Join us for a fun evening of food, drinks and acoustic music, provided by some seriously amazing local talent. Throughout the evening, guests will hear from some
Join us for a fun evening of food, drinks and acoustic music, provided by some seriously amazing local talent.
Throughout the evening, guests will hear from some of our residents how iAccelerate has helped their business succeed and have the opportunity go on a tour of the building.
At iAccelerate, we’ve created a vibrant ecosystem where the cleverest of ideas take shape. It’s a unique business accelerator and incubator program at the University of Wollongong (UOW), where startups, scaleups, social enterprises and intrapreneurs thrive supported by robust education, mentoring, seed funding and unparalleled access to one of the world’s most innovative young research universities.
Announcing our local talent for the evening: Kay Proudlove, Dave Overton, Will Chittick
A display of honesty, story telling and a general acceptance of awkwardness, Kay’s live performance is much like being invited to her lounge room. Playing house concerts and intimate gigs around Australia, Kay has been one of indie-folk’s best kept secrets, gaining a steady following of music goers who have a soft spot for a songstress with an accidental sense of humour. Feeling just as comfortable on stages of venues and festivals nationwide, Kay’s audience is as diverse as her repertoire.
Influenced by artists such as Dirty Three, Leonard Cohen, Bonnie Prince Billy, Billy Bragg and others, Will Chittick is a solo artist from the South coast with an extensive repertoire of original material spanning almost a decade long journey as a songwriter. He first found recognition on the stage as lead singer and synth player for six-piece psychedelic rock outfit the Chitticks, playing up and down the east coast for a number of years supporting the likes of Wolf and Cub, the Walking Who, Ocean Alley and the Otchkies (now Babe Rainbow). Will Chittick has evolved into a formidable solo performer, playing both solo and with long time collaborators Alfi Dallaway (Jervis Bay School of Music), Taylor George (Curious Temple) and Jourdain Vitiello (Kitten Heel).
Born and bred in the small coastal village of Gerringong on the South East coast of Australia, a town renowned for its pristine beaches and ideal surf, Dane was raised on a steady diet of The Rolling Stones, Nirvana and Led Zeppelin. Dane Overton has forged a name for himself with his hearty blend of blues and roots music that burns in the soul; songs that bleed with the soulful yawl of Tom Waits, the honesty and conviction of Son House and the Delta Blues and the joy and warmth of The John Butler Trio.
Free event, all welcome – with registration prior.
*** Please note this is an 18+ event, Photo ID must be presented on entry, RSA restrictions apply ***
(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
iAccelerate is pleased to host guest speaker Adam de Sola Pool. Adam will present Investing in Cleantech: stories from the trenches. Personal pitfalls and glories from twenty years of investing
iAccelerate is pleased to host guest speaker Adam de Sola Pool. Adam will present Investing in Cleantech: stories from the trenches. Personal pitfalls and glories from twenty years of investing in and establishing renewable energy and water companies.
Cleantech investing has been faddish: sometimes in favour and sometimes out of favour. Adam has experienced these cycles and has found ways to make environmental investing good for the investor as well as the planet. His talk will cover what sorts of investments usually turn out profitably and what types to avoid (depending on the investor’s risk preferences). In some cases the environmental and social impact of the investment will be sufficiently positive that investors will be attracted even if the returns are below “normal” from a pure economic perspective.
About the Speaker
Adam de Sola Pool has helped to establish more than 20 cleantech companies (mostly wind, PV and waste water) either as an operating entrepreneur or as a financial venture capitalist.
In Australia, Adam helped to create the predecessor of CWP Renewables which is currently putting into operation the 270 MW Sapphire Wind Farm. After exiting these startups Adam became a mentor and angel investor. Adam is a current iAccelerate mentor and international advisor. He currently sits on the Advisory Board of the International Nanotechnology Lab in Portugal, QSM Diagnostics (medical device company), Esportudo (Brazilian sport app) and others, and invests through the Launchpad Venture Group and the Clean Energy Venture Group.
When: Thursday 28th March
Time: 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Venue: Sydney Startup Hub, Level 1 Auditorium, 11-31 York St, Sydney
Register: via Eventbrite
Free event, all welcome to attend.
(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sydney Startup Hub
11-31 York St