IntoIT, a network of technologists and entrepreneurs in the Sapphire Coast region of NSW, has scheduled its third annual startup camp in Merimbula for 21-22 March.
SSUCM3, of SeaChange StartUp Camp Merimbula 3, will, literally, be held on a beach – Pambula Surf Life Saving Club, where participants can check their mails via a Wi-fi network as easily as hit the surf.
The NSW Finance Minister Andrew Constance, who oversees the state government’s $2 billion annual IT spend, will deliver the keynote speech. He is a former tech consultant.
Other speakers listed at the event are:
- University of Technology Sydney Director of Innovation and Growth Pete Cooper, who will speak on creating a StartUp Eco-system in this region. Cooper is the force behind Australia’s annual StartUp event, SydStart.
- Simone Eyles, founder of fast-growing coffee ordering app startup 365Cups. Eyles, whose success story has been featured on the popular ‘60 minutes’ current affairs show, will share secrets of her successful entrepreneurial journey from Wagga Wagga.
- Canberra-based highflier Mitch Harmer, co-founder of SignOnSite and a recent winner of the InnovationACT award and funding. Harmer hails from the NSW Riverina, reinforcing the message that great entrepreneurship and great innovation can happen in regional Australia. SignOnSite app tracks visitors to construction sites and potentially represents a major change in that industry’s OH&S practices.
Merimbula is under three hours’ drive from Canberra, and has direct flights from Sydney and Melbourne.