Bootstrap to Boom!

Bootstrap to Boom!

Calling entrepreneurs, start-ups and new businesses. It doesn’t matter what sort of business you are in – whether you are a tradesperson, provide professional services, have invented something or are looking to earn money from your hobby – you’ll find this session full of hints, shortcuts and tips to bootstrap your way to success.

Information will also be provided on startup and business grants and programs in the 2 hour session.  A light lunch will be provided and please indicate any dietary preferences.

Facilitated by Scott Perry, Solution Facilitator at Perry Logic, Venture Dorm champion, award winning entrepreneur, inventor, pitch coach and speaker.

For further information contact Scott on 0400 096 511 or scottperry73@gmail.com.

Investment: $55.00 incl GST/person, up to 25 people (minimum 12 people).

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Hot Pizza Pitch

Hot Pizza Pitch

Are you an Inventor of Things?

Do you have a product that you want to have made?

Would you like to see behind the scenes of some incredible local businesses?

Take the opportunity to pitch your product, with feedback from manufacturers and mentors, in a down to earth environment.

Visit hidden business gems and experience a site tour, with collaboration and networking opportunities.

Refreshments and nibbles are provided.

Facilitated by Scott Perry, Solution Facilitator at Perry Logic, Venture Dorm champion, award winning entrepreneur, inventor, pitch coach and speaker.

For further information contact Scott on 0400 096 511 or Scottperry73@gmail.com.

Investment: $22.00 incl GST/person with the next pitch event coming up soon!

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Hidden Business Gems Networking Event

Hidden Business Gems Networking Event with Gemtree Wines and Scoop SA

You are invited to an informal and exclusive networking opportunity to hear the Gemtree Story – their passion for the environment and sustainability, export experience and international awards, collaboration and co-operation with their Flat Mates.

Experience the Wetlands Eco trail, arts and events space, learn about ‘winancial’ support, good deeds and tours (Organic Wine Trail, Scarce Earth Trail, The Epicurean Way Tour).

Gemtree’s range of organic and biodynamic wines can be sampled at their sustainable cellar door which also serves organic juices and fair-trade ethical coffee. It is your chance to see behind the scenes of a business that truly lives and preaches their philosophy.

In conversation with Melissa Brown from Gemtree Wines and Rachel McMillan from Scoop SA, with Wendy Perry from Workforce BluePrint, join in a chat about growing your business sustainably through export, local collaboration and supply chain cooperation.

Meet international delegation members from ProEcuador (Institute for the Promotion of Exports and Investments, part of the Ministry of Foreign Trade, Ecuador) and numbers are restricted so please book your place today.

Date: Wed. 22 February 2017

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm ACDT

Location: Gemtree Wines Cellar Door, 167 Elliott Rd, McLaren Flat SA 5171

Price: $28 incl GST/person

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Adelaide to Austin, USA – SXSW Delegation – March 2017

Adelaide leaders will experience firsthand the most dynamic startup and innovation market in the world.  With the amazing South by South West (SXSW) Interactive Festival as the highlight, delegation members will reflect local businesses, community, education, government and the adaptive economy.

SXSW has a strong social good theme and will provide the delegation with insights into entrepreneurship, environmental issues, future jobs, industry opportunities, and international collaboration.  For those interested in education, future jobs, workforce development and youth engagement, SXSWedu will expose participants to innovation in learning connecting with a diverse and energetic community of stakeholders across a variety of backgrounds in education.  Dates are 6-9.3.17 for SXSW Edu and 10.3.17 – 14.3.17 for SXSW Interactive.

On this trip participants will:

  • Meet with founders of startups large and small including social enterprises and hear their stories
  • Be introduced to accelerator and incubator managers with potential pitching opportunities and a formal reception
  • Connect via sister city relationships and the local entrepreneurial community through the New Venture Institute (Flinders University) and Tech Ranch
  • See new technologies and market trends and hear from global thought leaders
  • Understand what it takes to raise capital in the US
  • And explore an international collaboration with Adelaide and Austin to design construct, and manage a showcase event in 2018.

For further information please email wendy@workforceblueprint.com.au, thank you.

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Take your business to the next level (& global) – Industry specific and/or Scale up

This 1-2 week immersive program can be targeted to specific industry sectors or businesses wanting to scale up from any sector.  The key objectives are that participants use the gained knowledge, attitude and skills to influence their business growth strategies and industry sectors. This program also aims to create professional linkages between the participating organisations, industry and government, as well as workforce supply partners such as schools, Registered Training Organisations, Universities and employment service providers.

It is expected that the participants will have a strong understanding of how to develop business networks, analyse markets, business and products, and access finance and capital.  The program provides an opportunity to meet with a range of business, entrepreneurial and industry leaders.  The learning objectives of the program are participants’ improved skills and ability to:

  1. Identify how to connect businesses with market opportunities, use support networks and leverage existing business networks
  2. Improve the pitch and investment proposal to attract investors
  3. Identify how to access finance and capital for international growth of business
  4. Understand the importance of business analyses (competitor, market, business, product) and how to respond to external challenges
  5. Analyse key stakeholders and identify ways to connect business with markets, develop business networks and leverage existing networks (including strategies to develop stronger networks and business contacts with startups in Australia)
  6. Analyse key drivers (legal, political, environment, economic, socio-cultural and technological) that impact start-ups
  7. Understand how to undertake competitor and product analyses and how to respond to the challenges (five forces: existing competitors, suppliers, substitutes, new entrants and users)
  8. Understand the importance of integrated marketing communications, including social media, branding and public relations
  9. Further develop strategies to utilise technology and respond to changes in technology use

Guest speakers, sites visits and invitees to networking events, will be picked to match with the profile of participants for peer learning, knowledge exchange and potential partnerships.  Visiting different businesses, locations and sites will be complemented with content such as videos, readings, links, coaching/mentoring.  A pre-program session (group and/or 1-on-1) will enable facilitators to gain an understanding of each business and their priorities with a project undertaken and implemented by each participant, and a follow up post-workshop session (1 day).

Duration & Numbers: 1 week + pre and post activities, up to 25 people, for further information please email wendy@workforceblueprint.com.au, thank you.

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