QUT Foundry Showcase Event

Come along to the foundry’s Pitch ‘n Party: an evening of celebration, connection and competition!

Program teaser:

Raw Ideas
Raw Ideas is a competition for fresh ideas from members of the QUT community to be pitched for prizes including $500 and incubation.

If you’ve got a new idea you want to get launched, pitch it for feedback and a chance to win! You can sign up here now or see if there’s a spot left on the night.

Battle of the Brands
Established startup brands hailing from QUT’s entrepreneurship ecosystem will compete in an unconventional challenge which promises to entertain you.

Event details:
Thursday October 18
5:00pm-8:00pm
QUT foundry, D block, room 214, QUT Gardens Point Campus
REGISTER. Free event.

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Join the Design jam

For the first time, the World Hospital Congress, being held this year in Brisbane, will feature a one-day Design Jam.

Design jam brings a diversity of people together (students, researchers and problem solvers from across and beyond health) to co-design and pitch solutions to improve health and care.

We invite you to get involved and contribute your unique skills and experience. Read on to learn about the various opportunities.

Design Jam details:
October 11th, 9:00am-5:00pm
Register
(tickets from $15.00)

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Pitch your idea to an audience of global business leaders and influencers

Perfect your pitch and apply to PItch@Palace by September 30 for your chance to pitch your business idea, connect with CEOs, influencers, angels, mentors and potential business partners.

Visit www.pitchatpalaceaustralia.com. You can enter with a startup business or social enterprise – even of it’s an idea on paper, MPV or prototype. The pitching competition starts November 27 with a Pitch@Palace On Tour event (e.g. at the Gold Coast, Queensland). Forty-two progress from tour events to Pitch@Palace Australia Bootcamp, being held in Brisbane, on November 28.  The Pitch@Palace Australia 2.0 event will be held 30 November 2018. If you win, you may progress to represent Australia, pitch in a palace, and gain international exposure and contacts.

Details:
Apply by September 30
Australian Pitch events are held in late November
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Practice your pitch

Being able to pitch an idea is a valuable skill – whether in entrepreneurship or in your every day personal life. There are a number of upcoming opportunities for you to develop and pitch ideas and significant prizes, support, and/or promotion available.

These include:

At QUT foundry’s Pitch Coaching sessions:

  • practice pitching your idea for a product, startup business or social enterprise (whatever stage it’s at – from ‘just an idea’, to prototype, minimum viable product, or new venture)
  • get constructive feedback from panelists – to both improve your pitch and idea
  • get competition ready!

The next session is Thursday September 13, from 12-2PM. Register here.

Interactive Industry and Innovation Maps

The Department of Industry, Innovation & Science has developed two nifty interactive maps which enable you to find industry and innovation data for Australian regions.

The Innovation Map gives you an insight into innovation and business activities across Australia (Research and Development expenditure and new business creation, for instance), and the Industry Map allows you to look up key statistics such as business counts and industry employment data per region and per industry.

Very useful tools for identifying developments and emerging trends in your field, and areas where innovation and industry employment opportunities may be highest.

Read more about the maps and try them out.

Making Innovation Happen – Tales from the Coalface with Luisa Guthrie

You are invited to the ‘Making Innovation Happen’ seminar and networking event as part of the BridgeTech Occasional Seminar Series.

The BridgeTech Program specialises in the commercialisation of medical technology including medical devices and diagnostics. The BridgeTech Program is convened and administered by QUT and involves a consortium of partners including medical technology companies, universities and industry associations. 

Event details:
Tuesday July 10, 2-3pm followed by an opportunity to network.
IHBI, 60 Musk Avenue, QUT Kelvin Grove Campus
RSVP via Eventbrite
Please contact bridgetech.program@qut.edu.au with any queries.

About the presenter:
With over 35 years in the pharmaceutical and bioscience industries, Lusia Guthrie is an experienced executive and medtech entrepreneur, with strong leadership skills and international industry networks.

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QUT Hosts First Intergenerational Challenge, Harnessing Diversity for Problem-Solving

This week QUT hosted InCahoots: Australia’s first intergenerational innovation challenge, harnessing cross-generational thinking to solve significant real world challenges.

The pilot event, co-created by QUT foundry & QUT IFE, catalysed cross-generational (and cross-sector) collaboration.

Participants let their passion for solving a particular problem, rather than their age or qualifications, guide their teaming.

After several hours, all nine teams showed their capacity to be creative and develop and pitch business opportunities for profit and positive impact.

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Seeing Business Opportunities in the Changing Environment

The Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research, the leading hub for entrepreneurship, innovation and small business research in Australia, along with QUT foundry, an innovation and startup hub at QUT, invite you to the free breakfast seminar:

“How to Understand Different Changes in the Business Environment & Their Potential to Trigger, Shape & Enhance Business Opportunities”.

Hear from experts in technology, entrepreneurship, innovation, design, hardware, robotics and health. Please register now to secure your place.

Event details:
Friday 1 June, 7am Breakfast, 7:30am Talks.
QUT Gardens Point Campus, Gibson Room, Level 10 Z Block.
FREE
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Win a place at Virgin StartUp StepUp in London

Are you a QUT Business School alumnus? Do you want to work with the Virgin empire?

QUT Business School has proudly partnered with QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) and Virgin StartUp to offer one talented QUT Business School alumnus a place in Virgin Startup’s ‘StepUp’ mini accelerator in London.

Don’t miss your chance to learn all the ins and outs of sales, how to scale up your market value, meet prospective mentors and potential investors and discover insights from the best on generating a heavyweight business case.

We have one sponsored place available to attend Virgin StartUp StepUp from 26 – 28 August 2018 in London.

Apply by June 8 2018.

This opportunity is exclusive to QUT Business School students and alumni.

Koficon – where people and ideas connect

KofiCon brings together QUT higher degree students, doctoral graduates and researchers from all disciplines. It’s an opportunity to share ideas, connect and collaborate in a relaxed setting.

Free, and all welcome.

 

Event details:
May 10, 10am on “The Terrace”, Level 5, R Block (Library)
QUT Kelvin Grove Campus.
Register.

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