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Embracing Local Entrepreneurship

Aptissio’s founder and CEO, Dr Paul Chandler had the pleasure of sharing the stage with local entrepreneurs last week as they celebrated the completion of Colin Kinner’s Startup Onramp Founders Course. Sponsored by Advance Queensland and coordinated by Smart Precinct NQ (SPNQ) the course delivered valuable insights into the world of entrepreneurship and the do’s and don’ts of high-growth startup ventures.

“The Startup Onramp course provided us with valuable tools and lessons on product development and validation, plus a rich network of local connections which will help us connect with new business partners and customers.” – Dr. Paul Chandler.

Startup OnRamp Founders Course


The 15 week course took ten local entrepreneurs on a journey of discovery covering topics ranging from market validation, entity structures, pitching ideas and raising capital. The 2020 cohort celebrated completion of the course at Smart Precinct NQ’s hub with a pitch night where Paul was awarded the “wise owl” award for his highly valued contributions. SPNQ are now taking expressions of interest for people interested in the next SPNQ Startup Onramp Founders Course cohort via their homepage.