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21 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017

9 am - 5 pm

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RMIT Entrepreneurship week provides an exciting opportunity to connect with entrepreneurs and design professionals from diverse industries. Hear about their business journey, and learn how to develop and start your own business or enterprise.

Some events are also part of the 2017 Victorian Small Business Festival, where over 450 events will help you learn new skills and get involved in exciting new opportunities.

Women Who Startup

A panel of female (alumni) entrepreneurs and business leaders will take the audience through their personal journey of starting or leading a business. Panellists will share advice based on the challenges they faced and the pitfalls they had to navigate on the way to where they are today.

Date: Tuesday 15 August 
Time: 5–6.30 pm
Location: The Old Chapel, Old Melbourne Gaol, Bldg. 11, Level 3, Room 1

Registration for RMIT studentsWomen Who Startup

Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught – The Great Debate?

Brought to you by Inspa and presented by RMIT Activator

Need help scaling and growing your business? This event for entrepreneurs will cover:

  • How to shift your mindset to get over the fear of failure.
  • How to prepare your business for capital from leading Venture Capitalists.
  • Why ‘Category’ is the new strategy and way to do business.

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Date: Saturday 19 August
Time: 10 am–3 pm
Location: RMIT Design Hub lecture theatre, Bldg. 100, Level 3, Room 1

Registration: Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught – The Great Debate?

The creative entrepreneur: from idea to success

Setting up your own business can be an exciting experience. But you need to be aware of what’s involved in running a business to save yourself time and money before you start. Come along to hear the stories of successful start-ups and learn from their experiences. They'll present their projects and share insights into how to start, build, fund and run your own successful start-up business.

Date: Tuesday 22 August 
Time: 5–6:30 pm
Location: Storey Hall, Building 16, Level 5, Auditorium

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Funding your start-up

If you have an idea, project or business to fund, there are plenty of ways to raise the money to get it started. A panel of experts will look at options such as crowd funding, angel investment, loans and funding schemes, and give you tips on how to make successful applications, bids, pitches and campaigns.

Date: Wednesday 23 August
Time: 5–6:30 pm
Location: Storey Hall, Building 16, Level 5, Auditorium

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Developing Your Career in Art: Being Enterprise Ready

Come along and engage in a lively Q & A with some of the School of Art’s most successful Alumni and Industry representatives who will offer great Arts Industry advice.

RMIT Careers team will provide valuable information on the many services available to you to enhance your career and enterprise development.

Find out about:

  • Getting started in the arts industry
  • Developing and using an online folio and website
  • Self-marketing skills, enterprise formation and self-employment strategies
  • Developing a niche market as an artist, social media and publications
  • Artist run initiatives and galleries.

Hosted by Associate Professor Peter Ellis, Deputy Head of School Learning and Teaching, and Angela Clarke, Senior Advisor Learning and Teaching in partnership with RMIT Careers and Employability

Date: Wednesday 23 August
Time: 5–7 pm
Location: Building 12, level 12 room 02, Lecture Theatre

Registration for RMIT students: Developing Your Career in Art


Not just another fluffy conference, UNSTUCK is a day for small business owners, entrepreneurs and solo-founders, to help you actually do the things that will help you grow and push your business to the next level.

Hear from action-oriented speakers to help you shake off the cobwebs, meet awesome like-minded people, and unwind at the UNSTUCK after party.

Date: Saturday 26 August 
Time: 9:30 am–5.30 pm
Location: RMIT Storey Hall Auditorium, Building 16, Level 5

Registration for UNSTUCK