Weekly Innovation Challenge.
Join an online community of entrepreneurs as you take on a new challenge each week. For every entrepreneur, founder and business leader.
Take the challenge
This lockdown, spend an hour outside your normal business each week to refresh your mind and develop your skills with other entrepreneurs.
Learn how to create and test a new idea or change in your business, and join a community of entrepreneurs as you take on a one-week challenge.
If you’re growing a business, developing a product or just want to change the world, our goal is to show you relevant new ideas and challenge you to rapidly try them out.
Each week we will introduce a topic and you’ll hear from a guest expert followed by a Q&A. The session will end with a challenge set for you to work on for the week.
We encourage all entrepreneurs to engage in this weekly series – whether you are just developing a new idea, have technology emerging from research, an established company with growth or innovation ambitions this series is for you. If you missed previous weeks don’t worry, recap summaries and full recordings of previous sessions on our blog.
What our participants say
This was one of the best one hour online training sessions I’ve spent. The session I attended gave me a lot of things to think about in terms of getting the culture right of a new venture I’m working on.
The panel members present realistic, common sense views and business advice and tips that are achievable and helpful. The conversations, although often unscripted, are easy to follow and the suggestions can be put into practice straight away. Some of this information isn’t rocket science but it is the type of ‘business hygiene’ that we need to be reminded of and practice everyday.
Deep insights into the energy and mindset required to be successful in business. Reminding us that the failure pile (grants, contracts, tenders, applications) is often much bigger than the success pile and that’s OK.
Now more than ever before it is important to remain connected to the innovation ecosystem. Do not isolate. Use this opportunity to keep communication and ideas flowing and participate – even if you think the topic is not relevant – participate.
If you’re starting in your journey from idea to scaling, this series will give you a suite of tools and insights that work. They’re not the only tools and insights you could use, but they’re by people who’ve been there done that.
If you are serious about your entrepreneurial skills and how you have applied them to your enterprise, then these conversations are not to be missed. You will definitely learn something… every day is a school day.
Latest challenge news
Stella Xu and Tim Hirst have seen a lot of startups succeed or fail based on the first steps they took out of the block.26 October 2021
What’s the absolute guts of your idea, and how do you translate those guts into cash you can use to grow your business?19 October 2021
How do you squeeze every last bit of information (and investment?) from those who offer to mentor you?12 October 2021
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Whatever stage your business is in, there are a range of opportunities in Canberra.
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