ACS NT Presents EdXN with Aaron Birkby and Eleanor Carey
Reprogram, Disrupt and Discover with Lessons from Silicon Valley, London and Israel
Join us for a discussion with CEO of Startup Catalyst, Aaron Birkby
What should you be doing to future proof your business or company in preparation for the next wave of disruptive and innovative tech?
In this fireside chat event, Aaron Birkby, CEO of Startup Catalyst, will be joined by guest speakers sharing some of the innovative technology and business models they have seen, that are much close than you may believe. They will further discuss how to think more like a startup, the future of work and how to make the most out of emerging disruptive tech in the market.
Aaron will be joined by Eleanor Carey, co-founder & CEO, The Generator, Bundaberg. Aaron and Eleanor bring a wealth of experience to Australian shores, having gathered invaluable insights from international startup hotspots. Join this conversation where Aaron will discuss:
- The impact of disruptive tech on the market and how to make the most of it for your business;
- How to enable a cultural shift that thinks globally;
- Learnings from international business models and;
- Shaping your mindset to prepare for unforeseen challenges that might affect your business.
Come prepared with questions about how to take your business ideas to the next level. The event will be followed by networking drinks, giving you an opportunity to meet and connect with the speakers and other industry leaders who may be in attendance.
Aaron is a tech entrepreneur, having successfully built and exited several startups since the age of sixteen. Aaron joined Startup Catalyst in 2016 after it was founded by SharkTank investor, Steve Baxter, to expose Australia’s technical talent to the tsunami of innovation that is happening overseas. Today, Startup Catalyst delivers 9 missions a year to global startup hotspots like Silicon Valley, London, Tel Aviv, and Hong Kong.
Education Across the Nation (EdXN) is a signature part of the ACS speaker series. Held quarterly, EdXN presents experts sharing topical insights about the ICT sector today and tomorrow. EdXN is a highly valued event attracting ICT professionals from a wide range of international industries.
5:00pm – Registrations open and networking
5:45pm – Keynote Speakers: Aaron Birkby and Eleanor Carey
7:00pm – Event concludes
Please note: Attendance is conditional to your online registration
ONLINE REGISTRATIONS CLOSE AT 2PM ON THE DAY OF THIS SEMINAR
About Aaron Birkby
Aaron is a tech entrepreneur, currently serving as the CEO of Startup Catalyst, leading missions to Silicon Valley, Europe, Israel and Asia for youths, founders, investors and innovation leaders. Aaron is also the co-founder of Peak Persona, delivering programs for startup founders with tangible, action-based routines that they can adapt to better manage their time, and to engineer their emotional state, on a consistent basis.
In 2016, Aaron was awarded the national Benson Award for Entrepreneurship, and also the Pearcey Award for Queensland.
Learning to code at the age of 8, Aaron has started over ten businesses (with 4 small exits) since the age of 16. His largest business, Arinda, which he sold in 2012, provided a cloud-based billing and authentication platform for public-space ISPs – at the time of sale that software was used by over 250 points-of-presence with over 6 million users annually in 9 countries.
Aaron previously worked as the Entrepreneur In Residence for muru-d Brisbane at River City Labs. He is also a member of Queensland Government Startup Working Group, serves on a number of advisory boards, has facilitated over 40 Startup Weekends and corporate hackathon events, has led multiple trade missions to Silicon Valley, Europe and Israel, and has a weekly technology segment on ABC Coast FM radio station.