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Intro to startups

September 2, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Intro to startups

Business Career Advantage – Introduction to startups (hosted by QUT Creative Enterprise Australia)

Dates: 2nd September

Time: 9.30am-5pm

Location: The Coterie coworking space and Quest conference room, Kelvin Grove

If you’re considering a career in entrepreneurship, this workshop aims to demystify the world of startups.

This lively introduction will help you get comfortable with key terms and concepts of the startup world.

You’ll leave with a rich understanding of startups and methods to assist you in making your business idea a reality.

The full-day session will cover:

  • What is a startup career?
  • Why Lean Startup methods exist
  • When to use them
  • The mechanics of learning from customers and testing ideas
  • Terms like MVP, pivots, customer development, validated learning, product/market fit, innovation accounting and cross-functional teams

This workshop is packed with hands-on activities to help you gain a deeper understanding of startup principles.

This session is relevant for students from all disciplines. It is equally useful for people interested in entrepreneurship as a future endeavor and those who have started working on their startup already.

Pre-booking your space is essential.

colin-kinner_cea_staff_member_heroColin Kinner

Colin has previously run a successful startup incubator and a seed stage venture capital fund, and held senior positions in the commercialisation arms of The University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and Imperial College London. He has coached and trained many founders of technology-based businesses. He is an experienced company director, a regular speaker and lecturer on startups and innovation, and provides mentoring to a number of local startups through incubators and co-working spaces such as River City Labs.

Colin is a Co-organiser of the Silicon Beach Brisbane meetup group whose 1,300 members represent the core of Brisbane’s startup community, and Investment Manager for the CEA Startup Fund. qutcea.com/startup-fund/

sarah_cea_staff_member_heroSarah Moran

Sarah has extensive experience in communications within the Australian and international startup communities. Her previous roles in include working with the Unreasonable Institute and Stanford d.school to partner with Google, Nike, SAP and X-Box to run “Unreasonable at Sea” – a technology accelerator on a ship that sailed through 16 countries. She is also a cofounder of Girl Geek Academy – a global organisation teaching 1 million women to get into tech and launch their own startups by 2025. GGA has hosted Australia’s first all-female hackathon (#SheHacks), makerfest (#SheMakes) and game development program (#SheMakes_Games).

Sarah currently works for QUT Creative Enterprise Australia helping start, grow, scale and connect startups and creative businesses. qutcea.com


September 2, 2015
9:30 am - 5:00 pm


QUT Creative Enterprise Australia
07 3337 7801


The Coterie
Level 4, Z1 The Works, 34 Parer Place via Musk Avenue
Kelvin Grove, Queensland 4059 Australia
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07 3337 7801