Arrive Supplied took out first prize at Auckland Startup Weekend. In 54 hours, the Arrive Supplied team of five smart guys formed; created a prototype, validated their business, perfected their pitch and learned heaps to emerge winners of Auckland Startup Weekend. The team’s e-commerce platform targets the international tourist market in New Zealand with potential channel partners like Sky City and Air New Zealand. Arrive Supplied Packages are delivered to tourist’s rooms with current online offerings including:
Thanks to sponsors like Microsoft, Vend and Lowndes Jordan, Trademe and Massey University, Arrive Supplied enjoys an improved shot at real success.
Sponsors of Auckland Startup Weekend are more than just financial/prize supporters. They are an integral part of the ecosystem that understands the challenges behind growth and development. Auckland Startup Weekend sponsors have been there themselves and they made it, and they want to share their knowledge and experience to help others do the same.
“That’s why so many Startup Weekend mentors are fielded from sponsors,” says Auckland Startup Weekend sales and sponsorship front man, Heath Milligan. “They are experts who have been there and done that and they are partners in helping to grow new success.”
Auckland Startup Weekend coordinator Colart Miles echos that sentiment and adds, “That is also the reason the prizes they donate are relevant and supportive of growth within the startup ecosystem.”
Prizes for Arrive Supplied include
- Microsoft BizSpark – up to $10K worth of software and services, including THREE YEARS FREE Azure cloud hosting
- Startup Law Pack from Lowndes Jordan
- $10,000 dollars advertising credit from TradeMe
- A Xero subscription for one year x2, one for the winner and one for the runner-up and none for the little boy who lives down the lane
- ecentre sprint program
- Coworking privileges at our network of Startup Weekend supporters:
- 10 days in the next 12 months at BizDojo (Wellington and/or Auckland)
- 5 days in the next 12 months at each of:
- eCentre (Albany)
- The Bio Commerce Centre (Palmerston North)
- CreativeHQ (Wellington)
- Upstart (Dunedin)
- USD 100 Amazon Web Service voucher
- Free .co domain names
Judge Candace Kinser also surprised the event with tickets for the winning team to Technology Innovation Week!
The runner up team are Team Selecta, who developed an app for selecting sports teams and the people’s choice award went to Wedding Advisors. Both teams led by women to watch going forward.
Everyone’s a Winner
It’s cliché to say, but everyone was a winner at Auckland Startup Weekend. They came, they learned a lot about business and about themselves, they prototyped and validated and they pitched. They became part of an ecosystem that is all about growth. Sponsors, mentors, judges, participants and volunteers are all part of the ecosystem in which these men and women now belong.
Startup Weekend in New Zealand is proudly sponsored by:
Massey University – Fostering business innovation and startup success
Microsoft BizSpark – Free access to software & cloud resources
Xero – Beautiful accounting software, perfect for startups
TradeMe – Where Kiwis buy and sell
BNZ – Award winning products and services for startups
Auckland Event Sponsors & Supporters include: