UNSW Canberra Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program 2022

UNSW Canberra Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program 2022

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Hands-on professional development program focused on innovation and entrepreneurship in partnership with CBRIN and UNSW Founders.

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Take the leap into further developing your business idea in UNSW Canberra's hands on professional development short course for UNSW alumni, students and Launch Collaborators living in the ACT and surrounds, The UNSW Canberra Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program.

Returning for the second year, this program is designed specifically for UNSW alumni, current research students, early career researchers, and Launch Collaborators who are interested in learning more about innovation, entrepreneurship, and what's involved in starting your own business.

Presented by UNSW Canberra in collaboration with the Canberra Innovation Network (CBRIN) and UNSW Founders Program this face-to-face course delivered over four sessions promises to introduce you to methodologies of entrepreneurship, creative making and thinking. Through workshops hosted by experts in the industry, you will learn how to turn an idea into a business plan.

At the end of the program, participants will have the opportunity to put their learnings into practice and test run their business idea on fellow entrepreneurs and investors at a Pitch Night.

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The basics

What: Face-to-face short course on the topic of innovation and entrepreneurship

When: Thursday 23 June - Thursday 28 July - delivered across four sessions (further details below)

Time: Each session will be hosted as a half day workshop on a Tuesday or Thursday morning.

Delivery: In-person workshops, all held within the ACT.

Commitment: Four half day workshops

Cost of program: The program is free to attend.

Eligibility: To participate in this program, you must be a UNSW alumnus or current student or a UNSW Canberra staff member or a current Launch Collaborator. You must live in the ACT or be willing to travel to the ACT for each session.

Numbers: Cohort will be capped at 25 participants; should we receive more than 25 registrations we will use the responses in your registration to determine final participants.

The Sessions

Session 1: Innovation Essentials - Thursday 23 June

Presented by CBRIN, Innovation Essentials introduces some core concepts, principles and methods of innovation.

Session 2: Lean Canvas - Thursday 7 July

Presented by UNSW Founders, Lean Canvas teaches participants to create a one-page business plan for their lean start-up.

Session 3: Business 101 - Tuesday 19 July

Presented by UNSW Canberra, Business 101 will feature talks from UNSW alumni who are successful in the innovation and entrepreneurship space with a focus on planning your business strategy and engaging investors.

Session 4: How to Pitch - Thursday 28 July

How to Pitch teaches participants how to create and deliver a pitch effectively.

The Pitch Night

Session 5: The Pitch Night - Date TBC

Presented by UNSW Canberra, this is an opportunity for participants to put what they've learnt into practice and pitch their idea to experts in the industry. More information about this event, including how pitch your idea, will be provided closer to the date.

If you're interested in learning about or in the process of starting your own business this is an opportunity not to be missed. Registrations limited to only 25 people so get in quick to avoid missing out.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out on or 02 5114 5276.

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