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2022 Tropical Innovation Festival

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Launch FNQ presents | The 2022 Tropical Innovation Festival

Celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship while being inspired, learning and connecting in Tropical North Queensland.

After the success of the 2021 Tropical Innovation Festival, you do not want to miss 2022! The connections made, wisdom shared, ideas hatched and fun had in 2021 will continue in 2022!

This year we have listened to feedback and have more speakers, more opportunities for founders and startups to demo, showcase and pitch their businesses and more spaces for the random, accidental collisions that saw investments made, customers acquired, partnerships formed along with support or advice shared. Confirmed speakers include Tim Fung - founder of AirTasker; Vu Tran - founder of Go1; Alison Hill - Pragmatic Thinking; Glen Richards; Dan Gavel - Black Sheep VC; Peter Laurie - EIR Launch FNQ; Megan Flamer; Cheryl Mack - Aussie Angels; Jessy Wu - Afterwork; Heather Smith - Anise Consulting; Taj Pabari - The ASE Group; Lucas Finch - Global Wellbeing at Xero; Mitch King - Talent Acquisition at Linktree; Anthony Owens - Finley Capital and MiCrowd; Brad Moran - Founder of CitrusAd; Mallika Robinson - Earth Guardians; Taryn Pieterse - Rampersand; Dr Robyn Stokes - Bionics Queensland; Mark Cantoni - Travello and many many more. 

The festival boasts contributions from global entrepreneurs, CEOs, Government leaders, Investors, Innovation visionaries and razor sharp subject matter experts. The program includes inspiring keynotes, learning events - workshops, lunch & learns and masterclasses, networking events, pitching opportunities, mentoring sessions - including our full day conference on the world-heritage Great Barrier Reef.

The vision for the Tropical Innovation Festival came from ambitious thinking from the team at Launch FNQ and a desire to create and event that is an ecosystem-wide, collaborative event...and besides, there are not many places in the world better to visit in the winter than Cairns.

Come connect with us, learn with us, and dive the Great Barrier Reef!

MONDAY 20th  

Stream Intensives 9am - 4pm (tickets separate to Festival tickets) 

* Investor Intensive (Hosted by Donna Patane, NQ Angels) 

* Startup Intensive (Hosted by Peter Laurie, EIR Launch FNQ and RCL)

* Ecosystem Intensive (Hosted By Dr Chad Renando, Startup Status) 

** combined lunch networking

Welcome Reception 5pm - 7pm 

* Welcome from Festival Directors and Mayor Bob Manning 

* Local startup demos


Breakfast sessions 7:15am - 9am (Breakfast included) 

Conference Program 9am - 5pm (Lunch Included) 

* Inspiring keynotes, panels, Q&As and freestyle information sharing 

* Startup showcases  

* Founder-only Masterminds

* Practical Masterclasses 

* Investor meetings 

Networking and Startup Demos 5:30pm - 7:30pm 


Innovators on the Reef 7:30am - 4pm

* Inspiring keynotes

* Startup Demos 

* Learning Labs throughout the day 

* Opportunity to dive (or snorkel) the Great Barrier Reef 

* Networking all day 

After Party 5:30pm - 10pm 

* Closing remarks

* Celebration and Networking 


There are some special rates at the Novotel Oasis Cairns over the festival dates (19th - 24th June), which bookings can be made via phone 07 40801 888 or email quoting Tropical Innovation Festival.  Located in the center of the city, there are loads of other options as well within walking distance.

Explore the Tropical Innovation Festival Website HERE

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