Laughing Mind are experienced event hosts and new venture mentors, specialising in running venture catalyst events to move you from Idea to Action. Our event series spectrum covers small, hour long events through to more extensive startup-simulation events and hackathons.
You can see some of the event formats we've run in the samples below, or explore our remote engagement model in events like SoNewy Urban IoT Hack, Startup Weekend Central Coast, HackTheSun, HackingHealthTech, HunterHackFest or LakeMacHack.
You'll find that they're also a great way to explore hands on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts + Maths) skills using some of our MakerSpace kits or Industrial Internet Of Things (IIoT) hardware and platforms.
Companies such as Australian technology success Atlassian are well known for their ShipIt initiative, where teams work over a 24hr cycle to identify persistent unsolved problems + opportunities, then build a technical prototype in a company competition that evolves the Atlassian product range or company operations.
If you'd like to explore in more detail event partnering options or how a rapid concept prototyping event can help you with working on stubborn problems, please, get in touch.
#COVID19CrisisHack - current focus
We're running a systems dynamic modelling exercise and preparing a virtual hackathon model (#COVID19CrisisHack) that can build on lessons learnt from #AusFireHack delivery to spot the pain points and identify #tech4good options that can support vulnerable individuals and communities through the process. We're putting the team + platforms together at the moment, and seeking EOIs via our Contact Form.
#AusFireHack - 2019-2020 Fire Season support
#SoNewy - Urban IoT Hack
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Exploring HealthTech venture ideas
LakeMacHack - exploring regional transport integration
HunterHackFest was such a good opportunity to meet other passionate and talented members of the local community. It's fantastic to see so much energy being channelled in such a short amount of time to generate some incredible ideas. Big thanks to Laughing Mind and all of the partners who made HunterHackFest happen!
Fantastic event. Professionally run. Support always available throughout the event. Well worth the travel for me to experience working and collaborating with others.
Yesterday I participated in one of my top "out of comfort zone" moments. The entire process from start to finish is loaded with unique experiences that only a process like this could offer. I can't wait for the next one.
This hackathon was particularly inspiring and engaging because of the variety of people there (hipsters, hustlers and hackers). It made for a really amazing vibe and was super fun. I'd encourage anyone who wants to expand their horizons, or even just meet cool people to come along!
Our 1hr event sampler gives you a 60min accelerated experience of what we take people through in one of our larger event formats - but we still deliver actionable outcomes within 1hr! Introduced at the Central Coast Innovation Summit, they're a great innovation primer event.
Our HealthTech Hackathon is designed to draw together UoN Students from ICT, Design, Business and Health, with input from Clinicians, Carers + Consumers to tackle regional health problems, using best of breed technology in an early-career exposure and deep dive session with mentors.
Designed to quicken the digital pulse of the Hunter region, we mix local Hackers, Hustlers and Hipsters into a short format hackathon crucible. We wanted to see what could be forged with regional skills in inspiring local venues TheEdwards bar and Innx CoWorking space as part of Hunter Innovation Festival.