Startup Toowoomba’s Festival of Audacious Ideas for 2015 is going to be held across the 9th-15th of November.
The festival aims to highlight the opportunities, challenges, changes and great advances we as residents of Toowoomba and the Darling Downs will see over the next 35 years.
Launching on the Monday night with an TED style talk with guest speakers such as futurists, scientists, entrepreneurs, directors and other experts we will hear about the amazing things in store for us living in Toowoomba and on the Downs. We will hear about the opportunities that new technologies, changes in demographics, infrastructure projects and more will bring to our region. How many new businesses, how many new services, how many ambitious ideas will come over the next 35 years?
It will encourage people across the region to think about something bold, something grand, something amazing, something AUDACIOUS that they’d like to see come to fruition in the future. Interested people can then pitch their idea and participate in a Startup Weekend on the 13-15th that kicks off Global Entrepreneurship Week. Teams form around the most popular ideas and they then spend 48 hours across the weekend creating the audacious idea and potentially launch a new Startup with the chance to win prizes in a global competition.
During the festival week Startup Toowoomba will host a midweek workshop on design thinking and pitch practice helping eager participants prepare for the most fabulous Startup Weekend.