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Australia's First Innovators Breakfast: Exploring the past, present and future of First Nation's Innovation & Investment

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Australia's First Innovators Breakfast

Exploring the past, present and future of First Nation's Innovation & Investment 

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples are the First Innovators and Entrepreneurs of this country. Our connection to country and kin can be traced back beyond 65,000 years. We have traded between our Nations and Internationally for generations and this continues to this day.

We invite you to come and hear from Advance Queensland and how they will continue to support, invest, and grow our modern-day Innovators and Entrepreneurs.  Come and hear from our Amazing panelists as they detail their journey to grow their businesses.

Hon. Minister Leeane Linard MP - Minister for Environment, Science and Innovation along with Duncan Kerslake from Deadly Innovations will share the Queensland Government Support for First Nations Innovation specifically around investment in entrepreneurs, companies, and communities. Projects such as the digital investment in First Nations communities such as Yarrabah will be shared. 

In conjunction with the Tropical Innovation Festival team, the event will be expertly MC'ed by Media Personality Shelley Ware and hosted by the FNQ Indigenous Innovation Facilitator, Marc Harbrow. 

Speakers include, Clinton and Lozen Schultz - Sobah Beverages, Darryl Lyons - RainStick, Brian Wyborn - First Australians Capital, Andrew Niven | QIC

As well as: 

Vernon Ah Kee, Vernon Ak Kee Art, Johnny Morrision, Jarramali and Leesa Watego, Iscariot Media as they discuss the future of Art, Tourism and Cultural story telling in the new Digital World and opening International Markets.





Networking, Coffee  and Brunched served.

Leesa Watego | Iscariot Media 


Acknowledgement, introduction and overview.   

Tara Diversi | Launch Y(E)P

Shelley Ware | Shelley Ware MC

Marc Harbrow | Harbrow Mentoring

CR Trevor Tim | Local Acknowledgement

Ministerial address and announcement 

Hon. Minister Leeane Linard | Minister for Environment, Science and Innovation

Introduced by Hon. Speaker Curtis Pitt | Queensland Parliament Speaker and Member for Mulgrave

Fireside chat about Deadly, First Nations Investment for the Future

Duncan Kerslake | Deadly Innovations

Clinton and Lozen Schultz | Sobah

Darryl Lyons | Rainstick

Brian Wyborn | First Australians Capital 

Andrew Niven | QIC

Transition economies and Deadly Innovation Strategy 2.0

Duncan Kerslake | Deadly Innovations

Fireside chat about Deadly First Nations Art for the Future

Veron Ah Khee | Vernon Ah Khee

Johnny Murison | Jarramalli

Leesa Watago | Iscariot Media


Thank you and close

Shelley Ware | Shelley Ware MC

Marc Harbrow | Harbrow Mentoring


Small group tours through Vernon Ah Khee exhibition 

In Partnership with Advance Queensland Deadly Innovation 

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