Interactive Innovators Panel

Join Shark Tank’s Steve Baxter and a panel of some of the Sunshine Coast’s most successful entrepreneurs and innovators for a morning packed with dialogue, success stories, insights to learn from and the opportunity to share your story and grow.  
Embrace new technology, learn how you can differentiate and develop a customer experience, making your business stand out from the rest and thrive.

You will walk away with:

  • real time insights from some of Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs 
  • tips and tools on new tech and innovations to grow your business or venture and thrive
  • strategic advice on YOUR business on how to surprise and delight your customers for optimum advocacy and growth
  • ways to appeal to investors and get your pitch right

Your panellists

Steve Baxter is a major early stage investor in startups and founded River City Labs in Brisbane – a tech startup co-working space supporting entrepreneurs to develop their ventures and scale up. At the end of last year Steve took over the reins as Queensland’s Chief Entrepreneur and has been a ‘Shark’ on Channel 10’s Shark Tank Australia for three seasons of the popular program.

Elaine Jobson (Jetts) is a Fitness Industry veteran having spent 23 years in executive positions working for a number of the large fitness brands. Elaine is now Chief Executive Officer for Jetts Australia and International. Elaine has worked directly for some of the industry’s most well-known entrepreneurs such as Mike Balfour OBE (Founder, Fitness First); Sir Richard Branson (Owner, Virgin Active South Africa), and Brendon Levenson (Founder, Jetts Fitness). Elaine is passionate about building successful companies through great cultures and growing exceptional Leaders. Elaine won the Deloitte Best Company to work in South Africa (Virgin Active), and 2017 SCBWN Outstanding Business Woman of the Year.

Shanna Bignell (Typefi) is a marketing and communications specialist supporting the growth of Typefi, a cutting edge platform providing customers with the ability to take a single source document and automatically render it in their choice of over 30 formats for print, online and mobile in just minutes with 100% accuracy saving a massive amount of time. Shanna has over 15 years’ experience in marketing communications, mostly in the not-for-profit health and education sectors. She joined Typefi in 2015 and works closely with the global team to promote Typefi’s products and services, and to maintain positive, productive relationships with Typefi’s customers and partners. 

Mic Black (Mic’s Lab) is a conventions challenger and ‘inventor for hire’ bringing innovative technologies and human centric interfaces to events for high impact and social engagement. Mic’s Lab is a bold Australian creative technology R&D lab developing interfaces with embedded electronics for major impact and change making in communities all over the country.  


Cameron Dunlop (The App Team) is the co-founder and director at The App Team and an experienced director with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology, telecommunication services and digital media industry. Skilled in Digital Strategy, People Leadership, Go-To Market Planning, Sales Leadership, Negotiation, and Customer Acquisition & Growth Strategies. A dedicated and passionate leader with strong values around client experience, quality product and sustainable growth.


Places are limited to allow for plenty of interaction and discussion among panellists and attendees on your business challenges and opportunities. Register now to ensure you don’t miss out!

Where: Maroochy River Golf Course,  374-514 David Low Way, Bli Bli QLD 4560 
When: 28 Aug 2018
Time: 7.00am to 9.00am
Cost: $40.00pp (including breakfast) 


Get in touch with Regional Innovation Coordinator (RIC) Coby Sullivan at [email protected] 


BeachCity coverage

Keep an eye on BeachCity this August as Steve Baxter visits the spectacular Sunshine Coast to inspire, motivate, educate, and participate in a thriving innovation ecosystem: