4 july 2019 – 28 august 2019

> Ignite your passion for ideas
> See innovative businesses
> Exhibit your innovative business
> Invest in the next big idea
> Hear our inspirational keynote speaker
> Learn valuable skills at our expert workshops
> Participate in the pitch competition

LAUNCH | 4 JULY 2019

This year, StartUp Coffs Coast is launching in collaboration with StartUp Grind and guest Steve Baxter. The event will take place on 4 July at 5pm in the Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium.

ABOUT STEVE BAXTER

Tech investor Steve Baxter put his life savings of $11,000 on the line to launch his first start-up, the pioneering internet service provider SE Net which was acquired by Ozemail/UUNet under the stewardship of its founded by now Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull. In 2001, Steve teamed with a schoolmate to launch his second start-up, PIPE Networks which sold it to the TPG Group for $373 million.

KEYNOTE | 24 JULY

JESSICA WILSON – CREATOR OF THE STASHD APP

Jessica Wilson grew up on a farm in Karangi, starting her first business at 16 years old – running formal after parties for students on the farm land she grew up on, utilising different paddocks as venues. From there she grew and scaled this business to cover 16ths, 18ths, and 21st and made enough money to put herself through her first year of university. She then dropped out of University after a careers advisor told her she ‘didn’t have it in her’ to have a career in the fashion industry due to her lack of contacts and small-town roots.

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WORKSHOPS | 7 AUGUST

StartUp Coffs Coast 2019 will feature 3 separate workshops led by industry experts. This year’s topics are:

  1. App Development for StartUps – Strategies from Idea to Launch
  2. Intellectual Property for StartUps
  3. Intro to eCommerce

Attendance is free of charge. Please check back for more details and tickets, or contact us at 6degreesinfo@chcc.nsw.gov.au

PITCH COMPETITION | 28 AUGUST

The StartUp Coffs Coast Pitch Competition is designed to inspire budding entrepreneurs and innovators to pitch their innovative business solution and provide them with the prize money and support they need to make it happen.

A selection of the best entries will take the stage on 28 August 2019 to pitch their innovative business idea to a panel of business experts and an audience of other entrepreneurs, small business owners, potential investors, students, and business and community leaders.

Each finalist will have 5 minutes to pitch their idea followed by 5 minutes of Q&A with a panel of expert judges. Your pitch must include a product or process innovation. It is open to any type of business solution or market need. For example, it can be a business 2 business solution, consumer application or a social enterprise.

IMPORTANT: Deadline for entries is 16 August, 2019

SEE FULL TERMS AND CONDITIONS & HOW TO ENTER

STARTUP ALLEY

startup-alley

Wander the stands in Startup Alley to uncover the up and coming businesses of the region.

Hear their elevator pitch, test their product, discuss their market, share your feedback and help make them the next local success.

Businesses are jumping on board every day to be in the Alley, this was definitely one of the highlights of last year’s events and not to be missed.

Are you a Coffs Coast Startup? We want your company to be our next local success story. As a participant in the Startup Alley you get a spot to display in Startup Alley for one day during the show for two company representatives.

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DETAILS

 

WHEN: 4 JULY 2019 – 28 AUGUST 2019

WHERE: C.EX Coffs
1 Vernon Street, Coffs Harbour

COST:       FREE

KEY 2019 DATES:

4 July | Launch with StartUp Grind and Steve 
Baxter 

24 July | Keynote – Jessica Wilson, Creator of Stashd

25 July | Entrepreneurship Workshop

31 July | Pitch Competition Preparation: Ideation Workshop

7 August | Workshop Day

16 August | Submission Deadline for Pitch Competition

28 August | StartUp Alley and Pitch Competition Finals

 

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