The place to launch an idea, meet co-founders,
and grow your networks within the startup ecosystem.

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Startup Weekend Christchurch is held once a year in Christchurch in the heart of the Innovation Precinct. Developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch startups.



Startup Weekend Christchurch will be back in 2019.

Tickets are available now.


Startup Weekend Christchurch Videos

A short summary of what happened at the Startup Weekend Christchurch 2017 event.


2018 - Friday 4 May to Sunday 6 May

  • Facilitator: Geoff Brash

  • Organizing Team: Geoff Brash, Wendy Rockhouse, Erica Austin, Jade Cavalcante, Bex De Prospo, Gina Papahadjis

  • Judges: Rachel Wright (UC), Jason Bishop (Sourced), Michael Durie

  • Mentors: Geoff Brash, Raphael Nolden, Chris Elles, Anya Anderson, Paul Spence, Renea Mackie , Rob Lawrence, Martyn Rivett, Kendall Flutey, Nick Burns, Louis Go, Bex De Prospo

  • Sponsors: Christ's College (Platinum), Grant Thornton (Gold), ChristchurchNZ (Gold), iwantmyname, UCE, Sourced, Ministry of Awesome, GreenHouse, Vodafone Xone

  • Teams of Startup Weekend Christchurch 2018

2017 - Friday 19 May - Sunday 21 May

  • Facilitator: Geoff Brash & Daniel Johnsen

  • Organizing Team: Geoff Brash, Sam Ragnarsson, Alex Procter, Raphael Nolden, Wendy Rockhouse, Erica Austin

  • Judges: Rachel Wright (UC), Steve Wakefield (Deloitte), Garth Wynne (Christ's College)

  • Mentors: Geoff Brash, Sam Ragnarsson, Ben Reid, Rachel Wright, Andrei Link, Raphael Nolden, Daniel Wallace, Catarina Gutierrez, Dorenda Britten, Chris Elles, Sam Elder

  • Sponsors: Christ's College (Platinum), Deloitte (Gold), CDC (Gold), iwantmyname, UCE, Ecan, Sourced, Ministry of Awesome, EPIC

2016 - Friday 29 April - Sunday 1 May

  • Facilitator: Geoff Brash

  • Organizing Team: Geoff Brash, Sam Ragnarsson, Raphael Nolden, Wendy Rockhouse, Erica Austin, Robina Dobbie, Samantha Jones

  • Judges: Kaila Colbin, Glenn Martin, Ian Douthwaite (Canterbury Angels), Steve Wakefield (Deloitte)

  • Mentors: Geoff Brash, Ben Reid, Raphael Nolden, Daniel Wallace, Robert Lawrence, Christina Minamizawa, Kendall Flutey, Paul Spence (iwantmyname), Anna Guenther, Anya Anderson, Martyn Rivett,Chris Elles

  • Sponsors: Deloitte (Gold), Sourced (Gold), CDC (Gold), iwantmyname, UC, Vodafone Xone, Ministry of Awesome, EPIC, Solarix, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Massey University


  • Facilitator: Mike Zeff

  • Organizing Team: Geoff Brash, Sam Ragnarsson, Raphael Nolden, Wendy Rockhouse, Erica Austin, Robina Dobbie

  • Judges: Colin Andersen, Raf Manji, Benjamin Dellaca, Judith Cambridge

  • Mentors: Geoff Brash, Lenz Gschwendtner, Kaila Colbin, Daniel Wallace, Ben Reid, Anna Guenther, Rachel Wright, Nicolas Erdidy, Andrei Link

  • Sponsors: Sourced (Platinum), UC, Duncan Cotterill, Memia, Solarix, CDC, EPIC

2014 - FRIDAY 14 MAY - SUNDAY 16 MAY


  • This event was organised prior to the creation of Startup Christchurch