CRC & iLab Pitch Night - Thursday 19th Nov.

CRC & iLab Pitch Night - Thursday 19th Nov.

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CRC & iLab Pitch Night 

To celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, theSPACE in conjunction with the State Government, Cairns Regional Council & iLab and pleased to invite you to the CRC & iLab Pitch Night. The event is being in held at the Amphitheatre – Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre and will offer 3 really cool things (well more than 3 but, here are 3 good ones).

  1. A kick butt presentation + Q & A from world class entrepreneur Danny Maher (see bio below)
  2. Wicked pitches (prizes for the best pitches)
  3. A chance to connect with other awesome peeps from the startup & innovation community

Tickets at


4pm – 5pm – Danny to spend an hour in one on ones with 4-5 startups from the region

5:15pm – Attendees arrive to pitch event – Networking

5:45 – 6:45pm – Danny Maher presentation + Q & A

6:45pm – 7pm Break

7pm – 8:30pm – Pitches

8:30pm – Networking

Visiting Entrepreneur 

Danny is CEO of Opmantek, a successful open source software company, producing a network management information system (NIMS), based on the Gold Coast. Mr Maher was awarded the Gold Stevie for executive of the year with the Silver Stevie going to Alan Joyce (CEO of Qantas) and the Bronze to David Thodey (CEO of Telstra). Danny has been a key figure in the Australian IT landscape, a serial entrepreneur and commercialiser of innovation and passionate promoter of the Australian IT industry. Under Danny’s management, Opmantek has deployed a disruptive business model which has seen the Opmantek business grow to support a customer base of over 60,000 organisations in 130 countries globally. Every 6 minutes a new organisation implements an Opmantek product making Opmantek one of the fastest growing business software companies in the world. Opmantek is Australian ICT Exporter of the year and a Queensland iAwards winner. “Awards that follow from achievements are very satisfying. To receive a Gold Stevie award in front of two of Australia’s leading executive’s is fantastic recognition of the modern, innovative high growth business model developed and deployed at Opmantek and one that I hope will benefit many Australian companies.” – Danny Maher, CEO Opmantek Danny was also recognised for the generous contributions that he has made to the Gold Coast community, through mentoring, industry presentations, donations and for the foundation of the Griffith University Opmantek Industry Prize as a way to enrich student experiences and strengthen the link between academia and industry through industry based IT projects.

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