Current INQ Community Events

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iNQ Central Launch Party

It takes a Village to raise a Startup…and a Village to help celebrate!
iNQ Central – Townsville’s first ever, industry-led innovation centre will be officially opened with special VIP guests to share this history-making occasion.
This is our opportunity to thank all of the helpers along this journey, give thanks to our generous sponsors and supporters and share news of what’s in the pipeline.
Join us in celebrating the community effort leading to this significant achievement for Townsville. Learn about upcoming programs and progress already made and how you can be part of the innovation journey in the North.

Event details:

Time: 5.30 – 8.30pm
Date: Monday 8 August
Venue: iNQ Central, Central Village, Little Fletcher St (opposite Hogs Breath)
Cost: Free, but RSVPs required by Saturday 6 August
Media and sponsorship enquiries: Lauren Heritage-Brand, Association Secretary, Innovation NQ Inc
Launch Party Tickets

iNQ Launch Week: Breakfast Panel Seminar

Be inspired by some of Queensland’s leading entrepreneurs at this special panel discussion and breakfast event as part of iNQ Central’s launch week!
We are pleased to announce our special guests Steve Baxter and Glen Richards of Channel 10’s Shark Tank, Elaine Stead of Blue Sky Funds and Mike Wallas of Optifire, who will share their insights through a led panel discussion. So prepare some great questions to fully optimise this opportunity!
iNQ Central is Townsville’s first ever industry-led innovation centre, brought to life through the efforts and vision of many. Help us celebrate its history-making launch through a series of events around Townsville in early August.
Media and sponsorship enquiries: Lauren Heritage-Brand, Association Secretary, Innovation NQ Inc

Innovative Breakfast Forum Tickets

Hot DesQ

iNQ Central is a Hot DesQ Host! Reach out to interstate and international networks nominating iNQ Central as your host venue. Apply now for your chance to receive up to $100 000 to grow your startup at iNQ Central. Checkout for more information.

Past INQ Community Events

GovHack 2016 29-31 July

GovHack encourages participants to use publicly released government data to propose ways the data can be reused to provide benefits and services to the community.
The GovHack event is an annual open data competition held all over Australia and New Zealand. This year the weekend event will be run from 29-31 July and will occur simultaneously at multiple locations across Queensland.
In 46 hours teams create a project page, proof of concept and a video that tells the story of how the data can reused, often finding new ways to solve the challenges facing the community and government.
The best teams have a mix of skills so we encourage everyone to come along including entrepreneurs, developers, designers, digital media creators, artists, story tellers, researchers and open data enthusiasts.
The event starts with the competition categories announced on the Friday night 29 July. Teams then trove through the official data sets to find new ideas or ways to reuse the data to win prizes in international, national and local prize categories.
Teams work through the weekend and by Sunday 5pm you have to have submitted your team page, 3 minute video of your concept and any code/source materials.
GovHack is for everyone! GovHack is about having fun and learning, regardless of your level of expertise. From high school and 1st year university students through to hardened developers, designers, entrepreneurs, data analysts, engineers, digital media creators, artists, film makers, story tellers, academics, researchers, youth and civic enthusiasts.

Advance Queensland Innovation and Investment Summit

In May – six early stage and investment ready startups and representatives of Townsville’s innovative business community attended the Advance Queensland Innovation and Investment Summit (AQIIS) along with around 500 other entrepreneurs, investors, government officials, business leaders and more.

H-Art Fair – by 2 Birds 1 Stone

A business promotion event celebrating a global creative community.
In April, Townsville startup 2 Birds 1 Stone, hosted a creative night to promote the local creative industries and artists. A night full of amazing local artwork, business networking, great prizes, gorgeous Make up and Hair by local Hair Dresser Ciao Bella and wonderful support from local businesses and the community.

INQ Soft Launch

Toward the end of March INQ revealed the process of the building and construction to the community and public. We all got to connect with other innovators, creatives, investors and thinkers in our community. A great event to see the involvement and participation from all the wonderful volunteers and businesses in the INQ community.

Chris Burry Makes a Flurry about Silly Valley

On the 8th March we saw Chris Burry Makes a Flurry about Silly Valley – A great turn out from Townsville’s innovation savvy community to hear from US Market Access’ Chris Burry, visiting Townsville as part of Digital Brisbane’s Visiting Entrepreneur Program. Chris shared with the 50 attendees from the business, development, academic, government and industry representation attendees, an insight into life and innovative culture in Silicon Valley.

Luncheon with Code Valley Founder Noel Lovisa.

On Friday 26th February, a Luncheon was thrown with Code Valley Founder Noel Lovisa. Developed locally in Townsville, Code Valley is preparing to launch their product which seeks to industrialise code generation.