Sydney Entreprenuers Workshop

Sydney Entreprenuers Workshop

Sydney Entreprenuers Workshop

Around 100 of Sydney’s budding young engineers turned out at Davies Collison Cave Sydney on 11 July for the annual YEAS Entrepreneurs Workshop. 

These ambitious minds were presented with an IP 101 from our Senior Associate, Simon Reynolds, before hearing the insights and experiences of two highly successful entrepreneurs, Dr Simon Poole of Finisar Australia and Richard Sokolov of ide Group.

Dr Poole founded the Optical Fiber Technology Centre and subsequently the Australian Photonics Cooperative Research Centre and is currently Director of New Business Ventures with Finisar Australia.  He has over 30 years experience as an engineer and entrepreneur.

Richard Sokolov is Director and co-founder of product development wizards, ide Group.  An energetic, self confessed “prototype breaker”, Richard excels in leading the ide team in exploring possibilities and coming up with breakthrough ideas.

The most common word used in the feedback from many Young Engineers Australia Sydney members who attended was “inspiring”! 

Thanks to our speakers, to YEAS and its members for another great Entrepreneurs Workshop.  We look forward to next year.


2013 Engineers Workshop

Simon Reynolds, Dr Simon Poole, YEAS Chair Hannah Mahony-Hayes, and Richard Sokolov.