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Ideas Fest

Celebrating Small Business Month with Interactive Learning Experiences, Workshops, and Guest Speakers

Ideas Fest is an immersive one-day event that brings together a community of like-minded individuals to explore ideas, learn from experts, and turn those ideas into reality. Join us at Split Spaces on May 13th and celebrate Small Business Month with interactive learning experiences, workshops, and guest speakers from around Australia.

This is your chance to explore your ideas in a safe and educational space with mentors and guest speakers who are experts in turning ideas into real-life opportunities. Whether your ideas have started but didn't get off the ground, or your idea is a jumble in your brain, or you just want to find a like-minded other to help you with your idea. This is your chance to do it!

Explore Your Ideas

From 8am

Saturday, 13th May 2023

CQU Mackay City Campus
Building 4, Level 2
92 Sydney St, Mackay QLD 4740

Split Spaces 


General Admission - Full day: $75.90
Student - Full day: $42.90
Networking and Pitch Perfect: FREE
Innovation Stallholder: FREE 

Register Online

Ticket Details

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Our full-day admission includes the following workshops:

  • Ideation

  • A Minimum Viable Product (MVP) 

  • Harness your networks and leverage your ecosystem 

  • Business Strategy & Finance 

  • Grant writing for startups

  • Practice your pitch with story telling 

  • Networking & Pitch Perfect!


At Ideas Fest, you'll get to learn from top industry experts and gain invaluable insights on how to transform your ideas into successful ventures. And that's not all! You'll also have the chance to network with like-minded individuals starting from 4pm and showcase your skills in Pitch Perfect at the end of the day. 

Plus, we'll provide catering throughout the day to keep you fueled and energized.


Discounted Tickets for Students

If you're a student, we've got you covered too! We're offering discounted tickets to all students who want to attend and learn more about entrepreneurship.

Our free admission includes networking, pitch perfect, and the innovator expo. You'll get to meet with other like-minded individuals, listen to pitches from budding entrepreneurs, and explore the latest startup trends and innovations. Register now to secure your spot and join us for a fun and interactive day of learning, exploring, and networking. Register Now

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Innovator Expo

We're calling out to small businesses to showcase their business at the Innovator Expo at Ideas Fest! This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your business and connect with like-minded entrepreneurs. 

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