On the 8th of February, Patrick Gorenac, Alicia Beggs, John Beckinsale, and I began the long journey to Gainesville, Florida. With much excitement, and many practice cases under our belts, we boarded the 11am flight headed to LA, en route to the Heavener International Case Competition (HICC). The competition itself, run by the University of Florida, brings together exceptional students from 20 business schools around the globe, aiming to expose them to the strategic challenges and decisions encountered by global business leaders.
On the 10th of October, Taste of Brisbane launched its first food tour of the semester at the delicious Afghani restaurant, Chopan Charcoal, located in Milton. Here, accompanied by 30+ guests, we were immersed in the owner’s culture and heritage while marvelling at the delicious morsels of food that continually filled our plates. At the price of $26 per person, the event proved to be great value for money as guests quickly became full with the steady flow of food making its way to our tables.
From the 18th till the 20th of March, the Glasshouse at Kelvin Grove hosted Australia’s first creative tech start-up weekend. As participants pitched their initial ideas on the Friday, excitement was high in anticipation of the voting and team formations to take place later that evening.
I voted and became apart of the team for Shario – a platform for musicians to share, sell and trade musical equipment, providing a solution for musicians to gain access to otherwise extremely expensive equipment.
On the 17th of September, I was one of the lucky few students who were selected to attend the Creative3 Forum. This forum hosted a diverse selection of successful entrepreneurs, attracting many hopeful start-ups to the event, each emphasising the need to takes risks and experiment regarding creative enterprises. Not only did this forum provide great networking opportunities, but also provided the ability to gain insight into the various industries represented by the speakers and the visitors that Creative3 attracted.