Previous EVENTS

We grow as a community through our knowledge experience and what better way to share our knowledge with events. We have a resourceful group of community members that are skilful in their field and love to share their knowledge.

In addition our Members get access to our events, programs and member benefits.

The Future of Business - Collaboration and Emerging Technologies
20220624
7:45 am

The Future of Business – Collaboration and Emerging Technologies Event is a half day summit, open for any small business that is interested in learning about the future.

You will learn information on current and future technologies and processes you can implement into your company.

Topics of the Day

– Keynote Speaker: Professor Clarence Tan 
Professor Clarence Tan’s is the Co-Founder of ABBY by GOGOTECH. Abby is a smart, affordable, portable motorized personal electric vehicle for those who have mobility challenges. Clarence and his team have been working on creating an inclusive society with connected mobility solution. He will share his journey from an Australian Innovation Startup to his pitch to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in the US.

– Taking Advantage of Mixed Reality and Machine Learning

– Supply Chain Solutions with Blockchain:

– Sales and Marketing using Digital Assets – NFT’s and the Metaverse

– How to Claim R&D Rebates from the Government: Matt McCarthy from RSM

 

Attire: Business Casual

Catering: Business Networking Breakfast and a light Lunch provided

Done Day
20220623
8:30 am

What is it?
DONE is a facilitated day of work sprints spent 100% focussed on getting your priorities done with zero distractions. All you need to do is bring your enthusiasm and your to-do list, and then we will keep you motivated and focussed on getting it done. If you know the acronyms, it’s all about GSD by JFDI.

Why participate?
You are probably very busy, possibly even getting a lot done, but yet you may be left feeling like you never get time for the most important things. Or maybe you’ve got a backlog of small unfinished. Or maybe you have a big piece of project work that really needs an entire day of focussed work. Or maybe you just want to do some planning and develop a strategy. Or maybe you need time for writing or content creation, or finalising that grant application, or catching up on book work.

How it works:
Each participant brings their own “To Do” list for the day and works through them in a series of short, focussed sprints.

Our facilitator does all the time keeping and keeps you accountable to your tasks for the day.

The morning starts at 08:30 with an optional training session where we share with participants some productivity techniques and tools as well as giving you time to work on your to-do lists for the day.

Then at 09:00 we commence the actual focussed work sprints. You can take all these learnings back into your everyday work practices to improve your normal levels of productivity.

As well as working individually, you have the option to use the power of the group to have short sessions for some brainstorming and co-creation with fellow participants.

It’s a great way to gain some fresh perspectives, new ideas, and new connections.

Done Day is the brainchild of the amazing people at Tribe Global

Toastmasters
20220622
12:00 pm

Join us for an incredible opportunity to enhance and grow your Communication and Leadership skills in a supportive encouraging learning environment with Toastmasters at Gold Coast TechSpace!

As a business owner speaking skills are a must have. Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to effectively express yourself in any situation. By learning to effectively formulate and convey your ideas, you open a world of possibilities. You will be more persuasive and confident whether speaking with your colleagues, your community or your family.

Leadership is the art of understanding the needs of others and guiding them to achieve common goals. To do so, you need to communicate effectively and inspire people to work as a team. Toastmasters can help you do both. Learn leadership theories and put them into practice with the GC Hub club so that you can, in turn, apply them to everyday situations.

BRUNCH LIKE A BOSS, Female Founders Club
20220621
10:00 am

A proactive female founders club, uniting Gold Coast’s Boss Ladies, Entrepreneurs, Start-ups and CEO’s

Our last Brunch SOLD OUT in record time. Be quick to register for your tickets so you don’t miss out on being one of the amazing female founders coming together for this new era of business exchange.

Together we share our stories, strengthen our networks, create opportunities for investment, nurture innovative ideas and give rise to new and exciting collaborations.

Be inspired by two successful #FEMALEFOUNDER guest speakers 🤩🤩 plus, everyone goes into the draw to win one of our famously donated female founder prizes 🎁

Make sure you brush up your elevator pitch, we are surrounded by opportunities and your next collaboration could be in the room!

 

VIRTUAL GIFT BAGS 🛍 Our virtual Gift bags were a big success last event, they are an eco-friendly, zero-waste way for our guests and speakers to promote their business. Add to our Virtual Gift bag by sharing… gift vouchers //membership offers //coupon codes //discounted event or workshop tickets.

To take advantage of this easy and fun promotional tool, lookout for an email from us after registration, containing an easy-to-fill-out Virtual Gift Bag template.

Attire: Dressy Casual

Catering: TBA

Each guest receives a complimentary beverage voucher, to be redeemed for 1 x choice of the following:

A glass of Bubbles // Wine // Coffee

 

Proudly Sponsored by the City of Gold Coast, SHEEO, Secret SisinBiz Society, VMA Promo Products.

 

Keynote speaker: TBA

 

 

Start-Up Founder Story: Nicole Gibson – CEO of Love Out Loud

Nicole is known as a multi-award winning social entrepreneur, but she prefers to be seen as an unstoppable messenger of love and human potential; impacting millions of people world-wide with her unconventional models of community development and transformation. Currently, Nicole is the CEO of inTruth Technologies, creating technology that can measure truth and transform decision making. inTruth’s ultimate goal, following the law of 4%, to impact a critical mass of humanity, shifting us from a baseline of fear to love.

Establishing a Non-Profit at 18 years old after a lived experience with anorexia nervosa, Nicole tackled the epidemic of mental health challenges by developing unconventional models of community capacity building, engaging tens of thousands of young people across Australia, focusing on building emotional infrastructure as a means to curve the rising rates of isolation, suicide and youth disengagement.

After working with half a million people in a decade of entrepreneurship, Nicole recognised that there is an undeniable code that serves as a golden thread between all of us. She integrates these observations into the development of transformative technology, to unify the world beyond difference. After completing a significant national tour, at 20 years old, Nicole was a finalist for the Young Australian of the Year and listed as one of Australia’s top 100 most influential women at 21, shortly after taking out the Pride of Australia Medal. She’s been featured in The Financial Review, made the cover of the Yellow Pages and had a documentary aired on prime-time national TV.

Nicole has made a vast impact in the health and education landscape globally, and served as the youngest Commonwealth Commissioner for Health in history, advising directly to the Australian Federal Health Minister and Prime Minister.

 

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/ni…

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/loveo…

https://www.facebook.com/nicol…

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/love…

https://www.instagram.com/nicg…

Networking Drinks
20220616
5:00 pm

Once a month we invite our Members, Mentors and Partners to shutdown their laptops, turn off their phones and take time out to meet and mingle in a very social gathering with the GC HUB team.

Let’s get to know each other on a deeper level, connect and share some laughs and good conversation.

Toastmasters
20220615
12:00 pm

Join us for an incredible opportunity to enhance and grow your Communication and Leadership skills in a supportive encouraging learning environment with Toastmasters at Gold Coast TechSpace!

As a business owner speaking skills are a must have. Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to effectively express yourself in any situation. By learning to effectively formulate and convey your ideas, you open a world of possibilities. You will be more persuasive and confident whether speaking with your colleagues, your community or your family.

Leadership is the art of understanding the needs of others and guiding them to achieve common goals. To do so, you need to communicate effectively and inspire people to work as a team. Toastmasters can help you do both. Learn leadership theories and put them into practice with the GC Hub club so that you can, in turn, apply them to everyday situations.

Toastmasters
20220608
12:00 pm

Join us for an incredible opportunity to enhance and grow your Communication and Leadership skills in a supportive encouraging learning environment with Toastmasters at Gold Coast TechSpace!

As a business owner speaking skills are a must have. Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to effectively express yourself in any situation. By learning to effectively formulate and convey your ideas, you open a world of possibilities. You will be more persuasive and confident whether speaking with your colleagues, your community or your family.

Leadership is the art of understanding the needs of others and guiding them to achieve common goals. To do so, you need to communicate effectively and inspire people to work as a team. Toastmasters can help you do both. Learn leadership theories and put them into practice with the GC Hub club so that you can, in turn, apply them to everyday situations.

LUNCH AND LEARN
20220606
12:00 pm

Join fellow members and like-minded business owners, start-up entrepreneurs, and visionaries for lunch on a mission.

Whether you are a seasoned business owner, start-up, or entrepreneur, you will take away a wealth of learning from this event.

 

GUEST SPEAKER: Steve Dalton

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TOPIC:
 Fostering innovation by thinking with your hands. What is Lego Serious Play?

Steve Dalton is a Software/Electronic Engineer and Entrepreneur based on the Gold Coast. His company, Refactor, specialises in Agile software development and has provided technical mentorship for a large number of companies, ranging from early-stage startups to large banks.

LEGO® Serious Play (LSP) is a facilitation methodology developed at The Lego Group – it is used extensively internally at LEGO and has rapidly spread in the last 15 years to be now used at many organisations globally. Its goal is improving creative thinking and communication. People build with Lego bricks 3-dimensional models of their ideas and tell stories about their models. Hence the name “”serious play””.

Steve is a facilitator in this method and the purpose of the session today is to introduce the concept, it’s history and the scientific underpinnings. In the short amount of time, we will do a small Lego Serious Play exercise with some pieces you will be able to take home with you and use every time you need a bit of inspiration.

Steve conducts regular full-length Lego Serious Play sessions every month at the GCHub. These are free under the Business Station program.

Book a LEGO Serious Play session for free: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/…


CATERING:
 Guests will enjoy a selection of canapes and finger foods along with a complimentary drink from the bar. 

ATTIRE: Casual day or workwear 

TICKETING:

GC HUB Member: FREE

Non-Members: $29

12 month Community Membership $49 (Become a community member and attend all future L&Ls for free, along with discounts on other GC Hub events!)

 

Website: http://refactor.com.au/

Socials: https://www.linkedin.com/in/da…

Email: steve@refactor.com.au

Toastmasters
20220601
12:00 pm

Join us for an incredible opportunity to enhance and grow your Communication and Leadership skills in a supportive encouraging learning environment with Toastmasters at Gold Coast TechSpace!

As a business owner speaking skills are a must have. Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to effectively express yourself in any situation. By learning to effectively formulate and convey your ideas, you open a world of possibilities. You will be more persuasive and confident whether speaking with your colleagues, your community or your family.

Leadership is the art of understanding the needs of others and guiding them to achieve common goals. To do so, you need to communicate effectively and inspire people to work as a team. Toastmasters can help you do both. Learn leadership theories and put them into practice with the GC Hub club so that you can, in turn, apply them to everyday situations.

Gold Coast - DIGITAL MASTERMIND FOR STARTUPS by Sharon
20220531
1:00 pm
The Digital Mastermind for Startups provides a great way to get the support and feedback that you need to grow your business.

About this event

PLEASE NOTE: To register for this event you must be a business (0-19 employees)  and provide your ABN.

 

Delivery Method: Face to Face Workshop

Level : Beginner

 

The Digital Mastermind for Startups provides a great way to get the support and feedback that you need to grow your business, while also learning from others about their experiences running a business and using digital technology.

Capped at 10 participants, attendees each have an opportunity to raise an issue they are experiencing in their business and to brainstorm the solution with the other business founders.

The Digital Mastermind serves to connect people on a personal level by providing them with an environment where they can share their struggles, successes, knowledge, and ideas.

 

This workshop is brought to you by Business Station and AusIndustry under the Digital Solutions Program.

 

ABOUT PRESENTER

Recognised by the Australian Financial Review as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence Sharon Hunneybell has a passion for technology, innovation, collaboration and is a champion for youth participation in startups and technology.

Sharon has held senior roles in a number of fast growing Australian firms including multi award winning software company, Opmantek. She has been an active startup community builder, co-creating and facilitating dozens of programs and initiatives to support digital business creation and growth. These include Startup Apprentice, Australia’s first high school startup accelerator program and the Mayors Telstra Technology Awards.

In 2017, Sharon co-founded the Gold Coast Innovation Hub, a non-profit organisation that has received Federal, State and Local government support to deliver a citywide innovation strategy to support entrepreneurs and new business growth on the Gold Coast.

 

#gchub #goldcoaststartups

 

About Digital Solutions – Australian Small Business Advisory Services

Digital Solutions is one of the most generously supported digital transformation programs for small business by the Commonwealth Government. This iteration of the program has been run by Business Station in QLD, WA and NT for three years and has had a significant positive impact on the small business community.

This event will give you the chance to learn about the details of the program, what’s on offer and who can access the free or highly subsidised support, training and resources! Perhaps you will find them beneficial for yourselves, your network or your clients.

To better understand what’s on offer, we will encourage each attendee to register themselves to the program before the event, or otherwise by attending this workshop, you will be registered.

 

Important – Participating businesses must be aware that this information will be provided to the Commonwealth Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources for program evaluation and reporting purposes; and businesses may be approached by a representative from the Department to complete a survey on the services provided.

 

Please Note: Entry to venues in which we run our workshops are subject to the requirements of the Qld Government and COVID restrictions, please check with the venue about these requirements if you are unsure

Done Day
20220526
8:30 am

What is it?
DONE is a facilitated day of work sprints spent 100% focussed on getting your priorities done with zero distractions. All you need to do is bring your enthusiasm and your to-do list, and then we will keep you motivated and focussed on getting it done. If you know the acronyms, it’s all about GSD by JFDI.

Why participate?
You are probably very busy, possibly even getting a lot done, but yet you may be left feeling like you never get time for the most important things. Or maybe you’ve got a backlog of small unfinished. Or maybe you have a big piece of project work that really needs an entire day of focussed work. Or maybe you just want to do some planning and develop a strategy. Or maybe you need time for writing or content creation, or finalising that grant application, or catching up on book work.

How it works:
Each participant brings their own “To Do” list for the day and works through them in a series of short, focussed sprints.

Our facilitator does all the time keeping and keeps you accountable to your tasks for the day.

The morning starts at 08:30 with an optional training session where we share with participants some productivity techniques and tools as well as giving you time to work on your to-do lists for the day.

Then at 09:00 we commence the actual focussed work sprints. You can take all these learnings back into your everyday work practices to improve your normal levels of productivity.

As well as working individually, you have the option to use the power of the group to have short sessions for some brainstorming and co-creation with fellow participants.

It’s a great way to gain some fresh perspectives, new ideas, and new connections.

Done Day is the brainchild of the amazing people at Tribe Global

Toastmasters
20220525
12:00 pm

Join us for an incredible opportunity to enhance and grow your Communication and Leadership skills in a supportive encouraging learning environment with Toastmasters at Gold Coast TechSpace!

As a business owner speaking skills are a must have. Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to effectively express yourself in any situation. By learning to effectively formulate and convey your ideas, you open a world of possibilities. You will be more persuasive and confident whether speaking with your colleagues, your community or your family.

Leadership is the art of understanding the needs of others and guiding them to achieve common goals. To do so, you need to communicate effectively and inspire people to work as a team. Toastmasters can help you do both. Learn leadership theories and put them into practice with the GC Hub club so that you can, in turn, apply them to everyday situations.

Networking Drinks
20220519
5:00 pm

Once a month we invite our Members, Mentors and Partners to shutdown their laptops, turn off their phones and take time out to meet and mingle in a very social gathering with the GC HUB team.

Let’s get to know each other on a deeper level, connect and share some laughs and good conversation.

Toastmasters
20220518
12:00 pm

Join us for an incredible opportunity to enhance and grow your Communication and Leadership skills in a supportive encouraging learning environment with Toastmasters at Gold Coast TechSpace!

As a business owner speaking skills are a must have. Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to effectively express yourself in any situation. By learning to effectively formulate and convey your ideas, you open a world of possibilities. You will be more persuasive and confident whether speaking with your colleagues, your community or your family.

Leadership is the art of understanding the needs of others and guiding them to achieve common goals. To do so, you need to communicate effectively and inspire people to work as a team. Toastmasters can help you do both. Learn leadership theories and put them into practice with the GC Hub club so that you can, in turn, apply them to everyday situations.

Gold Coast - DIGITAL MASTERMIND FOR STARTUPS by Sharon
20220517
1:00 pm
The Digital Mastermind for Startups provides a great way to get the support and feedback that you need to grow your business.

About this event

PLEASE NOTE: To register for this event you must be a business (0-19 employees)  and provide your ABN.

 

Delivery Method: Face to Face Workshop

Level : Beginner

 

The Digital Mastermind for Startups provides a great way to get the support and feedback that you need to grow your business, while also learning from others about their experiences running a business and using digital technology.

Capped at 10 participants, attendees each have an opportunity to raise an issue they are experiencing in their business and to brainstorm the solution with the other business founders.

The Digital Mastermind serves to connect people on a personal level by providing them with an environment where they can share their struggles, successes, knowledge, and ideas.

 

This workshop is brought to you by Business Station and AusIndustry under the Digital Solutions Program.

 

ABOUT PRESENTER

Recognised by the Australian Financial Review as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence Sharon Hunneybell has a passion for technology, innovation, collaboration and is a champion for youth participation in startups and technology.

Sharon has held senior roles in a number of fast growing Australian firms including multi award winning software company, Opmantek. She has been an active startup community builder, co-creating and facilitating dozens of programs and initiatives to support

digital business creation and growth. These include Startup Apprentice, Australia’s first high school startup accelerator program and the Mayors Telstra Technology Awards.

In 2017, Sharon co-founded the Gold Coast Innovation Hub, a non-profit organisation that has received Federal, State and Local government support to deliver a citywide innovation strategy to support entrepreneurs and new business growth on the Gold Coast.

 

#gchub #goldcoaststartups

 

About Digital Solutions – Australian Small Business Advisory Services

Digital Solutions is one of the most generously supported digital transformation programs for small business by the Commonwealth Government. This iteration of the program has been run by Business Station in QLD, WA and NT for three years and has had a significant positive impact on the small business community.

This event will give you the chance to learn about the details of the program, what’s on offer and who can access the free or highly subsidised support, training and resources! Perhaps you will find them beneficial for yourselves, your network or your clients.

To better understand what’s on offer, we will encourage each attendee to register themselves to the program before the event, or otherwise by attending this workshop, you will be registered.

 

Important – Participating businesses must be aware that this information will be provided to the Commonwealth Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources for program evaluation and reporting purposes; and businesses may be approached by a representative from the Department to complete a survey on the services provided.

 

Please Note: Entry to venues in which we run our workshops are subject to the requirements of the Qld Government and COVID restrictions, please check with the venue about these requirements if you are unsure

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