NT's first community lead innovation weekend
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What is IDEAS FEST?

Top End IDEAS FEST is an exciting and intense one-day challenge for people of all walks of the NT community to get together and come up with viable solutions to real world problems.

Developing an idea to a potential innovation can lead to ground-breaking results such as solving a valuable business problem or addressing a critical social issue. It is also really fun! Top End IDEAS FEST will introduce the methods and skills required for taking ideas and turning them into new and viable products, services and opportunities.

Top End IDEAS FEST 2017 feeds into Australia Post Regional Pitchfest coming to Darwin this July.

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How does IDEAS FEST work?

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Connect

Connect with other people who are driven to take ideas from a light bulb moment to a successful product, solution or business.

 
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Discover

Discover the amount of resources available to you in Darwin to support your entrepreneurial spirit. Leave knowing how to take an idea and turn it into something more.

 
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Learn

Learn from some of Darwin’s most successful business owners. We have many of the NT’s best providing mentoring throughout the weekend.

 
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Pitch

The development of an idea through to a pitch is all about the process. You will work on ideas to bring them to a stage where they can be pitched to business leaders for further development.

 
 

Our Team

Top End IDEAS FEST is an initiative of Luke Gosling MP

 
 
Luke is the Federal Member for Solomon. Luke has a deep passion for the NT and in particular developing closer connections through innovation across our community. He can see the opportunities that are in front of the NT and believes that the challenges and problems within our community can be solved by those with innovative solutions. Luke has put his support behind Top End IDEAS FEST 2017 as he truly believes in connecting creative community members to passionate and experienced mentors to drive new solutions and new businesses to contribute to a successful economy.

Luke is the Federal Member for Solomon. Luke has a deep passion for the NT and in particular developing closer connections through innovation across our community. He can see the opportunities that are in front of the NT and believes that the challenges and problems within our community can be solved by those with innovative solutions. Luke has put his support behind Top End IDEAS FEST 2017 as he truly believes in connecting creative community members to passionate and experienced mentors to drive new solutions and new businesses to contribute to a successful economy.

Luke Gosling, OAM MP

 
Jude Ellen, Strategist, Rust490, Dolphin Software Jude is an experienced consultant in strategic thinking, indicators of performance and of business value, and in high value partnerships for innovative change and re invention. Her skills have been honed through 25+ years of experience in diverse industries, private and public sector enterprises and community organisations. Jude works with people in leadership teams to understand diverse perceptions of business value and performance, leverage technology for transformation, and create pathways for refreshing strategic and operational benefit.

Jude Ellen, Strategist, Rust490, Dolphin Software

Jude is an experienced consultant in strategic thinking, indicators of performance and of business value, and in high value partnerships for innovative change and re invention.

Her skills have been honed through 25+ years of experience in diverse industries, private and public sector enterprises and community organisations. Jude works with people in leadership teams to understand diverse perceptions of business value and performance, leverage technology for transformation, and create pathways for refreshing strategic and operational benefit.

Jude Ellen, Strategist

Paul Mead, Enterpreneur, Paul Mead Consulting Paul is a relentless entrepreneur and an innovation leader in the community. He understands the hard work required to achieve success in small business, but also can see and react to new opportunities. Paul doesn't stand for the status quo and enjoys the challenge of disrupting industries and businesses in order to create new streams of income. Paul is a strategic thinker and process driven to ensure that the solutions to be implemented are given the best chance of success.

Paul Mead, Enterpreneur, Paul Mead Consulting

Paul is a relentless entrepreneur and an innovation leader in the community. He understands the hard work required to achieve success in small business, but also can see and react to new opportunities. Paul doesn't stand for the status quo and enjoys the challenge of disrupting industries and businesses in order to create new streams of income. Paul is a strategic thinker and process driven to ensure that the solutions to be implemented are given the best chance of success.

Paul Mead, Startup Coach

Shanon is a visionary engineer with technology in business. No matter how small or large a requirement the optimal use of software and hardware can be found and applied and this is his mandate. With 13+ years of web technology industry experience, a mining software startup, being an Amazon Web Services cloud architect and a known member of Perth and Darwin startup scenes, he is well placed to tackle and advise on all things invention, innovation and commercialisation.

Shanon is a visionary engineer with technology in business. No matter how small or large a requirement the optimal use of software and hardware can be found and applied and this is his mandate. With 13+ years of web technology industry experience, a mining software startup, being an Amazon Web Services cloud architect and a known member of Perth and Darwin startup scenes, he is well placed to tackle and advise on all things invention, innovation and commercialisation.

Shanon Loughton, Tech Enterpreneur

Top End IDEAS FEST 2017 is powered by:

Have an idea? Submit it now!

 

Participate in the
Top End IDEAS FEST 2017
One-Day Challenge

 

 

It's over for this year! Thanks to all for making it a great day!
Watch Facebook and Twitter for updates and next 'Fests, and don't forget to come along to the upcoming Austpost Regional Pitchfest this July 2017

Got a question? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Qs), or contact us on the details at the bottom of this page.


Sponsors

Charles Darwin University

Charles Darwin University

Northern Territory Airports

Northern Territory Airports

Paspalis

Paspalis

Quest Palmerston

Quest Palmerston

Dolphin Software

Dolphin Software

cloudmine

cloudmine

Techboard

Techboard

Telstra

Telstra

Google Indonesia

Google Indonesia

Northern Territory Government

Northern Territory Government

NT News

NT News

 

Necessity is the mother of invention.”

— Plato

 
 
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