An update from the board

I wanted to take this opportunity to provide all of our members and sponsors with an update of our recent activities and future plans.

Marked by our relocation to Tasmania’s swankiest co-working space The Typewriter Factory, Polly McGee’s retirement from the Board, and the election of a number of new directors, the past four months has been both busy and challenging. I’m pleased to report however, that as a Board, we have come through it stronger than we went into it, and I am filled with optimism following our recent strategic planning day.

In a nutshell, Startup Tasmania’s mission is to foster innovation in Tasmania through exposure, knowledge and advocacy, and the Board has developed a number of initiatives aimed at seeing the organisation achieve its mission.

Initiatives already happening or about to happen include:

  • Appointing a contractor to help with member advocacy and business development
  • Major events with guest speakers
  • Expanding coworking opportunities through partnerships
  • Increased networking and professional development opportunities for members in the south, north and north-west
  • Rebooting our website to include a members directory

There are some bigger longer term initiatives in the works too.  Top of our list is doing more work in the area of education and training.

The Board is very conscious of the need to meet the expectations of members and sponsors, and I encourage you to contact any one of us should you ever wish to discuss the future of Startup Tasmania. Contact details for all of the Directors can be found on our website about page.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Polly for the outstanding contribution that she made as a co-founder and director of Startup Tasmania. She left very big shoes to fill when she recently stepped down from the Board to pursue other interests, however she did so in the knowledge that the organisation remained in good hands. Polly will continue to be a member of Startup Tasmania, and an active one at that.

I look forward to seeing you at a Startup Tasmania event in the near future. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Oliver George


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