What’s on in Queensland? The latest in innovation and events this May.

Welcome to Behaviour Innovation’s May round-up of the latest in innovative events and opportunities from all around Queensland!

Originally published May 2, 2017 at www.behaviourinnovation.com


PITCH NIGHT @ THESPACE, CAIRNS | MAY 5

This Friday join like-minded innovators in Far North Queensland and pitch your idea to fellow members of the thriving start-up scene in Cairns.

Take a few minutes to check out theSPACE, Cairns and meet the team

Held monthly by theSPACE these nights are an opportunity for entrepreneurs to come together, pitch ideas and build businesses.

This month’s topic, Focus on the Pitch & Accelerating your Business! Interested? Find out more here.


STARTUP WEEKEND, GOLD COAST | MAY 5

The Startup Weekend in Gold Coast, running from May 5 to May 7, is a weekend dedicated to creating a new innovative project in 54 hours. This fast-paced, high creativity and challenging weekend welcomes people from all ages and all walks of life. Whether you are 8 or 88, a writer or a startup specialist or anything in between, you are invited to be a part of this event.

The Startup Weekend encourages rapid idea generation, business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. Rounding out the weekend will be presentations in front of a panel of judges with an opportunity for project ideas to win a prize. So, if you are looking for a professional and personal challenge that will give you insight into the failures and successes of a startup business, this is the weekend for you!

Check it out here!


ILAB MENTOR BLAZE 8, BRISBANE | MAY 15

Mentor Blaze 8 is Queensland’s biggest mentoring event. This event enables anyone, students and corporate executives alike, to explore their startup idea or concept with a range of likeminded and passionate entrepreneurs, and expert mentors. Mentor Blaze 8 will provide the opportunity to meet 1-on-1 with startup founders, experienced entrepreneurs, expert service providers, investors and more.

This fast-paced mentoring session allows just 20 minutes with each mentor, so if you are interested, it is best that you come ready with questions!

More here.


GIVE BACKATHON, BRISBANE | MAY 20 — MAY 21

Give Backathon is Australia’s national charity hackathon that gives worthy charities valuable technology-based solutions to help increase their social impact. Give Backathon places value on charities in local communities that may lack funding and technical skills by bringing together the work of technologist and professionals to ‘give back’.

This May, Give Backathon will be focusing on helping four Indigenous charities. Currently, the Indigenous community in Australia has the highest rate of suicide of any community in the world.

Give Backathon hopes to address one of the contributing factors to the on-going lack of opportunity and dis-empowerment, unemployment. Indigenous unemployment sits at 16%, compared to a national 5.6%. So, if you are keen to help make a difference, get on board and check out this event!


REGIONAL QUEENSLAND TOUR WITH CODING KIDS

The team at Coding Kids aim to equip the next generation with the skills to thrive in our technologically driven world.

CREDIT: https://twitter.com/coding_kids

They offer in-school coding classes, after-school coding classes and school holiday code camps; where students can build computer games, program robots and design animations focusing on digital literacy.

Throughout May and June Coding Kids will be traveling all around regional Queensland, with stops in Rockhampton (17 May), Cairns (31 May), Longreach (7 June), Mt Isa (15 June) & Bundaberg (20 June).

Want to get your child involved? Or find out more? Click through to check out their website.


Originally published at www.behaviourinnovation.com.

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