GAINING KNOWLEDGE: Moyassar Al-Taie from Sharjah University and (left) David Masefield.
GAINING KNOWLEDGE: Moyassar Al-Taie from Sharjah University and (left) David Masefield.

Toowoomba entrepreneur heads to Silicon Valley

A TOOWOOMBA businessman is heading to the United States to learn more about startups and entrepreneurs to enhance businesses abilities in Toowoomba.

Startup Toowoomba CEO and Canvas Coworking space president David Masefield is getting ready to head to Boulder in Colorado and Silicon Valley.

Having just returned from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates where Mr Masefield spoke to the audience at the Sharjah University as an international guest speaker, it's been a quick turnaround to get ready for the startup Catalyst Mission.

"I was in the UAE to speak to not only the students and faculty about my experiences on building up an organisation and ecosystem supporting startup businesses in rural, regional and remote communities," he said.

The next mission is to join Queensland Innovation Community leaders in the United States to explore the epicentre for startups and entrepreneurs at Silicon Valley and San Francisco.

"I'm looking for great examples and methodologies to bring back to Toowoomba so we can further enhance our ability at Canvas Coworking and startup Toowoomba to support great new ideas to grow, gain momentum and develop into viable new businesses with a global potential," Mr Masefield said.

"Combine that with the resilience and tenacity of rural and regional Australia to take our businesses to the world.

"I'm very appreciative of the support from Advance Queensland to help me get aboard the startup Catalyst Community leaders mission."


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