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 – Meet the Advance Queensland team

Lunch & Learn – Meet the Advance Queensland team

Meet the Advance Qld team

Instead of our usual Lunch & Learn this week, we are delighted to collaborate with Advance Queensland, to offer an informal FREE event is for all Toowoomba businesses.

Come along and hear the Advance Queensland team give an update on the range of innovation grants, assistance and programs available to help businesses grow and develop – whether you are a small or large business, operate a farm, are an industry representative, or have your own startup – you are welcome!

Presenter: Trent Forbes, Advance Queensland

Date: Friday 15 March 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 everyone

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 about a topic, please send an email to bookings@canvascoworking.com.au

Mentor in the house – Brett Geoghegan – Tech Startups & Product Design

Mentor in the house – Brett Geoghegan – Tech Startups & Product Design

Come and get some advice and mentoring with experts from our community.
 
Who is in the house?

Brett Geoghegan is an Australian startup Founder, and Entrepreneur In Residence for BlueChilli heading the BlueChilli Brisbane office. With a professional background in Design and started writing software in BASIC at age ten, Brett has founded three startups in the past 6 years – two in San Francisco – and has been advising companies on product design since 1999.

Lunch & Learn – Google Analytics

Lunch & Learn – Google Analytics

A different topic each week, focused on real actions to help startup business founders to grow lean, sustainable enterprises facilitated by experienced mentors.

This Week

You have so many skills to master when starting a business. You’re expected to be a machine that keeps your online presence up to date and expanding with each and every new trend.

Sometimes it’s just too hard to manage it all, that’s why choosing the right tools to help master your digital footprint is so vital. Unfortunately they all take so much time to learn, so which tool should you spend time learning?

There is one free tool that could make a huge impact to your online presence and that is Google Analytics.

Chances are you know about it and probably already have it installed on your website, but I bet like myself, when you go and look at the dashboard with all of those tables and figures you start to feel a little bit confused and then you give up and leave for another time.

This Friday dispel that confusion and join us to learn all there is to know about Google Analytics and how to interpret the most valuable data for your business.

 

 

 

Friday 24th March

@ 12pm

At Canvas Coworking Space

Hosted by Steph Perry from Clear Pixel

BYO Lunch & Laptops

Cost: Free for Members

$10 for Non-Members (cash or credit card accepted on arrival)

 

BOOK YOUR SPOT

Toowoomba Startup Group – Open Coffee Meetup

Toowoomba Startup Group – Open Coffee Meetup

TSG OPEN – Entrepreneur Meetup – Hipsters, Hackers & Hustlers…

It’s on every second Tuesday from 7.15am. At the Engine room. For Coffee, Eggs and Bacon and Good Conversation…why not go some pancakes?

Agenda
7.15am Arrival – Order your breakfast.
7.30am Current Events – What’s happening in the TSG scene, news from the Local, State and Federal level. Funding, Grants, Accelerators, Pitch Competitions. Open to all attendees to contribute content and news.
8.00am Open Floor – What are your working on? What do you need? Wins? Questions, Helpful Hints & Tips, Co-Founder dating.
8.30am Depart or stay on and network with those who wish to remain.

Conversations across the morning could cover such varied topics as

What’s been going on lately in your business
New Business Models
New Technologies
New Businesses around town.
Regional Innovation, Hubs, Coworking
Ignite Ideas Fund – up to $100,000 for early stage startups & up to $250,000 for next stage.
Uber, SpaceX, Google, Microsoft, Robotics, Design, eCommerce, Drones

Or it could be about any other topic you could think of.

See you there…from 7.15am. Hipsters, Hackers & Hustlers, Startups, Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, Internal Innovation Labs, Innovators, Business owners, anyone with an interest in Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship & Coworking.

Come have breakfast with us every second Tuesday. Everyone Welcome.

Cheers,
David Masefield & Joy Taylor
Startup Toowoomba
Canvas Coworking

Toowoomba Startup Group – Open Coffee Meetup

Toowoomba Startup Group – Open Coffee Meetup

TSG OPEN – Entrepreneur Meetup – Hipsters, Hackers & Hustlers…

It’s on every second Tuesday from 7.15am. At the Engine room. For Coffee, Eggs and Bacon and Good Conversation…why not go some pancakes?

Agenda
7.15am Arrival – Order your breakfast.
7.30am Current Events – What’s happening in the TSG scene, news from the Local, State and Federal level. Funding, Grants, Accelerators, Pitch Competitions. Open to all attendees to contribute content and news.
8.00am Open Floor – What are your working on? What do you need? Wins? Questions, Helpful Hints & Tips, Co-Founder dating.
8.30am Depart or stay on and network with those who wish to remain.

Conversations across the morning could cover such varied topics as

What’s been going on lately in your business
New Business Models
New Technologies
New Businesses around town.
Regional Innovation, Hubs, Coworking
Ignite Ideas Fund – up to $100,000 for early stage startups & up to $250,000 for next stage.
Uber, SpaceX, Google, Microsoft, Robotics, Design, eCommerce, Drones

Or it could be about any other topic you could think of.

See you there…from 7.15am. Hipsters, Hackers & Hustlers, Startups, Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, Internal Innovation Labs, Innovators, Business owners, anyone with an interest in Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship & Coworking.

Come have breakfast with us every second Tuesday. Everyone Welcome.

Cheers,
David Masefield & Joy Taylor
Startup Toowoomba
Canvas Coworking

Toowoomba Startup Group – Open Coffee Meetup

Toowoomba Startup Group – Open Coffee Meetup

TSG OPEN – Entrepreneur Meetup – Hipsters, Hackers & Hustlers…

It’s on every second Tuesday from 7.15am. At the Engine room. For Coffee, Eggs and Bacon and Good Conversation…why not go some pancakes?

Agenda
7.15am Arrival – Order your breakfast.
7.30am Current Events – What’s happening in the TSG scene, news from the Local, State and Federal level. Funding, Grants, Accelerators, Pitch Competitions. Open to all attendees to contribute content and news.
8.00am Open Floor – What are your working on? What do you need? Wins? Questions, Helpful Hints & Tips, Co-Founder dating.
8.30am Depart or stay on and network with those who wish to remain.

Conversations across the morning could cover such varied topics as

What’s been going on lately in your business
New Business Models
New Technologies
New Businesses around town.
Regional Innovation, Hubs, Coworking
Ignite Ideas Fund – up to $100,000 for early stage startups & up to $250,000 for next stage.
Uber, SpaceX, Google, Microsoft, Robotics, Design, eCommerce, Drones

Or it could be about any other topic you could think of.

See you there…from 7.15am. Hipsters, Hackers & Hustlers, Startups, Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, Internal Innovation Labs, Innovators, Business owners, anyone with an interest in Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship & Coworking.

Come have breakfast with us every second Tuesday. Everyone Welcome.

Cheers,
David Masefield & Joy Taylor
Startup Toowoomba
Canvas Coworking

KPMG Startup Roadshow

KPMG Startup Roadshow

On the evening of 14th November KPMG will be visiting Startup Toowoomba to meet with startups and to provide important information about how KPMG can help them at various stages of growth.

We will be joined by Lisa Jenkinson, Head of Innovation & Entrepreneurship from the KPMG Qld practice, as well as Alun Needham, Director and Grants Management Expert, and Elise Webb, R&D tax specialist.

Topics to be covered include:
· KPMG’s R&D Tax services including KPMG’s new R&D Tax Edge platform available to streamline the process for startups.

· KPMG’s Grants Management services to help startups identify, qualify and apply for grant funding opportunities, and manage reporting commitments etc ongoing.

· KPMG’s M&A services – how to go about raising capital, when is the right time, what you need to prepare beforehand to best position the enterprise etc, how to attract the right capital and strategic partners.

· KPMG Marketplace – KPMG platform that provides quick and easy access to short term resources and capabilities not otherwise available to startups on flexible terms. It means startups can get more done more quickly without having overcommit from a staffing perspective in the early stages

· KPMG accelerator programs:

Energise: A three-month intensive program for startups, Energise 2.0 is designed to promote innovation and collaboration across the sector by taking the best startups/early-stage tech companies and connecting them with some of Australia’s leading ENR companies. The program supports both these companies and Australia’s leading technology startups by helping identify major operational problems and then giving Australia’s best and brightest ENR tech startups the opportunity to present their solutions.

elevate61 – a unique program designed to enable high performing Australian businesses to fast track their growth into the United States and beyond. elevate61 provides participants with facilitated access to an established network of successful Australian and US-based entrepreneurs, investors, advisors and global corporations.