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Below is the IACT17 calendar, featuring workshops, expert sessions and other exciting events. See you there!

August

3rd

IACT Ideas Jam - ANU

Ideas Jam

Interested in IACT17 but need help finding an idea or a team? Come along to an IACT Ideas Jam, where you can:
-Get started on your idea
-Meet like-minded individuals
-Learn more about the IACT17 program

  • 5:30pm - 7pm
  • CBE Innovation Hub, Hanna Neumann Building (Building 21), ANU
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10th

IACT Ideas Jam - UC

Ideas Jam

Interested in IACT17 but need help finding an idea or a team? Come along to an IACT Ideas Jam, where you can:
-Get started on your idea
-Meet like-minded individuals
-Learn more about the IACT17 program

  • 5:30pm - 7pm
  • E29@UC, The Hub, opposite Mizzuna Cafe, University of Canberra
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15th

IACT17 Launch Night

Special Event

Join us for the official launch of the InnovationACT 2017 program! Participants, mentors, alumni and supporters from the community are all invited to join us for an evening of networking and speakers as we welcome in the IACT17 program.

  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU.
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17th

IACT Team Hunt

Team Hunt

Interested in #IACT17 but need help finding a team? Come along to the IACT Team Hunt, where you can get started on your idea and meet like-minded individuals.

  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Renewables Innovation Hub, Ground Floor, 19-23 Moore Street, Turner.
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19th

Workshop One: The Business Model Canvas

Workshop

For this workshop, we'll be exploring the concept of value, the business model and the canvas framework. The workshop will provide tools to both identify opportunities and to gain a better understanding of stakeholder needs.

  • 9am - 1pm
  • CBR Innovation Network, Level 5, 1 Moore St, Civic.
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22nd

IACT After Hours - Intellectual Property

After Hours

This IACT After Hours will involve a brief seminar run by IP Australia, major partners of InnovationACT 2017, designed to help you understand the basics of IP. The team will take you through different forms of IP, before looking at how you can incorporate this into your overall business strategy.

  • 6pm - 8pm
  • CBR Innovation Network, Level 5, 1 Moore St, Civic.
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26th

Workshop Two: Vision, Brand & Pitching

Workshop

This session helps teams develop a vision for their business model project. It provides exercises aimed at developing a brand identity for the project to help present a clear and consistent message to the different stakeholders with whom it will be necessary to communicate.

  • 9am - 1pm
  • CBR Innovation Network, Level 5, 1 Moore St, Civic.
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29th

IACT After Hours - Customer Validation

After Hours

This IACT After Hours is focused on customer validation. Experts from the CBR Innovation Network will teach teams how to validate their ventures, providing tools and skills to ensure that your idea fulfills the needs of your customers.

  • 6pm - 8pm
  • CBR Innovation Network, Level 5, 1 Moore St, Civic.
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September

5th

IACT After Hours - Mentor Matching

After Hours

This IACT After Hours is our mentor matching night! IACT17 teams will have the chance to practice their pitching during an intense evening of speed networking with potential mentors.

  • 6pm - 8pm
  • Renewables Innovation Hub, Ground Floor, 19-23 Moore Street, Turner.
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9th

Workshop Three: User Journeys

Workshop

This session is aimed at gaining a deeper understanding of how the diverse stakeholders of a venture project will interact with the business model. It provides tools and strategies to determine the key activities needed by a venture to facilitate these interactions.

  • 9am - 1pm
  • CBR Innovation Network, Level 5, 1 Moore St, Civic.
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12th

IACT After Hours - Financial & Accounting

After Hours

This IACT After Hours we'll be looking at the financial and accounting aspects of your venture. There'll be an overview of some of the accounting and bookkeeping basics that startups need to consider, and a discussion on how this impacts your business model canvas.

  • 6pm - 8pm
  • CBR Innovation Network, Level 5, 1 Moore St, Civic.
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16th

Workshop Four: Costs & Pricing

Workshop

This session helps team to quantify the costs for their venture project, while providing the tools to understand the quantifiable benefits for potential customers. Teams will also examine the competitive environment, using this information to develop a value-based pricing strategy.

  • 9am - 1pm
  • CBR Innovation Network, Level 5, 1 Moore St, Civic.
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19th

IACT After Hours - Design Thinking

After Hours

This IACT After Hours we'll be exploring design thinking. There'll be an overview of the design process, followed by some engaging and interactive activities. Finally, we'll discuss how you can apply design thinking methodology to your venture.

  • 6pm - 8pm
  • CBR Innovation Network, Level 5, 1 Moore St, Civic.
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26th

IACT After Hours - Legal Essentials

After Hours

This IACT After Hours we'll be exploring legal essentials for startups. There'll be an overview of the different legal agreements every business needs, followed by a discussion on company structures. Finally, we'll discuss the simple steps you can take to legally protect your venture.

  • 6pm - 8pm
  • CBR Innovation Network, Level 5, 1 Moore St, Civic.
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30th

Workshop Five: The Executive Summary

Workshop

This final session guides teams through the process of bringing all the different learnings and exercises they have completed together to finalise the business model canvas for their venture. Teams will also receive critical feedback which they will use for a round of practice pitching.

  • 9am - 1pm
  • CBR Innovation Network, Level 5, 1 Moore St, Civic.
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October

3rd

IACT After Hours - Continuation Avenues

After Hours

This IACT After Hours will be focused on exploring the many opportunities available in Canberra. We'll be learning about some of the exciting communities, grants, incubators and investment groups located in Canberra.

  • 6pm - 8pm
  • CBR Innovation Network, Level 5, 1 Moore St, Civic.
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10th

IACT After Hours - Pitch Club

After Hours

This IACT After Hours session is on pitching! We'll be exploring what makes a great pitch, before practicing our pitches and receiving feedback from the community.

  • 6pm - 8pm
  • CBR Innovation Network, Level 5, 1 Moore St, Civic.
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17th

IACT17 Pitch Night

Special Event

Come and hear from Canberra’s brightest young entrepreneurs as they deliver a five-minute pitch in front of the judging panel for a chance to take home a share of the $50,000 seed pool along with other startup support.

  • 6pm - 9pm
  • National Museum of Australia
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21st

IACT17 Awards Night

Special Event

Come along for an evening of festivities as we celebrate the InnovationACT 2017 program. Join us as we congratulate all the teams on their progress thus far, and celebrate their achievements as they continue with their entrepreneurial journey.

  • 7pm - 8:30pm
  • ANU Pop-Up Village
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