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Startup Weekend to ignite entrepreneurial passion

Startup Weekend Bundaberg
Damien Tracey and Brooke Fossey at the Generator to launch the Startup Weekend Bundaberg.

Budding business owners and entrepreneurs will be able to refine their knowledge and skills among some great business minds when Startup Weekend Bundaberg returns in 2021.

Set over three days, the inspirational event allows participants to experience the ‘start-up’ life, where they can connect with creators, learn from the best, improve their knowledge and work through the process of taking any idea from concept to creation in a matter of days.

The February event will be facilitated by award-winning innovation professional Baden U’Ren, supported by The Generator Bundaberg and Community Lifestyle Support.

The Generator Bundaberg executive manager Brooke Fossey said Startup Weekend Bundaberg was about bringing together a range of different people that could help encourage and inspire one another to make their ideas a reality.

“This event is for aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs, as well as passionate dreamers, problem solvers, techies and creatives,” Ms Fossey said.

“We are also encouraging university and high-school students to get involved – anyone that is looking at creating a business who would like to connect with the right people and the right resources.”

Dr U'Ren to attend Startup Weekend Bundaberg

Community Lifestyle Support CEO Damien Tracey said having access to Dr U’Ren at the event was a fantastic opportunity for start-ups in the Bundaberg Region.

“Mr U’Ren is a nationally recognised entrepreneurship educator, which is an amazing resource for regional businesses,” Mr Tracey said.

“He will be supported by a range of local mentors from diverse industries who have all trod this path before and have valuable insights and experience to give.

“Best of all participants get actual hands-on experience in the steps needs to get a business off the ground – this isn’t a lecture or conference.”

Participants are able to pitch their own business ideas, or join the team of a winning pitch, which will be worked on in small groups over the course of the weekend.

For more information about Startup Weekend Bundaberg click here.

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