Mashup is a weekend event, delivering a unique learn-by-doing experience for youth aged 15 and up.
Designed to introduce and apply entrepreneurial and technical skills to solve problems in our community, teams of four develop a product idea, create a business plan and build a prototype with the help of expert mentors over 48 hours. The challenge culminates to a final team pitch to a panel of judges to win cash prizes.
Supported by generous sponsors, Mashup is a free event open to all secondary school aged students.
March 24 & 25 2018
9:00am to 5:00pm Saturday
9:00am to 7:00pm Sunday
(Presentations start at 5:00pm)
Basement @ Basestation
148 Durham Street
HOW MASHUP WORKS
Mashup is open to all secondary school senior students with an interest in solving problems that affect them and their community.
It's your opportunity to form a team and to design a solution to this problem using technology, mashing Tech and Business! Mashup allows you and your friends to bring together all your different skills and interests, from business, computer, marketing, writing and design to work as a team in a safe and fun environment to build something that matters to you.
You will form one of 12 teams of 4 students from years 11, 12 and 13 (you can include a junior student if they bring the idea!) and get mashing Tech and Business with expert mentors from the business, technology, marketing and sales world. You will be introduced to ICED, a business planning tool inspired by Lean Canvas. Your team will be stepped through a process which encourages critical thinking, innovation, teamwork and learn how to be rigorous about finding a sustainable solution to a problem you are passionate about.
$250 - Best Validated Mashup $250 - Best Revenue Model $250 - Best Executed Mashup $250 - Best Team Spirit $1000 - Best Mashup 2017
Integrated the feedback into the product
Built a base for would be customers
Solving real problem
Identified target market
A prototype is built, looks good & easy to use
Tools are used
Basic feature(s) is (are) demoed
The value proposition is clear and differentiated from the competition
There is a plan to get to customers
There is an articulated revenue model
TEAM SPIRIT [Points supplied by Mentors to Judges]
Team has a name and it is featured in final presentation
Members have clear roles
Members have executed on their roles
Stayed focused on achieving collective goal.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN
9:00am - Doors open/Registration
9:10am - Setting the Scene
9.20am - Icebreaker
10.30am - Morning Tea
12.15pm - Lunch
12.45pm - Teams Checkpoint 1
3.30pm - Afternoon Snacks
3.45pm - Execution
5.00pm - Tools down
9:00am - Doors open
9.10am - Teams Checkpoint 2
9.20am - Execution
10.30am - Morning Tea
11.30am - Pitch practice (starts)
12.00pm - Lunch
12.45pm - Pitch practice (continues)
4:00pm - Tools down, tech check and afternoon tea
4:30pm - Judges arrive
5:00pm - Pitches
6:30pm - Pizzas
7.00pm - Winners announced and close