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14 Oct

River City Labs announces winner of Startup Weekend Brisbane Women event

by launch-admin Oct 14, 2015 0 News


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Brisbane, 13 October 2015: Startup hub and co-working community River City Labs has announced that car wash service startup, airSponge, has taken out RCL’s inaugural Startup Weekend Brisbane Women event.

 

Launched in just 54 hours by business partners, Areej Alsheikh and Amin Bazzaz, airSponge connects people wanting to get their car washed for a set price with people in the vicinity willing to come and wash it for them. 

 

Areej Alsheikh, Co-Founder of airSponge, said: “Startup Weekend Brisbane Women was one of the most enriching experiences for my business partner, Amin and I. It was a bit intimidating at first not knowing what to expect, however as soon as we dove into the project, the adrenaline started pumping and we were able to complete one milestone after the other. The weekend was so much fun, incredibly useful, and very well organised.”

 

For winning Startup Weekend Brisbane Women, airSponge took away a $4000 business package from accounting firm, Hanrick Curran.

 

Ms Alsheikh added: “The next major step for airSponge involves redeeming the prize by getting consultancy on our business structure – we plan to register our business in the near future and will potentially be joining a startup accelerator program.”

 

Peta Ellis, General Manager of River City Labs, said: “We saw a promising turn out at our first Startup Weekend Brisbane event for women. It was so great to see these ladies in an environment where they felt comfortable enough to just go for it – the airSponge team is certainly testament to that.”

 

“On a personal level, it was incredibly reassuring to see how much support the wider startup community threw behind the organisation and running of the event. My hat goes off to all those who came down to be part of it and assist in getting these startup teams’ ideas off the ground.”

 

CUA General Manager of Business Transformation and Technology, Sue Coulter, was a panel judge at Startup Weekend Brisbane Women and said there were some strong ideas pitched by participants.

Ms Coulter commented: “While it is good to have a dedicated platform for women to pitch their ideas, the message is very much to keep going. Now they have experience at this kind of event, we want to see them take part in other startup events involving both men and women.

 

“CUA also gained valuable insight into the agile and fast-moving mentality adopted by startups, and how it might be possible to apply the same principles in a larger organisation.”

 

Startup Weekend Brisbane Women is an event focused on empowering, fostering and mentoring female startup companies and inspiring them to take risks and develop innovative thinking.

 

 

-ENDS-

 

Media Contact:

Laura Blue laurab@launchgroup.com.au 02 9492 1000 / 0416 699 925

 

 

About River City Labs:

River City Labs is Brisbane’s premier co-working community and central clubhouse for tech startups. They are a not-for-profit organisation aimed at fostering Queensland’s startup ecosystem.

 

Current membership sits at over 100 members ranging from early stage startups and founders to established startups and entrepreneurs who have successfully raised capital in the last 18 months.

 

River City Labs focuses on providing the right environment for entrepreneurs to make valuable contacts while learning from peers, mentors and industry experts helping them to connect, work and grow. 

 

About Startup Weekend Brisbane:

Startup Weekend Brisbane is an intense 54 hour event where a community of local entrepreneurs, business startup enthusiasts, web and software developers, designers and marketing gurus collaboratively participate in all stages of the startup process, including pitching, business model creation, coding, designing and market validation.

 

About Startup Weekend:

Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities.

 

6 Oct

River City Labs launches Startup Weekend Brisbane Women

by launch-admin Oct 6, 2015 0 News

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River City Labs urges women to get amongst it and launch their startup in 54 hours

 

Brisbane, 23 September 2015: Startup hub and co-working community River City Labs has announced that registrations to partake in their first ever Startup Weekend Women event (9-11 October) are now open, with female techs, disruptors, marketers and innovators encouraged to join the expansive cohort of entrepreneurs participating in the global brand movement, Startup Weekend.

 

Following on from the success of River City Lab’s Startup Weekend Brisbane in June, which saw a record-number of 200 people attend the opening night, this female-focused event is aimed at empowering, fostering and mentoring female startup companies in a collaborative environment and inspiring them to take risks and develop innovative thinking.


Marina Paronetto, Founder and CEO of Powerhousehq, commented: “Startup Weekend Brisbane Women is a win-win opportunity for all parties involved. Not only does it help in building a bridge for those women who might not ordinarily feel comfortable partaking in a startup event, the startup community itself benefits as its been found that having women and men working together on a startup actually yields better results and higher chances of success.”

 

Startup Weekend Brisbane Women offers participants the opportunity to engage in all stages of the startup experience, from pre-pitching their own startup, to collaboratively working in teams to design and launch a final product, to evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of their startup with local entrepreneurial leaders.

 

Peta Ellis, General Manager of River City Labs, said: “We are really excited to be launching our first startup event tailored to women. We are certainly not discouraging men’s involvement by any means – The overarching goal however is to empower women to have a go and to unleash their skills and ideas around design, development and creation in order to better facilitate their startup growth.”

 

An expert panel of entrepreneurial leaders will judge the final pitches, with prize packages being awarded to the standout startups. Live tweets across the weekend can be found by following the official @swbne account and the #SWBNEwomen hashtag.

 

To access the Startup Weekend Brisbane Women schedule, head to:

http://www.up.co/communities/australia/queensland/startup-weekend/7123

 

-ENDS-

 

Media Contact:

 

Laura Blue laurab@launchgroup.com.au” class=”” >laurab@launchgroup.com.au 02 9492 1000 / 0416 699 925

 

 

About River City Labs:

River City Labs is Brisbane’s premier co-working community and central clubhouse for tech startups. They are a not-for-profit organisation aimed at fostering Queensland’s startup ecosystem.

 

Current membership sits at over 100 members ranging from early stage startups and founders to established startups and entrepreneurs who have successfully raised capital in the last 18 months.

 

River City Labs focuses on providing the right environment for entrepreneurs to make valuable contacts while learning from peers, mentors and industry experts helping them to connect, work and grow. 

 

About Startup Weekend Brisbane:

Startup Weekend Brisbane is an intense 54 hour event where a community of local entrepreneurs, business startup enthusiasts, web and software developers, designers and marketing gurus collaboratively participate in all stages of the startup process, including pitching, business model creation, coding, designing and market validation.

 

About Startup Weekend:

Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities.

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6 Oct

River City Labs raises investment fund for its inaugural accelerator program, powered by muru-D

by launch-admin Oct 6, 2015 0 News


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Brisbane, 1 October, 2015: Startup hub and coworking community River City Labs has today announced it has successfully raised and closed an investment fund totalling $150K, to sit behind its inaugural, three-month ‘River City Labs Accelerator’ program, powered by muru-D.

 

Twelve local investors have contributed to the fund, including several mentors and advisors from the Accelerator program, as well as angel investors and investment fund managers, Black Sheep Capital and Blue Sky Venture Capital.

 

Entrepreneur In Residence for the program, Aaron Birkby, said: The interest shown in the investment fund was incredible, with new investors wanting to come on board even after the funding round had closed. It has allowed us to activate new, invaluable relationships with angel investors and will give us the opportunity to further collaborate with Blue Sky Funds as they’ve now volunteered their services to manage the fund.

 

“I have no doubt that incentivising investment for future programs will be even easier as the Brisbane ecosystem continues to grow from strength to strength,” Mr Birkby added.

 

Founder of River City Labs, and one of the fund’s investors, Steve Baxter, said: “What an encouraging sign for both the community here at River City Labs and the wider Brisbane startup scene. The success of this capital raise over such a short period of time is testament to the quality of the five startups – I have high expectations for all the teams involved in the Accelerator program and am looking forward to seeing what level they are at following the completion of the program.”

 

The five startups participating in the ‘River City Labs Accelerator’ program are:

 

·       ProcessPA – Software­as­a­service that takes all the anxiety and time out of your minutes, motions and meetings for School Parent Bodies and Incorporated Associations.

·       GreenSocks – The easiest way to get your lawn mowed by people who want to make money, mowing lawns.

·       Outbound – Provides a simple, efficient and safe social network for travellers to connect.

·       ParkFit – The mobile app that helps you discover nearby crowd-sourced and publicly available workout structures, making it easy to workout outdoors for free.

·       Puntaa – A peer-to-peer social betting platform, allowing custom bets between friends on anything, social sharing of those bets, and bets to be paid out, all on mobile.

 

Each startup began their 14-week residency at River City Labs earlier in September, receiving $20,000 of seed investment funding upon their commencement ($10,000 each from River City Labs fund and muru-D). Those teams that meet their traction targets following the completion of their residency will receive a further $20,000 in funding from the River City Labs fund.

 

For more information head to: http://accelerator.rivercitylabs.net/

 

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Media Contact

Laura Blue, Launch Group                                                                                                                                

E: laurab@launchgroup.com.au” class=”” >laurab@launchgroup.com.au | M: + 61 416 699 925| T: +612 9492 1000.

 

 

About River City Labs

River City Labs is Brisbane’s premier co-working community and central clubhouse for tech startups. They are a not-for-profit organisation aimed at fostering Queensland’s startup ecosystem.

 

Current membership sits at over 100 members ranging from early stage startups and founders to established startups and entrepreneurs who have successfully raised capital in the last 18 months.

 

River City Labs focuses on providing the right environment for entrepreneurs to make valuable contacts while learning from peers, mentors and industry experts helping them to connect, work and grow. 

 

About muru-D

muru-D is a startup accelerator backed by Telstra that provides support for the best tech entrepreneurial talent in the Asian Pacific region. By providing mentoring, tailored acceleration services and investment to early stage startups, muru-D’s goal is to help Australia and South East Asia become a centre of digital business.

 

6 Oct

International students drawn to big savings with Cohortpay

by launch-admin Oct 6, 2015 0 News


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Australia, 29 September 2015: Holistic education services provider, Cohort Solutions, continues to expand global networks, announcing that its payment platform Cohortpay now offers local payment options in 60 countries across Europe, Africa, Asia and North and South America. Additionally, Cohort Solution’s 15,000 strong user base is set to accelerate with the newly added capability of servicing students studying in New Zealand.

 

Cohortpay offers significant savings to some 600,000 international students enrolled in Australia each year by converting their Australian dollar tuition fees at a low foreign exchange rate while eliminating extra fees and charges.

 

Mark Fletcher, CEO of Cohort Solutions, said: “Cohortpay offers significantly lower foreign exchange rates on tuition fee payments for the many international students studying in Australia. Cohortpay’s services allow students to make tuition payments in their local currency, and remove international money transfer fees from the equation.

 

“Some of our students studying medicine in Melbourne for example, are paying over AUD$75,000 per annum for a four-year course. When compared to costs charged by their banks at home, some of these students are saving over AUD$11,000 using Cohortpay. With these sorts of savings in mind, we expect a successful expansion into the New Zealand market will bring exciting growth, with payments already being enabled and future deals in the making.”

 

Cohortpay is secure and easy for international students to use, allowing tracking of their payments in real-time via a personalised dashboard.

 

“With growing confidence and awareness of the brand, Cohort Solutions envisions users will adopt multiple complimentary products tailored to international students, including health insurance, short-term accommodation, transportation, and a mobile sim card, to maximise their savings and ease their transition into a student’s life in Australia and New Zealand,” Mr Fletcher added.   

 

For a detailed breakdown of Cohortpay’s services and features, visit: https://cohortpay.com or to learn more about Cohort Solution’s complimentary products visit: http://cohortsolutions.com

 

Media Contacts

 

Laura Blue, Launch Group                                                                                              

E: laurab@launchgroup.com.au” class=”” >laurab@launchgroup.com.au | M: + 61 416 699 925| T: +612 9492 1000.

 

About Cohort Solutions

Cohort Solution’s innovative vision is to reduce the cost of international education by decreasing the cost of tuition for international students; and to provide value-enhancing products for service providers in the international education industry. Cohort Solutions currently services customers in 135 countries worldwide. For more information: http://cohortsolutions.com

 

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28 Sep

‘Startup Year’ plan is good news for innovation

by launch-admin Sep 28, 2015 0 News

Sydney, September 25: The ACS – the professional association for Australia’s ICT sector – has welcomed Labor’s announcements yesterday aimed at driving greater innovation, entrepreneurship and a startup culture in Australia.

 

A Labor Government has committed to creating 100,000 university placements for STEM students, a ‘Startup Year’ for 2000 final year university graduates to kick-start Australia’s aspiring young entrepreneurs, and a ‘graduate’ entrepreneurship visa to encourage and retain talented international students following the completion of their studies.

 

Earlier this year the ACS released Australia’s Digital Pulse – a groundbreaking report in partnership with Deloitte Access Economics – which found that in the next five years there will be a projected demand for 100,000 additional ICT workers, and this at a time when domestic ICT graduates numbers are less than 4000 annually.

 

ACS President Brenda Aynsley OAM, said Labor’s focus on the key issue of increasing the supply of skilled ICT workers and improving digital workforce planning is welcome.

 

“Australia faces critical shortages in ICT skills, which if not addressed urgently, will retard our economic growth, reduce our standards of living and result in lower job growth in the future.”

 

“For too long technology education and innovation have been sideline issues. Now we are seeing both the Government and Opposition pushing the importance of our digital future.”

 

Australia must move quickly to better equip itself to grasp the opportunities of the digital age – there is no time to lose with other nations already achieving significant success in reorienting their economy, society, education and work. We run the very real risk of being left behind with the negative consequences of inaction and indecision.”

 

“The ACS is eager to work with all political parties in addressing the policy challenges and looks forward to ongoing engagement and discussion,” Ms Aynsley said.  

 

ENDS

 

Further information

Thomas Shanahan, ACS, 0449 902 130

Thomas.shanahan@acs.org.au” class=”” >Thomas.shanahan@acs.org.au

 

About the ACS

The ACS is the professional association for Australia’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. Over 20,000 ACS members work in business, education, government and the community. The ACS exists to create the environment and provide the opportunities for members and partners to succeed. The ACS strives for ICT professionals to be recognised as drivers of innovation in our society, relevant across all sectors, and to promote the formulation of effective policies on ICT and related matters. Visit www.acs.org.au for more information.


17 Sep

NSW announces world first data initiative

by launch-admin Sep 17, 2015 0 News

Sydney, August 4: The ACS has welcomed an announcement by NSW Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation The Hon Victor Dominello MP that the state will launch a world first whole of government data analytics centre.

 

In an announcement at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Minister Dominello spoke of the wide range of services that would be facilitated by the analysis of NSW Government data.

 

ACS President Brenda Aynsley praised the initiative.

 

“The announcement demonstrates the importance of digital technologies in the future of service delivery. The holistic approach taken by the Minister by involving multiple stakeholders will lead to a better outcome overall, and as the professional association for Australia’s ICT sector we are looking forward to seeing the outcomes that this centre will deliver. “

 

“We have continually called on Government to deliver better data on the digital economy, and it is encouraging to see this call being heeded here in NSW. This is a wonderful example of how governments can capture the enormous benefits of open data and data analytics.” Ms Aynsley said.

 

The centre will be hosted at the UTS Data Arena, a world class facility developed to better visualise and comprehend the phenomenal amounts of data available to analysts and researchers today.

 

The Data Analytics Centre’s shape and strategy is set to be informed by a steering committee of stakeholders including Privacy Commissioner Dr Elizabeth Coombs, Information Commissioner Elizabeth Tydd, Customer Service Commissioner Mike Pratt and Chief Scientist & Engineer Prof. Mary O’Kane.

 

The UTS Data Arena is contained within the Faculty of Engineering and IT, who are a platinum sponsor of the 2015 Reimagination Thought Leaders Summit. For more information, visit http://reimagination.acs.org.au

 

Further information

Thomas Shanahan, Australian Computer Society, 0449 902 130

Thomas.shanahan@acs.org.au

 

About the ACS

The ACS is the professional association for Australia’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. Over 20,000 ACS members work in business, education, government and the community. The ACS exists to create the environment and provide the opportunities for members and partners to succeed. The ACS strives for ICT professionals to be recognised as drivers of innovation in our society, relevant across all sectors, and to promote the formulation of effective policies on ICT and related matters. Visit www.acs.org.au for more information.


17 Sep

ACS Congratulates Malcolm Turnbull, calls for increased focus on digital technology, education

by launch-admin Sep 17, 2015 0 News

Sydney, September 15, 2015: The ACS – the professional association for Australia’s ICT sector – has congratulated Prime Minister Designate and former Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull on winning the leadership of the Liberal Party.

 

As Communications Minister Mr. Turnbull has served as the Patron of the ACS and in June launched Australia’s Digital Pulse – a flagship report commissioned by the ACS and prepared by Deloitte Access Economics.  

 

ACS CEO Andrew Johnson noted the considerable value that Mr. Turnbull’s knowledge of the Communications portfolio will bring to the office of Prime Minister.

 

“I want to take this opportunity to congratulate Malcolm Turnbull. In today’s digital world having a former Communications Minister take the top job will bring a much needed stronger focus on innovation, technology and digital education and skills.”

 

“Building digital skills is critical if Australia is to secure its economic future, and Malcolm Turnbull has strong credentials in the technology space.”

 

“The ACS looks forward to working with the new Communications Minister and the Prime Minister as Australia builds its digital capability and strengthens its digital economy.”

 

Further information

Thomas Shanahan, ACS, 0449 902 130

Thomas.shanahan@acs.org.au

 

About the ACS

The ACS (Australian Computer Society) is the professional association for Australia’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. Over 20,000 ACS members work in business, education, government and the community. The ACS exists to create the environment and provide the opportunities for members and partners to succeed. The ACS strives for ICT professionals to be recognised as drivers of innovation in our society, relevant across all sectors, and to promote the formulation of effective policies on ICT and related matters. Visit www.acs.org.au for more information.

 

 


17 Sep

StartupAUS Welcomes Appointment of the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP as Prime Minister

by launch-admin Sep 17, 2015 0 News

15 September 2015: StartupAUS, the not-for-profit organisation looking to transform Australia through promoting technology entrepreneurship, today congratulated the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP on his appointment as Prime Minister of Australia.

 

CEO of StartupAUS, Peter Bradd said StartupAUS looks forward to continuing the strong working relationship it has established with Mr Turnbull.

 

“Mr Turnbull’s business acumen along with his knowledge of and well known support for the Australian technology sector will provide him with unique insights into the barriers facing Australian startups, particularly in terms of accessing venture capital and talent.

 

“As Australia enters a new era of growth, technology based startups have the potential to transform the economy and create the jobs of the future,” Mr Bradd said. “In the next two decades, startups have the potential to contribute up to $US109 billion in growth to the economy, and create 540,000 new jobs.

 

“StartupAUS is committed to continuing its work with Government to boost Australia’s prosperity and modernise its economy through a well supported and thriving tech startup ecosystem.

 

“This is a critical time for Australian startups.  There is so much to be gained if we can grow this important part of our business community.  But we must act swiftly and decisively in this area and we need the support of our Federal Government to lead a unified, centralised approach to building this ecosystem.  We believe Mr Turnbull has the vision and conviction to do this effectively and we very much look forward to working with the Prime Minister and his Cabinet to ‘seize the day’ in support of Australia’s many startups,” Mr Bradd said.

 

-ENDS-

 

Media Contacts:

Louise Proctor louise@launchgroup.com.au 02 9492 1003 / 0452 574 244

 

About StartupAUS

StartupAUS is a not-for-profit entity with a mission to transform Australia through technology entrepreneurship. StartupAUS believes a strong home-grown tech sector is vital to future Australian jobs and wealth. But getting there will require a national imperative to create the right environment, with a supportive culture and more entrepreneurs with the right skills.

For more information: www.startupaus.org  

 

 


17 Sep

Startup Spring and City of Sydney encourage startups to grow up global

by launch-admin Sep 17, 2015 0 News

Australia’s third annual startup festival launches at Sydney’s Town Hall

 

Australia, 09 September 2015 StartupAUS together with the City of Sydney will officially launch the return of the Startup Spring festival for the third year running at Sydney Town Hall on Wednesday to kick-off the events taking place across Australia from the 10-30 September.

 

Startup Spring is a three-week long, Australia-wide festival of events and activities to celebrate and promote the startup community and to encourage more Australians to get involved and excited about entrepreneurship and technology.

 

Under a theme of ‘Growing up Global,’ the evening will feature an address by Lord Mayor Clover Moore and a panel discussion with local entrepreneurs and Sydney business leaders exploring the global opportunities on our doorstep.

 

The panellists include StartupAUS Board Director and founder of Blackbird Ventures, Bill Bartee, founder & CEO at Posse, Rebekah Campbell, and entrepreneur and investor & founder of SYD Ventures and Follow the Seed, Andrey Shirben.

 

StartupAUS CEO, Peter Bradd, said: “The evening will officially kick off StartupAUS’ Startup Spring festival. It’s a celebration of our emerging startup ecosystem and the night will focus on how we must encourage our local talent to think global from the get-go.”

 

“We will hear from local entrepreneurs as well as big-business leaders who will offer personal insight and different perspectives on how we can achieve a stronger startup scene here in Sydney and Australia-wide.”

 

Last month, The City of Sydney launched their Draft Tech Startups Action Plan, which StartupAUS supports as an important and timely step towards realising Sydney’s potential as a vibrant startup destination.

 

Mr Bradd continued: “This is the first year where we have had official city support for Startup Spring, which is an exciting and positive step forward for helping our nation transform into a strong and diverse digitally led economy. The City of Sydney is passionate about making our city a hub for tech innovation and that’s why we are so thankful for their support. We look forward to working with the City of Sydney to better this great city.”

Over the course of the next three weeks there will be events taking place across Australia, with standout events including:

 

NSW

 

 

VIC

 

·      National Crowdfunding Conference, by Initiate and CFIA

·      Run The World Conference 2015

·      Geelong Silicon Beach Startup Spring meetup!

 

WA

 

·      Perth Web Girls

·      Morning Startup

 

SA

 

·      Innovation In Schools

·      Commercialising Your Innovation Product or Service

·      Entrepreneurs in Conversation: Successful Crowdfunding

 

QLD

 

·      Mentor Blaze Queensland

·      Disruptive Startup

·      Townsville Startup Weekend 2015

 

 

For a full list of events and to list new events: http://startupaus.org/startupSpring/

 

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Media contacts:

  

Louise Proctor, Launch Group

E: louise@launchgroup.com.au | T: 02 9492 1003 | M: 0452 574 244

 

About Startup Spring

 

Startup Spring is a three-week long festival celebrating technology, startups and entrepreneurship. Launched by StartupAUS in 2013, Startup Spring features hundreds of events and activities from all around Australia – to celebrate and promote the tech startup ecosystem and to encourage more people to get involved and excited about entrepreneurship.

 

About StartupAUS

 

StartupAUS is a not-for-profit entity with a mission to transform Australia through technology entrepreneurship. 

 

StartupAUS believes a strong home-grown tech sector is vital to future Australian jobs and wealth. But getting there will require a national imperative to create the right environment, with a supportive culture and more entrepreneurs with the right skills.

 

For more informationwww.startupaus.org  


17 Sep

Startup Spring and City of Adelaide encourage local startups to ‘grow up global’

by launch-admin Sep 17, 2015 0 News

Annual startup festival launches at Adelaide’s Town Hall 16th September

 

Australia, 16 September 2015 StartupAUS, the national organisation for promoting technology entrepreneurship in Australia, together with the City of Adelaide, will celebrate the return of the Startup Spring festival at a launch event at Adelaide Town Hall on Wednesday evening, 16th September.

 

Startup Spring is a three-week long, Australia-wide festival of events and activities to promote the startup community and to encourage more Australians to get involved and excited about entrepreneurship and technology. In it’s third year, the festival runs from 10-30 September.

 

This year’s event features a theme of ‘Growing up Global,’ with the evening featuring an address by Deputy Lord Mayor, Houssam Abiad, and a panel discussion with local entrepreneurs and South Australian business leaders exploring the global opportunities on our doorstep.

 

ANZ Chair in Business Growth and StartupAUS board member, Dr Jana Matthews, will facilitate the evening. Speakers and Panellists include, Engineering Director at Google Australia and New Zealand and StartupAUS board Chairman Alan Noble, CEO and Managing Director of REDARC Electronics Anthony Kittel, Account Executive, Higher Education Sector at HP Tom Steer, CEO of Makers Empire Jonathan Soong, and Co-managing Directors of Jemsoft Jordan Green and Emily Rich.

 

Dr Matthews said: “Startup Spring is an important annual event to celebrate and lift the profile of our local startup community. The launch event will focus on how we need to encourage our local South Australian talent to think global from day one.”

 

“We have an impressive panel line-up, ranging from successful startup founders to global business leaders, who will offer personal insight and diverse perspectives on how we can achieve a stronger startup scene both here in South Australia and Australia-wide.”

 

CEO of StartupAUS, Peter Bradd, said: “This is the first year where we have had official city support for Startup Spring, which is an exciting and positive step forward for helping our nation transform into a strong and diverse digitally-led economy. The City of Adelaide is passionate about making our city a hub for tech innovation and that’s why we are so thankful for their support. We look forward to working with the City of Adelaide to better this great city.”

 

For a full list of events and to list new events: http://startupaus.org/startupSpring/

 

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Media contacts:

  

Louise Proctor, Launch Group

E: louise@launchgroup.com.au | T: 02 9492 1003 | M: 0452 574 244

 

About Startup Spring

Startup Spring is a three-week long festival celebrating technology, startups and entrepreneurship. Launched by StartupAUS in 2013, Startup Spring features hundreds of events and activities from all around Australia – to celebrate and promote the tech startup ecosystem and to encourage more people to get involved and excited about entrepreneurship.

 

About StartupAUS

StartupAUS is a not-for-profit entity with a mission to transform Australia through technology entrepreneurship. 

 

StartupAUS believes a strong home-grown tech sector is vital to future Australian jobs and wealth. But getting there will require a national imperative to create the right environment, with a supportive culture and more entrepreneurs with the right skills.

 

For more informationwww.startupaus.org