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    Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy and Minister for Small Business
    The Honourable Leeanne Enoch

    Tickets sell out as Queensland prepares for Myriad 2017

    Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy and Minister for Small Business
    The Honourable Leeanne Enoch

    Sunday, March 26, 2017

    Tickets sell out as Queensland prepares for Myriad 2017

    With the world searching for the next brilliant project to invest in, a festival in Brisbane next week will potentially connect Queensland entrepreneurs with venture capitalists managing a staggering $10 billion in funds.

    Innovation Minister Leeanne Enoch said there had been an overwhelming response to the Myriad festival, which is a sell-out with more than 2000 people expected to participate in the innovation and technology event.

    “Tickets have been highly sought after and a waiting list has now been started for the event,” Ms Enoch said.

    “The sequel to the Palaszczuk Government’s successful 2016 Advance Queensland innovation and investment summit, the fact the event is a sellout is further evidence of Queensland’s growing reputation as an innovation and entrepreneurial leader,” Ms Enoch said.

    “It’s clear Queensland has an appetite for business and innovation, and the Palaszczuk Government is supporting this through our $405 million whole-of-government Advance Queensland initiative.

    “Startups, business operators, university students and industry representatives have snapped up the tickets, demonstrating why Queensland has become the Startup State.

    “The world is searching for the next brilliant person or project to invest in, and we’re bringing these investors to Queensland to find these amazing ideas.

    “With venture capitalists worth $10 billion in funds under management busy scouting at Myriad, it’s going to be very exciting.”

    Myriad is presented by Myriad Live in partnership with the Queensland Government Advance Queensland through a three-year agreement to host the festival from 2017 to 2019.

    The Palaszczuk Government is supporting 127 regional innovators to come to Myriad and show off their innovative products and services in a regional showcase.

    “That’s almost triple the number we supported last year, and of the 50 regional entrepreneurs we provided the opportunity to attend, many walked away with new customers and investors,” Ms Enoch said.

    One international investor attending the festival is Silicon Valley shining star, Jonathan Teo, whose investments have helped grow social media platforms such as Snapchat and Instagram.

    “Venture capitalists like Jonathan are coming to Myriad to find those companies, products and ideas on the verge of becoming the next big thing,” Ms Enoch said. 
     
    “Jonathan is the co-founder of Binary Capital, a firm which has over US$300 million under management’.

    The three-day festival brings together a line-up of world-class industry leaders, global investors, interactive technology, workshops and live entertainment under one roof at the Brisbane Powerhouse from 29-31 March.

    Myriad is available to all Queenslanders, with selected sessions from the event being live streamed via the Myriad Facebook page.

    Myriad builds on the success of the 2016 Advance Queensland Innovation and Investment Summit and is set to become the southern hemisphere’s major event for the world-wide startup and investor communities.

    Ms Enoch said anyone yet to secure a ticket can join a waiting list by emailing organisers at tickets@myriad.live

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