Within the Illawarra, the ICT sector is predominately comprised of small businesses and a cluster is an ideal way for these businesses to work together without reducing their independence, entrepreneurial spirit or individual competitiveness.
ICTI has been formed to assist with the ongoing growth and competitiveness of the Illawarra's ICT industry, recognising the potential for the IT sector in the region, based on the success of local companies already performing on the international stage and major international organisations using this region as a base of operations.More details…
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iAccelerate Entrepreneurial Women Breakfast Series - Kimberley Abbott
Join us for the nextiAccelerateWomen’s Breakfast, co-hosted by theUOW Alumni Relations Team, and hear from inspiring UOW alumna Kimberley Abbott, CEO of social enterprise Roka.
iAccelerate Entrepreneurial Women's Breakfast Series
A key initiative of iAccelerate is the engagement with entrepreneurial women via our Entrepreneurial Women's Breakfast Series. Launched in April 2014 the iAccelerate Entrepreneurial Women's Breakfast Series aims to share the insights and stories of successful entrepreneurial women.
The breakfast series will provide a forum to discuss the challenges they have encountered and share lessons they have learnt. The series aims to encourage and inspire a conversation with the Illawarra community from the perspective of women, but will appeal to both men and women alike wanting to engage with the Innovation Ecosystem.
About the Speaker
Kimberley Abbott is employed as an Engineer at Thales, and is a social entrepreneur.
At 25 years old, she is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of social enterprise, Roka, which aims to break the cycle of poverty in rural India through economic empowerment of women and education. Kimberley is also Founder and Executive Director of GenBuild and SheBuild, aimed at training individuals to solve social problems through an entrepreneurial lens.
In 2015, Kimberley was an official Advisor on the Australian Government Delegation to the United Nations for the UN Commission on the Status of Women where she helped negotiate the frameworks and platforms for action for the UN for gender equality.
She has been recognised in the 2014 NSW Young Woman of the Year, and in 2013 was recognised by the Financial Review and Westpac, as one of Australia’s top 100 Women of Influence.
Where: Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC) Ground Floor, Innovation Campus, Squires Way North Wollongong. Directions to Innovation Campus
Free event all (both men & women) welcome to attend.
SCIT Mini Trade Show to be held on Friday 5 June 2015 between 3.30 - 5.30 pm. You are welcome and encouraged to attend the event to view the displays of CSCI321 Software Projects and ISIT318/MTS9318 Technology Projects students who will be completing these subjects this session.
iAccelerate Demo Day is a cornerstone event for Illawarra Startups, Innovative Businesses and the University of Wollongong Staff and Students held at Innovation Campus. Demo Day gives local startups and companies the opportunity to pitch their business to investors, industry experts, business leaders, media, and the Startup community locally and nationally. iAccelerate Demo Day will be held on Tuesday 21st July 2015 on Innovation Campus. Demo Day is open to the public and free to attend.