Berwin Ltd was proud to present the inaugural Fraser Coast Founderfest facilitated by Startup Toowoomba

LOCATION Held at the Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre, 22 Charles Street, Pialba 4655
DETAILS Open to participants from all Fraser Coast schools (aged 15 – 18 years and 2016 Seniors)



During the course of the three days, participants experienced all of the fun, pressure and excitement of taking an idea and building a viable, scalable, sustainable business, along with learning how to work within a team that compliment abilities and value strengths. With the support of mentors and sponsors, participants received coaching, resources and support to get started.


  • Platform to promote technology across a wide range of industries
  • Workshops to improve capability and capacity
  • Opportunity to build networks and collaborate with other entrepreneurs
  • Safe environment to test ideas and theories, where failure is allowed
  • Resources and support told to promote lean startup principles
  • Mentors to help develop scalable, sustainable solutions
  • Sponsors and contact with access to markets
  • Leadership opportunities during and after the event
  • Focus on developing communication and presentation skills
  • A culture that recognizes and promotes success
  • Experimental learning to build confidence
  • An awareness of entrepreneurship as an alternative employment pathway
  • Gateway to the Advance Queensland Young Starters’ competition


The secret to getting ahead is getting started - MARK TWAIN


Event Photos:

Berwin Founder - Andrew BerrimanKeynote Speaker - Scott Millar

Major Sponsors/Partners:


Bonfire Sponsor:

Flashlight Sponsors:

Lantern Sponsors:

Beacon Sponsors 



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