BizJapan 2014 - IDEA Network & Global Innovative Youth Conference 2014
For BizJapan Summit 2013
The University of Queensland, Australia,
Ecuador and Germany
Angela Li - Director of Global Innovative Youth Conference
2014, President of IDEA Network (2012-2013)
Entrepreneurship can be taught!
Mission: educate and accelerate entrepreneurship to our members.
Events: educational focus and others social.
International: a diverse membership group, >30 countries, students from all academic background.
Connected: prominent Brisbane business incubators, angel investors, venture capitalists and experts;
assist our members in nourishing their ideas and potential.
Assist: aspiring entrepreneurs to develop their ideas into successful ventures.
▪ The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
▪ ~350 members in each branch
▪ ¼ business students, ¼ engineering and IT students, the rest from all faculties and levels (e.g.
▪ 51% international vs 49% domestic students
▪ Many have started their businesses or tried their hands at a start-up
▪ Social Events
▪ Educational Events
Total of 32, including:
Total of 9, including:
- Pitch Dinner
- Pitch nights
- Weekly meet-ups
- Guest speaker presentations
- Welcome parties
- Market days
- Pitch Dinner
IDEA NETWORK ENTREPRENEURIAL
▪ Partnership: with the student union (the University of Queensland Union) and an Australian
incubator, ilab accelerator (http://www.ilabaccelerator.com/) to set up a student
▪ Ran 8 workshops to prepare students for entry into the program, including:
1. Secrets to Success - with John Lambie and David Tisdall
2. Becoming an Entrepreneur - with Google Ambassadors at UQ and Alex Robey
3. Introduction to Bitcoin - with Sam Keightley
4. Business Knowledge and Entrepreneurial Mindset - with Colin Kinner
5. Financial and Legal Concerns - with Steve Davey, Sam Keightley and myself
6. Business Planning and Market Analysis (Lean Startups) - with Professor Tim Kastelle
7. Leadership and Networking - with Michael French
8. Design Thinking - with Deloitte
▪ Competition prize: direct entry into the iLab Germinate program, a funding package worth
AUD$30,000AUD and mentoring from prominent Australian entrepreneurs.
▪ Workshop speakers (Colin Kinner, Steve Davey, Professor Tim Kastelle, Michael French, Deloitte
▪ Pitch Dinner Attendees (RiverCity Labs (Peta Ellis and Peter Laurie), David Harrison, Sam
Friend, ilab mentors and judges, Kieran Shaw and the UQ Union team, the UQ Office of
Undergraduate Education, UQ Business School (Professors Damien Hines, Anna Jenkins and Tim
Kastelle, and more)
▪ Special thanks to:
BRISBANE’S STARTUP ECOSYSTEM
▪ 1 of 4 main startup hubs in Australia:
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.
▪ Compared to their counterparts in Silicon
Valley, Australian startups are less likely to
want to get rich, less likely to want to
change the world, but more likely to want to
build a great product.
▪ Government grants like Commercialization
Australia is designed to support startups
▪ Digital Brisbane Strategy designed to make
Australia a World City, through startups.
▪ Startup Festival planned for 2014
Source: Deloitte Silicon Beach Australian Startup Ecosystem
Case Study: Halfbrick Studios
(maker of Jetpack Joyride, Fruit Ninja, Age of
▪ >10 years in making games
▪ Based in Brisbane, Australia
GLOBAL INNOVATIVE YOUTH CONFERENCE
(30TH JUNE – 5TH JULY 2014) BRISBANE (AUS)
▪ ~150 delegates (local and international)
▪ Part of Brisbane Startup Festival 2014
▪ To promote student entrepreneurship and global business networks amongst top university
students from the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.
▪ The week-long conference will include:
▪ Workshops conducted by prominent Australian entrepreneurs
▪ Company visits to key technology incubators and startups
▪ Networking and social events
▪ Tourism around Queensland
▪ Build a startup business in our Startup Competition (in the style of a mini StartupWeekend)
Our conference team consists of 10 capable individuals, including a:
Sponsorship & Corporate Team
Marketing & IT Team
Please join us as an ambassador or international partner!
National University of Singapore
IDEA Network Germany
IDEA Network Ecuador
KAIST – KISA
Angela Li – firstname.lastname@example.org