Startup Event feat. Dr Robin Fieldhouse

Have you ever had an idea that you wanted to commercialise but don’t know where to start? Be inspired and come along to our first calendar event for 2013 on how to turn that idea of yours into a business opportunity!


On Monday February 4th, Dr Robin Fieldhouse will be speaking to us on turning intellectual property (IP) into business opportunities at The Typewriter Factory Loft.

This talk will give you down-to-earth practical guidance on the relevance (or not) of IP, whether a start-up is the appropriate vehicle to exploit it, as well as highlighting the various financial support available to assist early-stage (high-risk) enterprises in Tasmania.

The world of IP is full of conflicting perceptions and fear around cost and enforce-ability and therefore value. This talk will cut through the misconceptions, highlight the pitfalls to be avoided and the opportunities to be gained.

IP is just a tool for your business – this talk aims to help you to sharpen the tool and to use it wisely.

You’ll walk away with:
- A better understanding of the importance and value of IP in startups
- A simple framework for implementing an IP strategy to create and realise value
- Sources of free money for your startup
- Confidence in an improved understanding of whether IP matters for your business.

About the Speaker:
(Dr) Robin Fieldhouse is a manufacturing- and product-focused technology developer who is passionate about creating and supporting new business enterprises (and thus jobs). A co-inventor on at least three commercially successful patent families (and many more unsuccessful ones), Robin now both a commercialisation practitioner and teacher of others. He is particularly keen to see the wealth of current opportunities realised and not missed. He is NOT a lawyer.


Event Details:

Date: Monday, 4th of February
Time: 5:30pm for 6:00pm start (estimated end time 7:30pm)
Tickets: $20 for Startup Tas members, $30 for non-members (Please pay via PayPal on Meetup)
Catering: Provided (finger food and soft drinks)
Venue: The Typewriter Factory Loft (Level 3, 13-17 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point)

Please note:
Because all payments must be processed via PayPal on Meetup which is limited to one pricing option (Startup Tasmania member pricing), for non-members, you can either:

a) Join Startup Tasmania for $20 per month and receive $10 discounts to all our events including any paid weekly and forthnightly events, OR

b) Pay at Member rate and we will collect $10 from you on the day of the event

About the Author: Tim Polmear is the Marketing and Event Manager for Startup Tasmania. He has a keen interest in everything about entrepreneurial web-based Startups. In 2012, Tim co-founded NomadChoice, a concept for an online platform much like airbnb for campervans. Prior to that, Tim worked as an Executive Manager and Property Investment Acquisitions Manager for Rock Property Tasmania where he was responsible for identifying, analysing and negotiating property investments and strategic business management. There, he also designed and implemented systems and procedures for property management, and played a significant role in team recruitment as well as driving sales. For further information about the event, you can contact him via [email protected].