Agenda 2016

“GIYC SHOWED ME THE TRUE DEFINITION OF YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP: BRAVE, BOLD AND NEW.”

Helen Petruch (UNSW, Australia).

AGENDA SUMMARY

Brisbane is a new age city that is at the forefront of digital innovation. Brisbane’s innovative achievements are becoming more renowned in their own right boasting the rise of Halfbrick Studios, Tanda and Cohort Pay (previously OSHC). These organizations have risen and dominated their respective fields.

GIYC provides the perfect opportunity for businesses, educational, and government institutions to take you with the exceptional opportunity to meet other outstanding entrepreneurial students and achievers in a fun, professional learning environment that is also home to some of the world’s best beaches, animals and sunshine.

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 10th

Delegates across the globe will be arriving to Brisbane, Australia. Delegates will be staying at the Brisbane YHA Hostel, at the heart of the city, close to public transports.

Get to know other delegates with a fun ice breaking and games session and feel free to explore Brisbane in the evening!

MORNING

10:00 Delegates Arrival

AFTERNOON

13:00 Delegates arrival

EVENING

20:00 Ice breaking, Games

22:00 Free time

MONDAY, JANUARY 11th

The Opening Ceremony will be held on 11 January 2016. Our previous speakers included representatives from QUT Business School, UQ Business School, Brisbane City Council, River City Labs, Red Hat and was followed by Q&A.

MORNING

7:30 Breakfast @Hostel

8:00 Brisbane Sightseeing

 

AFTERNOON

12:00 Lunch

14:00 GIYC 2016 Opening Ceremony @QUT Room Three Sixty

Keynote Speakers

Q&A

17:30 Closing Ceremony

EVENING

18:00 Dinner

20:00 Free time

TUESDAY, JANUARY 12th

Towards the end of the week, we culminate to ‘Act Now!’ with a Hackathon Contest. The contest is an 18-hour event that actively involves students to practice lean startup techniques and to create a viable business model. Prominent entrepreneurs including Ken Huxley will be teaching and mentoring students about lean startups, marketing strategies, financial planning, team building, legal advice and much more.

Our mentors will challenge students to think abstractly and push their entrepreneurial skills to the next level. Held over 3 days, it facilitates networking, efficient learning and circulation of ideas. Domestic students are invited to these events, allowing collaboration of different minds from various countries to create feasible ideas for launch. 12 teams of 6 will battle for the ultimate prize. The two finalist teams will pitch in front of venture capitalists and entrepreneurs for the chance to win the grand prize, yet to be revealed.

MORNING

7:30 Breakfast @Hostel

10:00 Tour of Queensland University of Technology

10:30 1st Speaker – Team Work & Idea Generation

AFTERNOON

12:00 Lunch

13:00 2nd Speaker – Lean Startup

14:00 3rd Speaker – Live Coding

14:30 Hackathon Competition Breakout

16:00 4th Speaker – Startup Journey

EVENING

18:00 Dinner

19:30 Country Presentations & Pitching

21:00 Free time

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13th

Workshops will be held throughout the hackathon competition where you will learn about start-ups and practice professional skills that will not only help you in our competition, but also contribute to your own entrepreneurial development.

MORNING

7:30 Breakfast

9:30 Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Zoo

AFTERNOON

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Rapid Protoyping Workshop

14:30 Afternoon Tea

15:00 Hackathon Competition Breakout

 

EVENING

15:30 Dinner

18:30 Competition Breakout

21:00 Free time – Work on Hackathon (Optional)

THURSDAY, JANUARY 14th

We value our gratitude to our sponsors, and thus we will host a one hour sponsor fair for our delegates to attend. This sponsor fair allows you to network with Brisbane and Australia’s most prominent companies and support networks for career development and entrepreneurship.

MORNING

7:30 Breakfast @Hostel

9:30 Travel to UQ

10.00 UQ Tour

 

AFTERNOON

13:00 Lunch

13:30 Sponsor’s Fair

15:30 Afternoon Tea

16:00 Competition Breakout

 

EVENING

18:00 Dinner

19:00 Free Time – Work on Hackathon

FRIDAY, JANUARY 15th

There will be allocated times for students to visit different Brisbane companies. These visits will give delegates a brief look into local organization’s working facilities , as well as greater insight into company’s culture and the Australian work environment. This is a great opportunity for future international recruitment and developing brand engagement on an international scale.

MORNING

7:30 Breakfast @Hostel

11:00 Company Visit: Microsoft Innovation Centre

 

AFTERNOON

13:00 Lunch

13:30 River City Labs

14:00 How to Pitch Workshop & Competition rules

16:30 Travel to Blue Sky Investments

EVENING

18:00 Dinner

18.30 Final Pitches

20:00 Award Ceremony

SATURDAY, JANUARY 16th

The Closing Forum and Farewell Dinner will be held at the Gold Coast where you will experience the beach, Australian culture and nightlife.

MORNING

7.30 Breakfast @Hostel

9.30 Travel to Gold Coast

11.30 Venue: Kurrawa Life Club

12.00 Exponential Technologies Talk  by Dr Clarence Tan

 

AFTERNOON

13.30 Lunch by the beach

14.30 Surfers Paradise – Beach Time/Free Time

 

EVENING

18:00 Dinner

20:00 Travel back to Brisbane

21:00 Closing words

SUNDAY, JANUARY 17th

Breakfast is included until Sunday on your departure date.
If you need help with checkout and airport arrival, please advice one of our friendly executives to assist you.

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