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Startups are Hard” – Innovate Moreton Bay Half Day Workshop – 16th Nov

16 November 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Please note as this is a Member Facilitated Event: The Hills & Districts Chamber of Commerce Inc advises that the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed at or associated with this event belong solely to the facilitator of the event and not necessarily to the Chamber, or a committee or other group or individual associated with the Chamber.



I would like to personally let you know that Innovate Moreton Bay is delivering a half day workshop called “Startups are Hard” that may be of interest to yourself and /or your extended networks (please feel free to share)

Key Details

Date:                     Wednesday, 16th November

Time:                     10am – 2pm

Location:              North Lakes Hotel (Bribie Island Room)

Cost:                      FREE

Catering:              Moring Tea, Lunch with Tea & Coffee provided

Register:              Via Eventbrite HERE

Description:        Regardless of whether you call them startups, scaleups, new ventures, or just new businesses, they are always harder than you first thought. This is not due to lack of effort, preparation, or experience – they are just hard. But they needn’t be that way. By approaching them with a learning mindset and a few different techniques we can reduce the risk and make them less hard. It’s not just about building a great product that people want – they also need to be willing and able to pay for it. It’s not just about planning out how you’re going to execute it and then do it – you also need to make sure you stay in business long enough to get there. Join our workshop facilitator Peter Laurie as he takes us through why it’s so hard, what to do about it, and how he’s helped many founders get started. This session is for people early in their journey. It will be highly interactive and driven by questions from the audience to tap into Peter’s broad experience.

Facilitator:           Peter Laurie – Peter participates heavily in the Australian innovation ecosystem. He has coached and advised thousands of startups and new ventures on how to innovate, implement, and deliver. He has been the Mentor in Residence at River City Labs for over ten years, an Entrepreneur in Residence on several different programs, and a mentor in many more)

Key takeaways: 1. An insight into starting a new venture.

2. An understanding of the risks you are taking.

3. Several models to analyse your opportunity.

4. A few different ways to communicate your business to others, and why you should be doing it.

5. The ability to reconcile different advice and opinions about your business

6. Meet other likeminded Thinkers & Tinkers in a collaborative environment

I would recommend to register & secure you spot today to save disappointment for this unique opportunity, and as always, if you have any questions please reach out at any time 😊

This workshop is a part of a suite of innovation programs being delivered via Innovate Moreton Bay, as part of the Council’s commitment to the Regional Economic Development Strategy (REDS) which includes the objective of becoming a top 10 regional innovation hub. For more information about Council’s innovation programs see: www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/innovation

Kind Regards

  Steve ButlerRegional Innovation Coordinator – Innovate Moreton BayMoreton Bay Region Industry & TourismAddress:   433 Elizabeth Ave, Kippa-Ring QLD 4021 Address:   PO Box 3056, Clontarf DC QLD 4019 Address:   0412 911 546




16 November 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Steve Butler
0412 911 546
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North Lakes Hotel
22 Lakefield Dr, North Lakes QLD 4509
North Lakes, QLD 4509 Australia
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07 3180 2888
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