Global Startup Weekend Women - Brisbane
Friday, February 9 - 11, 2018
Friday, February 9 - 11, 2018
Event starts at 5:30 pm
River City Labs
Level 3, 315 Brunswick St
Women. Girl Geeks. Developers. Designers. Marketers. Business Folk.
About Startup Weekend Brisbane Women:
We are a passionate group of female entrepreneurs who decided to come together and design a new experience to welcome and empower creative, talented and curious women. Startup Weekend Brisbane Women is currently seeking sponsors and volunteers. Please contact Tarryn Thiele if you would like to support this event: firstname.lastname@example.org
What are you waiting for? Found a company, find a co-founder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside your usual 9-to-5. You are guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. Put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now.
Refund Policy: No refunds will be granted within 7 days of the event if food and drink have already been ordered. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Friday February 9th
Saturday February 10th
Sunday February 11th
He left school at 15 and joined the Army, enlisting in its apprenticeship program. There, he became an engineer working in the field of electronics, telecoms and guided weapon systems.
In 1994, at the age of 23, Steve put his life savings of $11,000 on the line to launch his first start-up, the pioneering internet service provider SE Net, from the spare room of his Adelaide home.Servicing more than 35,000 customers, SE Net was eventually acquired by Ozemail/UUNet under the stewardship of its founding Director and now Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull.
In 2001, Steve teamed with a schoolmate to launch his second start-up, PIPE Networks. Eight years later they sold it to the TPG Group for $373 million.Steve spent a year working with Google in California in 2008, leading a project to deliver high-speed telecommunications systems across North America.In the past three years he has become a major early-stage investor in Australian start-ups, helping to launch a host of companies which together boast a valuation of more than $100 million.
Three years ago, Steve launched River City Labs in Brisbane, a leading co-working community to encourage entrepreneurs in Queensland.
In 2013 he co-founded Right Pedal Studios, a mobile gaming accelerator, and StartupAUS an advocacy group for Australian tech startups.
In 2015, Steve joined SharkTankAU as one of the 5 "Shark" investors.
Simone has operated at many ends of the digital industry and corporate spectrum - from locally and internationally seed-funded startup founder in Brisbane and Dubai, to Operations Manager of an Australian Franchise, to Chief Strategy Officer of a cross-border digital payments company.
Through her consultancy partnership, Simone has provided advice on digital business growth, commercial model and structure to a range of large enterprise and SME clients.
An accomplished business leader and public speaker, in 2014 Simone was recognized as a finalist in the national Rexona Business Women's Forum, has been awarded the Rivercity Labs CUA sponsored entrepreneur program in 2015 and been accepted into UQ's germinate program and Dubai's Turn8 Accelerator program.
Coaches and Mentors
Digital marketer and founder
CEO at Wantu & Manager at Fire Station 101 Innovation Hub
Amity enables a new level of human interaction. It’s the first interactive messaging app to introduce Live Mode, where special features unlock when two or more people are in the conversation together. Amity introduces new layers of communication with interactive messages, high fives, the ability to request photos, videos, and locations, and much more – all in one complete app.
Co-founder and CTO of Amity
Dep Chair Mater Medical Research Institute. Chair Fizziofit, Fitgenes; Angel investor. Director NFP and ASX.
Ayla M Soutar
Web & eCommerce manager
Ayla believes every young person should have an opportunity to choose a career in tech. She is creating these opportunities through her work with Student Entrepreneurship programs, Kids Coding Clubs, and, organising Logan's first Startup Weekend. Ayla is also creating opportunity for wealth equality through TOBYpro, a she startup founded to address the rising crisis of housing affordability and its impact on long term independent wealth which will be launching in 2018.
Director at Deloitte Digital
founder of Coworkally and Hey Jess
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Global Startup Weekend Women - Brisbane team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
Techstars Startup Weekend Brisbane is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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