iAccelerate and the UOW Alumni Relations Team are hosting an Entrepreneurial Women's Breakfast on December 1.
Guest speaker is Me3D chief financial officer Leanne Connelly. Me3D is an iAccelerate resident company that embeds 3D-printing technology in schools.
The breakfast in the breakout space at the iAccelerate Centre is being held to encourage and inspire a conversation within the Illawarra community about the innovation ecosystem.
Since its inception in 2014, entrepreneurs have used the breakfast as an opportunity find inspiration in the stories of successful women, discuss challenges and to share lessons learned. While the 7.30am to 9.30am event will focus on women's perspective it will also appeal to men.
More about the speaker:
Leanne Connelly is co-founder and CFO of Me3D, an iAccelerate resident company, and Australia's first education company to build complete 3D-printing capabilities for schools to engage students, particularly in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).
Me3D in now embedded in schools in five states and territories and six export markets and has raised over half a million dollars in seed capital. Leanne is an economist, business planner and mother of two. She is passionate about building pathways for young women to enter and succeed in technical fields and actively supports the start-up community in Wollongong.
Leanne is a UOW alumna, completing both a Bachelor of Commerce (Deans Scholar) (Economics) in 2006 and a Bachelor of Commence (Hons) (Economics) in 2008, from the University of Wollongong. Leanne was also a finalist in the 2017 Alumni Awards in the Young Alumni category.