Startup Weekend Tablelands - Rural Innovation
Friday, May 1 - 3, 2015
Friday, May 1 - 3, 2015
Event starts at 6:00 pm
49-57 Loder Street
Ideas are worthless..execution is priceless! Innovate ; Build networks ; Date a co-founder ; Burnout your mind ; Launch a business in 54 h
If you’re not sure how to develop your startup concept or innovations, test your market, or how to access funds to turn your ideas into reality then you should register now to join like-minded entrepreneurs and innovators at the inaugural Startup Weekend Tablelands where you’ll work with a new team to learn how achieve all of this by building practical skills for 21st century business potential. Your idea could walk away with as much as 200 hours of (wo)man power invested in it, in just one weekend.
Setup for Success Before/After Startup Weekend
Friday May 1st
Saturday May 2nd
Sunday May 3rd
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.
Alistair recently launched his own company, Mangoesmapping, based here in Far North Queensland and is also the Global Evangelist for Mappt, a disruptive Australian mapping app for Android tablets. Mappt is owned by Takor Group which is soon to be listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX).
Alistair enjoys combining the cut and thrust of business with exploring customer insight, and is intrigued by transformative innovation, disruptive business models and all the opportunities offered in this digital era.
resilient businesses and communities.
Before initiating Possible People, Stewart Christie was the CEO of Advance Cairns, a not for profit regional development organisation in Tropical North Queensland (TNQ). Prior to that he spent 16 years with Arup, a leading global multi-disciplinary planning, design and management consultancy planning, leading and delivering projects in Australia, Papua New Guinea, South East Asia and the United Kingdom. He was also responsible for leading the growth of the Arup Cairns Office by 250% in 5 years whilst offices in Darwin, Port Moresby and Canberra were closed.
Evolution Founder and Director Robert Watkins that is exactly what he has
done. As a second generation farmer Robert has developed a world first
processing factory that turns primarily waste green bananas into a high
value and supreme nutritional food source. Rob has also received accolades
for his other innovations such as Banana Blankey (a fully recyclable banana
packaging system) and his other world first a Banana Bunch Harvester. Robs
dedication and pioneering of green banana flour is set to change the banana
industry where bananas are now being grown strictly for flour processing
where ultimate nutrition is priority.
Coaches and Mentors
His experience is in conservation and community development, with a keen eye on disaster response and GIS.
To feed his family and to help people who are tech averse, he runs Get Back 2 Basics. A consultancy in Spatial problem solving, tech enablement (IT, webdesign, digital marketing) and Skilled travel.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Tablelands - Rural Innovation 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.
TRC is proud to support this initiative which will provide insightful, hands-on experience to help grow our local economy. Council acknowledges the partnership with Atherton Tablelands Chamber of Commerce and Malanda Chamber of Commerce to bring this event to our region.
Startup Weekend Tablelands is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here