Brisbane Phone 7 BizSpark Startup Camp Agenda Announced

The Agenda for the BizSpark Startup Camp being held in Brisbane next weekend has been finalised. I am very excited about the extra value sessions we are including to give you additional business knowledge & advice while at the Startup camp:


Time Slot



Saturday Lunch Malcolm Burrows Legal structures for Commercialization
Sunday Lunch Mr Lee Yik / Mentoring 4 Growth Pitching to VCs and funders
Sunday Pre Judging Paul Russel / DEEDI QLD GOVT Short talk around how QLD Govt is supporting LSE
Sunday Judging Adjournment Chris Baxter / Baxter IP Protect your software developments


Day 1 Saturday 10th
8:45 Registration
9:00 Welcome & Development Kick Off
12:30 Lunch Break
1:00 30 minute Presentation on Legal structures for Commercialization by Malcolm Burrows
1:30 Development Continues
7:00 Close of Facilities
Day 2 Sunday 11th
9:00 Kick Off
12:30 Lunch Break
1:00 30 Minute Presentation by Mr Yik Loon Lee of Mentoring 4 Growth on Pitching to VCs and private Investors
4:00 Development Finishes - HARD STOP, Order of Presentations to judging panel allocated
4:15 Paul Russell from the Queensland Government Department of Employment, Economic Development & Innovation will be talking about their Queensland Government assistance programs for start-up/early stage ICT ventures
4:30 Presentations to Judging Panel begins 10 mins per team - 2 mins setup, 5 mins pitch, 3 mins questions
6:30 While Judges decide on the winner, Chris Baxter of Baxter IP will share insights and advice on Protecting your Software Developments
7:00 Winners Announced, Networking commences


There are still a few places left – so register now:

Bio’s for speakers are below:

Yik Loong Lee (Loong)

Electrical Engineering (Honours), Master of Commerce, Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors

Principal Project Officer, Mentoring and Investment Readiness unit

Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation

Loong has qualifications in Electrical Engineering and Commerce and in his spare time is a badminton champion. All good skills for his career which involves launching companies and being competitive in the global environment

Born in 1979, Loong is a borderline Generation X/Y so doesn’t know whether he should be working diligently or speaking to his friends on Facebook.

Recently graduating from the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Loong has broad experience in the areas of investment attraction and business development.

Having started his own business in 2001 he has first hand experience with the highs and lows of an entrepreneur.

Now heading up the Mentoring and Investment Readiness team in the Queensland Government, he works with an extensive network of business mentors and investors to assist Queensland businesses reach their full potential. He manages the Mentoring for Growth program, a facilitated real world mentoring, matching business needs with industry experience. The suite of programs is widely regarded as world best practice.

Chris Baxter

Chris Baxter is the Principal of Baxter IP, Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys, a Fellow of The Institute of Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA), a Member of American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and often presents to companies in Australia and overseas on how to patent software internationally.
Before starting Baxter IP, Chris was an in-house patent attorney at ResMed, one of  Australia's largest medical devices manufacturers, where he regularly drafted and prosecuted patent applications in the US, Europe, China, India, Australia & New Zealand. Chris has also worked at two large Australian patent and trade mark attorney firms.

Chris has worked on patents across a spectrum of technologies but specialises in:

  • Information Communication & Technology Patents
    • Software patents
    • Computer related patents
    • Web-based applications patents
    • Social media patents
    • Patents for apps for mobile phones
  • Business Method Patents & Financial Method Patents



Peter Allison

Business Development Manager at i.lab Incubator

Peter is heavily involved in providing assistance to start-up technology-based ventures within the University of Queensland’s technology incubator, i.lab Incubator He has personally experiences the thrills and despairs of launching and managing his own start-up venture, and now provides the benefits of that experience to dozens of new ventures commercialising a technologies ranging from software to biotechnology, nanotechnology and hardware electronics.  Peter’s guiding perspective on new ventures is, “it’s not about the technology, it’s all about the business opportunity”

Paul Russell

Paul Russell is the Director, Digital Economy and Creative Industries in the Business Innovation Group within DEEDI. 

Paul joined the Queensland Government in 2003 and has held senior management positions in the Trade Division, Information Industries Bureau and Science Group.  Paul entered the government with extensive experience in business development and government relations from previous senior roles in industry and professional services firms. Paul currently manages a number of teams that are focused on supporting technology based firms and industry sectors. These teams offer services ranging from business skills, enterprise development and growth, and commercialisation through to exporting and overseas alliances. One of the teams is focused on broadband and regional engagement activities. Paul holds an MBA and recently graduated from the Company Director's course.