Every person in the world wishes of running his or her own business one way or another, but everyone has the same overwhelming question in mind - how do I begin?
There are countless business opportunities surrounding us and we always get that gut feeling of wanting to startup one but we end up knowing that we lack the skills and knowledge to run a business, what more to even start one?
We bring to you some of the leading startup authorities in the country, listen and learn about their strategies in overcoming struggles based from true experiences and shared stories. Discover how even from lack of confidence, they were able to build the right mindset, learn the skills, and know the tools which helped them become successful in starting up their own company - as you will too.
It's an exhilarating experience that is guaranteed to motivate you and empower you to flawlessly succeed at pursuing your passion!
Demi is a Founder at WeTeachMe and leads the Marketing Team. Demi has made it to Shoe String Media Group’s roster of "Top 50 Australian Female Entrepreneurs under 40" for two years in a row, and is a self-taught sales person, running the gamut of roles including sales, product development, customer relationship management, and more recently marketing and communications.
WeTeachMe is the go-to place for Australia's best and most popular classes. With over 20,000 classes offered Australia-wide covering everything from creative writing, photography and baking to software development, sustainable garden and music, WeTeachMe bagged top prize in The Big Pitch 2014 and made it as finalist in the Australian Startup Awards, StartupSmart 's So You Think You Can Start-Up, The $50,000 I.T. Invention Test, and several other competitions. They’ve also been featured in BRW, The Australian Financial Review, Fortune Magazine, The Age, ABC, Huffington Post, Lifehacker, and other top publications worldwide.
Bridge broke ground in 2015 after realising that there wasn’t anything on the market to help small-business tradies build their business and keep pace with the industry. Their blueprint was straight-forward: Create a simple app to manage all aspects of a tradies’ business admin. And it had to cover every stage – from before the work started, to during the project and after the job was done.
Bridge is the ultimate business multi-tool. It’s built with easy-to-use features that help tradies manage jobs from beginning to end. From receiving an enquiry, to preparing and sending quotes and invoices, right through to getting paid on time – Bridge provides tradies with all the tools to make their admin quick and easy. And it’s all at their fingertips (on the phone, tablet, laptop or desktop) so tradies can get the job done on site or at home (if they can’t break the habit of the late-night kitchen table catch-up sessions).
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.
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.
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 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 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 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.