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Social Entrepreneurship - can business solve a social problem?

Join Law Squared and guests at this FREE event as we discuss the role of Social Entrepreneurship - can business solve a social problem? Speakers for this flagship event include: Matthew Boyd from Vollie and Loretta Bolotin from Free to Feed and Now to Launch. Vollie is an online marketplace that connects skilled people to non-profits and charities for skills-based online volunteering. Vollie projects are exclusively online, meaning that people can donate their skills and experience from anywhere in the world, and around their busy personal and professional schedule. Matthew will share his journey of creating a social enterprise and the role it can play in solving a social problem, and the trials and tribulations he has faced as a founder and co-CEO. Loretta Bolotin is the Co-Founder and Partnerships Manager of Free to Feed is a Melbourne based social enterprise championing people who have sought refuge and asylum in Australia. Free to Feed’s advocacy is delivered through employment in food-based initiatives – cooking classes, immersive experiences and events, and ever-evolving, curated offerings. Free to Feed is also the partner of Now to Launch, an exciting entrepreneur program helping new arrivals to realise their culinary dreams. Loretta will share her journey of creating a Social Enterprise and the journey from working for not-for-profit to founding a social enterprise. Come along for a networking, grazing platter and some drinks! More speakers to follow - watch this space! This event is brought to you by Law Squared.

  • Thu 28 Feb, 6pm
  • WeWork
  • Law Squared

iHarvest Meetup April

If you’re a startup, entrepreneur or have an idea for building your business, the monthly meetups at iHarvest Coworking Sunshine will give you an opportunity to validate an idea, solve a challenge, evaluate an opportunity or just find a new perspective. iHarvest meetups are all about networking and building new relationships but you’ll also get to hear from guest entrepreneurs throughout the series, have the chance to join in Q&A sessions and pitch your current project. Register for any iHarvest Meetup or Masterclass and receive a complimentary mentoring session with one of the VU Entrepreneurs in Residence (VU EIRs). The iHarvest mentoring sessions offer specialised guidance to startups and entrepreneurs through connection to the VU EIRs, a diverse bunch with a single common defining characteristic – they believe in the importance of developing entrepreneurs and They Make it Matter. #iHarvestCoworking #Sunshine

iHarvest Masterclass#12 - High Performance Teams

Care, Trust, Respect, Admiration, and Goals. These critical elements are not all you need to be a high-performing team, but you definitely will not get to high-performance without this fabric. We'll unpack these concepts and show how you can use them to up your performance. MASTERCLASS MASTER: Hannah Gee has a background in customised learning design partnering with Global Companies to design customised blended learning solutions. Hannah was Director for The School of Life Australia where she launched rigorous and fun emotional skills Learning and Development offering. Hannah and her team partnered with 47 organisations over 2 years to embed the TSOL emotional skills learning and development program. A feat she is super proud of all in the quest of building more emotionally intelligent workplaces. Register for any iHarvest Meetup or Masterclass and receive a complimentary mentoring session with one of the VU Entrepreneurs in Residence (VU EIRs). The iHarvest mentoring sessions offer specialised guidance to startups and entrepreneurs through connection to the VU EIRs, a diverse bunch with a single common defining characteristic – they believe in the importance of developing entrepreneurs and They Make it Matter. #iHarvestCoworking #Sunshine

iHarvest Masterclass#21 - Conflict Resolution

Conflict is an inevitable part of every startup’s journey. When resolved properly, the consequent growth can bring great benefits to the company. However, the results of ignoring or mismanaging conflict can be detrimental to your team, operations, and the overall success of your startup. As a leader, learn how to tap into your emotional intelligence, interpersonal communication, and conflict resolution skills. This masterclass will look at conflict resolution from a practical perspective, providing tools to better resolve conflict in your startup. Here is a sample of the topics we will discuss: - Understanding conflict sources and how it can evolve - Resolving conflict tools - Preparing for difficult conversations This masterclass is for entrepreneurs who want to: - Resolve conflict with efficiency and empathy - Avoid disastrous consequences of unresolved conflict - Register for this masterclass to learn how to resolve conflict within your startup. MASTERCLASS MASTER: Dr Zivit Inbar is the founder and CEO of DifferenThinking, a consulting practice that specialises in people, culture, leadership & performance strategies for growth with particular expertise in Technology companies, Start-ups, and Venture Capitals. Zivit has over 17 years of experience and expertise with building high-performance teams, driving high-level strategies and processes. Zivit is also the facilitator of the CSIRO’s Women in Innovation book club, developing leadership and entrepreneurial skills in female Australian researchers. Register for any iHarvest Meetup or Masterclass and receive a complimentary mentoring session with one of the VU Entrepreneurs in Residence (VU EIRs). The iHarvest mentoring sessions offer specialised guidance to startups and entrepreneurs through connection to the VU EIRs, a diverse bunch with a single common defining characteristic – they believe in the importance of developing entrepreneurs and They Make it Matter. #iHarvestCoworking #Sunshine

iHarvest Masterclass#7 - Designing Your Startup Culture

Launching a startup provides the unique opportunity to build a company culture from the ground up and strengthen your chances of success. Startups can scale quickly, with dozens of competing priorities, so this is often overlooked. But a positive workplace environment is critical for ensuring your startup can endure the risks and rewards of growth. What is culture? Ping pong tables and free lunches are superficial perks. Instead, build a lasting culture around good values, communication and support. Avoid creating a toxic startup culture by setting a positive example for your team. This masterclass is your first step in developing and implementing YOUR startup culture. Here’s a sample of some of the topics we’ll discuss: - Understanding what culture is and what it isn’t - Developing the startup values: practical exercises to define the startup values - Implementing the values in the business: tips and advice on how to best implement a strong culture This masterclass is for entrepreneurs who want to: - Establish a positive startup culture from the get-go - Create a working environment for their team that inspires loyalty, enthusiasm and pride Register for this masterclass to learn how to foster a positive startup culture. #iHarvestCoworking #Sunshine