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Le Wagon Talk: Alumni Panel 🎓

Can a 9 weeks or 24 weeks coding bootcamp actually change your life? Four of our alumni, Michael, Christine, Lisa and Sophia, will tell you all about their post-bootcamp's careers and lives during this Alumni Panel 🚀
08 Jun '20 07:00 pm Zoom Le Wagon

Le Wagon Open Evening

Curious about our coding bootcamp? Questions about the remote batches we are running in Melbourne? Join our online Open Evening!
09 Jun '20 06:30 pm Zoom Le Wagon

Going Digital with your Business

In an ever-changing economic, social and environmental climate, now more than ever it is vital if not necessary for businesses to have strong and trustworthy digital presence in order to better reach and serve their customers. Going digital can be a daunting task especially in a highly saturated market place of online businesses, clickbait, algorithms and sales funnels. Whilst it can have its challenges there is still plenty of room for new and existing businesses to exist in the online world and when executed effectively, a digital strategy can open up a world of opportunities, growth and a global marketplace for your business no matter where you are located. Join us for an hour-long workshop where I'll run you through the basics of going online with your business, the do's and don't of an online presence for your business and how to leverage apps, platforms and strategies to help you access a wider audience and grow your business with ease.
10 Jun '20 02:00 pm StartNorth StartNorth

10 Actions You Can Take Now to Improve Your Online Success

COVID-19 has dramatically highlighted how important it is for almost all businesses to have a strong online presence - If people cannot leave the house and you cannot be found on the internet...you are practically invisible! - If you have a website already, Joyce shares her top 10 actions that you can take right now to make your website more user friendly and easier to find online. - If you do not have a website yet, Joyce will also share some quick things you can do now to set yourself up for future online success. *Make sure to provide a link to your business website when you register, to received personalised feedback on your web page from Joyce. This event will be delivered as a Zoom video call, invitation link will be supplied to you closer to event date.
10 Jun '20 06:00 pm Online via Zoom Western BACE

Startup Summit

Jump into the world of startups and find out how to set your new venture (and yourself) up for success. The Startup Summit provides early-stage startups and aspiring entrepreneurs with fundamental knowledge to set you up for success. Learn about your investment and funding options, self-management strategies, how to recruit great talent for your business, and how to work out where your product fits in the market. Sessions include: 10am to 10.10am - Welcome address Navigating the startup ecosystem can be challenging for first time founders. In her welcome address, Startup Victoria CEO Judy Anderson will provide clarity on the key pillars of the startup community and some tips for where to find support for your startup. Speaker: Judy Anderson, CEO at Startup Victoria 10.10am to 11am Decoding product-market fit This session will cover the fundamentals of product-market fit and what it really means for your business. The aim is to provide founders with the tools and frameworks required to systematically measure and obtain it. Speakers: Maxine Lee, COO at Skalata Ventures and Dan Sleeman, Head of Product and Education at RMIT Activator 11.05am to midday - Investment 101 Have you ever wondered what makes a startup investable? What investors are truly looking for? What do good terms look like? Join industry experts, LUNA and a startup investor for all the answers in this 101 on startup capital raising. You can expect to walk away from this talk with an understanding of types of common startup funding rounds, cap tables and dilution. Speaker: Ronen Heine, Founder & CEO at Luna Startup Studio Midday to 1pm - Summit Connect Forge valuable connections with your Startup Summit peers! Join us over lunch for Summit Connect, a structured speed networking event. Summit Connect allows you to make meaningful connections with others Summit attendees. Join us and get fresh ideas, feedback on your startup idea or maybe even find a co-founder. Speaker: Poppy Trewhella, Director of Programs and Partnerships at Startup Victoria 1pm to 2pm - Building a successful startup team When launching or building a successful startup, one of your most important assets will be your team. This session will answer important questions around the different methods of hiring, the roles you need to prioritise, how to assess talent (and yourself!), and how to look at remuneration structures to attract the best possible humans to go on the ride with you. Speaker: Matt Smith, Managing Partner at MitchelLake Group 2.05pm to 2.15pm - Pause Point, powered Join A–SPACE founder Manoj Dias for a mindful moment of calm. We'll explore some breathing techniques that will help us recenter our day. Speaker: Manoj Dias, Founder & CEO at A - Space Brought to the Startup Summit in partnership with TheCommons. 2.15pm to 3.05pm - Self-management and founder wellbeing Success doesn't come without its challenges. Burnout and mental health issues are increasing side-effects in the startup space. In this fireside chat, Alex will share his personal journey co-founding one of Australia's fastest-growing startups, discussing mental health, energy management and how to change the tide on a culture of overwork and burnout. Speakers: Alex Zaccaria, Co-Founder & CEO at Linktree and Jane Martino, Co-Founder of Smiling Mind 3.05pm to 3.15pm - Closing address To close the Startup Summit, Judy Anderson, CEO of Startup Victoria will provide guidance for how to engage in the startup community beyond the Summit. We will also share instructions for how to access support resources from each of the sessions delivered in the Startup Summit. Speaker: Judy Anderson, CEO at Startup Victoria This is a free event, but registration is essential via the ticket link. All attendees will be emailed Zoom details to join these Startup Summit sessions in the lead up to this event. Closed captioning is not currently scheduled for this event. Please get in touch with the team at knowledge@melbourne.vic.gov.au if you require closed captioning. This event is part of a series of free digital events hosted by Knowledge Melbourne to connect the community with some of Melbourne’s best thinkers and doers to drive conversations, explore questions, discover big ideas and imagine our future together. Running online from May to July, visit the or the full program > https://tinyurl.com/ycsqyhok All events are free, with registration required as some events have limited capacity. Sign up to the Knowledge Melbourne newsletter for event updates and behind-the-scenes insights > https://mkw.melbourne.vic.gov.au/subscribe/
10 Jun '20 10:00 am Zoom Startup Victoria & City of Melbourne

Understanding Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Join technical search engine optimisation expert Jake Boyle for a deep dive into real world SEO for small businesses and startups. In this 1-hour and half session Jake will simplify SEO so self-starters can get the most out of their time and people looking to outsource know the right questions to be asking. This session will include: • What is SEO? • Ranking factors and filters you should actually care about. • On page vs off page SEO. • Organic vs Local SEO. • Measuring your site's performance. • Keyword research. • Basic content optimisation. • Online resources to make your SEO life easier. This event will be delivered as a Zoom video call, invitation link will be supplied to you closer to event date.
11 Jun '20 10:10 am Online via Zoom Western BACE