Want to watch entrepreneurs in action?
Queensland’s largest incubator, ilab, is opening its doors to the public on its Demo Day, 3 May. It’s actually a little less than a full day – only between 12: 30 and 4:00 p.m.
“In hosting Demo Day we hope to inspire students and hopeful entrepreneurs to come and mix with peers and our mentors, and discuss new technology ideas,” said Leigh Angus, program director of ilab, a business incubator and technology accelerator set up by the Queensland government and Uniquest Pty. Ltd.
The teams have been working incredibly hard over the past six months and Demo Day is a great opportunity for them to showcase ilab, which is all about building a vibrant startup community in Queensland, she added.
Visitors will get a tour of the business incubator and the opportunity to interact with the current ilab program participants and mentors. They can also sit in on pitches from a number of startups.
Also on the agenda is Mentor Blaze, a program in which entrepreneurs will sit in on short sessions with some ilab mentors for feedback and guidance. ilab will also host some emerging ICT ventures from regional Queensland, and announce its new Germinate program entrants.
The program for the day is as follows:
12.30-2.30 p.m.: Student Session and Project Pitches
12.30-3.30 p.m.: Mentor Blaze
12:30-4.00 p.m.: Meet the ilab Participant Businesses
The Demo Day also includes an invitation-only ileague Networking Event. The cocktail event will include business leaders, senior academia, government and investors. It will be officiated by Chief Scientist Dr. Geoff Garrett.