Melbourne Connect Event Programming Has Commenced
Melbourne Connect has kicked off its event programming for 2019, starting with a Monthly Breakfast Series. This series is designed to explore a range of topics on innovation, research and entrepreneurship; and to connect and foster collaboration amongst a mix of thought leaders in the University, industry, government, and the wider innovation community.
Last week’s inaugural event saw Prof. Colin McLeod, the Executive Director of the Melbourne Entrepreneurial Centre, and Rachael Neumann, Chair of Startup Aus and newly appointed Head of Start-Ups at Amazon Web Services, discuss Melbourne’s culture of entrepreneurship. In their conversation, they explored why collaboration, cutting-edge research, and university-led mentorship are essential to an entrepreneur’s toolkit. Moderating this discussion was Georgia McDonald, Director of the Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship.
The University’s entrepreneurial program acts as the gateway for discovering the entrepreneurship opportunities available at the University of Melbourne, encompassing the reputable Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP), Translating Research at Melbourne (TRaM) program and the Wade Institute Master of Entrepreneurship.
Here is a snapshot of key insights shared on the day:
The Monthly Breakfast Series will generally be held on the last Thursday of every month. To stay connected and receive invitations to these events, please register here.
This breakfast series comes in anticipation of Melbourne Connect opening in 2020, where a vibrant program of events will be one of the precinct’s defining features. It will focus on creating a strong sense of place, facilitating interactions and the exchange of ideas, providing a platform for engagement and thought leadership. This includes events such as pitch nights, product demonstrations, displays, launch events, thought leadership presentations, networking, health and wellness initiatives, hackathons, community challenges and masterclasses.