Startup Innovation Lab with Mark Zmarly
theSPACE is pumped to announce our monthly StartUp & Innovation Lab with special guest Mark Zmarzly,CEO and Founder of Hip Pocket ! This event is a great networking opportunity also… Come and meet other likeminded people!
We believe entrepreneurship is for everyone, because as the world continues to change (at an accelerated pace) so do the opportunities for employment. We believe that there is no security in having a JOB. To the contrary having entrepreneurial skills that allow you to operate with agility, pivot as required, find opportunity amongst the change and derive an income from such opportunities will be critical. On an ongoing basis.
What's more, deriving an income by doing what you love is an entirely different way of living. Imagine waking up each day and doing what you were born to do. Entrepreneurship is for everyone… At theSPACE we teach you the skills to help enable this.
A key component is teaching you how to Turn Your Ideas into a commercial Reality. To do this each month we offer our members training as part of our startup & innovation lab. We’ll train you in a 6 step process to Turn your Ideas into Reality
1. Creating an agile plan (+ Idea Screening)
2. Establishing a core assumption
3. Creating an MVP
4. Testing your core assumption
5. Pivoting or Persevering
6. Getting to the proof of concept / product market fit your Startup / Innovation idea and share new technologies with others in the Cairns Startup and innovation scene.
More about Mark
Hip Pocket was originally founded at a Startup Weekend event in 2012 and began deploying FinTech software in 2014. Their newest software is the recently launched Savings app called Hip Money. All of their software is designed to help people make better financial decisions from their phones in under 2 minutes. They are actively looking for a bank partner in Australia to expand here.
Mark has skills and experience in banking, FinTech, sales, pitching, raising capital, and, thanks to his Masters in Creative Writing, storytelling. Note his flair for writing in the third person!
Mark is based at Fishburners, so don’t miss your chance to meet him at theSPACE.
Members are free
Non-Members $20 or you can become a member today.