Launch Plus Incubator Program Semester 1 2021

The Launch Plus Incubator Program is a series of free online workshops hosted by ACU Collaborate Plus, Australian Catholic University’s entrepreneurship and innovation hub.

Explore how to start a business, develop your entrepreneurial skills and create future opportunities. Attend the full program for maximum benefits or choose specific workshops directly relevant to you.

 

Design thinking

In this workshop you will actively engage with creative problem-solving techniques. You will seek to understand your product or service and redefine your problems in order to identify alternative strategies for all areas of your business.

Wednesday 17 March 2021

4 – 6pm AEST

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Developing and testing your business idea

What’s your passion? If you don’t have one, how do you get one? And then, how do you convert it into workable ideas? What process can you use to test which idea to start with? In this workshop we’ll answer these questions and introduce a simple equation and easy process to test your ideas to see which one is best.

Wednesday 24 March 2021

4 – 6pm AEST

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Identifying and reaching your target market

This workshop is designed to cut through target market jargon and uncover the key motivations and aspirations of the people who will pay money for your solution. We’ll look at what makes your idea attractive and what makes people sit up and pay attention.

Wednesday 31 March 2021

4 – 6pm AEST

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Preparing the perfect pitch

In this workshop you will learn a systematic approach towards a pitch presentation and how you should prepare for this challenge.

Wednesday 21 April 2021

4 – 6pm AEST

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Business legal basics

Understand the key legal issues associated with setting up and running a business. In this workshop you will explore questions of structure, governance, separating the individual from the company and, intellectual property.

Wednesday 5 May 2021

4 – 6pm AEST

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Grant and tender writing

Does your business growth depend on receiving grant funding or being awarded projects via a tender process? During this workshop you will learn how to write a winning grant or tender application for your business as we explore the key components to crafting a quality application.

Wednesday 12 May 2021

4 – 6pm AEST

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Cash flow basics

In this workshop you will gain an overview of two of the three key accounting tools: profit and loss and cashflow forecast. We will follow the growth of a company looking for investment and see what happens as they close their first round and the typical twists and turns of a business from the guess at costs through to exit.

Wednesday 19 May 2021

4 – 6pm AEST

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Digital marketing

This workshop guides you through a range of digital marketing options, including social media, email marketing and blogging, to help you understand what would work best for your business.

Wednesday 26 May 2021

4 – 6pm AEST

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For ACU Students – Leading with Impact

Did you know by attending the free Launch Plus workshops they can count towards your ACU Leadership Program Certificate?

To find out more about specific Tier 1 Bronze level activities offered by ACU Collaborate Plus click here.

Collaborate Plus is supported by the NSW Government Boosting Business Innovation Program.

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