UHack Seminar: Business Model Canvas - Sandy Bay


Overview of the Business Model Canvas presented by Richard Celm.

Start Date

10th Aug 2016 12:00pm

End Date

10th Aug 2016 1:00pm


School of Engineering & ICT – Level 3, Room 304, Sandy Bay

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Business Model Canvas

A UHack Seminar

presented by

Richard Celm


Overview of the Business Model Canvas – the tool used by most successful startups when developing and testing their ideas. This model will also be used during UHack. The session is for anyone thinking of participating in UHack or wanting to learn more about entrepreneurship.

About Richard Celm
Richard has been working with technology startups developing education and funding programs since 2005 when he established the Accelerator Innovation Centre in Shoreditch, London. During his time in London he designed and delivered a number of award winning multi-million-pound pan London startup programs for the London Development Agency, European Union and Mayor of London and has delivered startup training at Imperial College, UCL, The British Library and Google Campus on strategy, marketing and fundraising. Between 2008-2009 he managed the £2.5 million Pre Commercial Emerald Fund. In 2011, he was a founding member of Digital Shoreditch Europe’s largest startup collective with an annual festival of around 15,000 people.

He is a Startupbootcamp mentor having spent 3 years on the mobility program in Copenhagen, is a Trustee of the Royal Fusiliers Charity Fund and mentor at Cambridge University on the Queen’s Young Leaders Program. Prior to moving to the UK in 2005, he setup ran and sold small businesses in Australia and USA. Highlights include General Manager of Watson Laminates in San Diego, USA where he built up and sold off a number of skate companies include Maple Skateboard to Veraflex Inc, a NASDAQ listed company; and Marketing Manager and part owner of (at the time Australia’s largest independent online grocer) in Melbourne, Australia which he exited in 2005. He has an MBA from the Melbourne Business School. In 2009-10 Richard spent 16 months on secondment with the British Army as Officer Commanding of the 118 strong AMIENS Company, a Reserve Army deployment to Afghanistan.

Richard returned to Australia in 2014 and currently works directly with startups, organisations and government. He has a couple of Angel investments in UK startups, is a partner in a Melbourne wholesaler/online retailer and is helping the Tasmania Government and Startup Tasmania setup two Innovation centres in Hobart and Launceston. He also runs Innovation training for Australian corporates and is a board member of the Agnes Tech Health workspace in Melbourne. He is currently co-launching an IoT and data Innovation Hub in October in Melbourne and is fundraising for an Accelerator program which will run in 2017.