Calling founders and early-stage startups! Does your venture drive positive social impact in the world? Take your startup to the next level with RMIT Activator's free 12-week pre-accelerator program, LaunchHUB. LaunchHUB will help you grow your startup by keeping you accountable to your goals, connecting you with a supportive founder community and introducing you to the startup experts you need. During LaunchHUB, you’ll gain access to: weekly standups 1-1 coaching support from startup experts Activator’s Melbourne co-working space a community of founders, and the opportunity to pitch for funding. Our expert coaches and facilitators bring a wealth and diversity of experience, they’ll provide hands-on, customised guidance to help you grow your venture and make a real positive difference in the world. Interested? Apply by 11 April.
09 May '21 — 29 Jul '21 09:00 am RMIT Activator RMIT Activator
You're not a designer, but could use some design skills for your project? Learn to quickly build your graphical assets with the help of our teachers on Zoom 🚀
23 Jun '21 07:00 pm Zoom Le Wagon Melbourne
Are you a FinTech startup founder? We're looking for local founders of financial tech startups to pitch at our Pitch Night: FinTech this June! FinTech, or financial technology, covers innovative new tech projects that compete with or build on traditional finance tech. This rapidly-evolving industry covers everything from everyday banking, to borrowing and investing, right through to cryptocurrency. Victorian startups are growing fast in this space, with FinTech unicorns like AirWallex, Afterpay, MYOB and Judo Capital all headquartered right here in Melbourne. 4 finalists will be selected from the pool of applicants to pitch on the night to a room of industry professionals, fellow founders and an expert panel of judges. The winner will be the proud recipient of The Startup Vic Prize Package, full of business goodies for you and your startup!
Timeline28 May - Applications open 13 June - Applications close 14 June - Shortlisted applicants announced 15 June- Pitch training for shortlisted applicants 16 June - Finalists announced 29 June - Pitch Night! sign up here!
29 Jun '21 6pm The Commons, Cremorne Startup Victoria
Join in online on Tuesday 29 June to hear from author, founder and business coach Kaylene Langford about her first book; How to Start a Side Hustle published by Hardie Grant. If you have started your own side hustle or are currently dreaming about maybe one day giving it a go this event is for you. Kaylene will share her story, experience and some practical tips highlighted in the book to help you develop and manage a side hustle including: Why it’s important to focus on a passion; How to develop a viable business idea and model; How to identify your target audience; and How to market your idea. Register now
29 Jun '21 01:00 pm Online StartSpace powered by State Library Victoria
This session will be a masterclass about how to build and empower your development team. As an early-stage founder, it's essential to build an MVP with developers who understand and support your vision. This masterclass will show you who you should hire first, how to evaluate developer skills and how to best communicate with your developers.
30 Jun '21 11:00 am Online via Zoom Atto
Join Startup Victoria for Founder Connect - your opportunity to network and connect with others from the startup community!
About this event
Startup Victoria's Founder Connect program is a series of bi-weekly networking sessions designed to maximise your minutes by helping you forge valuable connections with your peers from the startup community - all before 9:30am! This edition of Founder Connect is a catered, in-person event! Come grab a coffee and a bite to eat while making meaningful connections with like-minded community members. Whether you're an angel investor, an experienced entrepreneur or are at the beginning of your founder journey, this event will position you best to build your network, one breakfast at a time.Register for your ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/founder-connect-tickets-159813294867?aff=ebdsoporgprofile
What’s in it for you?
Get Fresh IdeasWhen you network you meet new people with fresh ideas that may help you or your company grow. Get various perspectives on challenges, experiences and goals.
Co-Founder/Investor opportunitiesOpen doors to opportunities for business, career advancement, personal growth, or simply new knowledge. Impress the right people and you may leave this breakfast with a possible investor!
Career AdviceMeet and get advice from founders that have faced the same challenges as you. A wide network of informed, interconnected contacts means broader access to new and valuable information.
Build ConfidenceUse this opportunity to practice networking. Think about how many chances you have to network, but simply just didn’t know how. Networking is a necessity when it comes to business. Get better and better at networking with every person you meet!
Get An Answer To Every QuestionThe benefit of a strong network is unbelievably powerful. Imagine never saying the words “I don’t know” again. Once you've built a decently sized network of intelligent founders, you will have an answer to virtually any question that comes your way.
Schedule8:00 - 8:05 am Arrive and register 8:05 - 8.55 am Rounds of speed networking 9:00 am Breakfast & continued conversations 9:30 am Event close.
30 Jun '21 8:00am The Commons Startup Victoria