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Below is the IACT18 calendar, featuring workshops, expert sessions and other exciting events. See you there!

August

7th

IACT Team Hunt

AFTER HOURS

Interested in IACT18 but need help finding an idea or a team? Come along to an IACT Team Hunt, where you can:
-Get started on your idea
-Meet like-minded individuals
-Learn more about the IACT18 program

  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Entry 29 @ UC, The Hub (below The Concourse level between buildings 1 & 8), University of Canberra,
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14th

IACT18 Launch Night

Special Event

Join us for the official launch of the InnovationACT 2018 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 IACT18 program.

  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU.
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18th

Workshop 1 - The Business Model

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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21st

IACT After Hours - Customer Validation

After Hours

IACT After Hours are a weekly meetup for the InnovationACT community. These sessions typically involve a guest speaker hosting a brief seminar on a specific topic related to startups.

This week, the team from Canberra Innovation Network will be sharing some tools and techniques to help you validation your business idea with potential customers.

  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • CBR Innovation Network, Level 5, 1 Moore St, Civic.
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25th

Workshop 2 - 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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28th

IACT After Hours - Intellectual Property

After Hours

IACT After Hours are a weekly meetup for the InnovationACT community. These sessions typically involve a guest speaker hosting a brief seminar on a specific topic related to startups.

This week, the team from IP Australia will be teaching us about intellectual property basics such as patents and trade marks, to understand if your venture may have anything worth protecting.

  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • CBR Innovation Network, Level 5, 1 Moore St, Civic.
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September

4th

IACT After Hours - Mentor Matching

After Hours

This After Hours is our mentor matching night! IACT18 teams will have the chance to practice their pitching during an intense evening of speed networking with potential mentors. Teams need to complete a Mentor Request form prior to attending: http://bit.ly/iact18mentor

  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Renewables Innovation Hub, Ground Floor, 19-23 Moore St, Turner
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8th

Workshop 3 - 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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11th

IACT After Hours - Financial Essentials

After Hours

IACT After Hours are a weekly meetup for the InnovationACT community. This week, IACT18 Supporters Tailored Accounts will be teaching us about accounting and financial considerations for startups.

  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • CBR Innovation Network, Level 5, 1 Moore St, Civic.
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15th

Workshop 4 - 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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18th

IACT After Hours - Legal Essentials

After Hours

IACT After Hours are a weekly meetup for the InnovationACT community. This week, IACT18 Supporters Moulis Legal will be teaching us about legal essentials for startups.

  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • CBR Innovation Network, Level 5, 1 Moore St, Civic.
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25th

IACT After Hours - Pitching Basics

After Hours

IACT After Hours are a weekly meetup for the InnovationACT community. This week's After Hours is run in conjunction with IACT18 Major Partners, Canberra Innovation Network, who will be teaching teams some basic tips and skills around pitching

  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • CBR Innovation Network, Level 5, 1 Moore St, Civic.
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29th

Workshop 5 - 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

2nd

IACT After Hours - Beyond IACT

After Hours

This week's After Hours will feature a panel of speakers to talk about life beyond the IACT program. We'll also be announcing our Top 20 shortlist at this event!

  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • CBR Innovation Network, Level 5, 1 Moore St, Civic.
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9th

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.

  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • CBR Innovation Network, Level 5, 1 Moore St, Civic.
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16th

IACT18 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
  • The Street Theatre
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20th

IACT18 Awards Night

Special Event

Come along for an evening of festivities as we celebrate the InnovationACT 2018 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
  • Ainslie Arts Centre
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