I was intrigued to find out more about the Startup Group in Townsville so I went along to an info session a couple of months ago at James Cook University. When I heard that there was going to be a Startup Weekend I volunteered my time to go along and photograph and video the event. As I wasn’t going to be available the entire time I collaborated with another local photographer/designer, Elisabeth Collier, and together we covered the event for the 54 hour frenzy of activity where developers, designers, marketers, product managers, and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch new and exciting startups. With guest speakers, live streaming with Cairns and Gold Coast Startup weekends, and a room full of enthusiasm and energy, the event was hailed an overwhelming success. The event would not be possible without the group of sponsors and the hard work of the organisers. Well done to all involved and I look forward to seeing the progression of future initiatives.