JCU Ideas Lab Fireside Webinar Chat
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About the Event
The JCU Ideas Lab Fireside Chat is a regular series from JCU Connect of informal Q&A sessions between our local entrepreneurship community, and global experts from the national and international innovation, technical research, and entrepreneurship sectors.
- The challenges and opportunities that exist in building regional ecosystems
- How to create and grow great companies form regional areas
- His take on the investment and entrepreneurial landscape post-COVID
- What regional founders, and investors, need to do to set themselves up for success
The question feed will be open, so don’t miss this opportunity to engage with one of the legends of the Australian startup scene.
About Alan Jones
Alan is currently the Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the Remarkable disability tech accelerator in Sydney, and is raising a pre-seed and seed-stage fund (M8 Ventures) with Emily Rich.
He was an early investor in Australian tech startup venture funds: Pollenizer, Startmate and Blackbird Ventures. Alan has also been an active angel investor both here and in the US, with investments in companies such as: Ananas, Bugcrowd, Bugherd, Buzzy, Biteable, Canva, Cardly, Elevio, GeoSnapshot, GiggedIn, HappyCo, HowAboutEat, Macropod, Muru Music, OtherLevels, Propeller Aero, Squirrel Street, TopMe, Tyde, Tzukuri, Workyard, UpGuard and Upperstory.
Alan mentors startup founders in programs for BlueChilli, Catalysr, Collider, CyRise, muru-D, Remarkable, Startmate, Sydney School of Entrepreneurship and UTS. He’s the chair of Catalysr, an entrepreneurship program focused on marginalised migrants and refugees. He’s also a regular technology guest for News Tonight on ABC2 and has been a contributor to AFR, The Australian, InnovationAus, SmartCompany and StartupDaily.