Noosa Boardroom hosts Shark Tank digital entrepreneur
STEVE Baxter, of Shark Tank fame, was guest speaker at a Digital Entrepreneurs networking event at Noosa Boardroom recently.
He was welcomed "like a rock star" amid a crowd of 120 local entrepreneurs and business people.
Mr Baxter has become a well-known and respected entrepreneur and investor, most recently due to the popularity of the Channel Ten program.
His passion and commitment to the startup community had come through "loud and strong", event organiser Anne Lawrence, of Noosa Boardroom, said.
"He literally got mobbed by everyone wanting to talk with him," she said. "His speaking session went on for nearly an hour and he answered many questions about his personal journey both as a businessman and an investor, about startups and about the Australian tech-business landscape.
She said he had made a convincing argument about the economic value of investing in and supporting startups. They were distinct and different to small businesses, he said, and required special attention as some had the potential to become global giants.
The event was co-hosted by both Noosa Council and Noosa Boardroom.