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Hot DesQ - Hot Entrepreneurs

Hot Entrepreneurs from the Advance Queensland Hot DesQ program are hitting the road to regional Queensland.

Hot Entrepreneurs are international or interstate entrepreneurial talent who have been attracted to Queensland by Hot DesQ to help boost our startup ecosystem and broaden global connections.

Our Hot Entrepreneurs all have unique experiences and skills to share. They will be attending and running all sorts of events through Queensland, from one-on-one mentoring sessions, lunch and learns and question and answer sessions, to attending startup weekends.

Stay tuned for more events, which will be announced as they become available.


Hot Entrepreneur Jasper Verreydt from Turbulent will be mentoring at the Urban Utilities’ Water Startup Challenge ’17.

When: 20–22 October 2017
Where: Fire Station 101, Ipswich

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About #WaterStartup17

From source to treatment, your water travels through a vast network of pipes and infrastructure. These systems are becoming smarter and producing more data than ever through automation, predictive technology, and IoT (internet of things) devices. Customers also have access to more information than ever, allowing them to make better decisions on how they use water.

How can we best take advantage of these changes? What else could we do with the data to make customer’s lives better, aligning with our purpose of enriching quality of life? Are there new ways to visualise regional water systems? What tools can we put in the hands of businesses and home residents? Is there new technology, platforms, or applications we can introduce that would make it easier for customers? How can our water systems help make people in our cities more livable, connected, and enabled?

Join us at Fire Station 101 this October for a unique opportunity as Queensland Urban Utilities offers technologies and data to hack a solution and possibly even start a new business.

About Jasper Verreydt

Jasper Verreydt

Jasper Verreydt, co-founder of Turbulent, has been attracted to Queensland from Chile with Hot DesQ Round 2. Turbulent are redesigning small hydropower with a simple, bio-inspired turbine that allows anyone with a river or the rights to flowing water to become a renewable energy producer. Jasper has skills and experience in finance and financial modelling, raising capital, negotiation as well as business planning and pitching. Jasper is based at the Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast, so don’t miss your chance to meet him in Ipswich.

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Last updated
3 October, 2017

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