Open Mic Pitch Night

Open Mic Pitch Night

Open Mic Pitch Night

Do you have a story to tell, a product to launch, funds to raise or a cause to create awareness of?

On the 3rd Friday of each month, we open the doors and the stage to local entrepreneurs to give their pitch, and invite the community to come and listen. Whether you are an entrepreneur, an investor, a business enthusiast, a corporate employee or anyone in between, you are welcome to join us as part of the audience to hear the pitches.

Want to pitch?

We have 6x 5-minute spots available each month.

Three spots are available to be pre-booked by Members, so you can be guaranteed time with the microphone.

Another three spots are available on the night, for anyone who wants to speak. These are on a first come, first served basis…so get there early (sign up sheet will be available from 4:30pm)

 

Pitches will start at 5pm and conclude by 6pm, with a short intermission.

There is no judging, no criteria and no rules (other than common courtesy of course).

Time for a few questions will follow each pitch.

Slides are optional, we recommend creating slides in 16:9 format to best suit the screen.

 

For the pitchers and the audience, we’ll provide a drink & some snacks to help you relax.

We will probably go out for dinner somewhere nearby afterward, you are welcome to join if you are available (dinner is not included in your ticket price)

Ticket price

FREE for Canvas Members

$10 for Non-Members

 

Get a ticket to PITCH or LISTEN

Schedule

4:30pm Arrival – sign up sheet for Open Spots available

                         – grab a drink and snacks

                         – meet other attendees

5:00pm Pitching commences 3x 5 minute pitches plus Q&A

5:30pm Short break

5:35pm Pitching continues 3x 5 minute pitches plus Q&A

6:00pm Time to meet the pitchers and others in the audience

6:30pm Close (go out for dinner, optional)

 

Let us know you are coming along, book your ticket to PITCH or LISTEN here

Open Mic Pitch Night

Open Mic Pitch Night

Open Mic Pitch Night

Do you have a story to tell, a product to launch, funds to raise or a cause to create awareness of?

On the 3rd Friday of each month, we open the doors and the stage to local entrepreneurs to give their pitch, and invite the community to come and listen. Whether you are an entrepreneur, an investor, a business enthusiast, a corporate employee or anyone in between, you are welcome to join us as part of the audience to hear the pitches.

Want to pitch?

We have 6x 5-minute spots available each month.

Three spots are available to be pre-booked by Members, so you can be guaranteed time with the microphone.

Another three spots are available on the night, for anyone who wants to speak. These are on a first come, first served basis…so get there early (sign up sheet will be available from 4:30pm)

 

Pitches will start at 5pm and conclude by 6pm, with a short intermission.

There is no judging, no criteria and no rules (other than common courtesy of course).

Time for a few questions will follow each pitch.

Slides are optional, we recommend creating slides in 16:9 format to best suit the screen.

 

For the pitchers and the audience, we’ll provide a drink & some snacks to help you relax.

We will probably go out for dinner somewhere nearby afterward, you are welcome to join if you are available (dinner is not included in your ticket price)

Ticket price

FREE for Canvas Members

$10 for Non-Members

 

Get a ticket to PITCH or LISTEN

Schedule

4:30pm Arrival – sign up sheet for Open Spots available

                         – grab a drink and snacks

                         – meet other attendees

5:00pm Pitching commences 3x 5 minute pitches plus Q&A

5:30pm Short break

5:35pm Pitching continues 3x 5 minute pitches plus Q&A

6:00pm Time to meet the pitchers and others in the audience

6:30pm Close (go out for dinner, optional)

 

Let us know you are coming along, book your ticket to PITCH or LISTEN here

Startup Onramp Demo Day

Startup Onramp Demo Day

Startup Onramp Demo Day

Friday 16 August 2019 at Canvas Coworking, Toowoomba

Startup Onramp is a training and mentoring program for early stage startup founders.

The 12 week program is coming to an end, and you are invited to join us to hear from each of the startup teams and celebrate their journey.

Each startup will give a 5-minute pitch outlining the problem they’re solving, their solution, customer validation, lessons learned, and most importantly how the startup community can help them to continue growing.

The teams pitching are:

Jakka Pack
EPPA House
Agile Innovators Australia
Maxlancer

Also pitching, are Startup Onramp Alumni…Elkei Education (formerly Spark Girlz)

Please join us for an evening of pitching, followed by great conversation, networking and refreshments at Canvas Coworking.

Agenda

5:00pm Arrival of guests
5:15pm Welcome
5:30pm Pitches
6:30pm Networking & Refreshments

About Startup Onramp

Startup Onramp is a pre-accelerator for early stage startups. Teams of up to three founders complete a 12-week training and mentoring program that gives them the essential skills they need to launch their company before they leave the safety of their day job.

Startup Onramp aims to give startup founders the knowledge, skills and contacts they need to get their startup through its first year and avoid making predictable mistakes that lead to failure. It leverages the experience of local successful entrepreneurs and investors.

Startup Onramp gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Queensland Government through Advance Queensland.

To register your interest in being part of the next Startup Onramp cohort, contact Joy Taylor 0407584987 or David Masefield 0422590552 or email bookings@canvascoworking.com.au

Open Mic Pitch Night

Open Mic Pitch Night

Open Mic Pitch Night

Do you have a story to tell, a product to launch, funds to raise or a cause to create awareness of?

On the 3rd Friday of each month, we open the doors and the stage to local entrepreneurs to give their pitch, and invite the community to come and listen. Whether you are an entrepreneur, an investor, a business enthusiast, a corporate employee or anyone in between, you are welcome to join us as part of the audience to hear the pitches.

Want to pitch?

We have 6x 5-minute spots available each month.

Three spots are available to be pre-booked by Members, so you can be guaranteed time with the microphone.

Another three spots are available on the night, for anyone who wants to speak. These are on a first come, first served basis…so get there early (sign up sheet will be available from 4:30pm)

 

Pitches will start at 5pm and conclude by 6pm, with a short intermission.

There is no judging, no criteria and no rules (other than common courtesy of course).

Time for a few questions will follow each pitch.

Slides are optional, we recommend creating slides in 16:9 format to best suit the screen.

 

For the pitchers and the audience, we’ll provide a drink & some snacks to help you relax.

We will probably go out for dinner somewhere nearby afterward, you are welcome to join if you are available (dinner is not included in your ticket price)

Ticket price

FREE for Canvas Members

$10 for Non-Members

 

Get a ticket to PITCH or LISTEN

Schedule

4:30pm Arrival – sign up sheet for Open Spots available

                         – grab a drink and snacks

                         – meet other attendees

5:00pm Pitching commences 3x 5 minute pitches plus Q&A

5:30pm Short break

5:35pm Pitching continues 3x 5 minute pitches plus Q&A

6:00pm Time to meet the pitchers and others in the audience

6:30pm Close (go out for dinner, optional)

 

Let us know you are coming along, book your ticket to PITCH or LISTEN here

Lunch & Learn – How Can Google Analytics Help Your Business?

Lunch & Learn – How Can Google Analytics Help Your Business?

How Can Google Analytics Help Your Business?

 

Are you a business that has interaction and engagement happening on your website, but no idea how to find out more about the people behind them? Google Analytics will help track the results of how your business is going. Additionally, it will show which pages and products you can improve to increase your business. 

This Lunch & Learn session will concentrate on what Google Analytics can do for your website, as well as some other features you can enable. This session is for website owners who currently have Google Analytics running on their website, but have gone no further than the initial setup. 

 

Whether your goal is:

  • Learning how to use Google Analytics
  • Learning how to keep track of your online traffic 
  • Enhancing your business and sales 
  • Improving your conversion data results 

 

We will cover the basics of:

How to analyse results

 

Integration with GADWP for additional onsite tracking

 

Google Analytics eCommerce to track sales

 

How to use Google Analytics to increase your sales 

 

If we have time, we may also take a high-level look at custom segments to remove spam views, as well as goal and funnel setup

 

Susannah Birch is a Digital Marketer, Journalist, and Blogger who has built over 30 of her own websites, including one that grew to over 500,000 views per month, which then presented Susannah with something she loves – an SEO challenge. Susannah specialises in digital traffic growth, including SEO, Social Media and emerging platforms. Susannah does part-time Digital Marketing Consulting, and is working towards launching her first webinar. 

 

Presenter: Susannah Birch –  Freelance Digital Marketer, writer, and Doula. 

Date: Friday 5 July 2019 @ 12pm-1pm (Q&A may run overtime, so perhaps allow extra)

At Canvas Coworking Space, Suite 1/625 Ruthven St, Toowoomba

 

Unable to attend in person? No problem, join us live via Zoom, an online meeting platform. Select the ‘via Zoom’ option when you book via the website (same payment options apply). You will then receive an email with the link and password to join the session on Friday morning.

 

Cost: FREE for Members – use coupon code ‘member22′ at checkout

$10 for Non-members

BYO Lunch

Book your spot below

Each week we present a different topic, focused on the needs of entrepreneurs, freelancers and business owners. If you have a topic you would like us to cover, or you would like to present about a topic, please send an email to bookings@canvascoworking.com.au

Lunch & Learn – Tell Your Story with Video

Lunch & Learn – Tell Your Story with Video

Tell Your Story with Video

 

Are you nervous, do you hate being in front of the camera or do you dislike the sound of your own voice?

 

This week’s Lunch & Learn session is for those who need guidance with the creation of basic video’s and to learn how to get over your fears surrounding this topic. 

 

Whether your goal is:

  • Creating a Facebook live
  • Having more confidence in front of the camera
  • Learning how to create a basic video 
  • Discovering what is the best audio and lighting 
  • Wanting to tell your story through video

 

We will cover the topics of: 

Facebook Live Creation

Confidence in Front of the Camera 

Lighting and Audio 

Basic Video Creation 

 

Clayton menyweather is a director and business coach who has gained experience over the past 30 years in various sectors including retail & customer service, representing national companies, business development, general manager positions and Educator at TAFE Queensland. These various positions developed his passion for teaching business owners how to make the most of their business through the implantation of smart and efficient practices.

Clayton currently runs Little Pig Consulting where they assist small businesses in our region to get recognised and engaged with their audience through videography, social media management, web design and business coaching.

 

Presenter: Clayton Menyweather, Owner of Little Pig Consulting

 

Date: Friday 28th June  2019 @ 12pm-1pm (Q&A may run overtime, so perhaps allow extra)

At Canvas Coworking Space, Suite 1/625 Ruthven St, Toowoomba

 

Unable to attend in person? No problem, join us live via Zoom, an online meeting platform. Select the ‘via Zoom’ option when you book via the website (same payment options apply). You will then receive an email with the link and password to join the session on Friday morning.

 

Cost: FREE for Members

$10 for Non-members

 

BYO Lunch

 

BOOK YOUR SPOT

 

Each week we present a different topic, focused on the needs of entrepreneurs, freelancers and business owners. If you have a topic you would like us to cover, or you would like to present a topic, please send an email to bookings@canvascoworking.com.au

 

Global Startup Weekend Sustainable Revolution – Toowoomba Edition

Global Startup Weekend Sustainable Revolution – Toowoomba Edition

Do you have an idea you’d like to pursue or a problem you’d like to solve but don’t know where to start or who to start with? Global Startup Weekend Sustainable Revolution –  Toowoomba is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

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***The focus of this Startup Weekend is Sustainability***

So Why Sustainability?
Sustainability is the main challenge of our times: our humanity needs concrete solutions for the future
We believe that by supporting entrepreneurship we can sow the seeds for the future; and by encouraging local initiatives, have a huge global impact
By launching Startup Weekends on Sustainability, we gather communities of participants, entrepreneurs and committed mentors, and thus engage people on positive impact projects
Our goal is to encourage and inspire more sustainability in the world and to connect more innovators to the vast number of resources and mentors available in our startup community. That’s why we want you to be part of this weekend and join some of the most passionate, talented and entrepreneurial-minded people across our community!

Everyone is welcome to join in. Together we can make a real difference

What happens at a Startup Weekend?

Let’s start with Friday and a night of networking, pitches and team building. Then the energy really ramps up on Saturday as we continue the brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation. To enhance your team we have also curated a rockstar team of mentors to coach and support you on the adventure. Sunday brings the culmination of all your hard work and energy as the projects come to life and are presented to the live judging panel, plus we’ll finish off with a celebratory party.

What do you need to bring?

Lots of energy! You’ll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.
Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you’ll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You’ll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

Startup Weekend Toowoomba is a full weekend-long experience. Your ticket includes:

7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
Benefits and discounts from our global partners
One-on-one time with amazing mentors
A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
All the internet and coffee you can consume.

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Join us to create real solutions for our future

 

Lunch & Learn – Spruce Up Your LinkedIn Profile

Lunch & Learn – Spruce Up Your LinkedIn Profile

Spruce Up Your LinkedIn Profile

When was the last time you updated your LinkedIn profile…was it when you created it, or perhaps when you changed jobs?

 

This week’s Lunch and Learn will discuss the importance of updating your LinkedIn profile to ensure you are creating the best job opportunities for yourself and your business.

 

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network, with over 225 million members. Therefore it is always important to stand out from the crowd and have a professional, up to date profile when people are researching you or your business.

 

The benefit of LinkedIn is that it gives you the opportunity to control what people discover about your strengths and more importantly, your brand/business. It is packed with invaluable resources that can help you expand your success by creating everlasting connections.This lunch and learn will give you the necessary tools to do just that.

 

Topics and Takeaways from this Lunch & Learn: LinkedIn Profile

  • Why is it important to update your profile?
  • Tools and techniques used to create a professional LinkedIn profile
  • Writing techniques to spruce your profile up
  • How to create more connections through changing and updating your LinkedIn Profile

 

Presenter: Joy Taylor, Queensland Community Digital Champion

Date: Friday 14th June 2019 @ 12pm-1pm (Q&A may run overtime, so perhaps allow extra)

At Canvas Coworking Space, Suite 1/625 Ruthven St, Toowoomba

 

Unable to attend in person? No problem, join us live via Zoom, an online meeting platform. Select the ‘via Zoom’ option when you book via the website (same payment options apply). You will then receive an email with the link and password to join the session on Friday morning.

 

Cost: FREE for Members

$10 for Non-members

 

BYO Lunch

 

BOOK YOUR SPOT

via our website

 

Each week we present a different topic, focused on the needs of entrepreneurs, freelancers and business owners. If you have a topic you would like us to cover, or you would like to present about a topic, please send an email to bookings@canvascoworking.com.au

Lunch & Learn – Startup Workshop: Ensuring MVP Success

Lunch & Learn – Startup Workshop: Ensuring MVP Success

Are you someone who is part of a start-up business and want to learn more about Minimum Viable Product (MVP)?

 

This week’s Lunch and Learn session is for those who are an entrepreneur, founder or team member of a start-up currently developing your MVP or about to embark on the journey and need extra guidance.

 

Whether your goal is

  • learning more about MVP
  • How to create a valuable MVP
  • Finding the balance between minimal design and maximum value
  • Finding a purpose to create an MVP

 

Topics and Takeaways that will be covered:

  • Identify when is the right time for the MVP development of your startup
  • Improve your understanding of the software development process
  • Learn several MVP development pitfalls to avoid

 

Most entrepreneurs understand they need to create a Minimum Viable Product (MVP), but what an MVP is and the purpose are often misunderstood! Often over scoped and poorly architected, an MVP is the minimal form of your complete product that you can test in your target market. When finding the right balance between minimal design and maximum value, there are pitfalls to avoid!

We want to increase your understanding about MVP and outline some of the pitfalls. We will share with you how to avoid them to control costs and minimise delays for your product, enabling your startup to succeed.

 

Andrew (CEO)

A tech geek and alpaca enthusiast, Andrew is passionate about disruptive technologies and digital transformation and leveraging them for Start-ups and corporate entities. His background includes 25 years in Tech and Security within Defence and private industry delivering successful outcomes throughout in IT & web infrastructure, cyber security, and business process management.

Sam (Innovation Evangelist)

Having worked with tech start-ups for several years, Samantha is driven to guiding start-ups onto the path for sustainable success. With over 10 years’ experience in delivering customer service, leadership and training, she has focused on delivering memorable messages effectively to audiences.

 

Presenter: Andrew (CEO) and Sam (Innovation Evangelist)

 

Date: Friday 31st May 2019 @ 12pm-1pm (Q&A may run overtime, so perhaps allow extra)

At Canvas Coworking Space, Suite 1/625 Ruthven St, Toowoomba

 

Unable to attend in person? No problem, join us live via Zoom, an online meeting platform. Select the ‘via Zoom’ option when you book via the website (same payment options apply). You will then receive an email with the link and password to join the session on Friday morning.

 

Cost: FREE for Members

$10 for Non-members

 

BYO Lunch

 

BOOK YOUR SPOT

via our website

 

Each week we present a different topic, focused on the needs of entrepreneurs, freelancers and business owners. If you have a topic you would like us to cover, or you would like to present about a topic, please send an email to bookings@canvascoworking.com.au