Be inspired by an outstanding group of global mentors and innovation experts on this Startup Catalyst | QUT Future Founders Mission. Life is full of dynamic and complex challenges and this interactive hybrid program will equip you with a practical approach to solving these types of challenges.
About Startup Catalyst:
Startup Catalyst was formed to assist in the cultural transformation of the Australian economy to one that is fast paced, startup aware, and “global first”. Groups of Australian youths, startups, investors, corporates, and innovation leaders have been led on missions to international startup hotspots including Silicon Valley, Europe, Israel, and Asia with the goal of transforming Australia’s innovation landscape.
Recent challenges around covid-19 means we need to revisit the way we connect while continuing to provide Aussie startups, scaleups, investors, and emerging entrepreneurs with valuable information and connections to navigate the new ‘normal’.
This year QUT Entrepreneurship has teamed up with Startup Catalyst to invite 30 QUT students via a competitive application process, to participate in this two-day hybrid mission.
Program (Subject to finalisation)
Wednesday, 17 March
13:30 – 14:00 Mission Launch
14:00 – 14:45 Chris Saad, Former Head of Product, Uber Development Platform
Topic: Trends & jobs for the future
15:00 – 15:45 Juliette Murphy, CEO, Floodmapp
Topic: Founder journey and advice on overseas markets
16:00 – 16:45 John Robertson, CEO, Clever AI
Topic: Extreme tech and how it can change the world
17:00 – 17:45 Omri Wislizki, Head of Government Partnerships, SOSA
Topic: What can emerging founders learn from the Israeli ecosystem?
Thursday, 18 March
08:30 – 09:15 Jaydon Campbell, Product Manager, Google Cloud Infra
09:30 - 10.00 Seamus Thomson, Former NASA Postdoc Program Fellow and Engineer
Topic: Problem solving and the skill of communication
10:15 – 11:30 UK Dept of International Trade
Topic: How the Govt has the networks to help Entrepreneurs scale to other markets
11:45 – 12:30 Future Founders Alumni Panel
Key takeaways and best advice from Startup Catalyst alumni on their mission to Silicon Valley and meetings with tech giants; Twitter, Google, Facebook
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch + Networking
- Applications close 5pm, Wednesday, 10 March 2021
- Invitation to participate will be sent on Friday, 12 March 2021
- Acknowledgement of participation due Monday, 15 March 2021
- Startup Catalyst | QUT Future Founders Mission - 17-18 March 2021
Who Is Eligible?
This Startup Catalyst | QUT Future Founders Mission is funded by QUT Entrepreneurship and is available for all students currently enrolled at QUT including all faculties, study levels and international students.
- Successful student applicants are expected to participate in the full program or decline offer in writing within 24 hours, so that another student can be provided the opportunity.
- Students are expected to share their Startup Catalyst | QUT Future Founders Mission experience through social media posts and/or blog posts with QUT Entrepreneurship.