WELCOME TO BEING A VOLUNTEER
Thank you for signing up to be a volunteer for the Soda Inc. NZ Startup Bootcamp. This event 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 that your experience is enjoyed.
The Team Behind NZ Startup Bootcamp
WHEN: 27-29th March 2020
WHERE: Wintec Atrium, Level 1 Wintec House Nisbet St, Hamilton
Friday 27th March: 12:30pm - 7:30pm (The Atrium)
Sunday 29th March: 3:00pm - 11:00pm (The Atrium)
SEATING: Seating during Opening & Closing Ceremonies will be allocated. See seating plan on the day.
TEAM WORK STATIONS: Following the Opening Ceremony on Friday night teams will move onto the round tables.
STAYING ON SITE: Teams will stay on site during the weekend.
INTERNET ACCESS: Wintec Free Wifi
PHOTO & FILM: Volunteers agree to being photographed and filmed during this event
VIDEO REPORT: You are welcome to submit a video report of your experience on the Kapja Video system
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). Make sure you move your car before Monday 9am or you will get a ticket.
NUMBER OF TEAMS COMPETING: 20
NUMBER OF TEAMS PITCHING: Top 6
New Idea: Participants have an idea and have used this event to get the idea out of their head and on to paper, test it, validate it and see if it's any good.
Startup: These participants have a startup that is in market (or is soon to be in market) and are not sure what they are doing and want feedback.
*All teams have formed before the weekend begins. Some are business partners - others may have formed a t team simply for the weekend.*
COMPLAINTS: If you have any complaints directed at you, please ensure Kyra or Elna are made aware so we can manage.
TXT REMINDERS: Teams will be receiving txt reminders over the weekend.
FOOD: You will be provided food at the opening & closing ceremonies.
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.
Download Here // Subject to Changes
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FINDING YOUR WHY, PURPOSE, AND MANTRA
Fri 27th March, 5.35pm - 6.30pm
Compulsory for all participants // Wintec Atrium // Facilitated by Anna & Georgia Tiatia Fa'atoese Latu
DEFINING YOUR CUSTOMER AND VALIDATING YOUR MARKET
Sat 28th March, 8am - 8.30am
Compulsory for at least 1 member of each team // The Long Room // Facilitated by Richard Chadderton
CRACKING YOUR BUSINESS MODEL
Sat 28th March, 10am - 10.30am
Compulsory for at least 1 member of each team // The Long Room // Facilitated by Kale Panoho
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUILDING A FINANCIAL MODEL
Sat 28th March, 3pm - 3.30pm
Compulsory for at least 1 member of each team // The Long Room // Facilitated by Natalie Coombe
PITCHING AND STORYTELLING
Sun 29th March, 8am - 8.30am
Compulsory for at least 1 member of each team // The Long Room // Facilitated by Elly Strang
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:
Downloadable for your reference
Teams must submit these to by the timelines laid out in the run-sheet. As a mentor you should support them to complete these documents.
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.
Get the most out of your experience
Take advantage, connect, establish relationships, mingle
Be yourself and be professional
Follow up if you come across an opportunity
You never know when a connection will come in handy
Don’t just do the bare minimum – seize all the opportunities
Make meaningful connections
The following people are available for volunteers to connect with:
Judges (only on Sunday at Closing Ceremony)
Sponsors / Corporates
MP’s / VIP Guests
Soda / Organisers