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Logan Chamber Business Lunch
14/11/18 @ 12:20 pm - 1:30 pm
The Logan Chamber Business Lunch
On the 14th of November the Logan Chamber of Commerce is holding its November Business Lunch, and we’d love you to join us.
It will be an extra special lunchtime event as we have a special guest speaker in Entrepreneur and Investor, Steve Baxter.
Steve Baxter – Entrepreneur and Investor
Tech start-up investor Steve Baxter is a proud Queenslander, born in the remote town of Cloncurry and raised in Emerald in the State’s central highlands. He left school at 15 and joined the Army, enlisting in its apprenticeship program. There, he became a technician working in the field of electronics, telecoms and guided weapon systems.
In 1994, at the age of 23, Steve put his life savings of $11,000 on the line to launch his first start-up, the pioneering internet service provider SE Net, from the spare room of his Adelaide home. Servicing more than 35,000 customers, SE Net was eventually acquired by Ozemail/UUNet under the stewardship of its founding Director and now Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull.
In 2001, Steve teamed with a schoolmate to launch his second start-up, PIPE Networks, a provider of wholesale telecoms infrastructure that was listed on the ASX in 2005. Eight years later they sold it to the TPG Group for $373 million.
Steve spent a year working with Google in California in 2008, leading a project to deliver high-speed telecommunications systems across North America.
Since 2010 he has become an early stage investor in startups through his investment company, Transition Level Investments. This lead to the founding of Brisbane tech startup hub River City Labs and the creation of Startup Catalyst and RiverPitch programs. He has been on the listed boards of Vocus Telecoms, Indoor Skydive Australia Group and OtherLevels as well as being on the board of Commercialisation Australia.
He has been a Shark on Channel 10’s Shark Tank Australia for the past four seasons.
The lunch is being held in a function centre of Fitzy’s Loganholme.
- Arrive 12.00pm for a 12.20pm start
- For catering purposes bookings are essential
If you have special dietary requirements, please let us know at [email protected]