Startup workshop for Hunter businesses

4 December 2017

People working on a clear board

Hunter business innovators will be able to attend a University of Newcastle startup workshop on Tuesday 5th December supported by the NSW Government.

The ‘I2N Lean Startup Workshop’ on Product Design is being held at the Three76 Hub at 376 Hunter Street, Newcastle, from 9am-12:30pm.

“The NSW Government’s Boosting Business Innovation Program is providing $18 million to the state’s 11 universities and the CSIRO to share expertise with businesses to help boost innovation,” Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC said.

“The University of Newcastle is doing this through its I2N network of innovation hubs which are being established across the region with Boost support.

“The I2N network is supporting innovation and entrepreneurship at the Three76 Hub (Newcastle CBD); Dantia Smart Hub (Charlestown); defence, security and aerospace (DSA-18) hub at Williamtown and the Upper Hunter Hub (Muswellbrook).

“I2N has been hosting a series of three Lean Startup Workshops which have so far focused on Customer Validation and Business Models, with a final Product Design Workshop to be held on Tuesday.

“These workshops, which have been offered as a series but are structured to also be effective as stand alones, have aimed to help participants turn startup business ideas into success.”

Tuesday’s final workshop in the Lean Startup series will focus on the role of design and engineering in product development and how to determine the minimum amount of features needed to deliver value that will excite customers.

The workshops have been facilitated by Newcastle Innovation Business Development Officer Greg Ryan who has extensive experience in research and commercialisation projects, and Three76 Hub Operations Manager Siobhan Curran with experience in creating startups across the region.


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