Rachel Slattery, the CEO of SlatteryIT, and organiser of the event said that she had been running events to provide a forum for entrepreneurs and investors for over eight years, but that this was the first time a full day event had been hosted. More than 200 people attended with entrepreneurs from right along the eastern seaboard, from as far away as Townsville and Melbourne attending the event,
She said the entrepreneur community in Australia was now achieving a critical mass, with a number of trailblazers willing to share their experience with the latest crop of start-ups.
About 80 per cent of delegates at the event were from start-up companies with most of the remainder being angel investors or venture capital companies, with a smattering of government officers responsible for grant programmes and incubator operators.
Ms Slattery also announced that Tech23, the fourth in a series of annual events where 23 local tech start ups pitch their wares to potential investors or business partners, would be held on October 23. She invited interested companies to apply to participate in the event which will again offer cash prizes for the winning ideas.