Connor Cashman is a software engineer with development experience with Brisbane Headphone startup Audeara, where he developed their in-house testing system and headed their firmware team He competed in Hack the North at the University of Waterloo in 2017. He was a semi-finalist in the Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business Innovation Competition 2017 as well as a semi-finalist in HITLAB + Novo Nordisk Health Innovation World Cup. He also won a New Colombo Mobility Scholarship to study IT Innovation and Entrepreneurship in China. He has extensive experience in signal processing, including his thesis on computer vision classification using artificial intelligence. His passion for education comes from his family - his parents both work for Brisbane Catholic Education - as well as his many years of tutoring.
Edward has experience in innovation in business with highlights including winning 1st place and best hardware at the University of Queensland Weekend of Start Ups 2018, 1st place at the Engineers Without Borders StartUp Weekend 2018, a semi-finalist proposal at the HITLAB + Novo Nordisk Health Innovation World Cup in 2017, and winning 3rd place at Brisbane Hardware StartUp Weekend 2018 for his role as a founder, engineer and medical consultant at the DeepSleep Project. Edward has completing an honours thesis involving working with big data and has multiple experiences working with human data. In 2018 Edward’s entrepreneurial potential was recognised by the Australian Government with him being awarded a New Colombo Mobility Scholarship to study IT Innovation and entrepreneurship in China at Dalian Neusoft Technical University. Edward has been passionate about improving the educational experience since high school, and founded a community tutoring program at his high school during his senior year in 2013. Edward has been employed at both high school and university standard as a tutor and educator by multiple tertiary institutions. He is currently completing his undergraduate degrees in Engineering and Science.
Kate Cockburn has competed in many start up and innovation competitions. She is a member of QUT's international business case consulting team. She was a semi-finalist in the Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business Innovation Competition 2017 (a startup competition at Harvard), a national finalist in L'oreal Brandstorm (a product innovation and pitching competition), awarded the largest social impact award in the Disrupting Law Hackathon and in the Belgrade Business International Case Competition received the highest points in the short cases. All of these competitions require product and business ideas and solutions to be pitched to a panel of industry and startup specialists. Of particular note in Serbia, her team received perfect marks from all judges when advising Serbian startup Paneleven. This is to say that Kate has considerable experience in creating business and product ideas, building business decks and presentations, delivering pitches and answering difficult investor questions.
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