Climate-X Sprint 2019 July 11-13
Startup. Build. Change the game for Climate and Carbon
The Climate-X Sprint is a three-day startup event your chance to put ideas into an innovation process of modelling, prototyping, rapid testing and iteration. It’s a proven format of fast-paced development cycles over 50 hours. Wherever you start, this Sprint will take you to the next step. Build a climate change startup.
Startup and innovation
Learn the models, skills and methods for prototyping and delivering innovation.
Explore climate levers
Find out what needs to shift and how to shift the things that matter.
Like minds in action
Meet and connect with like minds who share the aspiration, talent and will to make a difference.
Develop your innovation
You’ll learn about getting things done with others and get a taste of startup life. First-class mentors and experts will be on-hand to help you with the process and identify carbon levers that will make the biggest impact.
- Find and Form
- Gather your Team
- Define your Idea
Buckle in! Beginning with open mic pitches, the first day starts with innovators bringing their best ideas to the floor. The leading concepts will inspire others to get into a team and make them a reality.
Throughout the afternoon and evening, you’ll get tips about how to make your pitch and gather a team – skills that you’ll use far beyond this programme! You’ll also be equipped to sort out roles within your team, manage Kanban processes, your business model canvas and more.
By the end of Day One, you should have gathered a bunch of like-minded people who are ready to do more than just sit on the sidelines of climate change. These people may well become your most valuable contacts for the next stage in your career and impact.
- Validate and Build
- Test Assumptions
- Develop Proposition
On Day Two, teams focus on product development, validation, practising LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. There’s not a moment to lose. You’ll be surrounded by support and information so that you can get where you need to go.
Experienced innovation and business mentors will help ensure you have great frameworks to plan and challenge your thinking. Climate Experts will also be available to direct you on specific technical challenges.
During the day, a series of micro-workshops will be available to ensure your learning is one step ahead of the progress you need to make. They'll cover things such as:
- Teamwork: Working together when you’re under pressure
- Leadership: From in front and within
- Validation: Choosing questions that count
- Channels: Identifying the best channels and people for real cut-through
- Your Market: Finding and fitting
- Perfect and Pitch
- Present the Prototype
- Dazzle the Judges
On Day Three, you’ll be amazed at how much you can continue to refine and develop your idea. You’ll have meaningful, fluid discussions that lead to new opportunities and greater focus.
Once again, your mentors will be there to help you find your way. They'll be able to talk about commercialisation, help you keep getting things done and direct you to the right technical experts.
The micro-workshops and pitch practices will continue to equip you with startup skills. They'll cover practical topics such as:
- Impact: Identifying your impact early and hitting targets that matter
- Business Model: Delivering what counts
- Partners and Funding: Leveraging value
- Landing the win: What judges notice when the competition is tough
On the final evening, your team will demonstrate your prototype and receive feedback from a panel of judges. Their experience will help you review results, pinpoint lessons learned, and share the best discoveries. You’ll leave knowing the next steps you need to take on your road to success.
Viable ideas will have an opportunity to go through the 90-day Mentor and Measure series. It will help teams set targets and then progress towards them while staying accountable.
The Climate-X Sprint is all about triggering a wave of shared energy to create new and important solutions. To meet the challenges we face, we must bring together people from different industries and disciplines who can work hard with creative spirit and a shared mission.
Imagine being surrounded by like-minded individuals who have come to learn, collaborate and contribute as much as you. It's simply impossible to finish without learning something special. In addition, by merely working under pressure with your team, you’ll build a bond that will extend way beyond the Sprint. It’s nurturing this kind of strength that will power us to change the planet’s future.
NOTE: Days are extended days finishing at aprrox midnight Thursday and Friday, and mid/late evening Saturday to get the most done in the time available.TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Refunds or Transfers: No refunds will be granted within 7 days of the event. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. Individual tickets are for the named recipient only and may not be transferred without approval from Climate-X in writing.
Terms of Participation Agreement: Climate-X Events provide an opportunity for individuals to connect, share, align and develop ideas and relationships around climate change and carbon initiatives. Climate-X is an incredible place to network and learn.
The intention of Climate-X Events is to give you an opportunity to meet some amazing people that you might actually start a climate initiative with; build relationships with organisations, mentors and participants; and learn from your peers.
Climate-X Events are intended to be a collaborative forum for sharing, learning, building, and having a great experience. As such, by registering as a participant, you acknowledge that any ideas shared by you or anyone else over the course of the event are contributions to the overall experience and community. If you as a participant are worried about someone using your ideas, please reconsider your participation in the event itself or simply refrain from sharing specifics about your idea.
As a participant within the Climate-X Programme Event and Climate-X Collective, you agree to to be inclusive of any and all people and their ideas. You agree to act professionally, treat everyone with respect, and treat the event facilities and all property with proper care. You agree that you are responsible for any accidents or damages that you cause. You also agree to not hold Climate-X, Genratec, the Climate-X Crew, or any of the event supporters or participants liable for any loss, damage, injury, or any other unforeseeable incident.
By participating at a Climate-X Event, you grant Climate-X Event permission to capture photo/video of the event so we can share your success with the others.
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