Heavy hitting tech entrepreneurs on regional tour of QLD land in Mackay in March

Heavy hitting tech entrepreneurs on regional tour of QLD land in Mackay in March

Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur regional tour

6 of Queensland’s most successful entrepreneurs and business people will go on a 4-day, 10-stop tour through regional Queensland from Tuesday 7 March to Friday 10 March.

The tour encourages others around the state to change their lives and become entrepreneurs.

They will share life-changing stories through a series of workshops, events and Q&A sessions involving the entire community, from school children and budding ‘kidpreneurs’ to local business, industry leaders and angel investors.

Tour group

Tour schedule

The group will spend time in Goondiwindi, Emerald, Yeppoon, Rockhampton, Charters Towers, Longreach, Mount Isa, Lockhart River, Cairns and Mackay.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Thursday, 9 March 2017

  • Breakfast event in Mount Isa, register
  • 12pm–3.30pm visiting Lockhart River
  • Evening event in Cairns, register

Friday, 10 March 2017

  • Morning student event in Cairns, registration details TBC
  • Lunch event in Mackay (Registration details below)

Mackay Event

Friday, March 10th – Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre – MECC

Opening – 12:30pm – 1pm – Nibblies, Refreshments and display from Young Entrepreneurs

Introduction – 1pm – Overview and intro of all guests, including an address from Mark Sowerby and Steve Baxter (Topic – The current landscape and opportunity for businesses in the future)

Breakout Groups – 

  • Innovate or die – Invest in the future & Business Growth & Wealth
  • What Startups should know, but don’t Exit Strategy, Growth and Scale
  • Intelligent, Empowered and Confident & Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow, Social Good

All Welcome

Spaces Limited – REGISTER NOW – http://bit.ly/2l68vYS

Thanks to The Office of the Chief Entrepreneur, Advance Qld and supported by Mackay Regional Council.



Dennis is an Electrical and Control Systems Engineer and was appointed President of Startup Mackay Inc. in June 2016. He is a member of Engineers Australia, AISA, MITN, DMLA within the Education, Training, Research and Innovation Pillar, and the Reference Group for the Digital Economy Strategy. He has also been inducted into the Advance Queensland Community Digital Champion program where he aims to encourage Queenslanders to explore and enjoy the benefits of the digital age. You can follow Dennis on Twitter @DenMurphy or connect with him on LinkedIn (linkedin.com/in/dennismurphy).


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