In an entrepreneurial life driven by purpose, Christine has tackled all of her campaigns with gusto, adopting an approach, which is alternative, sustainable, innovative, and just plain different. The causes may have looked disparate, such as what links riding a horse at the Olympics and building up a multiple bottom line property development!
In wildly different disciplines, she consistently faces the future seeking to uncover where it is leading and has always been willing to stand out from the crowd and point the way. A personal mission is to be part of creating a Tablelands which thrives economically without sacrificing its exquisite environment and cohesive communities.
She sees that the 21st century offers new business-based avenues to achieve that goal by incorporating purpose, design and technology. Christine promotes Start Up Weekends as one of the bootcamps to shape the apprentices who will build that vision along with her and other innovative, entrepreneurial spirits collaborating for a vibrant Tablelands.
Calum has been interested in supporting and growing regional economies and businesses since completing his Bachelor of Economics in 2010.
From working in politics and economic development at a local government and regional organisation level to running his own business offering comprehensive marketing and communications support to small and medium-sized enterprises, he has built a career around advocating for and helping North and Far North Queensland businesses.
He is particularly passionate about the opportunities for Tablelanders from innovation in agriculture and is proud to be leading the organising committee for the StartUp Tablelands’ Future Agro Challenge in 2019.
Seamus has been a driver on the Startup Tablelands committee for 4 years now.
His working life has included labouring and various semi-skilled jobs, working for 8 years in Govt, working in the book trade as bookseller, publishers agent, and owning bookshops, as well as several internet-based-businesses.
He has owned and run Boldacious Digital since 1998 (last century!). Boldacious Digital consults and trains small businesses in Cloud Collaborative Software and Business Apps, as well as building bespoke website for businesses.
Jan is still wondering how her life’s journey of theatre, dance, choreography, costumes & stage makeup took a sudden turn after just one phone call that landed her in the hot seat as Startup’s new Treasurer.
Her time with Startup Tablelands has been an exciting and at the same time challenging one that has taken her from the old fashioned format of applying administration skills she was used to from her previous businesses into the new tech cloud-based wonder she has had to navigate here at Startup.
Jan said retirement after such a colourful, energetic and full on career was difficult to transition into but her life has a purpose again especially working alongside such a wonderful group of volunteers within the Startup Tablelands community.
Shartara is the Community Leader at theSPACE Cairns; her role is to deliver hands-on support to members, co-workers and theSPACE Australasia operational team across various projects and events.
Before joining theSPACE she spent 3 years as an au pair and also completed a Certificate III in Individual Support.