Tasmanian entrepreneurs, innovators and startups will be celebrated as Startup Tasmania hosts its third year of Startup Spring, a three-week long national festival celebrating technology, startups and entrepreneurship.
The Minister for Information Technology and Innovation, the Hon Michael Ferguson MP, launched Startup Spring 2015 last night at a function in Parliament House, noting the importance of Startup Tasmania providing a platform for meaningful and practical connections for entrepreneurs, through education, support and collaboration opportunities.
“This year is the biggest program we’ve run, the diversity of events is a key feature,” said James Riggall, President of Startup Tasmania.
“Events will include statewide film screenings of Big Dream – a film about inspiring women and girls who work in science and tech – a statewide game jam, open days at hackerspaces and makerspaces around Tasmania, plentiful opportunities to share ideas over a beverage, and a couple of crowdfunding master classes.”
The Big Dream screening will be preceded by panel discussions featuring women prominent in science, engineering and tech industries in Tasmania who will talk about their work and careers.
The Games Jam will take place over a weekend in Hobart and Launceston, as participants work in teams to design and produce a new video game within a given theme.
Startup Spring runs from 10 September to the end of the month.
For more information and to register for events, visit www.startuptasmania.com/events