Circular Economy Incubator Series - Designing your business

Once you’re clear on how you want to make a difference and what you plan to offer, you need to make sure there’s a business model that can underpin that approach. It’s not enough that you know the world needs to move to circular models; to be a sustainable enterprise, a customer must be willing to pay for it. This workshop will teach you how to design and test a circular business model that will work in the real world.



31 May 2023

4:00 PM - 6:30 PM


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In this workshop, we'll cover:

  • how to design a strong business model
  • how to truly understand and delight your customers
  • which of the many theoretical tools actually help in the real world
  • a new way of understanding your financials
  • clever and cheap methods for testing your ideas.

Attendees of this workshop will be awarded the following digital badge:

  • Understanding business models

Presenter: Isaac Jeffries

Isaac works with social entrepreneurs around the world, helping them design businesses that are both sustainable and impactful.

He was the first employee at social enterprise The Difference Incubator, delivers two university programs and coaches a wide variety of businesses across Australia and the South Pacific.

About the Circular Economy Incubator Series

The Circular Economy Incubator Series is an eight-week, in-depth learning program designed to educate future changemakers about the practical components of the circular economy.

In this series, brought to you in partnership with StartSomeGood, industry experts will walk you through the key components of building a circular economy-focused business.

And you'll be able to put your new skills straight to work by crafting a video pitch for the Circular Economy Award - your chance to win $10,000.

The Circular Economy Incubator Series is free to attend and open to university students, staff and the broader community. Topics are delivered online in an interactive format.

Workshop topics include:

  • Introduction to the circular economy
  • The change you seek
    Ideation for impact
  • Designing your business
  • Marketing essentials
  • Crafting your story and pitch
  • Show me the money
  • The road is long

Learn more about the series and how to submit your video entry

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