Network | Learn | Grow

Join us each month as we hear from leading academics and industry experts, as they cover a wide range of business topics relevant for 'start up' businesses and small to medium enterprises. Prior to the presentations, attendees have the opportunity for networking with like-minded professionals.

Held at the Griffith University Logan campus, each seminar covers a specific independent topic. It is not essential to attend the entire series, so feel free to attend any topic of your choosing as the year progresses.

Entrepreneurship Seminar Series is now open

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Upcoming seminars

Business model toolkit workshop

  • Tuesday 21 May
  • Griffith University Logan campus, The Meeting Place L04_1.66, 68 University Drive, Meadowbrook QLD

As promised the concepts in the seminar series are further brought to life through new ‘hands on’ interactive and practical workshops driven by key academic and industry expertise.

Join us for the first workshop facilitated by Associate Professor Ingrid Burkett, Co-director of the Yunus Social Business Centre with keynote insights from practitioners Alex Milosevic, owner of Extraction Artisan Coffee and Heather Scott, co-owner of Extraction Artisan Coffee and CEO of phcreative.

This workshop will provide you evolutionary business tools to help design and innovate your evolving or established business model.

  • Develop foundations for your business model canvas using fast sprint techniques to identify value
  • Undertake thinking methodology in practice
  • Learn about pitch perfect techniques to attract the most important network

Join us for this unique business practice deep dive. Tickets are $30 and include light refreshments.  Places are limited so ensure to book your space early.

Speakers

Dr Ingrid Burkett

Ingrid Burkett is a social designer, designing processes, products and knowledge that deepen social impact and facilitate social innovation. She is passionate about how we can grow social impact, and particularly about how we can develop more effective ways to foster 'the business of social impact'.

Alex Miloservic & Heather Scott

Alex and Heather own Extraction Artisan Coffee in the City of Logan. They both have extensive business operation and management experience as well as a deep love of community, people and speciality coffee.

Previous seminars

CONSUMER LED DESIGN FOR BUSINESS GROWTH

This seminar highlighted the importance of and methods to identifying your consumers’ needs and behaviours in shaping the best product/service fit. Key insights included; how to incorporate design thinking techniques to better understand consumers in shaping product/service offerings. Guests heard the knowledge and experiences from key academic, Dr Julienne Seynard, Senior Lecturer Griffith Business Strategy and Innovation and key industry practitioner, Rowan Lamont.

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MODELS - IS YOUR BUSINESS MODEL FUTURE READY?

This seminar covered planning and consumer research themes with speakers Dr Ingrid Burkett and Marcia Edwards. Exploring three key areas; revisiting the ways you can create and build value, identifying how a solid value proposition enhances experiences and profitable outcomes and methods of future-proofing your business.

Previous speakers

Dr Ingrid Burkett

Ingrid Burkett is a social designer, designing processes, products and knowledge that deepen social impact and facilitate social innovation. She is passionate about how we can grow social impact, and particularly about how we can develop more effective ways to foster 'the business of social impact'.

Marcia Edwards

Marcia Edwards is Co-Director of The Cryogenics Group, Australia's only Indigenous cryogenics company. Their core business is about ensuring continuing supply of liquid nitrogen and medical gases to IVF clinics, general practitioners, blood banks, hospitals and medical research facilities. In 2018 The Cryogenics Group celebrated 25 years of cryogenic excellence, but the journey has not been without its ups and downs.

Dr Julienne Senyard

Julienne is skilled in analytics, research design, qualitative and quantitative research in entrepreneurship, lecturing, and public speaking, Julienne is an experienced academic with a demonstrated history of working both as an entrepreneur and in the higher education industry. Her work showcases crossovers with social entrepreneurship and social marketing.

Rowan Lamont

Rowan has been referred to as " A design thinker who is good with a spanner”. An Industrial Designer who cut his teeth working for some of Australia’s top manufacturing and design companies. He has developed products for the consumer technology, medical, and FMCG markets. As the Head of Strategy at Designworks Rowan leads businesses through user-centred discovery to identify and implement opportunities that resonate with their customers.

Seminar dates

in partnership with Logan Office of Economic Development and Advance Queensland

19 March – Sustainable Business Models: Revising the way we create and build value

16 April – Consumer led design for business growth

21 May – Business model toolkit workshop

26 June – Creating your digital marketing roadmap

23 July – Demonstrating your success with the digital marketing hourglass

20 August – Hands-on digital marketing: creating content on a shoestring budget

17 September – Finance modelling for your business

22 October – Moving from a concept to commercialisation

19 November – Using data to grow your business

Want to know more?

Call Ms Celeste Alcaraz on (07) 3382 1361