The Festival of Voices Teaching Entrepreneurship workshop has been kicking along brilliantly this weekend, with a stellar line up of speakers and guests and a challenging program that is truly interactive and engaging.
Supported by Startup Tasmania, Bitlink and the Tasmanian Innovations Exchange, the program is a world-class professional development unit providing participants with a one-off chance to meet and connect with Tasmania's tier-one leaders and entrepreneurs: to gain perspective on what makes a successful business and how they can initiate and develop on their own.
Our keynote speaker is Sydney-based Jac Bowie, CEO & Founder of Business in Heels, a refreshing alternative to business networking for women. What started as a Sydney-only community just over twelve months ago has grown rapidly into a franchise model that now spans 33 Branches across six continents. Each Branch event attracts between 40-90 savvy female business owners and numbers continue to rise month by month. The brand currently resides in Australia, USA, UAE, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand and South Africa, with Branch applications coming in thick and fast from every corner of the globe. Before embarking on her journey as an entrepreneur, Jac was director of the The Bijou Group, appointed to the advisory team for Sydney Mardi Gras and Producer of Short+Sweet festivals (the biggest little play festival in the world) in Sydney & Canberra.
Other extraordinary speakers and panelists are Tasmania's Shadow Minister for the Arts, Lara Giddings, Rick Marton (Social Entrepreneur), Anna Reynolds (CEO, Multicultural Council of Tasmania), Polly McGee (Corporate Relations Manager for TasRail and Chair of Island Magazine), Peter Choraziak (Co-Founder and Director of Red Jelly), Natalie De Vito (Festival Director at Junction Arts Festival), Katherine Legg (State Manager Recruitment & Consulting, Searson Buck) and Scott Gadd (Chief Executive, Experienced Director & Chair). And there are more surprises in store.
This is a must-do event for anyone considering a career in (or starting their own) business in Tasmania.
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All sessions are podcast - check them out here.