Nudge Moments: Cashflow
Finance, accounting, numbers... ahhh! Thankfully our friends at Nudge Accounting are here as our special monthly guest vloggers to answer your startup finance questions each month.
So we asked & our BizSpark community came back with some finance questions, concerns & key issues utilizing our #nudgemoments hash tag. This month @deanrobertson pointed out that "cashflow, cashflow, cashflow" is on the top of the list for startup finance concerns. So Emma Petroulas has put together a vlog all about cashflow.
Got a question you would like answered? Send your questions in by commenting below or tweeting us via @BizSpark_au and the hastag #nudgemoments. Get your questions in by the end of the month & we will select the best question to be answered in Emma's next video blog!
For more details on Nudge...http://www.nudgeaccounting.com.au/
Meet the Team Behind Wander
We recently caught up with Loki Davies from Wander, a BizSpark Start-up who is working on some exciting game development in the cloud!
How did Wander Start? Wander started as a idea while playing table tennis. The creative director, Loki, spent time as a nomad in central Asia and Siberia as well as wandering around the Himalayas. He wanted to create a game with this feeling of discovery and beauty and also explore how our form influences how we see the world and interact with others. So a non-combat, non-competitive, collaborative game was born. What is Wander? Wander is a collaborative, non-combat, non-competitive game. Wander uses exploration, beauty, cooperation and transformation to give you a unique player experience. You begin life as a tree, brought to life by a mysterious and powerful flower and go through various transformations as you progress. The game encourages you to explore the beautiful world around you and discover others like you. You work together and become new entities each with their own unique form and power. If you have ever wondered what it’d be like to soar the skies and feel the wind blow under your wings as a griffon, be one with nature as a noble ent or swim the depths of the ocean as a agile amphibian, you can find out in Wander.
More on Wander:
Steam Greenlight: Steamcommunity.comWebsite: Wanderthegame.comTwitter: Twitter.comFacebook:Facebook.com
Forum: http://www.indiedb.com/games/wander/forum/board/wander-discussionIndieDB: http://www.indiedb.com/games/wander
Please join us for a special Windows 8 Developer Camp event for Start-ups. Supported by BizSpark, Windows 8 DevCamps cover developing for Windows 8, Phone & Azure, and are free, fun events for developers, by developers.
This special BizSpark DevCamp will be presented by Microsoft technical experts Nick Hodge & Lachlan Hardy.
What am I going to learn?
This Windows 8 Camp will help you super-charge your app ambitions. Developing for Windows 8 lets you build quickly for phone, PC and cloud platforms. 4 Platforms in ½ a day, presented by Nick Hodge, will give you all the hands on tools you need to start developing across Windows 8, Windows Phone & Azure. Then put your skills into action with a mini #Appfest mentored by Lachlan Hardy.
The Windows 8 BizSpark DevCamp is a great place to get started with Windows 8 App development!
Register for one in your city:
Gold Coast: http://aka.ms/s5a30c
Join the GovHack Weekend
What is GovHack?
We fill a room with as many web and application developers, open data & visualisation gurus, user experience folk, accessibility peeps, augmented reality-ists, mobile maesters, user experiencefanatics and anyone interested in open government as we can find and set them loose on government data sets to create new mashups, data visualisations and apps.
We provide everything you¹ll need to hack to your hearts content, for glory, or money, or both!
On hand will be:
€ Data ³owners² and mentors from a range of technologybackgrounds
€ Facilitators to help teams focus, and move forward throughout theevent
€ Copious amounts of power, wifi, food and caffeine
€ A range of developertools and support throughout the 48 hours
Governments collect and publish enormous amounts of data, but have limited resources to get it into the hands of their citizens in engaging ways.
GovHack is an event to draw together people from government, industry, academia and of course, the general public to mashup, reuse, and remix government data. GovHack is about finding new ways to do greatthings and encouraging open government and open data.
GovHack is a FREE event which runs over 48 hours starting with drinks and the competition announcements on the night of Friday 31 May 2013. On Saturday you will need to register your team by midday and you canattend technical workshops to help with your project. Mentors in a range of areas will be on hand to help out. Teams work through the weekend and then on Sunday afternoon you¹ll have 5 minutes to present your prototype to everyone, including the judges.
GovHack 2013 has been scheduled for June 1-2 2013 and will include a number of locations around Australia, including the Gold Coast! The competition will include national and local prizes and is a great way forlocal developers to strut their stuff with government data. By combining user experience and service design with hacking the 2013 GovHack will be bigger and better than ever.
The Gold Coast satellite event will be coordinated by Gold Coast City Council in partnership with Silicon Lakes - www.siliconlakes.com.au
Silicon Lakes is a non-profit information and communication technology resource development organisation that provides services to assist early-stage tech start-ups, with a particular focus on app development.
Located within the Robina Community Centre, Silicon Lakes offers:
co-working office space | start-up incubator program | mentoring, coaching and professional services | events, seminars and training.
GovHack Gold Coast needs all kinds of hackers, coders, user experience, mobile, story tellers, artists, so make sure you help us get the word out there!
Please join us for a special Windows Azure Developer Camp event. Windows Azure DevCamps are free and fun events for developers, by developers.
This special DevCamp will be presented by Microsoft technical experts. You do not want to miss this unique event.
At this DevCamp you will learn how to use the new Windows Azure features and services including Windows Azure Virtual Machines, Web Sites, and Visual Studio 2012 to build and move a variety of apps to the cloud. You will see how to build web sites, mobile applications, and enterprise-class applications.
The Windows Azure DevCamp is a great place to get started with Windows Azure development or to learn what’s new with the latest Windows Azure features.
Melbourne May 23rd 2013- Register Here
Adelaide May 22nd 2013- Register Here
Perth May 28th 2013- Register Here
Along with your laptop computer, we ask that you activate your free 90 day trial Windows Azure subscription prior your arrival. If you have not yet activated your subscription, please go to the Windows Azure Subscription Activation page and follow the instructions provided.
This event is brought to you by your local Microsoft office and is free of charge. However, delegates are responsible for booking and paying for their own travel and accommodation.
Creating Value in Digital Businesses18 April, 2013 | Brisbane
Our BizSpark Network Partner River City Labs is hosting a fantastic event tomorrow evening with AIMIA in QLD.
Most digital agencies and website development firms have been founded by youthful, passionate programmers, designers and entrepreneurs seeking a goal that once achieved provide them a ‘lifestyle’ business. Very few understand or have even considered an exit strategy until this stage.
This session is aimed at discussing way in which business owners and managers of digital business can create value through the development of intellectual property, client portfolios, and sustainable and renewable revenue streams that underpin improved business valuations.
It will address tactics, techniques and ideas that build barriers to price driven competitors, methods for exploring and developing Intellectual Property that can be commercialized and other ways in which tangible value can be created and sustained.
The session is aimed at Digital Entrepreneurs, Digital Agency Owners and Managers, Freelance Practitioners, Investors and Start-ups.
Michael Burke - MD Liquid Interactive – (President AIMIA Queensland)
Ben Johnston, CEO, Josephmark
Steve Fanale, CEO, The App Village
Anna Rooke, CEO, QUT Creative Enterprise Australia
Dr Paul Campbell, Principal Consultant, Cognetia
Date: 18th April 2013Time: 6pmWhere: River City Labs, Level 2, 282 Wickham St Fortitude Valley
Adelaide Windows Phone 8 Developers Workshop
Fri/Sat, May 3rd and 4th
Calling all SA Adelaide based Mobile developers, Microsoft and Nokia are delighted to announce that we’ve have extended the Windows Phone 8 Developer series of workshops to now include Adelaide.
Windows Phone 8 is a huge step forward, not only maintaining compatibility with existing Windows Phone apps, but embraces a number of core Windows 8 technologies, bringing significant performance improvements, support for managed and native C++ development, in app purchase, wallet, NFC, developer access to the Bluetooth and speech APIs, and more.
See Windows Phone 8 developer platform highlights. This two day workshop is scheduled for Friday May 3rd and Saturday May 4th. The first day is a presentation day that will get you up to speed with the Windows Phone 8 developer platform. Day two (Saturday) is a hands on labs day to guide you through the experience of building Windows Phone apps.
Day 1 - Presentation Day
Day 2 - Hands on Labs Day
The Sunshine Coast has won the opportunity to host the international World IP Day 2013 for Queensland. The event will involve a series of workshops and information seminars based around this year's theme of 'Creativity: The Next Generation'.
Learn about Brand Protection, Trade Marks, Copyright, protecting your ideas and working with other forms of Intellectual property to gain a competitive edge.
24th April 2013
12:30pm (for a 1:00pm start) to 5:00pm
Sunshine Coast TAFE 34 Lady Musgrave Drive Mountain Creek QLD 4557
www.worldipday2013.com.au or download the World IP Day 2013 flyer.
We are lucky to have the awesome Emma Petroulas from Nudge Accounting here to answer your start-up finance questions each month. Maybe your wondering how to deal with cash flow, or whether or not the way you run your accounts is similar to what most start-up's do. You might have a really specific question, that has been stored up in the back of your mind for months! Not to worry, each month Emma will be answering your questions via a video blog!
So send your questions in by commenting below or tweeting us via @BizSpark_au and the hastag #nudgemoments. Get your questions in by the end of the month & we will select the best question to be answered each month via Emma's video blog!
Are you an ambitious tech start-up looking to grow? Here’s a chance to showcase your business and network with people who can help you achieve your objectives.
ilab is inviting early stage high-tech companies from Regional Queensland to apply to participate in Demo Day in Brisbane. If selected,ilab will reimburse $300 towards travel expenses for each company located further than 300km fromBrisbane.
Demo Day is an open day where we invite students, business leaders and angel and VC investors to visit and network with some ofthe start-ups being incubated in the ilab facilities. We are inviting up to 10 companies from Regional Queensland to participate in Demo Day toshowcase their work to the Brisbane public, meet other tech entrepreneurs, and learn more about ilab services andsupport for founders of early stage companies.
If selected, we also invite you to a cocktail event and celebration of our Germinate Program in the late afternoon, officiated by theQueensland Chief Scientist, Dr Geoff Garrett AO. At this event you will have opportunity to network with Industry, Investment, Government and Academic leaders.
If you are an early-stage ICT company based in Regional Queensland, we invite you to apply before 26th April 2013.
Date: Friday 3rd May
Time: Public Open Day 12:30 – 4:00pm.
Cocktail Event 4:30-7pm
Where: Gate 4, 80-120 Meiers Road, Indooroopilly
Owned by UQ, ilab supports and assists entrepreneurs and early stage, high-tech companies through the first few years of developmentproviding seed funding, team development and mentor networks for founders; creating investor ready companies with increased chances of success. ilab has incubated over 100 start-up companies and helped then raise over $70 million in grant and investment capital to fund their growth and generate nearly 400 technology jobs. ilab is proudly supported by the Queensland Government.
For more information about ilab, visit our website.
Welcome to Global Windows Azure Bootcamp!
For more information check out http://globalwindowsazure.azurewebsites.net/
and register via the following links:
Melbourne - http://gwab-melbourne.eventbrite.com/
Sydney - https://register.eventarc.com/15349/global-windows-azure-bootcamp-sydney
Join DevExpress on the Express Way Tour
With stops around the world, DevExpress and Sixth Avenue Studios will teach you how to design and build engaging modern web applications in ASP.NET using the DevExpress toolset. At the end of this half-day event not only will you have witnessed an application go from inception to design to creation, but you will walk away with the source code too! The event is free. Lunch is provided. Register today.
Tour Page with Registration Links: http://www.devexpress.com/Home/Community/expresswaytour.xml
Brisbane Registration Page: http://theexpresswaytourbrisbane.eventbrite.com
Sydney Registration Page: http://theexpresswaytoursydney.eventbrite.com
Know your numbers
When beginning your start-up journey, there is so much you need to be on top of –your product, customers, marketing, finding staff… thelist never ends. Whilst most start-ups dread the thought of doing their books, staying on top of your numbers is super important for a start-up’s success.
How can knowing your numbers help you?
Knowing your numbers can lead to better decision making. Your numbers will tell you all of these things… and more
So how do you stay on top of your numbers?
There are a lot of cloud-based programs in the market which make staying on top of your numbers really easy (and even a little bit fun). Programs like Xero* have automatic bank feeds and credit card downloads, which mean you don’t need to waste time typing out lines of bank and credit card statements.
A good tip is to make sure you continue to do your numbers at least once a month. Some start-ups sign-up to software like Xero and start-out with the best of intentions… and then they get too busy and the numbers get forgotten. If you need help, ask for some. Stay on top of your numbers. Have a look at your numbers each month and use those numbers in your decision making. You’ll be surprised at how good the decisions you make can be.
By Emma Petroulas
Emma Petroulas is Client Happiness Director and Co-founder of Nudge Accounting, online accountants for StartUps and Small Businesses. She also lectures in Small Business at the University of Technology, Sydney.
*At Nudge we use Xero and MYOB Live Accounts
Melbourne – March 15th @ Clifton’s Melbourne. Register here.
Sydney – March 22nd @ Clifton’s Sydney. Register here.
Brisbane - March 28th @ Clifton’s Brisbane. Register here.
Innovation Risk and Reward
EXPRESSWAY Network Forum is a lunchtime forum for board and senior management of innovative, high growth SMEs to share ideas, and learn from industry experts about disciplines essential to commercial success.
EXPRESSWAY Network forums will be held on the forth Wednesday of each monthly at the Microsoft Innovation Centre and other innovation centres and commercial incubators across Queensland.
The February key note address will be delivered by: Tim Kastelle
Tim Kastelle is Senior Lecturer in Innovation Management at the University of Queensland Business School. After graduating from Princeton University with a degree in economics, he worked for twelve years in senior positions in a variety of industries including radio, office equipment, industrial chemicals, higher education and software.Tim does research with and consults for both private and public organisations. Common projects include innovation reviews, aligning innovation with corporate strategy, improving innovation performance, innovation workshops, managing innovation as a process, business model development and network analysis.
The EXPRESSWAY Network member business case will be: Assessment Portal
Q&A session will address:
Q& A panel members will include:
Date: Wednesday 27 February 2013
Time: 11:15 am registration for 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Venue: Microsoft Innovation Centre, Lvl 28, 400 George Street, Brisbane (Cnr Turbot St - only a stroll from Roma Street station)
Cost: No cost
RSVP: Friday 22 February 2013 (Places at this event are strictly limited)
Registration: Please use this link ‘EXPRESSWAY’ or email your RSVP to email@example.com .
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Securing funding for your start up is a major challenge for emerging companies.
Understanding your funding options and how to maximise your chances of
successful early stage capital raising are key to achieving your growth strategy.
At our upcoming event, PwC’s Emerging Company Services team will explain
how the Australian early stage funding landscape has changed and will guide
you through a number of key methods of obtaining funding for your business in
a difficult capital raising market, including:
• angel funding
• venture capital funding,
• accelerator funding; and
• R&D Tax Incentive
In Sydney you will also hear directly from Richard Dale of Sydney Angels and
Sydney Angels Sidecar Fund (Australia’s first sidecar fund), and in Melbourne
from Tim Heasley of Sydney Angels Sidecar Fund and Artesian Venture
Partners, about what they look for when deciding to invest in a start-up.
To register your attendance, please click on the following link:
We look forward to seeing you there.
PwC’s Emerging Company Services team has the skills and experience to help your
emerging company realise its vision. We act for Australia’s leading venture, capital
firms, angel groups, incubators and accelerators Our team comprises a unique
mix of venture capital lawyers, tax advisors, R&D specialists, strategy experts
and a corporate finance capability to deliver ‘big end of town’ support to start up
companies. Many of our high profile household-name clients were once emerging
Does your start-up need funding to grow?
Thursday 28 February, 8.15am registration for a 8.30am
start, concludes at 9.30am
PwC, Level 10, Darling Park, 201 Sussex Street, Sydney
Friday 1 March, 8.15am registration for a 8.30am start,
concludes at 9.30am
PwC, Level 19, Freshwater Place, 2 Southbank
To register your attendance, please click on the
At #Appfest Sydney, you’ll have the time to immerse yourself in developing awesome content for the Windows Platform including Windows 8, Windows Phone and Azure. You’ll get the opportunity to network and connect with peers, Microsoft Evangelists and industry experts to make your App ideas happen.
Friday 15th February 2013
Saturday 16th February 2013
Sunday 17th February 2013
Technical Training Day(optional)
2 Day Hackathon
UX Day with Chris Bernard
Hack, code, collaborate!
“Two Platforms in One Day” with Windows Azure Mobile Services
Over three days, you’ll have the time to immerse yourself in developing with great content covering Windows Azure, Windows Phone & Windows 8 at UNSW, with great support & tools to build that App.
Chris Bernard is coming to Australia in February 2013 to work with local Developers and Start-Ups. Chris is the Chief Experience Evangelist for Microsoft’s US Developer & Platform Evangelism team. #Appfest Sydney will coincide with his trip to give you the opportunity to attend a UX camp, and meet Chris to discuss user experience and design.
Shane Morris will open the hackathon with a keynote on how to apply modern Windows design principles to your apps before leading you in a prototyping session for your app. Assisted by mentors, you’ll work up wireframes and designs (bring your designer friends!) before getting deep into hack time.
Mentors will offer focused lightning talks throughout the weekend on specific topics such as Share or Search contracts etc. The entire event wraps up with Vaughan Knight (developer of DoDo GoGo) getting into the nitty-gritty of what constitutes success for an indie app developer with his talk, “100,000 Reasons to Love the Windows Store”.
Whether you’re a Web Dev, Phone Dev, Start-up, or a student wanting to know more, #Appfest Sydney is the place to make it happen. There’ll be competitions, stacks of giveaways and even devices up for grabs.
Oh, and if you are wondering if an #AppFest is worth your time: here are some stories from previous attendees.
The only thing you need to ask yourself is, Can you hack it? REGISTER NOW
Build a connected Windows Phone 8 & a Windows 8 application in one day, using Windows Azure Mobile Services.
Prior Knowledge: software development at some level.
Supplied: Sample code, internet connection
Required: Laptop, Windows Azure account
And INSTALLED prior to attendance:
- Windows 8 (this is the evaluation version for Developers, if required)- Windows 8 SDK- Windows Phone 8 SDK- Windows Azure account
Optional: Windows Phone 8 device, Store accounts for App submission
When: 8:30am – 5:00pm, Friday 15 February 2013
Where: UNSW Kensington Campus – Scientia Conference & Events Centre in the Tyree Room
When: 9:00am – 9:00pm on Saturday 16 February 2013 and 10:00am – 5:00pm on Sunday 17 February 2012
09:30 Doors open / Registration
10:15 Design Keynote – Shane Morris, Automatic Studios
11:00 Hacking and Design prototyping
21:00 Doors close
09:00 Doors open
12:00 BBQ Lunch
13:00 Demonstrators prepare
14:30 App demos
16:00 Success keynote – Vaughan Knight, Nokia
16:30 Prizes announced
17:00 Doors close
Made By Ninja
Windows Phone 8 + Start-Up’s = Weekend Goodness
Join us for a start-up weekend of coding fun, business coaching, dev tools & great prizes! The Windows Phone 8 Start-Up Weekend is kicking off on March 8th and running through to March 10th 2013. Grab a team, your start-up crew and some killer app ideas and join us at the Microsoft Innovation Centre with Windows Phone guru Nick Randolph (Built to Roam).
How will the weekend look?
Friday 9am-5pm- Dev Training
Saturday 9am- 5pm- Brainstorming, Coding & Business Coaching
Sunday 10am- 7pm- More Coding, Demo Prep & App-athon Pitches
How much does it cost?
The weekend is Free! We just ask that you register here to secure your place.
Where does it take place?
Queensland Microsoft Innovation Centre
Level 28, 400 George St
What do I bring?
Will there be more information?
We have exciting announcements on the way such as guest speakers, mentors and prizes. Follow us on twitter @mic_qld and Facebook to find out more!
We are super proud of one of our Gold Coast BizSpark Start-Up's Dev Audio who recently launched their new Microcone Voices technology at CES! It's been an incredible journey for this start-up and we are excited to share some news on what they have been up to and just launched!
Microcone Voices, unveiled at CES 2013, is the latest offering from Dev-Audio to make the process of capturing group meetings easier. Microcone Voices uses Dev-Audio’s flagship Microcone to capture up to six different voices and create an interactive display to show who’s speaking when using Skype, helping to eliminate that “mumble jumble” moment when everyone has an idea at one time.
The Microcone, a small portable multi-directional USB microphone device, uses advanced microphone array technology to record and track up to six separate voices simultaneously, and adaptively reduce background noise. Also at CES 2013, Dev-Audio will be introducing Windows support for the Microcone range, including the Recorder app for tagging and recalling meetings.
About the Microcone Using advanced microphone array technology, the Microcone can record and track up to six different voices at once. The accompanying Microcone Recorder app (available for Mac OS X and Windows) indexes meetings by date, participant names and keywords, creates conversation timelines and provides the ability to tag portions of the meeting as Important, Decisions, Action or Question for reference later. An iOS app also turns an iPhone or iPad into a remote that can create tags during the meeting or end the meeting.
Since its introduction, the Microcone has won multiple awards, including the Best of Show at Macworld 2012 and an Australian International Design Award. About Dev-Audio Dev-Audio Pty Ltd is a privately held company based on Australia's Gold Coast. Dev-Audio's vision is to create the world’s leading voice processing technologies for multi-user interaction. Dev-Audio's Founder, Iain McCowan, is an experienced Research and Development Manager and Engineer, with particular expertise in Microphone Array Technology. Prior to forming Dev-Audio, he gained experience in a variety of R&D roles at the Australian CSIRO, the IDIAP Research Institute in Switzerland and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
Check out more about Dev-Audio at www.dev-audio.com or on Twitter at @DevAudio.
DevCamp: Build apps for Office and SharePoint
What if you could build Microsoft Office and SharePoint 2013 productivity solutions using standard web technologies and distribute them to millions worldwide from the Office Store on Office.com? Well, you can!
Come to a DevCamp offered by Microsoft and learn how.
Building apps for Office
Building apps for SharePoint (Office 365 SharePoint Online)
Using web technologies to build apps with the cloud app model
Getting your apps into the Office Store
Want to learn more about apps for Office and apps for SharePoint? Visit dev.office.com.
This event is free of charge but you must be registered to attend. Attendees are responsible for booking and paying for their own travel and accommodation. Meals will be provided.
How to Register:
To sign up for a DevCamp, please click hereand select an event of your choice. This invitation does not guarantee a seat. You will receive notification regarding the status of your registration within 5 business days after your registration is received. Please be aware that due to limited seats registration will be restricted to two individuals per company.
Unsure and Want to Learn More:
Attend a live Webinar Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 12pm (EDT), presented by Dene Cleaver, Microsoft Senior Product Manager.
Join online meeting
Join by Phone
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Conference ID: 1960456785
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The link above will take you to the DevCamp’s landing page. Select an event of your choice.
Audience: Architects / Web Developers
Questions: Email: email@example.com
Come and learn about developing for the new Windows Phone 8. In each city, Day 1 (Friday) is dedicated to presentations introducing you to the concepts and techniques you’ll need to create successful Windows Phone applications. Day 2 (Saturday) is a full day of hands-on labs to get you up and running. With experts from Nokia and Microsoft at hand, you’ll quickly grasp the fundamentals of creating and publishing apps for this exciting platform. Nokia also have some great prizes up for grabs.
To register, sign in or create an account on the Australian Windows Phone Community site, and then go to the Events Page.
The format for Day 2 is a hands-on lab day. We'll start with a quick lap around the environment to get everyone up to speed with the tools and the lab content available and then the group will choose two of the labs to go through together in group lab time.
The eight labs available are as follows:
Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8
Running Tracker - sample app with
You can choose to come to either or both of the days.
This is a free event.
Registration links will be available here soon.
At this stage, presenters will be Vaughan Knight from Nokia, Nick Randolph from BuiltToRoam, Dave Glover and myself from Microsoft (I'm pretty sure Frank Arrigo will be at the Melbourne events too). Not every one of us will be at all of the events, but you get the idea.
Join us at The Edge for a Windows 8 developer workshop as part of the National Telework Week celebrations! A full day free session is a great opportunity to get stuck into developing a great app, let your creativity run loose & tap into the marketplace of millions of Windows users worldwide!
In this workshop Bronwen will introduce you to the world of Windows 8 RT apps. The workshop is intended to give you a kick-start when it comes to planning and building your app on Windows 8.
The day will be divided into sections based on a concept which will contain a presentation giving an overview of the area, Hands-On-Labs related to the section, and workbook activities for participants to plan out parts of their app.
The day will cover a range of topics including – orientation, navigation, hierarchy of an application, search, share, app bars and live tiles.
Participants should bring a pen and a laptop with the following software already installed:
- Windows 8
- Visual Studio 2012 (full or express) – Trials can be downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/eng/downloads#d-2012-editions.If downloading express make sure you download the “for Windows 8” version.
- Calisto – available as a NuGet package
When: 10am- 5pm November 14th 2012
Where: The Edge, State Library of Queensland, Southbank
The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.
The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!
Startup Weekend Mobile Sydney
Startup Weekend Brisbane
Startup Weekend Adelaide