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‘Shark’ to share tips

Baxter guest at tech meet for business

NOOSA’S digital entrepreneurs are about to get a boost of energy, optimism and wisdom from Steve Baxter, investor, entrepreneur and “shark” on Channel Ten’s Shark Tank Australia.

Steve is the guest of honour at the digital entrepreneurs’ networking night at Noosa Boardroom in September and stars in the Hosted show which features five of Australia’s most successful businesspeople “all hunting for the next big idea to turn into a profitable venture”.

Co-hosts Noosa Council and Noosa Boardroom asked Steve Baxter, one of Australia’s most successful tech entrepreneurs and an active investor and mentor to start-ups, to share some of his fearless advice with local entrepreneurs.

“Noosa has been quietly building its capacity in the digital economy, and attracting digital entrepreneurs, start-ups and ‘barefoot executives’ who can base themselves from anywhere,” Noosa Council CEO Brett de Chastel said.

“These knowledge sector businesses are a great fit with Noosa’s high-value low-impact approach to economic development.

“As a champion for regional Queensland and a passionate mentor with a keen interest in start-ups that have significant global potential, Steve Baxter will no doubt have plenty of advice to share with our local entrepreneurs.”

Noosa Boardroom co-owner Anne Lawrence said Steve Baxter’s visit was part of a broader ongoing program to foster innovation and support start-up businesses in the community.

“As far back as 2006 when we started our business centre, a variety of Noosa business leaders partnered with Noosa Council and identified the knowledge economy as a key priority for the region,” said Anne.

“Working with other businesses and adapting to new technologies and trends is critical to business survival, we ourselves adapted and created an open space co-working environment to cater for the new kind of digital entrepreneur,” continued Anne.

With world-class beaches and a lifestyle the envy of many, it is no wonder digital entrepreneurs who can work from anywhere come to Noosa, which is key to furthering economic prosperity in the region.

“According to Brisbane 2022 New World City Action Plan, technology-based jobs have a larger multiplier effect than jobs in any other sector. It’s been found that for each new position filled in the sector, five additional jobs are created in other sectors,” said Anne.

The Digital Entrepreneurs’ Networking night is on Tuesday, September1. For tickets go to www.noosaboardroom.com.au/event. Numbers are limited.