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Collisions | From Startup to ScaleUp with Ian Mason

April 18, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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For the first time, mentors from our Collider Accelerator program will be available to the public with our new speaker series, Collisions. These sessions will give you invaluable insights, and unprecedented access to some of the greatest minds in the startup industry.

Commencing this series is a unique opportunity to take a glimpse behind a global empire with Ian Mason, Virgin StartUp’s Head of Development.

This session will cover:

  • Virgin StartUp’s approach to starting up and scaling a business.
  • How startups act as the catalyst for innovation.
  • How you can leverage connections and partnerships within your industry.
  • Business development tips & tricks for startups and non-for-profits based on Ian’s experience as an entrepreneur.

Following this inspiring keynote will be a fireside chat between Ian and Collider’s Entrepreneur in Residence, Alan Jones.

Ian Mason

As the appointed Head of Development for Virgin StartUp, Ian Mason is responsible for creating and executing support programs for founders. His past experience in economics and startup foundership has given him a uniquely authoritative voice on driving business strategy.

In both 2015 and 2016, Ian was appointed Leader of the United Kingdom’s delegation to the Y20 Summit which involved representing the views of young people to the G20 World Leaders. Ian is also the cofounder of the Future Leaders Network, an organisation that seeks and develops business, academic and political leaders of the future.

Virgin StartUp

Virgin StartUp is a non-for-profit organisation that provides investment, resources and support to entrepreneurs looking to make their startup idea a reality. Since inception, Virgin StartUp has issued more than £16 million in funding to over 1500 entrepreneurs.


April 18, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Room 214, Level 2, J Block
2 George St, QUT Gardens Point
Brisbane, QLD 4000 Australia
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