Startup Tas Guest Speaker Event: “Seeing the Invisible”

Startup Tasmania is extremely excited to announce that serial entrepreneur and University entrepreneurship lecturer, Dr Colin Jones, will be our guest speaker at what will be an incredibly useful event for anyone into startups on April 18th.

Whether you’re shooting hoops with Mark Cuban or scraping the barrel for a breakthrough, make sure you book your spot asap!

Take it from me as a personal recommendation – I’ve heard this inspirational knowledge bank speak startup gospel countless times and am always left thirsty for more.

Event Topic
When developing an idea, startup founders rely on a series of assumptions they’ve learnt from the world they live in. Despite the emergence of assumption testing methodologies like the ‘Lean Startup’ approach, entrepreneurs can fall into the trap of relying too heavily upon untested assumptions about issues that will likely have a major impact on their success. Colin will provide you with a simple sense making framework any entrepreneur can use when contemplating any type of venture.

About the Speaker
Dr Colin Jones coordinates the Entrepreneurship program at the University of Tasmania and has extensive experience starting up and operating a range of service related businesses, with varying levels of success and failure. He has been recognised nationally and internationally for his research, teaching and learning achievements. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers and recently published his first book titled ‘Teaching Entrepreneurship to Undergraduates’. Dr Jones’s current research is focused on small firm survival, specifically looking at the interaction between independent firms and franchised firms. Dr Jones recently addressed the United Nations multi-year meeting on enterprise development policies and capacity building in science, technology and innovation. He has previously served on the International Committee of the Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand (SEAANZ) and regularly acts as a consultant to government and private organisations seeking to creatively solve problems and exploit emergent opportunities.

Event Details:
Catering: Finger foods and drinks provided
Location: The Typewriter Factory Loft (Level 3, 17-19 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point)
Date: Thursday, 18th of April
Time: 5:30pm for 6pm start (until around 7:30pm)
$20 for Startup Tas members, $30 for non members (please pay appropriate amount via PayPal on


About the Author: Tim Polmear is a member of Startup Tasmania. He’s a lover of entrepreneurial web-based startups, branding and digital marketing.  [email protected]