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Lean Startup Conference 2017 – Livestream!

Friday 3 November 2017, 645am – 10:50am @River City Labs
Startup Stadium, level 2, 315 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

Additional Information

Come and join us for the livestream of the Lean Startup conference 2017, feel free to walk in anytime during the event
BIGJUMP has been a livestream partner since 2013

An additional bonus this year is that Joeri (from BIGJUMP) will be travelling to the conference this year and will be Skyping in to our event during one of the breaks.

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The sessions are scheduled to include:

6:50am – 7:20am – What the Private Sector Can Learn from Government (No, That’s Not a Typo)

<Short Break, 15mins>

7:35am – 8:00am – WTF? What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us 

8:00am – 8:30am – The Innovation Mission: Lean Startup in the Department of Defense

<Break, 30mins>

9:00am – 9:40am – The Human Element: Organizational Assessments to Improve Team Performance 

<Short Break, 10mins>

9:50am – 10:40am – GE’s Startup Way Strategy: Fireside Chat with Eric Ries & GE FastWorks Co-Founders Viv Goldstein & Janice Semper

<10:40am – 10:50am Closing remarks> 

“Great opportunity to participate in international Conference”

John Cleary, CEO Bue Chip Consulting Group

Note: All attendees had to register via this link to participate online in the livestream during the event.

Startup Sales: How Successful Companies know how to Grow – Leveraging Jobs Theory

Thursday 26 October 2017, 12pm – 1pm @River City Labs
level 3, 315 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

Additional Information

Dumb question: is achieving business growth a high priority for your Startup?

If you have not considered how “Jobs Theory” is impacting your business, it might be too late…

Jobs Theory, by by Prof. Clay Christensen (Harvard), has been developed over the past 20 years and is now a powerful predictive theory for business growth and success.

In this Meetup we will cover:

  • What is Jobs Theory? (see video here)
  • Practical ways to apply Jobs Theory for your Startup
  • Interactive Q&A

The primary material for this presentation is based on the 2016 book is Competing Against Luck by by Clayton M. Christensen, Taddy Hall, Karen Dillon, David S. Duncan. 

For further information on Jobs Theory: Harvard Business Review interview with Prof. Christensen

Paul Davies will outline the “Jobs Theory” and give you practical examples and tips to apply in your Startup Sales today!

Event slides are available on bigjump.com.au/resources

“Well worth it, thanks, good discussion, different perspectives and I appreciate the interaction afterwards.” Oliver Raman, Screenboss.io

“Thanks Paul! Fantastic talk!” Garth

Startup Stories: Insights into building your own community network!

Thursday 12 October 2017, 5pm – 6:30pm @River City Labs, Startup Precinct – Additional Information

Friday 13 October 2017, 12pm – 1pm  @QUT foundry – Additional Information

Building your own community and network is never easy!

At this event we have Community Builder, Charmaine Ho who will share her experiences in growing the Lean Startup movement in London and how it culminated in the London Lean Startup Summit  earlier this year!

Charmaine Ho is a Community Builder who works with youth, academic partners, startups and those interested in innovation training to help them gain a better understanding of the Lean Startup movement.

She started her Lean Startup journey as a volunteer at the first Lean Startup Summit in London in 2015.  Her main role was volunteer coordinating and social media marketing.

Since then, she was recruited as a Production Manager for the London Lean Startup Summit 2016 and now the Community Manager for the flagship event Lean Startup Week.

In her spare time, she also started her first MVP in London and ran Social Enterprise Experience Tour where social businesses are featured via a walking tour.  The purpose of the project is to build a social impact portal which promotes the importance of collaboration.

Charmaine’s presentation will focus on MVP, The London Lean Startup Summit and provide an insights into the internal structure of The Lean Startup Co – which is also a startup.

Charmaine is keen to share why this year’s Lean Startup Week will be the best one ever! www.leanstartup.co/2017-conference

We look forward to introducing Charmaine to the community and the opportunity for further discussion on building communities.


Startup Sales: Become a Master of Influence!

Thursday 12 October 2017, 12pm – 1pm @River City Labs
level 3, 315 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

Additional Information

The truth is that you can learn how to be more influential with those around you!

In 1984, Robert Caildini introduced the Theory of Influencebased on the following six key principles:

  • Reciprocity
  • Commitment and consistency
  • Social proof
  • Authority
  • Liking
  • Scarcity20171012 Startup Sales - Master of Influence

Paul Davies will outline the 6 Principles of Influence, and give you practical examples and tips to apply in your Startup Sales today!

Event slides are available on bigjump.com.au/resources

Masterclass – Business Model Canvas & Javelin Board

Wednesday 11 October 2017 12 – 1pm @River City Labs  –  level 3, 315 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

This masterclass was to provide and overview of Business Model Canvas and the Javelin Experiment Board to the participants of the CUA sponsored Entrepreneur Program at River City Labs.

We will introduce

  • Business Model Canvas
  • Javelin Experiment Board

Help you understand

  • The value of these models
  • How they work
  • What to do next


“Thank you for running us through the canvas and the javelin board. The BOMAD team particularly loved the approach to the experiment board.” Karie James, Program Manager Greater Bank

Startup Sales: Navigating your Sales Proposal through large organisations! 

Thursday 28 September 2017, 12pm – 1pm @River City Labs
level 3, 315 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

Additional Information

Navigating your Sales Opportunities through large organisations can sometimes be as complex as a minefield!Navigating your sales proposal through complex organisations

This Meetup will help you:

  1. Understand the most important question to ask in the first meeting
  2. Identifying and managing your Gatekeepers, Influencers, Decision Makers,  Buyers and Users.
  3. Tricks and Tips to un-jam your proposal when it gets stuck
  4. Knowing when to walk away! (Thanks Kenny Rogers!)
  5. Lean heaps from my success and failure stories!

Paul Davies will outline an approach to better equip you to navigate the pitfalls of B2B Enterprise and Government selling

Event slides are available on bigjump.com.au/resources

Paul Davies

B2B Sales – How to break into new organisations and create new sales opportunities

Tuesday 26 September 2017, 6pm – 8pm @Gravity Co-working
level 6, 140 Creek Street, Brisbane CBD

Price: $20

Additional Information

We will include the following content:

  • How to identify your prospective contact and organisation
  • Identifying the best way to approach
  • Describe your product or service in a way that attracts attention and curiosity
  • Getting past the gatekeeper to schedule meeting
  • What to cover in your first meeting

Slides for this presentation are posted on: www.bigjump.com.au/resources

The information presented at this event is supplementary to the B2B Sales Accelerator event that starts on 9th October. This Program will help you implement sales changes to your business.

Startup Sales: Make a better impact with your First Meeting with customers!

Thursday 14 September 2017, 12pm – 1pm @River City Labs
level 3, 315 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

Additional Information

The first customer meeting is a critical point on whether you lay the foundations for a strong relationship… or not!BIGJUMP Event 14 September 2017 Make Better Impact with first meeting with customers

This meetup will cover the 2 (sometimes conflicting) agendas for the first meeting:

  1. Building a relationship with a customer – which requires listening and developing empathy for the client; and
  2. Delivering an appealing message to your customer – helping to influence them to buy from you in the future!

An approach will be outlined that will enable you to build a strong relationship and provide a compelling message for your customer to buy.

In addition one of the most useful sales tools for non-sales people will be shared: The Proposal Structure!

Event slides are available on bigjump.com.au/resources

Entrepreneur story: Judd Armstrong and Jaybird Sport

Monday 11 September 2017, 6pm – 8pm @River City Labs
Startup Stadium, level 2, 315 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

Additional Information

Today’s Entrepreneur Story will feature Judd Armstrong, founder of Jaybird Sport.

In 2007 Judd Armstrong while living in the United States, setup Jaybird Sport, the first bluetooth earbuds being designed especially for active sporting users (Jaybird promotion video).

Over the next few years Jaybird quickly gained success and popularity around the world, as an active lifestyle brand.

A sign of Jaybird’s success was when Apple began stocking the products in their stores around the world. Judd Armstrong BIGJUMP

In April 2016, Jaybird Sport was successfully sold to Logitech for approximately $90M USD.

In this presentation Judd will share his experiences:

  • how he started Jaybird Sport
  • challenges of building your first prototype
  • experiences with scaling
  • how it feels to sell your business
  • Q&A

This will be a great opportunity to learn from an entrepreneur who managed to build, scale and sell his business without the assistance of external investors.

Startups: Getting into the right Mindset for Sales!

Friday 1 September 2017, 12pm – 1pm @River City Labs
level 3, 315 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

Additional Information


  • Do you find your sales difficult?dsa
  • Do you procrastinate about sending that introduction to a new organisation? Reluctant to make a follow up call to your customer on the proposal you sent? But for most people, their biggest challenge with sales is mastering their their own psychology.  However when you are aligned with the right sales mindset and activities, your sales will increase as a natural consequence…

At the highest level of professional sport, there is very little difference between the physical prowess of each athlete.

Olympic Athlete Sarah Pavan has been quoted, “A Winners’s Mindset is the difference between good and great”.

We will cover the following:

  • Sales Misconceptions
  • How to “Manage your own Psychology” in Sales
  • Case Studies and Examples you can action today

Research for this presentation is based on the following:

  • To Sell is Human Daniel PinkStartups: Getting into the right Mindset for Sales!
  • As a Man Thinketh James Allen
  • The Inner Game of Music Timothy Gallway
  • The Trusted Advisor David Maister
  • Start With Why Simon Sinek

The presenter is Paul Davies, mentor at River City Labs. He has 18 years of B2B sales experience with over $30M of personal selling. Paul has worked in organisations with zero marketing/branding to sign up big-brand customers.

Event slides available on bigjump.com.au/resources

“Great practical insight from a veteran sales man”


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