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Hot DesQ - Hot Entrepreneurs

Hot Entrepreneurs from the Advance Queensland Hot DesQ program are hitting the road to regional Queensland.

Hot Entrepreneurs are international or interstate entrepreneurial talent who have been attracted to Queensland by Hot DesQ to help boost our startup ecosystem and broaden global connections.

Our Hot Entrepreneurs all have unique experiences and skills to share. They will be attending and running all sorts of events through Queensland, from one-on-one mentoring sessions, lunch and learns and question and answer sessions, to attending startup weekends.

Stay tuned for more events, which will be announced as they become available.

Gold Coast

Hot Entrepreneur Mark Zmarzly, CEO and Founder of Hip Pocket, will be mentoring at the Gold Coast Startup Weekend. Mark is based at Fishburners in Brisbane, so don’t miss your chance to meet him at the Gold Coast mentoring at the Gold Coast Startup Weekend.

When: 10–12 November 2017
Where: The Gold Coast Hub

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About the Gold Coast Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour whirlwind event where you get to be part of building a business in a weekend. It's about pitching, business model creation, coding, designing and market validation. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of a panel of judges and an opportunity to win great prizes. It is open to all people of all ages from all walks of life.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and teams organically form around the top ideas. All ideas, applications and platforms are welcome—remember that the sky is the limit!

About Mark Zmarzly

Mark Zmarzly

Mark Zmarzly, CEO and Founder of Hip Pocket, came to Queensland from Lincoln, Nebraska with Hot DesQ Round 2.

Hip Pocket was originally founded at a Startup Weekend event in 2012 and began deploying FinTech software in 2014. Their newest software is the recently launched Savings app called Hip Money. All of their software is designed to help people make better financial decisions from their phones in under 2 minutes.

Mark has skills and experience in banking, FinTech, sales, pitching, raising capital, and, thanks to his Masters in Creative Writing, storytelling. Note his flair for writing in the third person!

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Last updated
20 October, 2017

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