'Make Money, Have Fun, Change the World' Edgeware Creative Entrepreneurship

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  • Location: Noosa Regional Gallery, Tewantin, Not Assigned 0000 Queensland

EDGEWARE Creative Entrepreneurship


downloadable: 'Make Money, Have Fun, Change the World' Flyer

Edgeware is a training and development company focused on ethical business practice and corporate social responsibility. The Edgeware entrepreneurship and businessbuilding model emerged from QUT research in the commercialisation of intellectual property.
'Make Money, Have Fun, Change the World' means asking these questions about a business: Is this financially sustainable? Is this meaningful for me? And does this make a difference?

Our Track Record?
We have assisted more than 100 business people to create new enterprises and/or develop new profit centres for existing businesses. The Edgeware approach is a practical, hands-on blend of information, experience, conversation and advice. It is entirely experiential, based on the actual building of real businesses.

What's on Offer?

An entrepreneurial education program, for 'pre-startup' (concept) business people, start-up businesses, and existing enterprises interested in developing new goods or services, or expanding their business.

Five (5) fully recognised and transferable VET qualifications are delivered 'on the job' through the Edgeware's partnership with Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE. The program is offered to 12-18 participants (max) at a very reasonable, subsidised fee of $307 (Value = $880). A discount to $125 is available for Indigenous participants or Health Care card holders. Group discounts are available.

The program runs over an 8 week period from 30th April until 21st June. There are no formal written evaluation tasks; participants use a range of 'simpler business' tools to create a one-page Business Plan by the end of the program.

Wed 30 Apr 6-9pm;
Sat 3 May 9am-4pm;
Wed 14 May 6-9pm;
Wed 28 May 6-9pm;
Sat 31 May 9am-12.30pm;
Wed 11 Jun 6-9pm;
Sat 21 Jun 9am-4pm

The next Sunshine Coast program will be offered at the Noosa Regional Gallery in Tewantin through the NRG's generous support.

Presenters, Coaches & Critical Friends

The Edgeware idea stresses authentic, real-world interactions and the actual business of enterprise building. Its presentations are delivered by successful, inspiring local entrepreneurs; people who know the ropes, the joys and disappointments, and are willing to share their stories and expertise. They are 'doing it' today on the coast!

Bob Ansett is a well-known champion of the Noosa region, entrepreneur and bestselling author of "Bob Ansett - An Autobiography" and "The Customer" which chronicle the story of how he built Budget Rent a Car from scratch into a multimillion dollar international business - only to be overtaken by a financial crisis.  During his 25 years with Budget, Bob introduced franchising and exported the Budget System to over 20 countries, including Japan and New Zealand. Budget was a trend-setter in employee relations being one of the first companies in Australia to introduce staff health and fitness programmes. However, Bob's achievements extend well beyond Budget. In many areas of management and customer relations he pioneered new approaches to established procedures.He has given more than two thousand speeches on subjects such as: Customer Service, Leadership, Motivation, Franchising, Selling, Management, Marketing, and Football.

Karen Woolley has spent the last 20 years immersed in clinical research and medical writing, in academia and industry, in Australia and North America. After studying at the University of Queensland (BHMS, Education, Honours First Class), she completed her PhD (Medical Science) in Canada. After a Post-Doctoral Fellowship, she worked as a Clinical Research Manager for two international pharmaceutical companies. Since 2000, she has been the CEO of ProScribe Medical Communications with staff based in Noosa, Sydney, Melbourne and Tokyo. Karen was recognised as the Sunshine Coast Business Woman of the Year (2003/4) and Queensland's Westpac Business Owner of the Year in the 2004/5 (Telstra Business Women of the Year Awards)

Michael Doneman has a background in education, community arts and socialcultural animation. With his partner Ludmila he founded and developed CONTACT Inc, Youth Arts Queensland and Kooemba Jdarra Indigenous Performing Arts. He has been privileged to work among Indigenous communities for many years. He is the founder of Edgeware Creative Entrepreneurship, generated through his research as a Senior Research Fellow at QUT, which focused on innovative commercialisation of IP in Queensland's regions. He sits on the International Advisory Board of Denmark's KaosPilots business school

Keith Murray has a diverse background including 12 years in Local Government, retailing (a chain of gourmet cookware shops), direct marketing and e-commerce (an online woolstore business) and more recently eco-tourism, the Glasshouse Mtns Eco-Lodge. For the past few years he has been working with Aboriginal communities throughout Australia assisting them develop their ideas and dreams into sustainable business enterprises.

Simon Kalinowski, now 26 years old, owns and manages a company called Mandalay Technologies which specialise in providing software solutions for Industrial Supply Chains. Over 200 sites across 4 countries with 10 staff. Prior to this he owned an ice cream store in New Zealand (3 years) and invested in residential property (7 years). He is actively involved in the National Youth Roundtable (2002) and the Foundation for Young Australians (2002-2005)

Julie Allan is a dedicated collaborative community builder, emphasizing sustainable conversation, social enterprise and collective entrepreneurial success.  She has a history in client-centred relationships; managing financial institutions during the 80's; followed by natural therapies development and facilitation during the 90's; to present day spiritual mentoring and corporate vision-innovation. She is on the Noosa Creative Class Leadership Program. As a past 'Edgie', Julie has a genuine appreciation for the value and potential of an Edgeware program.

Edgeware Creative Entrepreneurship
Ph 07 3369 6897
Mob 0402 394 166

On the Sunshine Coast:
Julie Allan 0416 341861 jules.is@bigpond.com

BYB supported by Noosa Regional Gallery


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