Dragon’s Den comes to Merimbula

Entrepreneurs on the Sapphire Coast get their chance to pitch their Internet business ideas to a highly credentialed Investor Panel at the Seachange StartUp Camp running over a 24 hour period on March 21 and 22.

The event kicks off with some inspiration from our local Member of State Parliament, Andrew Constance, and the University of Technology Sydney’s Director of Innovation, Pete Cooper.

The the closing address at the 2013 Start Up Camp in Merimbula.

The the closing address at the 2013 Start Up Camp in Merimbula.

The Start Up Camp, run over two days, will give local entrepreneurs the opportunity to come up with some innovative web-based businesses, or further develop what they are already working on.

Mentors with strong business backgrounds will be on-hand to assist in the process.

We invite any retired business people, especially with corporate backgrounds, who are available for mentoring to contact us.

On Saturday evening in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ setting the ideas will be pitched to an experienced panel including Christine Kaine, founder of Business Angels Pty Ltd, and Marc Englaro of the Sydney Angels

Investment Group.

The panel will ask the hard questions and provide valuable insights to the wannabe Google and Facebook magnates.

Start Up Camps have been running all over the world in recent years and have provided many successful entrepreneurs with their first taste of the fast-paced world of building web-based businesses.

This is one of the first Start Up Camps ever to be run outside of a metropolitan region.

The weekend is being organised by the Sapphire Coast’s local technology and business group IntoIT (visit www.intoitsapphirecoast.com). IntoIT is a non-profit organization run by volunteers.

A small charge towards costs is sought from participants.

Contact: Liam O’Duibhir (0417 579 079)

Email: SeaChangeStartUp@intoitsapphirecoast.com