Date: Thursday 30 August 2018

Registration starts from 5.30pm

Workshop from 6-9pm

Location: Newstead Brewing Co, 67 Castlemaine Street, Milton
Cost: $25.00 per person includes some food & drinks
Dress code: Smart casual

Have you ever daydreamed about quitting your job to become your own boss? If you've been wondering how to make the leap from the corporate world to an entrepreneurship our "Not Just Another Day at the Office" Young Entrepreneur Workshop can give you the tools to do just that.

Come and join us on the 30th August 2018, at Newstead Brewing Co and hear first hand from UQ alumni who have become successful entrepreneurs across a broad range of industries. 

Speakers and Panelists on the day will include:

• Alastair Blenkin, Founder & CEO at Hyra iQ
• Sabrina Chakori, Founder of Brisbane Tool Library and Community & partner Engagement Manager at Arc Hardware Incubator


We will finish the event with a networking session where startup hubs, incubators & accelerators such as iLab and UQ Idea Hub can give you some further information on how to take the first step in turning your ideas into a reality.

The event will be held at Brisbane favourite, Newstead Brewing Co in Castlemaine St. Milton, founded and co-owned by Dr Mark Howes.  Mark graduated  from The University of Queensland with a PhD in Molecular Cell Biology. He then went on to use his love of home brewing and science knowledge and skills to become to become a successful entrepreneur himself. 

The company now employs more than 70 local staff at two locations in Newstead and Milton. They are focused on sustainability, corporate responsibility and giving back to the local community when growing the business. 

Newstead Brewing Co. have now teamed up with a current UQ PhD student, Edward Kerr, to uncover how wild yeast could help diversify beer production and quality.

Keep an eye on our social media pages as we release our full schedule for the event and the bios of our speakers! 


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