WHAT IS MASHUP?

Mashup is a weekend event, delivering a unique learn-by-doing experience for senior secondary school students.

Designed to introduce and apply entrepreneurial and technical skills to solve problems in our community, teams of four students develop a product idea, create a business plan and build a prototype with the help of expert mentors over 48 hours. The inter-school challenge culminates to a final team pitch to a panel of judges.

Supported by generous sponsors, Mashup is a free event open to all secondary schools in the Bay of Plenty area.

WHEN?

April 2 & 3 2016
8.30am to 5.30pm Saturday
8:30am to 5:30pm Sunday

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WHERE?

Bongard Centre,
Bay of Plenty Polytechnic,
200 Cameron Road Tauranga

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HOW MASHUP WORKS FOR STUDENTS

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. 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 15 teams of 4 students from years 11, 12 and 13 and get to work with expert mentors from the business, technology, marketing and sales world. You will be introduced to the Lean Canvas and 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.

JUDGING CRITERIA

VALIDATION
Interviewed customers
Integrated the feedback into the product
Built a base for would be customers
Solving real problem
Identified target market

REVENUE MODEL

The value proposition is clear and differentiated from the competition
There is a plan to get to customers
There is an articulated revenue model

EXECUTION

A prototype is built, looks good & easy to use
Tools are used
Basic feature(s) is (are) demoed

TEAM SPIRIT
[Points supplied by Mentors to Judges]
Team has a name and it is featured in final presentation
Members have execute on their roles
Stayed focused on achieving collective goal.

MASHUP PRIZES

$250 _ Best Validated Mashup
$250 _ Best Revenue Model
$250 _ Best Executed Mashup
$250 _ Best Team Spirit
$1000 _ Best Mashup 2016

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN AT MASHUP

SATURDAY
8:30am - Doors open/Registration
8:40am - Setting the Scene
8.50am - Icebreaker
10.30am - Morning Tea
12.15pm - Lunch
12.45pm - Teams Checkpoint 1
3.30pm - Afternoon Snacks
3.45pm - Execution
5.30pm - Tools down
SUNDAY
8.30am - Doors open
8.40am - Teams Checkpoint 2
9.00am - Execution
10.30am - Morning Tea
11.30am - Pitch practice (starts)
12.00pm - Lunch
12.45pm - Pitch practice (continues)
4:00pm - Tools down and tech check
4:30pm - Judges arrive
5:00pm - Pitches
7.00pm - Winners announced and close

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