Startup series off to a flyer!

Startup Tasmania kicked off their 2013 startup series last night with an informative insight into the world of intellectual property (IP) with guest speaker, Dr Robin Fieldhouse.
Robin’s passion for IP commercialisation and decades of experience shone as he enlightened us on patents, copyright, how to apply to protect your IP, the time involved, the available resources for funding and advice and much more. The audience of over 20 were left contemplating their own IP protection strategies after Robin’s conclusion: “Don’t give away your IP carelessly!”

Thanks again to Robin for a much needed education into the importance of IP protection and commercialisation.

IP event robin fieldhouse 4-2-13

Before and after Robin’s talk, plenty of new connections were made and hands shook while Startup Tas members (and non members) networked over a drink, delicious sushi and my personal favourite, Thai pineapple stacks, in The Typewriter Factory’s very atmospheric co-working loft. It was great to see so many new faces hungry for startups in Tasmania bounce projects and ideas off one another.

If you missed out, get excited because we have another speaker event lined up for later this month! (details to come).

Our next networking meetup is breakfast at Jam Jar in Battery Point on the 21st of Feb from 7:45am. Hope to see you all there!