Are you up for the challenge?
Are you up for the challenge? CHCC

Coffs Riding High on #Ideasboom

COFFS Coast’s budding digital entrepreneurs are one click away from being unleashed on the national and global marketplace.

The council has teamed up with Telstra and a host of other local sponsors to help them do just that on Saturday, June 18, at the C.ex Coffs Club – and you are invited to be a part of the action.

The Telstra Business Centre Coffs Harbour Digital Innovation Challenge is the only event tailored to start-up and entrepreneurs on the mid-north coast.

It is aimed at helping our wealth of local start-ups to learn how to pitch, find co-founders, launch their products to the press, share their stories, reach the visionaries and influencers, and so much more.

The challenge final on June 18 is going to be jam-packed with inspirational speakers, a start-up alley showcasing new businesses, plus the big finale of the Live Pitch, worth $150,000 to the winners.

“We have some amazing speakers lined up, including some who are disrupting their respective industries,” said Stephen Saunders, the council’s section leader for industry and development.

“Simone Eyles from 365cups, who is fast-tracking our caffeine addictions; Nick Herford, founder of Hello Claims, shaking up the car insurance scene; Ben Burton, who has created a Tinder for pets, and Jason Errey, of OEMG, deconstructing the construction industry.”

365cups is an award-winning mobile ordering platform that changes the way you order breakfast, lunch, coffee and tea. Based in Wagga Wagga, Simone proves that the might of online means you can be an entrepreneur from anywhere.

Brendan Yell, from IBM company Softlayer, will be returning to Coffs to share his passion for unleashing regional start-ups and also to award the winner of the pitch with their $120,000 worth of Softlayer credits.

Who should attend?

All aspiring entrepreneurs, seasoned entrepreneurs, professional service providers keen to hear about the next big thing, accountants, investors, supporters of innovation, tech-heads and non-tech-heads.

Tickets are only $20 for the full day and are available from C.ex Coffs online or via reception 66523888.

For more information, visit the website

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