Townsville Startup Weekend 2016
Friday, September 23 - 25, 2016
Friday, September 23 - 25, 2016
Event starts at 5:00 pm
James Cook University
JCU Townsville Campus
Keen on building a real-life startup?
It's a 54-hour event over a weekend, starting with ideas and pitches on Friday evening, creating and validating throughout the weekend and it all wraps up on Sunday afternoon where you pitch to a panel of local startup figures! There's some exciting prizes, though the skills you learn and connections you'll make will be the real win. We've got a team of experts to mentor you across the Startup Weekend in all aspects of your fledgling ideas - from IT to business to design and more; you might even score some investment to keep going!
Sounds awesome, but what if I don’t have an idea?
Don't worry -- it’s not just about the idea, it’s about the team you form! You'll be inspired by dozens of passionate pitches from others on Friday night, so you can join the team with the idea that you love most. Share your expertise and experience in any area to work on the idea and make it reality! If you do have an idea, remember you'll have just 60 seconds to pitch it to others.
What sort of skills do I need?
Anything goes, just bring yourself and your passion. Whether you're an IT developer, designer, student, businessperson, creative thinker, all-rounder, or anything in between, this is the opportunity you've been waiting for.
I've got a business/project already. Can I pitch that?
Note that only seed-stage ideas (no concrete work done) are able to be pitched and worked on at Startup Weekend events. This ensures everyone has the best and fairest experience. If you're unsure, get in touch before the weekend and we'll go through it with you. For more info, see the FAQ.
How do I find out more?
If you've got any questions, get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ready to register?
Don't wait! Get in now to ensure you've locked in your place, and you'll score an awesome t-shirt!
Join your community!
- Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/StartupTownsville
- Facebook: http://fb.com/StartupTownsville
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/StartupTSV / #swtownsville
We need your support!We are Townsville's premier startup event, bringing together the widest range of entrepreneurs, mentors, and business people for a whole weekend. As we're entirely community-run, we rely on support from local businesses to make our event a success. As such, we have a range of sponsorship opportunities available, with levels of exposure for your business ranging from marketing and speaking opportunities through to hands-on coaching, catering and more. Get in touch and we'll tailor a plan that suits you!
Friday September 23rd
Saturday September 24th
Sunday September 25th
As one of the Founding Directors, my role has incorporated initial industry engagement, software developmental scoping, sourcing investment and providing overall strategic direction.
We are passionate about Indigenous leadership in the digital economy.
At Indigital we ethically digitise Indigenous cultural assets and places in new mixed media digital technology such as augmented and virtual realities. We do this for the cultural and economic benefit of Indigenous peoples. Our product Digital Rangers dramatically improves cultural visitor experiences, solving one of the highest-priority pain points in the culture-based tourism industry. It's a win/win.
Based in Kakadu World Heritage Area, our company works with some of the most remote Peoples' on earth using cutting edge digital technologies to translate cultural knowledge within their communities; showcase their cultural heritage to their visitors in compelling ways; and create jobs from the digital economy. We make bespoke mobile apps for Indigenous organisations, communities and government.
Indigital work with the United Nations Development Program, the World Indigenous Network, Tribal Link (New York), Indigenous Women's Knowledge (Washington) and the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues to progress digital cultural rights and protocols as they relate to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
We are a 100% Indigenous owned and operated for-profit enterprise. However, profit-sharing is a principle of our company and the foundation upon which we do business.
As a designer and entrepreneur, I've played various roles and successfully handled all stages of the process – from ideation all the way through to implementation. This experience helps me deliver products that users will love.
Jenny was first elected to the former Townsville City Council in 1997 and was re-elected in 2004 during which time she became Deputy Mayor. She was again re-elected in 2008, serving as a councillor under former Mayor Les Tyrell and in the 2012 election was elected as the first female Mayor of the City of Townsville. As Townsville City Council’s first female mayor; she is very focused on giving back to her community.
Set out to revolutionize safety management in 2004 by creating SafetyCulture, a cloud-based company dedicated to offering innovative, low-cost, mobile-first products that empower users to have a safe and efficient workplace. SafetyCulture’s mobile application, iAuditor, is the most widely used auditing app in the world. iAuditor mobilizes all workers—from the front lines to the corner office—to participate in real-time data collection and reporting in order to quickly recognize and improve workplace safety.
Experienced speaker and industry advocate for workplace safety. Passionate leader with a global perspective and a lifelong dedication to putting safety first, incorporating the latest technology to achieve results, and changing the world for the better.
Coaches and Mentors
His first startup went global within 2 years and opened a Silicon Valley office in 1995. Another received a $7.5m buyout offer on Launch Day. Mark has been responsible for over $250m in sales and has worked with a number of Global Leaders and Heads of State around the world.
Known for his business creativity, IT aptitude and relaxed style (and hence his brand ‘business in bare feet’) Mark operates from Queensland, Australia where he mentors innovative Executives, Founders & NGOs around the globe. Mark is an avid aviator, hot air balloonist, adventure motorcyclist and traveller who has visited & worked in around 100 countries.
- Development and Application of Successful Business Formats.
- Identify and Implement Key Business Processes.
- Identify Key Business Professionals Associated to Satisfy all Aspects of Success.
- Development and Maintain Network Partnerships Critical to the Business.
- Display only the Highest Integrity at all times.
- Maintain Business Records and up to date Data Base.
Linda grew up in the Australian Outback, joined the Australian Airforce, and became an international flight attendant with Qantas and later a corporate flight attendant for the Minister of Finance and Foreign Affairs in Saudi Arabia. She has worked as a coach in Hong Kong and has been profiled in international media around the world. With a social media following more than 40,000 Linda is internationally recognised & qualified in NLP and Mindset Coaching & Training.
Linda has motorcycled solo across the USA and has circumnavigated Australia on a motorcycle. She is qualified as a recreational pilot and has flown hot air balloons in various countries around the world.
Together with 25 years’ experience in Customer Excellence, Linda has exceptional growth skills behind her, which she can pass on to her clients to enhance and develop the micro touch points in business expansion.
Linda lives her inspired dreams and assists companies and entrepreneurs in creating theirs, with strategies and mindset skills, effective goals and reaching high-performance levels in new areas.
Recently she has assisted Startups around Australia in Mackay, Townsville, Cairns, Darwin and Perth.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Townsville Startup Weekend 2016 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.
Townsville Startup Weekend 2016 is proudly supported by the Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland initiative.
Techstars Startup Weekend Townsville is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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