Entry 29 is Canberra's largest co-working space for start-ups and entrepreneurs based in Canberra. Starting small, Entry 29 was founded by a handful of start-up enthusiasts and has continued to grow into a booming ecosystem of entrepreneurs. CIT is sponsoring Entry29, to highlight some of the amazing entrepreneurs that work within the ACT, and as part of the sponsorship are hosting a Fireside Chat Series. This 10-part chat will take place over three months, where the Entry 29 CEO will be sitting down with some of Canberra’s most successful and interesting entrepreneurs to talk about their company, how they got here, what it means to start a company in Canberra, their ups and downs, and everything else in-between. If you are a budding entrepreneur, working in a small start-up, have gone through the start-up process yourself, or just keen to hear what this side of the business world has to say, we would love to have you along!
The next Fireside Chat will be 3 August with Mathletics and Skoolbo CEO and Founder Shane Hill taking the hotseat. Shane himself was an ex-E29'er before his current business Skoolbo outgrew the space and is now thriving away just down the street. If you are interested in Ed-Tech, local businesses taking it international and working and building the education sector this is one for you!
For the following Fireside Chat we are fortunate enough to welcome Hannah Wandel. Hannah is a social entrepreneur, gender equality advocate, speaker, and the founder and CEO of Country to Canberra: a national not-for-profit empowering young rural woman to reach their leadership potential. Originally from the country herself she has worked her way into the booming start-up scene in Canberra and was named one of Australia's '100 Women of Influence' by the Australian Financial Review/Westpac, won a Layne Beachley Scholarship and was an ACT Young Woman of the Year finalist! This is one amazing woman that all entrepreneurs, students, teachers, and professionals alike would be silly not to miss!