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LaunchHUB - pre-accelerator program

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

Product Design Sprint ⚡️

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

Pitch Night: FinTech

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!

Timeline

28 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!  

To apply to pitch, fill out this Typeform by 20th June!

  Or grab your tickets to watch the action in-person or online... 1. IN PERSON - register for an in-person ticket & you'll be able to participate in the Pitch Night networking drinks at 6pm, check out the startup showcase and grab a bite to eat. You'll then have the chance to take a seat in the live audience & watch all the pitch stage action up close! 2. LIVE-STREAM - prefer to watch all the main stage action from home? Register for a free live-stream ticket and you'll be able to watch all the pitches & vote for the People's Choice winner in your PJs! The Livestream starts around 6:40pm. Startup Vic members get free tickets to Pitch Night! Did you know you can come along to our Pitch Nights (as well as Founder Connect and other ticketed events) for FREE if you're a Startup Vic member? Learn more about membership options and sign up here!
29 Jun '21 6pm The Commons, Cremorne Startup Victoria

Business Book Chats with Kaylene Langford - presented by StartSpace

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

Atto Masterclass: Building Your Dev Team From Scratch

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

Founder Connect

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.

What’s in it for you?

Get Fresh Ideas

When 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 opportunities

Open 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 Advice

Meet 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 Confidence

Use 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 Question

The 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.  

Schedule

8:00 - 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.
Register for your ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/founder-connect-tickets-159813294867?aff=ebdsoporgprofile
30 Jun '21 8:00am The Commons Startup Victoria