Tauranga StartUp Weekend

Tauranga StartUp Weekend

SEP 14 2012
BNZ Partner Centre, 639 Cameron Road, Tauranga

Imagine walking into a room on a Friday night with an idea scribbled on a napkin, and walking out at the end of the weekend with a company, a team, and even revenue.

That’s a typical StartUp Weekend.

Startup Weekend is where 4 types of people get together (if you are one of these 4 types come and join us):

  • Entrepreneurs who bring ideas to pitch
  • Do-ers who hear an idea they like and know what needs to be done to make it work (to-do list wizards, marketing legends, etc)
  • Developers who can mash up technologies to create the magic
  • Designers who bring life and energy and colour into the projects

See yourself in one of those roles? Then come and build (or join) a team.


Tauranga Web Meetup

Tauranga Web Meetups are go!

I’ve been wanting a Tauranga Web Meetup since I moved here almost 4 years ago.

There’s a lot of web professionals based in Tauranga, Mount Maunganui and Papamoa but I haven’t met many of them in person. Twitter’s great and I’ve been following what a few of the locals are up to, but nothing beats getting together in the same room picking brains.

So finally we have a Tauranga Web Meetup happening. The first meetup is at QJumpers, above Storage Solutions, Bay Central, Tauranga (by Briscoes, Rebel Sport etc).

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The Auckland Web Meetups have been going strong for a few years now and are the inspiration for the Tauranga Web Meetup. Hopefully we can get it happening in Tauranga. I look forward to meeting local web professionals and finding out who is out there. There’s a lot of work I’d like to farm out to the appropriately skilled people and I’m sure there’s lots of other locals thinking the same.

Let’s get together.

its’ a happy man with Grapefruit Chilli Marmalade

I went to the Tauranga Farmer’s Market on the weekend and to my unexpected delight Richard the Chilli guy had Grapefruit Chilli Marmalade. It’s great stuff. I haven’t had any in years and I really should make it myself as I have loads of chillies in the freezer and there’s grapefruit all around at the moment. The only other place I’ve seen grapefruit chilli marmalade is Q Gardens near Waitara, Taranaki.

Tauranga farmer’s market is getting better all the time. The gluten-free sausages are great and I had the best masala dosa outside India there one fine day. I’ve only had two dosas outside India but it was pretty authentic. Now if they could just get some Oak leaf wine and a pig on a spit happening.

The farmer’s market is starting at the Mount soon on Sundays and running to the slightly more civilized hour of 1pm.