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Mentor Call Out!

  The ideal mentor has an entrepreneurial background and/or specialised industry experience. Being a mentor is a non-solicitation role and doesn't expect compensation from the startup team(s) they’re supporting.   Mentors volunteer their time and talents to help our...

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2017 – The Year In Numbers

  We'd like to say thank you for getting involved and share with you how far we've come since launching in March 2017 - we think the numbers speak for themselves!

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It’s a wrap!

  It's always fantastic to get our cohort together. Many had travelled from Tamworth and were meeting for the very first time. After three hours of hard work, each founder presented their freshly honed pitch to a group of judges, including special guest Dr John Howard...

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Sharing Innovation Success

We were delighted to welcome the Hon. Michael McCormack to the UNE SRI and fill him in on what we've achieved in the first nine months since opening our doors.

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In Conversation with Anna

Third generation local producer Sam White, went in conversation with Anna Speer, the CEO of AuctionsPlus this week over lunch, when the SRI teamed up with over fifty local producers from Ebor Beef to hear Anna’s amazing story.

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Founders Fireside Chat in Uralla

Each month the UNE SRI founders gather together with our Expert in Residence Gary Morgan. This month, we heading out into the region and met up at the New England Brewing Co in Uralla. Lucky for us, Anna Speer CEO AuctionsPlus joined in and shared her story.

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Smart ideas hatched at regional incubator

“There’s a wonderful spirit of entrepreneurialism within the incubator and our business is now within an hour’s drive of our target market, which is invaluable for getting feedback and conducting trials.” Dave Rubie SmartShepherd

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Q&A with SRI Business Development Manager

Here, Business Development Manager Liz Egan talks about how the SRI supports new businesses, the nature of some of the starts-ups on its books, and the major achievements of the initiative to date.

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Agmentation in the news

ABC's Landline program had a New England flavour last week, and our very own inaugural Agmentation got a special look in. Agmentation is a concentrated hackathon-style event to put laser-like focus on what might be preventing the region’s farmers from...

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Startup Showcase Tamworth

We were excited to showcase some of our SMART Region Incubator founders! Hearing our founder stories, how their startup idea blossomed and their growth goals for the future. This special evening event was great to find out about the amazing ideas, products and...

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Agmentation

UNE SMART Region Incubator, together with Cisco Technical held their inaugural Agmentation on Saturday 22nd July at the UNE SMART Farm. Agmentation 2017 is the beginning of future multi—day hackathons which will take a similar deep-dive on solutions to the challenges...

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Ideation Workshop for Startups – Tamworth

How do you find a startup idea with legs? In this 4-hour intensive workshop, attendees went through core concepts to all successful startup ideas. Alan talked the group through ways to create something innovative that stands out in the commerical landscape, ideally by...

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