The Startup Shakeup network, an initiative funded by LaunchVic – the independent government agency responsible for developing Victoria’s startup ecosystem – has been busy shaking things up in the North East. Local pitch coaching, challenge workshop, and networking events in Mansfield, Benalla, Wangaratta, Beechworth and Yackandandah have been drawing enthusiastic entrepreneurs and innovators out of the North East woods, and the region is now primed for even more events in 2019.  

And as the year comes to a close, Startup Shakeup is offering entrepreneurs, innovators, and aspiring startups the opportunity to mingle with the founders of a local-turned-international sensation: Shootzu. 

Founded by James Anderson – a local video producer from Eildon, Shootzu is a startup that assists photographers and videographers in building a trusted crew of second shooters, solo shooters, editors, assistants, etc. Through the app, photographers and videographers can network and assist each other on projects as well. 

Shootzu is a result of Anderson identifying a gap in the market of an ability to easily find quality crew to support small video and photo gigs. This digital startup aims to be the go-to networking and job marketplace platform for photography and videography worldwide, and has just launched to the Australian market in 2018. 

The Startup Shakeup is hosting James and crew at two local networking events this week in Benalla (1pm at the North Eastern Hotel) and Mansfield (6pm at Bos Taurus). Events are free to attend, and are a great opportunity for photographers, small business owners, entrepreneurs, and startups to learn more about Shootzu and the startup founder journey.