Innovation Fest Innovation Fest

Are you ready to take your business/startup to the next level? Come and spark Innovation to ensure your business is a success.  

Join us for the inaugural StartNorth Innovation festival.

A three-part startup innovation festival that will equip you with the skills, knowledge, inspiration and guidance to start and grow your business in 2020.

Kicking off with two masterclasses (see dates below) that are guaranteed to inspire you to dream bigger than you have before. Learn what it takes to build a thriving business and be empowered to identify and seek out the opportunities that will enable you to take your business or startup to the next level.

Our masterclasses will prepare you for our inspiring and practical day-long festival. This one-day event is jam-packed with information and advice from inspiring entrepreneurs who have gone before you. We’ll send you home with a helpful toolkit of tips, tricks, hacks and advice that will equip you to grow your startup and achieve a greater level of success in 2020.

Ticket price includes the following: Entry to the festival, Morning tea and coffee, Fully catered lunch, afternoon tea, Keynote speeches, two masterclasses, networking opportunities, copy of StartUp Creative Print Magazine, goodie bag packed with take-home goods, vouchers and door prize entry.

Chance to win the following:
  • An exclusive Winery experience in Melbourne's North
  • Small Business Victoria VIP one on one mentoring sessions
  • Membership giveaways

Participants of the conference will be invited to apply to our 2020 Accelerator Program.

The StartNorth Accelerator 2020 is an exciting joint initiative by StartNorth, ygap and supported by LaunchVic.

It is a comprehensive program that provides support for migrant and refugee business owners. The program will develop the skills they need to succeed, and provide access to a network of support and funds. The program consists of a five-day accelerator followed by three months of tailored support. The program is free for selected participants and will run from May-August 2020. See more information here.

What's happening on the day? See below.

9:00am- Registration and morning tea/coffee

9:50am- Welcome and Introduction to the day

10:00am- Keynote: Kaylene Langford, Founder StartUp Creative

Building the business of your dreams

Why 2020 is the prime time to start your business, how to master your mindset for longevity and success as an entrepreneur or small business owner, having an impact with your business and harnessing focus and motivation to see it through to the end goal.

11:45am- Lunch & Accelerator applications open

1:00pm- Masterclass - Six secrets to running a successful business with ease

Want to gain access to more customers, build a profitable and scalable business and live the life of your dreams? In this masterclass we’ll reveal the secrets behind successful businesses and share the strategies and mindsets of influential founders that make building a business look easy. You’ll learn exactly what actions you need to take to grow your business and have greater impact with your product/service offering whilst living your best life.

2:00pm- Masterclass - Business Back-end: Hacks for tidying up your business systems and strategies to prepare for growth

In this masterclass you’ll get down and dirty with the nitty gritty side of business that will ensure you’re prepared for your next level of growth. You’ll learn how to evaluate your current circumstances, identify growth opportunities and tidy up the back-end of your business with automation strategies, technology and recent innovations that will allow you to better serve your customers and make room for new business.

3:00pm- Afternoon tea, Networking, Accelerator team meet and great for Q&A, StartNorth Tours

4:00pm- Thank you and final remarks

For more information and bookings for our Pre-Masterclasses please click below:

Masterclass 1: Essentials to Building A Thriving Startup

13th March 2020, 11:00am - 1:30pm

Masterclass 2: Level Up: How to scale your startup and achieve more success

20th March 2020, 11:00am - 1:30pm