#StartWest Festival

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One day dedicated to entrepreneurs in Melbourne's West.

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It's hard to believe it's been a year since we were at the launch of the #startwest program. What a year it's been!

We've hosted 10 meetups across the West and we're finishing off the year with our biggest event yet.

We've designed a day that is inspirational and fun with practical tips to add to your toolkit and implement right away.

Added bonus: get your linked in photo updated with Sister Scout Studio.

12:00 - 1:00 - Arrive, registration, lunch

1:00 - 2:00 - Keynote - Dr Amantha Imber, Inventium

2:00 - 5:00 - Breakout sessions

  • Facebook Advertising
  • Content Marketing
  • Funding 101
  • Creativity & Innovation in Your Business using LEGO® Serious Play®

5:00 - 6:00 - Drinks and chill

6:00 - 8:00 - FU Nights (speakers tba)

Dr Amantha Imber is an innovation psychologist, best-selling author, and founder of Australia’s leading innovation consultancy Inventium. Inventium has been recognised as one of Australia’s fastest growing companies in the BRW Fast 100 list, and was also awarded the BRW Client Choice Award for Best Management Consultancy in Australia. In 2016, Amantha was inducted into the Australian Business Women’s Hall of Fame.

With a PhD in organisational psychology, Amantha has helped companies such as Google, Apple, Coca-Cola, Disney, LEGO, American Express, Virgin Australia, Commonwealth Bank and many others innovate more successfully. Amantha was recently a finalist in the Telstra Business Women of the Year awards.

Amantha is the co-creator of the Australian Financial Review’s Most Innovative Companies list, an annual list that Inventium compiles, ranking Australia and New Zealand’s top innovators. Her thoughts have appeared in Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, Forbes, and Fast Company and she is the author of two best-selling books: “The Creativity Formula” and “The Innovation Formula”.

Rohit is a founder, marketer and content creator. He is the Director of Growth Marketing Agency Playbook Media and Host of The Startup Playbook Podcast which hit #3 on iTunes just 3 days after launching. Prior to this, he was the Co-founder & CEO of StageLabel, a "crowd funding for fashion" platform where he helped launch and grow 150+ brands globally.

Mia works primarily in Law Squared’s commercial team, drawing on her experience acting for businesses of all shapes and sizes to provide bespoke advice to her clients. Mia’s favourite part about her job is immersing herself in a client’s business, collaborating to achieve an outcome for them and be a part of helping them move forward.

Before joining Law Squared, Mia gained valuable experience in commercial litigation, employment law and corporate advisory and governance in both WA and Victoria. Having advised clients through all stages of their business, Mia is able to provide holistic, well-rounded advice, that is most importantly, user friendly.

Even though Mia is enthusiastic and friendly, she hates activities, doesn’t really have any substantial hobbies that do not involve food and drinks and therefore makes for a poor subject for a website bio. She will happily discuss other people’s hobbies though! As well as the aforementioned food and drinks, or AFL.

Are you looking for ways to get more creative and innovative outcomes in your business?

Join LEGO® Serious Play® expert Michael Fearne as he shows you how a humble LEGO brick can give you that spark.

LEGO Serious Play is a methodology to gather the collective intelligence in the room to solve problems and improve decision-making. It actively engages every participant and embraces a “leaning forward” approach where everybody contributes. The bricks are used as a medium to build and express complex ideas through storytelling and metaphors.

The method can be used in a wide range of situations from Strategy and Planning, to Customer Experience, Business Development, Agile and Project Management. In this session we'll use the power of LEGO Serious Play to look at your business differently.

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