Innovation / Startups
MEC Fireside Chat: Meet the Managers
What is a MEC Fireside Chat?
Get inspired, challenge your own approach, ask burning questions!
The Melbourne Entrepreneurial Centre‘s Fireside Chat series is designed to help founders learn from people who have ‘been there and done that’.
If you’re ready to take your startup idea to the next step, or even if you’re just interested in the startup ecosystem and want to learn more – come along and meet our program managers! Here’s a chance to discover actionable advice and strategies that may assist you in accelerating your own entrepreneurial journey.
Who is Presenting?
• Welcome and introduction (5 mins)
• Guest speaker stories (10 mins)
• Interview by facilitator (15 mins)
• Audience Q&A (30 mins)
More about the programs
InnovatEd is an incubation program for educational technology (EdTech) innovations focused on higher education.
Open to all staff, students and alumni of the University, InnovatEd is designed to incentivise, support and drive the creation and uptake of EdTech innovations within the University.
InnovatEd’s collaborative process works with projects and teams at the many stages of maturity of a project life cycle. Whether that is from the earliest thinking around identifying a problem ready to be solved, all the way through to solutions related to teaching, learning and assessment, that are in use and are ready to scale. Our community of academic, professional and industry experts, will partner you through ideation, development and commercialisation.
Velocity helps early-stage founders pressure test their startups – speeding up discovery of your first customers and putting you on the path to product-market fit.
The part-time program comprises 10 evening workshops centred around customer discovery and market validation, and specialised experiences for for-profit and for-purpose founders. With hot-desks available during the day, we ensure that you’re surrounded by startups in your cohort at least once a week, this is your chance to see if the startup life is the step you’re ready to take.
For many startups, this program is a pathway to further acceleration. We’ve had teams join the MAP Accelerator program, join other programs across Victoria, and get selected into different international programs including TMCx in Texas and Booking.com’s accelerator in Barcelona.