© 2019

Soda Inc.

Wintec House, Level 2 

Cnr of Anglesea & Nisbet Streets

Hamilton

New Zealand

+64 7 974 9111

The Team Behind NZ Startup Bootcamp

WELCOME TO BEING A PARTICIPANT

Wohoo! You've made it into the top 20 teams competing in the NZ Startup Bootcamp. Congratulations!

NZ Startup Bootcamp has been developed with the aim of encouraging and inspiring entrepreneurs to progress their startup or take an innovative idea and turn it into a business reality. 

 

This page contains information to help you have the most positive experience possible during the Soda Inc. NZ Startup Bootcamp. It includes schedules and other information to ensure you have all you need to succeed. 

The Team Behind NZ Startup Bootcamp

Erin Wansbrough

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Soda Inc. 

CEO

Rachel Adams

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Soda Inc. 

Head of Operations

Kyra Piccione

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Soda Inc. 

Events & Comms

Anna

Devcich

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Soda Inc. 

Community Coordinator

Xanthe

Garahy 

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Soda Inc. 

Student Intern

Logistics

WHEN: 17 – 19 May 2019

WHERE: Wintec Atrium, Level 1 Wintec House Nisbet St, Hamilton 

 

SIGN IN: 17th May at 3:15pm, The Long Room next to the Atrium. Collect team boxes and lanyards. Keep your lanyards all weekend. Once sign in complete make your way to the Atrium, grab a drink and start networking.

SEATING: Seating during Opening Ceremonies and Closing Ceremonies is on the long tables in the centre of The Atrium.

PARTICIPANT LIAISON: Kyra and Angela; Angela will be onsite throughout the weekend and Kyra will be your point of contact prior to the weekend.  

 

TEAM WORK STATIONS: Following the Opening Ceremony on Friday night the Soda Team will clear the round tables guests have been sitting on and remove participant trestle tables.  Once this clear out has occurred, you can claim your working area. You are welcome to move things around.

PARKING: Free parking for participants is in the Wintec Staff Car Park Building on Nisbet Street. This can be accessed off Ward Street (opposite The Warehouse building and beside the PwC building).

If you arrive before 3pm on Friday please park on levels 4a and 5 only. After 3pm you can park anywhere in the building that does not have a company or reserved sign.

COMPLAINTS: If you have any complaints re other teams, mentors or any inappropriate behaviour these need to be directed to our Participant Liaison, Kyra Piccione.

TXT REMINDERS: You will receive txt reminders and Facebook posts around important deadlines.

NUMBER OF TEAMS COMPETING: 20

 

NUMBER OF TEAMS PITCHING: Top 6

FOOD & COFFEE: You will be provided nibbles at the opening & closing ceremonies but all other meals throughout the weekend are your responsibility. There will be a coffee machine on site and in the Soda offices.

 

INTERNET ACCESS: Wintec Free Wifi

 

STAYING ON SITE: Presence by all participants is required during the opening and closing ceremonies and at deliverable submission times. To get the most out of the weekend it is advised you stay within the Atrium for the majority of time. 

PHOTO & FILM: Participants agree to being photographed and filmed during this event. Participants grant permission for this footage to be used for promotional purposes.

VIDEO REPORT: Teams are required to report progress to the on-site Kapja Kiosk at least 4 times over the during of the 48hours.

RECYCLING: 

  • There are a number of bins placed in and around the venue for you to dispose of your general rubbish.

  • There will also be two recycling stations for paper, plastics, glass bottles and cans. Please do your part and use these for your recycling.

  • Please ensure that when you are recycling your bottles, cans and plastic cups that they are empty before they go into recycling.

  • Please be keep your workstations clear of rubbish. 

HEALTH & SAFETY:

  • In the event of an fire, the alarm will sound. Please make your way directly out of the venue via the fire exit doors on to the courtyard. Please wait on the courtyard for further instructions from the fire warden.

  • A Soda team member is the designated fire warden on site until midnight.  From midnight until 6am there will be an on-site security guard in the venue who will take over the role of fire warden until 6am when a Soda team member will return.

  • In the event of a medical emergency, please tell the onsite Soda team member or security guard and call 111.

  • Wintec is a non-smoking campus and therefore all guests must smoke off-site (at the bottom of the court yard stairs to the street). 

  • All accidents or near misses must be reported immediately to a Soda staff member who will then contact the Wintec Venues Team to ensure it is properly reported and recorded.

  • The Wintec venues team, Wintec security and members of Soda staff are trained in first aid. There are first aid kits onsite.

  • Wintec also has an on site 24-hour security guard that can be contacted in an emergency. If you feel unsafe walking to your car, please don’t hesitate to contact them.

  • Laptop and other cables are to be placed out of the way of foot traffic.

  • On Sunday 19th May, at 5.35pm just after Soda Inc. NZ Startup Bootcamp ends. The Soda team will be doing a venue set up in the Atrium to get ready for the evening presentation. At 5.35pm all participants must gather all their belongings and leave the main Atrium area as quickly as possible so that the set up can commence.  Due to health and safety regulations you must not re enter the room until the set up is complete.

  • All Emergency contact numbers will be displayed in the Atrium foyer area next to the phone.

Weekend Schedule

Download Here // Subject to Changes 

Workshops

FINDING YOUR WHY, PURPOSE, AND MANTRA

Fri 17th May, 5.35pm - 6.30pm

Compulsory for all participants // Wintec Atrium // Facilitated by Latesha Randall 

DEFINING YOUR CUSTOMER AND VALIDATING YOUR MARKET

Sat 18th May, 8am - 8.30am

Compulsory for at least 1 member of each team // The Long Room // Facilitated by Richard Chadderton

CRACKING YOUR BUSINESS MODEL 

Sat 18th May, 10am - 10.30am

Compulsory for at least 1 member of each team // The Long Room // Facilitated by David Hallett 

FUNDAMENTALS OF BUILDING A FINANCIAL MODEL  

Sat 18th May, 3pm - 3.30pm 

Compulsory for at least 1 member of each team // The Long Room // Facilitated by Julian So  

PITCHING AND STORYTELLING  

Sun 19th May, 8am - 8.30am 

Compulsory for at least 1 member of each team // The Long Room // Facilitated by Holly Bennett   

Mentors 

MENTOR APPROACH

Mentors are not scheduled with specific teams. During mentor times, mentors roam the floor and ask if a team would like to talk through their ideas, model, financials etc. Teams can also seek out specific mentors based on the mentor matrix. Some mentors stay outside of official mentor times. If you feel mentors are spending too much time with you or distracting you please let them know.

 

SPEAKER MENTORING 

After the opening ceremony on Friday, the guest speakers will have scheduled time with each team. Other mentors will approach teams who are not with a speaker at that time. 

 

FEEDBACK ON DELIVERABLES 

Teams submit draft deliverables on Saturday night at 10.00pm. Teams are usually very keen to receive feedback on these. Mentors will receive a link to your draft deliverables in confidence and provide feedback on Sunday morning. We have selected four mentors with scheduled times to see you Sunday morning. These time-slots will be shared Saturday night. 

Participant Tips

  • Don’t worry about someone else stealing your idea - instead, focus on what makes your idea (IP) special. What gives you competitive advantage in growing this idea?

  • Make contact with mentors early and often.  They are there to help you, and they’ve been in business for a while.  Use them as a sounding board and a measuring stick.

  • Don’t overlook the importance of a paper prototype; there are excellent psychological reasons for doing it very roughly on paper first.

  • One of the key requirements for success in a short 48-hour time frame is the ability to keep your scope small and manageable.  Do a few things well, instead of trying to do everything that “could” add value later down the track.

  • Make sure you plan regular breaks to recharge. This will also help you come out of the detail and look at the big picture.

  • Sleep, and drink plenty of water. Too much coffee will mess with your head.

  • Plan healthy “brain-food” meals with your team, where you all stop working for ten minutes and briefly discuss progress and barriers.

  • Make sure that you all know what you’re doing.  Nobody has time to sit around and wait for someone else to tell them what to do.

  • Make sure you know all the prerequisites for your work.  For example, if part “B” requires part “A” to be completed, don’t forget to do part “A” early!!

  • Remember, you only have 48 hours to get it ALL together. Accept imperfection and move on! Doing it is more important that thinking about everything and making it 100% perfect... You will never be able to have everything 100% right. Right?

  • Listen and absorb mentor feedback, really think about what they are saying (see mentors skills matrix in your participant guide)

  • Time management – sort out good timeline goals and try and stick to them

  • Allocate roles – someone is doing something all the time

  • Use the tools provided

  • Have a pre-arranged system for making decisions (manage deadlock – it can waste a lot of time)

Communication

  • Please use  #NZStartupBootcamp in all social media posts

  • Share posts by Soda & NZ Startup Bootcamp social media channels through your personal and company channels

  • Be available for press interviews throughout the weekend

  • Spread the word about how great Soda Inc NZ Startup Bootcamp is!

  • TICKETS: If your friends & family would like to come along to the Opening or Closing ceremony we are selling a very limited number of tickets. Send them the following links: 

Deliverables

 Download Below

Submit to admin@sodainc.com with the following naming convention:

Venture Name_2019_DeliverableNameDraft

Venture Name_2019_DeliverableNameFinal

 

Failure to submit draft and final deliverables on time can result in disqualification.

Page limits will be issued for each written deliverable, only the first pages in the pack provided inside these limits will be presented to the judges.

Example Executive

Summary

Business Model

Canvas

Financials

Pitching

One Page 

Business Summary

Workshop Slides

Finding you why, purpose, and mantra
Defining your customer and validating your market
Cracking your business model
Fundamentals of building a financial model
Pitching and storytelling

Logistics

WHEN: 17 – 19 May 2019

WHERE: Wintec Atrium, Level 1 Wintec House Nisbet St, Hamilton 

 

SIGN IN: 17th May at 3:15pm, The Long Room next to the Atrium. Collect team boxes and lanyards. Keep your lanyards all weekend. Once sign in complete make your way to the Atrium, grab a drink and start networking.

SEATING: Seating during Opening Ceremonies and Closing Ceremonies is on the long tables in the centre of The Atrium.

PARTICIPANT LIAISON: Kyra and Angela; Angela will be onsite throughout the weekend and Kyra will be your point of contact prior to the weekend.  

 

TEAM WORK STATIONS: Following the Opening Ceremony on Friday night the Soda Team will clear the round tables guests have been sitting on and remove participant trestle tables.  Once this clear out has occurred, you can claim your working area. You are welcome to move things around.

PARKING: Free parking for participants is in the Wintec Staff Car Park Building on Nisbet Street. This can be accessed off Ward Street (opposite The Warehouse building and beside the PwC building).

If you arrive before 3pm on Friday please park on levels 4a and 5 only. After 3pm you can park anywhere in the building that does not have a company or reserved sign.

COMPLAINTS: If you have any complaints re other teams, mentors or any inappropriate behaviour these need to be directed to our Participant Liaison, Kyra Piccione.

TXT REMINDERS: You will receive txt reminders and Facebook posts around important deadlines.

NUMBER OF TEAMS COMPETING: 20

 

NUMBER OF TEAMS PITCHING: Top 6

FOOD & COFFEE: You will be provided nibbles at the opening & closing ceremonies but all other meals throughout the weekend are your responsibility. There will be a coffee machine on site and in the Soda offices.

 

INTERNET ACCESS: Wintec Free Wifi

 

STAYING ON SITE: Presence by all participants is required during the opening and closing ceremonies and at deliverable submission times. To get the most out of the weekend it is advised you stay within the Atrium for the majority of time. 

PHOTO & FILM: Participants agree to being photographed and filmed during this event. Participants grant permission for this footage to be used for promotional purposes.

VIDEO REPORT: Teams are required to report progress to the on-site Kapja Kiosk at least 4 times over the during of the 48hours.

RECYCLING: 

  • There are a number of bins placed in and around the venue for you to dispose of your general rubbish.

  • There will also be two recycling stations for paper, plastics, glass bottles and cans. Please do your part and use these for your recycling.

  • Please ensure that when you are recycling your bottles, cans and plastic cups that they are empty before they go into recycling.

  • Please be keep your workstations clear of rubbish. 

HEALTH & SAFETY:

  • In the event of an fire, the alarm will sound. Please make your way directly out of the venue via the fire exit doors on to the courtyard. Please wait on the courtyard for further instructions from the fire warden.

  • A Soda team member is the designated fire warden on site until midnight.  From midnight until 6am there will be an on-site security guard in the venue who will take over the role of fire warden until 6am when a Soda team member will return.

  • In the event of a medical emergency, please tell the onsite Soda team member or security guard and call 111.

  • Wintec is a non-smoking campus and therefore all guests must smoke off-site (at the bottom of the court yard stairs to the street). 

  • All accidents or near misses must be reported immediately to a Soda staff member who will then contact the Wintec Venues Team to ensure it is properly reported and recorded.

  • The Wintec venues team, Wintec security and members of Soda staff are trained in first aid. There are first aid kits onsite.

  • Wintec also has an on site 24-hour security guard that can be contacted in an emergency. If you feel unsafe walking to your car, please don’t hesitate to contact them.

  • Laptop and other cables are to be placed out of the way of foot traffic.

  • On Sunday 19th May, at 5.35pm just after Soda Inc. NZ Startup Bootcamp ends. The Soda team will be doing a venue set up in the Atrium to get ready for the evening presentation. At 5.35pm all participants must gather all their belongings and leave the main Atrium area as quickly as possible so that the set up can commence.  Due to health and safety regulations you must not re enter the room until the set up is complete.

  • All Emergency contact numbers will be displayed in the Atrium foyer area next to the phone.

Weekend Schedule

Download Here // Subject to Changes 

Workshops

FINDING YOUR WHY, PURPOSE, AND MANTRA

Fri 17th May, 5.35pm - 6.30pm

Compulsory for all participants // Wintec Atrium // Facilitated by Latesha Randall 

DEFINING YOUR CUSTOMER AND VALIDATING YOUR MARKET

Sat 18th May, 8am - 8.30am

Compulsory for at least 1 member of each team // The Long Room // Facilitated by Richard Chadderton

CRACKING YOUR BUSINESS MODEL 

Sat 18th May, 10am - 10.30am

Compulsory for at least 1 member of each team // The Long Room // Facilitated by David Hallett 

FUNDAMENTALS OF BUILDING A FINANCIAL MODEL  

Sat 18th May, 3pm - 3.30pm 

Compulsory for at least 1 member of each team // The Long Room // Facilitated by Julian So  

PITCHING AND STORYTELLING  

Sun 19th May, 8am - 8.30am 

Compulsory for at least 1 member of each team // The Long Room // Facilitated by Holly Bennett   

Mentors 

MENTOR APPROACH

Mentors are not scheduled with specific teams. During mentor times, mentors roam the floor and ask if a team would like to talk through their ideas, model, financials etc. Teams can also seek out specific mentors based on the mentor matrix. Some mentors stay outside of official mentor times. If you feel mentors are spending too much time with you or distracting you please let them know.

 

SPEAKER MENTORING 

After the opening ceremony on Friday, the guest speakers will have scheduled time with each team. Other mentors will approach teams who are not with a speaker at that time. 

 

FEEDBACK ON DELIVERABLES 

Teams submit draft deliverables on Saturday night at 10.00pm. Teams are usually very keen to receive feedback on these. Mentors will receive a link to your draft deliverables in confidence and provide feedback on Sunday morning. We have selected four mentors with scheduled times to see you Sunday morning. These time-slots will be shared Saturday night. 

Participant Tips

  • Don’t worry about someone else stealing your idea - instead, focus on what makes your idea (IP) special. What gives you competitive advantage in growing this idea?

  • Make contact with mentors early and often.  They are there to help you, and they’ve been in business for a while.  Use them as a sounding board and a measuring stick.

  • Don’t overlook the importance of a paper prototype; there are excellent psychological reasons for doing it very roughly on paper first.

  • One of the key requirements for success in a short 48-hour time frame is the ability to keep your scope small and manageable.  Do a few things well, instead of trying to do everything that “could” add value later down the track.

  • Make sure you plan regular breaks to recharge. This will also help you come out of the detail and look at the big picture.

  • Sleep, and drink plenty of water. Too much coffee will mess with your head.

  • Plan healthy “brain-food” meals with your team, where you all stop working for ten minutes and briefly discuss progress and barriers.

  • Make sure that you all know what you’re doing.  Nobody has time to sit around and wait for someone else to tell them what to do.

  • Make sure you know all the prerequisites for your work.  For example, if part “B” requires part “A” to be completed, don’t forget to do part “A” early!!

  • Remember, you only have 48 hours to get it ALL together. Accept imperfection and move on! Doing it is more important that thinking about everything and making it 100% perfect... You will never be able to have everything 100% right. Right?

  • Listen and absorb mentor feedback, really think about what they are saying (see mentors skills matrix in your participant guide)

  • Time management – sort out good timeline goals and try and stick to them

  • Allocate roles – someone is doing something all the time

  • Use the tools provided

  • Have a pre-arranged system for making decisions (manage deadlock – it can waste a lot of time)

Communication

  • Please use  #NZStartupBootcamp in all social media posts

  • Share posts by Soda & NZ Startup Bootcamp social media channels through your personal and company channels

  • Be available for press interviews throughout the weekend

  • Spread the word about how great Soda Inc NZ Startup Bootcamp is!

  • TICKETS: If your friends & family would like to come along to the Opening or Closing ceremony we are selling a very limited number of tickets. Send them the following links: 

Deliverables

 Download Below

Submit to admin@sodainc.com with the following naming convention:

Venture Name_2019_DeliverableNameDraft

Venture Name_2019_DeliverableNameFinal

 

Failure to submit draft and final deliverables on time can result in disqualification.

Page limits will be issued for each written deliverable, only the first pages in the pack provided inside these limits will be presented to the judges.

Example One Page 

Business Summary

Business Model

Canvas

Financials

Pitching

One Page 

Business Summary

Judges Criteria

 Download Below

Judges do not get to spend time with the teams so the judges will be reading your submitted deliverables and scoring against the following criteria. 

Stage 1 - New Idea Category Judging Criteria

Stage 1 - Existing Startup Category Judging Criteria

Stage 2 - New Idea Category Judging Criteria

Stage 2 - Existing Startup Category Judging Criteria

FINDING YOUR WHY, PURPOSE, AND MANTRA

Fri 17th May, 5.35pm - 6.30pm

Compulsory for all participants // Wintec Atrium // Facilitated by Latesha Randall 

DEFINING YOUR CUSTOMER AND VALIDATING YOUR MARKET

Sat 18th May, 8am - 8.30am

Compulsory for at least 1 member of each team // The Long Room // Facilitated by Richard Chadderton

CRACKING YOUR BUSINESS MODEL 

Sat 18th May, 10am - 10.30am

Compulsory for at least 1 member of each team // The Long Room // Facilitated by David Hallett 

FUNDAMENTALS OF BUILDING A FINANCIAL MODEL  

Sat 18th May, 3pm - 3.30pm 

Compulsory for at least 1 member of each team // The Long Room // Facilitated by Julian So  

PITCHING AND STORYTELLING  

Sun 19th May, 8am - 8.30am 

Compulsory for at least 1 member of each team // The Long Room // Facilitated by Holly Bennett   

The Judges

Dame Julie Christie

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Media Entrepreneur

Professional Director

Malcolm Rands

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ecostore

Co-Founder

Elly Strang

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Idealog

Editor

Vaughan Fergusson

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Vend

Founder