Startup Stories - Professor Kevin Hall
Thursday, 20 July 2017, 01:00 pm — Thursday, 20 July 2017, 02:00 pm
|Location||Three76 Hub, 376 Hunter Street, Newcastle|
Kevin Hall is not your average academic - throughout his illustrious career as a world-class researcher he's also found time to launch three startups.
A a just graduated water engineer, his first startup created a software sollution to modelling the hydrology of watersheds back in the 1980s when PCs were starting to appear, while his second created pressure sensor technology to measure hydrodynamics in the surf zone.
Like all serial entrpreneurs there were a lot of learnings from both those experiences which informed his third startup - a highly successful company that built on his research and created a rapid automated pathogen detection system which was used during a water contamination crisis in his native Canada. This led to an interest in humanitarian engineering which saw him undertake projects to provide clean drinking water in Asia, Africa and South America.
Join us to hear more about Kevin's fascinating career. Bring your lunch, listen in and ask questions that will help you on your startup journey.
The is a free event but registration via eventbrite is essential.
About Startup Stories
Startup Stories takes place every Thursday from 1pm at University of Newcastle's coworking space Three76 Hub on Hunter Street. Over BYO lunch, a startup founder talks candidly about their experience as an entrepreneur and business owner – the highs, the lows, the wins, the mistakes, the whole enchilada. Startup Stories provides real-life examples of the different stages of the startup journey, creating a forum for startups to share and learn but also for the community to see tangible evidence of entrepreneurship making a difference in our region.
UON is proud to be able to bring this event to you via the NSW State Government's Boosting Business Innovation Program funding.