Startup Hackathon

Startup Hackathon

Fri, July 27th, 2018 - 08:00 - Fri, July 27th, 2018 - 18:00
Startup Hackathon

Date: Friday 27th of July 8am  - 6pm
Location: U Block, Eureka Street, TAFE North Queensland

During the event, you will be immersed in the startup and innovation culture, complementing your existing academic knowledge with the practical application of entrepreneurship. 

Startup Hackathon aims include:

- Equip, empower and motivate with entrepreneurial skills
- Development of soft skills including but not limited to:

  • pitching
  • problem solving
  • agile planning
  • ideas screening
  • market validation
  • minimum viable product development

- Provide connection into the start-up ecosystem 
- Provide a regional forum where mentors, industry specialists, educators and local entrepreneurs can collaborate and network
- Provide access and opportunity to assisting emerging entrepreneurs to develop and commercialise innovative products and services
- Provide access and opportunity to teachers and students for further experience-based learning through incubators and innovation hubs such as theSPACE Australasia
-Build team cohesion and entrepreneurial community across multiple schools

Troy Haines

Elliot, Corey, Hamish and Jessica | Powershot APP
David Burston | Confidence Unlimited
James Milaras | Joker & the Thief 
Flint Tolley | Backyard Blasters 

Roy Wybrow | JCU Lecturer
Nancy Johns | Nancy Johns / Trest
Donna Patane | MacDonnells Law
Nathan Finney | Crowe Horwath

Debbie - Ann Bender | CEO Cairns Chamber of Commerce
Angela Toppin 
Tara Diversi | Young Entrepreneurs Project

8:00 AM - Registration
8:30 AM - Welcome Party - Review the day, Introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders
9:00 AM - Pitch Fire - All attendees will have the opportunity to pitch an idea - 1 minute pitches
9:30 AM - Team Formation
10:00 AM - Agile Planning & Market Validation with Troy Haines

The Hustle begins.. 
In the afternoon you will hear from Industry Leaders, Learn from Guest Speakers as they share their entrepreneurial journey and have access to incredible Mentors for support and guidance. 

4:30 PM - Tools down
4:45 PM - Judging panel 
5:30 PM - Wrap Up & CloseYou Did it!

For more information please contact theSPACE 0740152517 or email

Special Thanks to our Sponsors:
Advance Queensland | Queensland Government
Business Liason Association
theSPACE Australasia
Emerging Entrepreneurs
TAFE Queensland
MacDonnells Law
James Cook University 
Ignite FNQ 
Crowe Horwath
Fuji Xerox
Win News

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