

The NZ Startup Bootcamp is a place where ambitious people gather and participate in a fast paced entrepreneurial weekend from all over New Zealand. The next event will take place in Hamilton on 27-29 March 2020. Applications are now open!!

Should I Enter? 

I have an idea and want to get it out of my head on to paper, test it, validate it and see if it's any good

I want to test my skills, learn, meet new people and see what doors this opens up

I've got a startup that is in market but I'm not sure what I'm doing and want feedback, to be tested and get connected into the business community

Why great people get involved?

Roanne Parker

Entrepreneur +  Judge

This event and weekend is a chance for people to test out the waters safely in terms of entrepreneurial activity. Questions that will be answered are things like; am I an entrepreneur? Do I have what it takes? Can I build a team? Can I be a part of a team? Do I have a passion to do this?

Alistair Grigg


Whether people are using this opportunity to take an idea forward or for personal development, it’s hugely energising to sit down with people and find out their motivations and impart any wisdom I have onto them.

Emily Heazlewood

Founder + Speaker

The things you are teaching them over this weekend can’t be bought or found in any course. It’s so powerful to offer this to people.

Mick Liubinskas

Startup Guru + Mentor

Just one weekend can have a lifetime of impact. If people choose a career in entrepreneurship because of an event like this, then the impact is astronomical.

Tanmay Patel

Founder + Participant

“It’s THE weekend to attend for any entrepreneur, be it for knowledge, experience or networking. It was amazing!”



Expert Led Workshops

Do Something





With Like Minds

High Profile


Be in good company

NZ Startup Bootcamp is made possible by the generous support from a community of people and organisations who encourage, support and back innovation in New Zealand. We are honoured to have your support. 


Day 1

Friday 27 March

From 3.30pm

  • Opening Ceremony

    • Inspirational guest speakers 

    • Networking 

    • 300 + in attendance

  • Workshop 1: Finding your Why, Purpose and Mantra

  • Mentoring session with speakers 

  • Work on your business into the evening

Day 2

Saturday 28 March

From 8am

  • Start the day right with a wellness class 

  • Mentoring sessions throughout the day with each team

  • Workshop 2: Defining your customer and validating your market

  • Workshop 3: Cracking your Business Model

  • Workshop 4: Fundamentals of building a Financial Model 

  • Continue to work on your business model and get feedback from mentors

Day 3

Sunday 29 March

From 8am

  • Start the day right with a wellness class 

  • Mentoring sessions throughout the day with each team

  • Workshop 5: Pitching and Storytelling

  • Pitch Clinics: Building a relevant message that stands out

  • Pitch Practice: Practice your pitch to mentors in a confidential setting

  • Submit business summaries for judges to review who select top 6 to present at the Closing Ceremony

  • Closing Ceremony 

    • Top 6 teams pitch their business ​

    • Networking 

    • 300 + in attendance

    • $20,000 cash prize winners announced

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New Zealand

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