The Generator News May 2021

The Generator News

Welcome to our May newsletter!

This month, our newsletter includes:

  • Techstars Startup weekend wrap up
  • Upcoming Events
  • Funding opportunities and programs
  • Discounts & Offers

We want this newsletter to be valuable for you, so we appreciate if you can share your feedback and suggestions to help us improve.

Techstars Startup Weekend wrap up

It was a huge weekend: On Friday afternoon, ten nervous participants were welcomed into the Generator and introduced to the weekend facilitator, Baden U’Ren, a nationally recognised entrepreneurship educator, leading Bond University’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation disciplines for over a decade.

Dinner and drinks were served at the generous space of the clock tower building as attendees settled in. Baden opened the night with inviting everyone to present their ideas to the group. Six different business ideas were put forward. After a quick voting process three top ideas were chosen, and three teams were formed.

Go to the Blog to read all about it.

Upcoming Events

Bundaberg Angels Meeting

The Generator Bundaberg is pleased to partner with Angel Loop Ltd to present startups who will be pitching for investment at our upcoming Bundaberg Angels meeting.

Investors who are interested in supporting Queensland based startups and incorporating angel investment within their portfolio are invited to attend.

Bundaberg Angels commenced in 2019 and meetings are held every second month. RSVP is essential and attendance is strictly limited to investors.

About Angel Loop Ltd: Angel Loop is a special purpose public company formed to encourage more early-stage investment and connecting entrepreneurs to this much needed seed investment.visit for more information.

Day: Tuesday May 18, 2021.

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

Free: RSVP required.

Startup Bundy Open Coffee

The Bundaberg Generator is proud to be hosting the Startup Bundy Open Coffee  twice a month.

This is a Meetup group that was born out of the 2019 Techstars Startup Weekend in Bundaberg.  Their mission is to help create space for engaging conversation and connections. If you are interested in business, motivation, inspiration or just good coffee and a chat with like minded people you are invited to come along.

Next Open coffee @Bundaberg Generator: Tuesday 25 May from 7am.

Lunch and Learn

What it takes to be a successful entrepreneur?

with Cameron Ford, Business solutions specialist at Sarina Russo Entrepreneurs.

Looking for tips on how to transform your ideas into a viable business? Are you an entrepreneur and looking for like minded people? Bring your lunch to the Generator and join us for an insightful session with a local expert.

Day: Thursday May 20, 2021.

Time: 12:30pm to 1:15pm.

Location: Bundaberg Generator

Free for members and coworkers.

Tickets: $5 for general public. Tea and coffee included.

We are currently working on scheduling Lunch and Learn sessions for the remainder of the year.

Please tell us what what you want for L&L by completing this short survey.

Contact Tamar if you have an idea for a presenter or would like to be a guest speaker yourself.

Open Coworking Day

What is it like to work at The Generator? Come and try!

Join us at the Generator Bundaberg or Gympie and discover what coworking is all about.

Day: Wednesday 2 June, 2021.

Limited spaces are available so book your ticket early.

Funding opportunities and programs

TIQ workshop series: Harnessing the e-commerce gold rush

TIQ is pleased to present a series of workshops designed to build your capability with e-commerce and help you take advantage of digital platforms to access global markets.

5-part interactive and actionable workshop series – presented as a mix of virtual and in-person – that will enable you to harness this e-commerce gold rush and do better online.

Visit the website for more information about each workshop and to register for one near you.

Startup Funding for RegTech: Applications are now open until 3 June 2021.

The current round of BRII is seeking innovative solutions to government challenges focused on regulatory technology (RegTech). 

The four challenges for this round are to use technology:

  • To help identify and assess poor market disclosure by listed companies. Agency: Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC)
  • For remote and automated monitoring of export livestock health and welfare. Agency: Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE)
  • For a streamlined path to marine autonomous systems assurance. Agency: Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)
  • For real-time and accurate asbestos testing. Agency: Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency (ASEA)

For more information about each BRII challenge, please visit

Tropical Innovation Festival

The Tropical Innovation Festival celebrates innovation with a week-long festival in Cairns, Tropical North Queensland featuring over 50 events, 60 speakers and the worlds-first conference on the world-heritage Great Barrier Reef. Tickets available now – use the discount code EARLYBIRD to get 20% until Monday 17th of May. 

Cairns, Queensland from 7th – 13th June, 2021

Visit the website for more information.

Ahead for Business – Business Wellbeing

A new online training program supporting small business owners in promoting positive mental health at work. Business Wellbeing will equip you with knowledge and tools to face challenging times and support your employees.

Funded by the Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, the new Ahead for Business digital hub has been developed with and for small business.

It provides tailored resources, peer support, check-ups and personalised action plans and showcases the experiences of small business owners through podcasts, videos, blogs and case studies.

Ahead for Business has been developed to support small business owners to take action on their own mental health and wellbeing through personalised resources and tools that are tailored to their specific needs.

Visit the Ahead for Business website for more information

Discounts & Offers

8 – Get a Free Alowishus Delicious Coffee


Get a FREE coffee* from Alowishus when booking a monthly membership at the Bundaberg Generator.

*one coffee per membership per month, valid at the Bundaberg Generator Only.

Choose from:

  • Startup Bundle (8 day passes).
  • Scaleup (24/7 hot desk).
  • VIP (permanent desk).

Book your membership online and see Tamar for your complementary coffee voucher.

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