Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Rocky Goes International; Smart Hub to Participate in Startup Program in US

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Rocky Goes International; Smart Hub to Participate in Startup Program in US

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Byline: Sean Fox Sean.Fox@capnews.com.au

ROCKHAMPTON'S Smart Hub is going international.

An international meet up of startups, innovators and investors will take place in Colorado and California, in the United States, next month.

The Smart Hub's business manager, Elize Hattin, will join some of the most innovative organisations in Australia on a Startup Community Leaders Mission to Boulder and San Francisco.

It is a program which will include visits to tech giants, high-growth startups, local investors, corporate innovators, incubators, and co-working spaces.

Rockhampton Region Mayor Margaret Strelow proposed the approval of the trip in this week's council meeting.

"This will be an absolutely fantastic opportunity for our Smart Hub; over the past year we have achieved some outstanding things, but it is vital that we can showcase that work on a national and international scale," Cr Strelow said.

"Building relationships and networks is such a key part of the startup sector, and this trip will allow our business manager to do just that. …

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