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StartUp Coffs Coast 2019 | Entrepreneurship Workshop with Jess Wilson

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C.ex Coffs - Rainbow Room

2-6 Vernon Street

Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450

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This event is part of StartUp Coffs Coast 2019, organized by 6 Degrees. To view all the events in this year's edition, please visit our Eventbrite page.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: This workshop is free to attend with registration but the number of participants is limited. Please cancel your registration (or alternatively write us at 6degreesinfo@chcc.nsw.gov.au) in case you are not able to attend.


This workshop is ideal for young and first-time entrepreneurs. Jess will give practical advice on how to kickstart your entrepreneurial journey, including:

  • Understanding the challenges
  • The necessary skills to succeed
  • Raising investment
  • Building MVP
  • Business and pricing models
  • Competitive marketing strategy
  • Pitching to investors

About Jess
Jessica Wilson grew up on a farm in Karangi, starting her first business at 16 years old – running formal after parties for students on the farm land she grew up on, utilising different paddocks as venues. From there she grew and scaled this business to cover 16ths, 18ths, and 21st and made enough money to put herself through her first year of university. She then dropped out of University after a careers advisor told her she ‘didn’t have it in her’ to have a career in the fashion industry due to her lack of contacts and small-town roots.

Knocking on doors, Jess secured an internship which led to a full-time job working throughout fashion weeks. From ages 19 to 21, she worked throughout Australia, New York, and Paris with some of the biggest fashion brands in the world. This unique perspective allowed her to see an emerging trend within the global fashion industry which resulted in the launch of Stashd. Jess booked a one-way ticket to Sillicon Valley at 21 with no contacts and lived off two-minute noodles for two months, but managed to meet people from the companies like Yahoo, Facebook, and Google which gave her the insight to start Stashd.

In 2016, Jess took Stashd into China and launched it via the TV series ‘The Next Unicorn’ (China’s version of Shark Tank x The Apprentice) which was a televised global search for the next billion dollar business in China. The judges included the seed investor in Paypal, seed investors in Baidu, the ex CEO of Alibaba and partners of leading China funds Sequoia, GGV, and Zen Fund. The television show was aired to 15 million per episode in China and Jess placed in the grand finals with the bronze trophy as the last western team and last female founder.

Jessica has been pinned by Forbes as one of 1,000 entrepreneurs under 30 to change the world in 50 years and named in Smart Company’s 30 Under 30 three times.

Disclaimer:
Please note that there will be a photographer at all StartUp Coffs Coast events. In case you wish not to be photographed or you have any particular concerns, please email 6 Degrees in advance at 6degreesinfo@chcc.nsw.gov.au


Visit also:
StartUp Coffs Coast 2019 Website
6 Degrees Facebook Page

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Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450

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