startup 101

Strategies for Start-Ups!

Founding a start-up requires much more than just an idea and a well-executed dream… There are many things to consider when embarking on this journey: trademarks, knowing your end-user, financial processes, digital capabilities and getting to market.


This is why FutureX – Future Festival’s two-day learning experience – provides educational, Ted-Talk inspired presentations on what is involved in the start-up journey, developing a functional product/service offering, technological capabilities, and valuable business insights.


The right support to guide you through the challenges and requirements of founding a start-up, can provide you with the tools that you need to bring your vision and business goals to life. Unique perspective that you will gain from this workshop will assist you in navigating these hurdles to create an innovative and competitive business strategy for your start-up.


Extensive planning and preparation of your start-up comes with knowledge and understanding of the varying influences/demands. To ensure business stability, the optimising of your business operations and overarching strategy must be reliant on the continual analysis of technological advancements, shifting consumer demands and automation processes.


How is this relevant to me?’ you may ask…


Founding a start-up requires extensive insight, planning and confidence. Therefore, wisdom and guidance from experts is invaluable for business success. At FutureX, industry professionals will provide you with esteemed knowledge to assist you in developing your offering and competitively position your start-up for success.


An exclusive line-up of keynote speakers and industry experts will facilitate insightful discussions on the ins and outs of start-ups, to help you begin your start-up journey through purposeful planning and effective execution strategies.

target audience

Who will get the most out of this track?

Don’t miss out on this informative opportunity if you are a…

  • Entrepreneur that is eager to explore new innovative thinking towards the world of start-ups
  • Aspiring Business Owner seeking information on what it means to begin a start-up
  • Technology Professional that is looking to begin a start-up by developing tech for their product/service offering
Key Takeaways

What will you walk away with?

FutureX will provide you with a deeper understanding of start-ups through offering…

  1. Strategies and tools to help build, launch, and get to market faster and with more confidence.
  2. Insights on how to leverage business knowledge in a technology-based environment
  3. Advice on the importance of trademarks and how to acquire them
  4. Tactics on identifying consumer needs and developing a functional product that promotes consumer s buy-in
  5. Methods of digitising business operations to increase efficiency and performance
  6. Tips on founding a start-up through partnership with a start-up advisor
  7. Wisdom on how to develop your confidence and combat imposter syndrome

Does this sound like something you would be interested in?

Enjoy the Professional Development

Ticket Options

1 Day Access Pass
Access to 40+ Daily Dose sessions

University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs

Thursday 29th September (9 – 4)

Student discount of 30% with code “Student”

2 Day Access Pass
Access to FutureX Main Stage (Wed)
Access to 80+ Daily Dose sessions

University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs

Wed 28th & Thurs 29th September (9 – 4 Daily)


Startup 101 options

Daily Dose Sessions

Leveraging on Business Knowledge in a Tech World

(Case Study)

Trademark Considerations for Startups


B2B SaaS Enterprises — From Inception to Growth

(Panel Discussion)

Taking Charge: Technology and the Transformative Finances


What is a startup advisor and what do they do?

(Panel Discussion)

When Community Becomes Your Competitive Advantage

(Panel Discussion)

Lessons learnt from Mentoring FinTech Startups 


Taming the Imposter Voice


Social Capital: The Most Important Currency

(Panel Discussion)

TrainWreak Thursday


Our sessions align with following 3 core themes

Tech & Innovation

Connecting innovators and intrapreneurs to accelerate growth and drive positive change through sustained innovation of existing products, services and processes – targeted to the needs of current customers and employees.

CX & Marketing

Exploring new ways to invest and build effective and targeted CX and marketing strategies that boost sales, enhance customer retention and forge stronger relationships in today’s evolving business landscape.

Future Skills

Understanding that technological advancements power much of the revolution but embracing that cognitive, interpersonal, leadership and digital skills are essential for future sustainable and scalable growth.


Track Partner


SunCoast Angels

Grant Thornton

We pride ourselves on helping our clients unlock their potential for growth. We are committed to being responsive to our clients’ needs and to working with them to achieve the goals and aspirations they have for themselves and their organisations.


Program Partners

Silicon Coast would like to thank the support of these key partners in delivering Forward Fest 2022.

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