FAQ

Can this really be done in two days?

Yes it can! Start-Up weekends are held all over the world, including (and especially by) companies such as Google and Facebook!

How does Teen Start-Up really work?

The event starts on the Saturday morning, and through the formation of teams, brainstorming of ideas, and a few hours of hard work you can expect to have launched your very own concept for a business!

Who is the target audience for Teen Start-Up?

This event targets local high school students interested in entrepreneurship, innovation, creativity and problem-solving. Teams are created so that they have a mix of skills. Everyone contributes and your opinions and life experiences are just as valuable to the creation of a successful idea.

Is this only for programmers?

Absolutely not! This event is about the process and launch of good ideas. No coding skills are required to take part in this event. Each group needs people with diverse skills, just like a real business.

Will there be food?

Yes, lunch and snacks will be provided. However, if you have special dietary requirements (E.g Vegan, Gluten-free) you will need to supply your own.

Can I still come along if I don’t register?

Unfortunately not, tickets are limited. By registering we can make sure there is enough food and drink to keep everyone going. Without your registration, we cannot guarantee any of the above!

Who gets to keep the IP developed during the event?

To keep things as simple as possible, we recommend that each group member has an equal share to what is developed during the weekend. The sponsors / organisers of Teen Start-Up will not take equity or commissions on sales.

Who are the organisers?

Teen Start-Up is an initiative of Lighthouse Business Innovation Centre Ltd. Lighthouse is the Territory’s not-for-profit business development centre. Lighthouse’s role is to ‘shed light’ on the commercialisation process through mentoring, referral and high-value events and programs such as Start-Up Camp Canberra and Teen Start-Up.

Start-Up Camp Canberra is not in any way affiliated with Start-Up Week End LLC (USA). Start-Up Camps are being held in Sydney and Melbourne as well as most other cities in Australia and around the world!

Lighthouse will not take equity in any companies that may form as result of the Start-Up Camp Canberra or Teen Start-Up event or make any other claims on the IP developed in the course of the event.

Go to www.lighthouseinnovation.com.au for more information about Lighthouse Business Innovation Centre.