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Advance QLD HotDesQ FNQ Visit
SHE Night / TapEditGo Workshop
Connection with Direction


Hi <<First Name>>,

What an amazing month for events (and this newsletter only covers the first half!!)

Things are really starting to hum in our new Tableland Business Hub and its available to hire too!

Call Alison on 0457 487 777 for more details.


We've got some really interesting Startups visiting the Tablelands next week and just wanted to make sure you all know about it.
Please also share with your networks.

Hot Entrepreneurs from the Advance Queensland Hot DesQ program are hitting the road to regional Queensland and will be here on the Tablelands next week.  

Hot Entrepreneurs are international or interstate entrepreneurial talent who have been attracted to Queensland by Hot DesQ to help boost our startup ecosystem and broaden global connections.

The Hot Entrepreneurs all have unique experiences and skills to share.

This is a FREE event but bookings are essential at

The startups visiting the Tablelands are:

Sunbirds – attracted to QLD from France.  Drone company specialising in solar-powered drones that fly long distances.

Questagame – attracted to QLD from the ACT.  Questagame uses the power of mobile technology - from gaming apps to machine learning - to take new audiences outdoors where they compete to become environmental scientists.

Smart Reef – attracted to QLD from NSW.  A safety management platform for scuba & snorkel tour operators. 

Competeshark – attracted to QLD from NSW.  Monitors your competitors' marketing and web activity so that the user is always informed with real-time data.

Come and learn, hear new ideas and network with these business founders.  Ask questions, tap into their networks to benefit your Tablelands business.

Hot DesQ provides an injection of startup talent to bring in new skills and experience, broaden our connections and open up access to global markets.

When: Thurs 8th of Aug 12pm-2pm 
Where: Tablelands Business Hub, 49-57 Loder St, Atherton 
How much:  FREE (But Bookings essential)

Christine & Seamus talked to Zoe & Wes from SHE TEG

SHE Night: Self-awareness, Healing & Empowerment
TEG: Tap Edit Go Workshop

SHE TEG is the collaboration of two people combining two passions on one tour around Australia.

Zoe shares Self-awareness, Healing & Empowerment tools and processes that give women the clarity and confidence needed to consciously create change.
You will also learn about the Peace Point Equation that will support you in overcoming debilitating states of pressure, overwhelm, guilt, procrastination and self-sabotage, putting you on a path to finding your own inner peace.

Wes teaches people how to create high-quality marketing videos only using your smartphone everything from filming to editing.
He has also sourced out the best accessories so that you can continually create and capture amazing videos is the simplest, most cost-effective way – making any ‘non-tech’ person look professional.
Their combined tour page is here
Watch this video where Zoe explains what happens at a S.H.E Night
Watch this video where Wes explains what happens at a Tap Edit Go Workshop

Zoe & Wes have very kindly given us special discount coupons!

S.H.E Night
When: Thurs 12h of Aug 6 pm -9.30 pm 
Where: Atherton Hotel, 90 Main St, Atherton 
How much:  $35 ==> ($45 LESS $10 discount with coupon STSHE)

Tap Edit Go Workshop
When: Thurs 12h of Aug 8.30 am - 4 pm
Where: Atherton Hotel, 90 Main St, Atherton 
How much:  $169.15 ==> ($199 LESS 15% discount with coupon STTEG)

Startup Tablelands AGM with Guest Speaker David Burston

Our guest speaker this AGM is David Burston from theSPACE, TEDx and Confidence Unlimited.
You are all welcome to join in with our fantastic group of people to celebrate the achievements of Startup Tablelands (which started over 5 years ago!) and be a part of next year’s fun as we get the new Tablelands Business Hub fully up and running. 

Our guest speaker this AGM is David Burston from theSPACE, TEDx and Confidence Unlimited. 
David is an expert in communication and creativity training. In his spare time he volunteers as Pitch Master at the local business incubator, theSPACE in Cairns and has constant interaction with entrepreneurs and businesses. In 2014 David began coaching and mentoring the speakers in the newly launched TEDx James Cook University program so he knows his stuff.
Who’s really comfortable talking about their business? 
David is firstly going to tell us all about Verbal Business Cards which are 5-10 words long (not including your name or position) and some rhyming is good!  Come along to the AGM with your Verbal Business Card or make one up on the spot!
Verbal Business Cards then lead to 30 second Elevator Pitches where you tell someone a bit more about your business and the more you do it, the more comfortable you will be talking about your business.
David has lots of other tips and hints to give us, see you at the ST AGM on Thursday 15th of August at 5pm.


ST Membership: AGM-Night-ONLY $67  (normally $97)

A Startup Tablelands Membership package gives you:
  • FREE business listing on Startup Tablelands Business Directory (value $47)
    • Three FREE adverts (every year you are a member) on one or more of the following (value $167)
    • Facebook
    • Facebook Live with a Startup Tablelands driver
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Invitation to monthly lunch and learn workshops (1/2 price to members)
  • Bring your business promotional material to any Lunch & Learn you attend
  • Early bird guarantee for all programs and events
  • Be the first to know about the latest innovation news on the Tablelands via our monthly newsletter
  • FREE 30 minute consultations, while you are a member (one consultation per consultant per year), via Zoom or in person with: (value $990)
    • Website Consultant
    • IP & Legal Specialist
    • Google Specialist
    • Presentation & Customer Service Skills
    • Productivity/Automation Software Consultant
    • Soft Skills/coaching
    • Grant and Tender Writing, and Plain English!

Connection with Direction Meeting Sat 17th Aug

CWD branches out to stamp out Business Burn-Out!

Connection With Direction (CWD) is Startup and Innovation Tableland’s (ST) own unique business mastermind group (with a difference!).  It’s an open group, has run monthly for 18 months and all are welcome!

That “difference”?  CWD is less a networking/swap central than a group that incorporates exercises in mindfulness and trust-building.  From a platform of trust, deep listening and inclusion, the group then focusses on one business each third  Saturday morning monthly session.

In August,  CWD has a surprise in store!  We are going to trial an alternative type of gathering: Business Burn-Out Busters.  Depending on how that resonates this format might become a regular feature!

What is planned?:  for our first session, we have a guest speaker, Zoe Joseph, an entrepreneur herself who is forming her career around wellness and has heaps to share.  Zoe will help us make a great start to a new segment of CWD.

The content and feel of future sessions will be determined by the group.  The intention is to slowly unravel the various exercises, practices and some theory around how to avoid that dreaded and all but ubiquitous stress which leads to Business Burn-Out.

You are invited!  Bring a friend!

From The CWD Gang

And a personal note from Christine and Seamus:
Not in business?  Guess what, just getting through the process of daily living today can be so complex and stressful that it is like a business.  If you are in business you end up with two businesses to run: your business and the business of your life outside of business!  What does that mean for this invitation to CWD on Saturday morning, 17 August?  It means everyone is invited.  You don’t have to be in business to have a stressy life.  Come and join us to find new ways of turning down the volume knob on stress.  We look forward to seeing you at ST’s new Tablelands Business Hub, Loder St, Atherton.  Ring Christine 0419 656 247 for more info.

When: Sat 17th of Aug  10 am - 1 pm
Where: Tablelands Business Hub, 49-57 Loder St, Atherton 
How much: FREE but bring some yummy lunch to share

Hi CWD-ers, 

We are trying something new via CWD (could become its own thing but it makes sense to me to send up a trial balloon via CWD.).

The new kid on the block has a name (so far--glad to hear your suggestions!): Business Burnt Out Busters.

What I need help with asap is a very simple (but striking) flyer/poster for the trial balloon session on Aug 17.

Are you interested in the subject and good at graphics?  Could you please put your hand up to help out with producing a flyer (for posting on FB etc etc) ?  This does not need to be a lengthy or highly professional production---just quick and cute/amusing/interesting!

I’d love some help with this!  Please let me know if you like graphics and would contribute to this!  I’m keen to hear from you!

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