StartUp Camp Speakers : NSW ‘Minister for IT’ Andrew Constance, UTS Director of Innovation Pete Cooper, coffee app 365Cups’ Simone Eyles

Andrew Constance, the NSW Finance Minister with responsibility for the state governments $2 Billion annual IT spend, will provide the keynote speech at the annual SeaChange StartUp Event in Merimbula (SUCCM3) on the far-south coast of NSW.

As a former tech sector consultant, Minister Constance is very well placed to comment on technology and business matters. The Minister is currently overseeing significant reforms to the way in which IT projects are run within State Government,

The Minister’s parliament website link is provided here.

Andrew’s address will be followed by Peter Cooper (article about Peter here), founder-convenor of the wildly popular annual SydStart event and one of the driving forces behind the bluechip co-working space Fishburners.

Minister Constance’s address will be followed by Simone Eyles, founder of fast-growing coffee ordering app StartUp 365Cups (www.365cups.com). Simone and the 365Cups story came to national prominence in recent times featuring on the popular ‘60 minutes’ current affairs show. Simone will provide insights into how her team have achieved such meteoric success from Wagga Wagga, in the heart of regional Australia.

The evening will also be graced by Canberra-based high flyer, Mitch Harmer, co-founder of SignOnSite, recent winners of the InnovationACT award and funding. The SignOnSite app tracks visitors to construction sites and potentially represents a major change in that industry’s OH&S practices. Mitch also hails from the NSW Riverina, a strong reinforcement of the message that great entrepreneurship and great innovation can happen in regional Australia.

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