MIRA Darling Downs 2020 is locked and loaded and ready to fire. Did you know the METS sector is growing at 7% year on year and they want your new tech, innovation or business model. At MIRA Darling Downs, we are here to accelerate your testing with the METS sector....
METS Innovation Regional Accelerator MIRA - Darling Downs FOR IMMEDIATE MEDIA RELEASE A regional accelerator program for small to medium enterprises (SMEs), scale-ups and startups breaking into the mining equipment, technology services (METS) industry has been...
This year for our themed Startup Weekend event we have chosen Tourism & Events. Tourism has been a hot topic regionally and an important part of growing our economy and sustainability. A strong Tourism base can help smooth out the bumps when we transition from...
Medium Blog Feed from Startup Toowoomba & Director David Masefield.
- Techstars Global Summit, Torino 2019A community leaders perspective or what did I see, hear, experience.This September, my partner Joy Taylor & I were very appreciative of the invitation to attend the Techstars Global Summit 2019 as Startup Weekend Community Leaders.360 degTurin is a lovely city settled at the intersection of two rivers (Stura di… Read more »
- METS Innovation Regional Accelerator (MIRA) Darling Downs — Week 6METS Innovation Regional Accelerator (MIRA) Darling Downs — Week 6All most there! Welcome to the Week 6 wrap up of the METS Innovation Regional Accelerator — Darling Downs where the theme was all about ‘preparation’! Momentum has been building for 6 weeks and the work, effort and commitment to innovation by the participating teams is… Read more »
- METS Innovation Regional Accelerator (MIRA) Darling Downs — Week 5A regional accelerator powered by Orior Jam, the folks behind Startup ToowoombaMETS Innovation Regional Accelerator (MIRA) Darling Downs — Week 5In this Week 5 wrap up of the METS Innovation Regional Accelerator — Darling Downs we find ourselves playing a little bit of catch up football. Having said that, we prefer to describe it as… Read more »
- MIRA — Darling Downs Week 3Week 3 MIRA Darling DownsMETS Innovation Regional AcceleratorIn this Week 3 wrap up of the METS Innovation Regional Accelerator — Darling Downs we’re reminded of the old saying that variety is the spice of life, and that equally holds true in the world of innovation and startups.By way of a re-cap, our participating… Read more »
- Week 2 MIRA Darling DownsWeek 2 for MIRA Darling DownsToowoomba’s METS Innovation Regional AcceleratorThe successful 2nd week of the METS Innovation Regional Accelerator (Darling Downs) was conducted at Canvas Coworking in Toowoomba. By way of a re-cap, our participating teams are looking to commercialise new and creative products and services for the Mining Equipment Technology… Read more »
- Week 1 for MIRA Darling DownsToowoomba’s METS Innovation Regional AcceleratorThe first week of MIRA Darling Downs has been successfully run at the Canvas Coworking space in Toowoomba. MIRA if you didn’t know, stands for METS Innovation Regional Accelerator and it is an initiative of METS Ignited and the Queensland Government and designed by Startup Toowoomba.… Read more »
- What is Coworking, Incubation & AccelerationA regional perspectiveJoy Taylor & David MasefieldThis is our keynote at the 8Point8 Regional Innovation & Small Business Conference in Wagga Wagga 2018. As written then. Better late than never I meant to publish this years ago.Held for the first time, in Wagga Wagga NSWWe are David Masefield and Joy Taylor and… Read more »
- Disruption, downturns, and darn hard timesPhoto by Jack Cohen on UnsplashWe’ve been here before and there’s proof!Recession, there you go, the R-word. I said it… we have been sailing along in this global tide of general prosperity as a country when BAM! All of a sudden, we are face slapped with a wet sloppy virus called Covid-19… Read more »
- Work in a time of COVID-19 pt2In todays post we talk about the Virtual Coworking we are providing.Get you connected with an open sourced ‘Work from Home Policy’ framework.If you are a data covid-19 driven person then check out this website.We show you where the Australian Governments official Covid-19 Alerts page lives.Point you to what should you really… Read more »
- Work in a time of COVID-19Ring Ring, Hello Dr.C here, Well… we have your results back and it’s good news! You don’t have COVID-19, its simply a Rhinovirus or common cold, you are free to get back to your day to day activitiesAfter returning from overseas with pretty decent head cold, the kind that fills… Read more »
- 100M Tomato Seedlings? BOOM!TSBE Food Leaders Australia Meat-Up at Boomaroo Nursery 24/10/19Did you know that right here on our doorstep we have a national company that supplies more than 300 million transplantable seedlings to growers across Vic, Qld, SA and NSW. Neither did I until last night when I took a 30 minute drive… Read more »
- How can a successful SME discover Innovative IdeasQueensland Chief Entrepreneur Steve Baxter at Canvas Coworking in ToowoombaThis is the nuts of my welcome talk at Canvas Coworking in Toowoomba this morning for Steve Baxters visit as the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur along with 4 cool visiting entrepreneurs as they started their SW Qld roadshow. I’ve left out the… Read more »
- ARE WE JUST KIDDING OURSELVES?Visiting the USA with the Startup Catalyst Cohort and having had many colleagues who took part in the first community leaders mission I believed I knew what was coming…I was though, not prepared for the numbing fog that would descend post mission where I think my brain went into ‘safe… Read more »
- Is this a first for Startup Weekend?Last weekend the Missus and I drove to the airport together, had some breakfast together and then waved goodbye for the weekend as we flew off in different planes.https://medium.com/media/fbe6ec42cd170076468ed3ef1ae73ed1/hrefJoy Taylor recently obtained her Techstars Startup Weekend Facilitators badge and was headed for SplitSpaces where the first Startup Weekeend Youth was… Read more »
- FUTURE DRONE — It’s about people, their ideas, the how… and the what now?“Future Drone Challenge is, in my opinion, a world leader in drone innovation. Having support from the State Government, River City Labs, VC’s and a wide range of mentors and consultants available makes this event a world leader. The technological advancements from all teams over the weekend blew me away.”… Read more »
- Australia Day…When you have the house to yourself!My favourite Australian outlook.Australia is a truly multicultural country! A global melting pot of peoples from around the world. I learnt that growing up in Adelaide in the 1980’s where my school had clearly defined groups. We had the ‘Skips’… that was us…Aussies born or at least a couple of… Read more »