Startups & Innovation in the Hunter Valley

Welcome to Day One presents an expert panel to discuss the topic of Startups and Innovation within the Hunter Valley.

As part of the Hunter Innovation Festival, Welcome to Day One presents with support from The University of Newcastle's Integrated Innovation Network (I2N), Hunter Innovation Festival and Hunter iF an expert panel to discuss the topic of Startups & Innovation within the Hunter Valley.

The panel will be covering topics like:

• The challenges of starting up in a regional area.

• Funding and finding access to capital.

• And the current innovation ecosystem and the challenges it is faced with.

The panel and discussion will start at 1 pm and run for approximately 1 hour. Followed by an opportunity to network after the event.

The Panel

  • Alan "The Nice One" Jones. Entrepreneur in Residence, investor, tech entrepreneur and mentor, Alan has advised hundreds of Australian startups and invested in many of the best.
  • Justin Hales, the CEO of Camplify. Camplify is like the Airbnb of caravans.
  • Heath Raftery, the managing director of Newie Ventures. Newie Ventures is an engineering firm building innovative products to solve problems.
  • Siobhan Curran, the manager of the University of Newcastle’s Integrated Innovation Network

Additional panellists TBA.

What is Welcome to Day One?

Welcome to Day One is the podcast that goes back to day one to hear the untold story of regional startups and entrepreneurs from all over Australia. The show's mission is to share the stories of regional startups and entrepreneurs to inspire others to action and to remind founders they are not alone. Join me as we go back to day one, where the story begins... Listen wherever you get your podcasts.

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