Richmond, VIC

How To Build A Community Around Your Business

What to Bring

  • Laptop or tablet.
  • Notepad and pen.
  • A camera to document your experience if you like

What to Wear

  • Come as you are.

Appropriate For

  • Startups and business owners.

How To Build A Community Around Your Business

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • Duration: 2 Hours

What You Will Learn

  • Discover what’s beyond customer service.
  • Implement simple customer management methods.
  • Uncover customer needs more than meets the eye.

What You Get

  • Recognise what customers are made of
  • Develop continuous business relationships
  • Preserve profits from existing customers
  • Create more customers by acquiring more prospects
  • Use of a systematic approach
  • All your questions answered, no stone left unturned
  • The opportunity to meet the movers and shakers, as well as expand your network
  • Invaluable pieces of advice from industry experts
  • Personal growth and learning
  • Empowerment to stop doubting yourself and make your ideas happen
  • Increase follow-on business and referrals
  • Regain the momentum/motivation you lost somewhere along the road


Do you generally look at people as customers? If yes, then as much as we maintain our relationships with the people dear to us, so as our customers.

Knowing how much you need to build a community around your business, you should have a simple platform to keep generating new customers, maintaining them, and being in a constant business relationship with them.

We have put together an invigorating workshop that facilitates the very need of maintaining your own business community.

Get to know techniques, ideas, and tools that will assist you in building your own circle of customer relations. Learn the Do’s and Don’ts in interacting with customers and maintaining the connections from first point of contact to coming again.

About The Masters Series

WeTeachMe is our vision of the future of learning: Inspired and impassioned learning that is run by the people, for the people.

In 2016, WeTeachMe officially became the biggest school in Australia, one giant leap towards our fundamental goal to be the biggest school in the world. As we start on our new journey to attain our next ambition, we begin with empowering thought leaders in every corner of the world by equipping them with the right tools and knowledge that will help them spark new ideas and bringing these ideas to life.

In accordance with this purpose, we have formed a new creative program to assist us in spreading our message into the world. We launched The Masters Series so that we could begin sharing the gifts, knowledge, and experience—of those who have achieved against all odds, the unimaginable in their life.

To achieve this aim, we invite the best and the brightest, the industry movers and shakers, the well-known and influential members of the world of entrepreneurs to share their learnings and experience in an unwavering effort to help those who are in constant search to find the answers. From creating thriving companies out of company to achieving gold medals in the Olympics, learn from the best of the best.

About the Speakers

Nathan Sampimon, Founder @ Inspire9

Nathan Sampimon is an investor, entrepreneur, startup advisor and has been involved with many of Australia’s fastest growing startups.

Nathan’s first company was formed in 2006, a high-tech consultancy who have developed innovative solutions for PwC, Rio Tinto, Bain, LaunchVic, as well as many of Melbourne’s technology startups. With an engineering and computer science background, Nathan became involved in the early-stage startup technology companies coming out of Melbourne around 2007. Through this exposure, he saw the path for investing in early-stage technology companies and put together Melbourne’s first startup accelerator AngelCube. After raising 2 successful investment rounds, the accelerator invested in 32 companies during the 5-year fund lifecycle from 2010 to 2015. Today the companies in the portfolio are worth over $100M, and include some of Melbourne’s most successful early-stage startup companies including wireless lightbulb company LIFX, bitcoin platform Coinjar, book publishing platform Tablo and retail gamification platform Workplace Arcade.

Nathan also founded Inspire9 coworking network in 2009, making it the first community-driven coworking space in Melbourne. The community workspaces have doubled in size every 18 months and is amongst the largest in Australia.

Today Nathan is an angel investor and startup advisor to companies in Australia and the US. He actively works to create a bridge from Melbourne across to Silicon Valley and give Australian entrepreneurs the edge to become successful in global markets.


City of Melbourne

The development of Melbourne as a knowledge city has long been a priority. Today, the knowledge city concept remains a central component to the vision of the city. The City of Melbourne seeks to create a future in which the knowledge sector is better branded, understood, valued and experienced.

“The City of Melbourne continues to develop new ways to gather and share information to support those whose innovations and developments underpin the growth of the city. We broaden understanding and respect for Melbourne’s diverse knowledge sector and ensure learning can be a lifelong process.”


Inspire9 is the original community-led co-working space for Melbourne’s startups, freelancers, and creative entrepreneurs. It is a community in the truest sense. We share ideas, responsibilities and opportunities. We collaborate on projects, help our neighbours with a tricky technical problem and broker business deals over a game of pool or ping-pong. At the end of the week, we savour the satisfaction of work well done over a cheese plate and glass of something nice at our friendly Friday Night Drinks.

Dream Factory

The Dream Factory has created a space for extraordinary people to gather and innovate in design, technology and social change. It is owned and powered by Impact Investment Group and has become one of Melbourne’s premier workplaces and event locations. The building features an ample on-site and secure car parking, very accessible bike paths from Melbourne CBD and inner north, great end-of-trip facilities, and loads of breakout spaces, meeting rooms and communal areas. The rooftop is one of Melbourne’s best panoramas of the city and port and is accessible to all its tenants.

SPARK Deakin

SPARK empowers, educates and brings together Melbourne's most aspiring entrepreneurs. An initiative by Deakin University, our mission is simple: To invite everyone, Teach the curious, and Empower the best.

SPARK is more than just a moment in time, a source of funding, an event, or even a community. Spark is an startup ecosystem designed to help solve real problems and create a better future.

Startup Victoria

Startup Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation set up to create More Founders and Better Founders.

Startup Victoria is the go-to destination for all startup related topics. We believe that Melbourne can be one of the world’s best cities to build a startup. We want to help make that a reality by helping to accelerate the growth of Victoria’s startup ecosystem.

Wade Institute

Wade Institute is home to The University of Melbourne’s Master of Entrepreneurship. When you’re teaching people to create, make and innovate, the space they occupy should invite them to create new things from the moment they walk in. The Wade Institute centre will do just that.

Rather than walk into a building full of classrooms and offices, students will enter a space with a kit of parts, from walls and screens to different desk parts and lights. This main studio workshop is a white canvas with colourful parts ready to become whatever students and staff need it to be – from open plan classroom to office, customer lab or forum to pitch their business idea.

See yourself here?
Book soon. 337 people viewed this class.
May 2017

Good talk and at times insightful but on multiple occasions it did stray from the topic on community. Hosts could have help bring it back with their questions. To really make use of the time (especially being a Friday evening), I would have liked to see another speaker round the subject up and talk about all important online community.

May 2017

Great speaker, very humble and inspiring talk. Got lots of valuable insight around building a community. Great to hear the challenges and learnings from the speakers journey thus far. Would recommend to everyone.

May 2017

Fantastic speaker. It was inspiring to hear his passion for the community he built and the people in it.