ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Investing in entrepreneurship, innovation and our future leaders

CCA is a sponsor and supporter of the quarterly Bright Idea Speed Pitch Nightsheld in conjunction with Switch Tasmania and the Van Diemen Project.

The nights provide opportunities for people to test innovative business ideas and prepare for pitching their ideas to investors, banks and potential customers.  The event is also an important networking opportunity for innovators and entrepreneurs.   

In 2017-2018 there were five events from Burnie to Latrobe and included 31 pitchers and 107 attendees.  Negotiations are under way with the Tasmanian Leaders Program (TLP) to partner to deliver regular leadership development opportunities for the Cradle Coast.  

During 2017-2018 CCA also entered into a partnership with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) to co-host four ICT professionals networking events over the 2018/19 FY.  CCA is an active supporter of the Coasters, a network of the region’s young professionals. 

In partnership with the Institute of Project Management (IPM) and with financial support from the Tasmanian Government (Skills Tasmania), CCA has hosted series of project management and leading change training workshops. In 17/18 FY, there were two workshops with a combined 50 participants from across local government and the business community.