External entrepreneurship opportunities

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CBR Innovation Network

CBR Innovation Network (CBRIN) is an open collaboration of people that form the Innovation Ecosystem in Canberra. The innovation community that CBRIN represents and supports include world-class researchers, entrepreneurs and startups, investors and venture capital, ACT and Federal Government, etc.

More information: Via CBRIN website

GRIFFIN Accelerator

GRIFFIN Accelerator is a 3 month intensive program run by a group of seasoned Canberra entrepreneurs who invest in, host, teach and mentor selected startups to create successful businesses. For three months we work with you intensively and then help you present your business to investors. 

More information: Via GRIFFIN website

KILN Incubator

KILN is a Canberra based business incubator. We partner with early stage technology- and science-based startups, as well as with high-growth innnovative SMEs to help them raise capital, build growth teams and scale-up to national and global markets. 

More information: Via KILN website

The Mill House Accelerator

The Mill House Social Enterprise Accelerator is a three-month, capacity building program designed to accelerate the business growth and impact of not-for-profit and for-profit social ventures.

More information: Via The Mill House website


First Wednesday Connect

by CBR Innovation Network

When: The first Wednesday of every month

About: First Wednesday Connect includes short pitches, a surprise guest speaker and drinks. It is open to all business people, innovators, entrepreneurs, researchers, students and investors interested in innovation and entrepreneurship.

More information and register: Via Eventbrite

Start-Up Camp Canberra

by Lighthouse Business Innovation Centre

When: 28, 29, 30 April 2017

About: At Start-Up Camp Canberra, smart and passionate people with diverse interests and experience, come together to get a taste of what it’s like to start a business. The event condenses the whole experience into a weekend.

Start-Up Camp is first and foremost an ideas competition and is open to problem-solvers, creative thinkers and ideas people from all over Canberra. The ‘campers,’ most of whom have never met before, get together on the Friday night, teams are formed as they try to come up with an innovative online solution such as a website or an app around the event theme - 'The 100-Year Life'.

More information and register: Via Eventbrite

Science at the Shine Dome

by the Australian Academy of Science

When: 23-25 May 2017

About: In its 63rd year Science at the Shine Dome will feature more than 40 extraordinary scientists from around Australia – and special international guests – in a fast-paced smorgasbord of new knowledge from across the scientific spectrum. The three-day festival of intellect will be topped off with the ‘Life on the loose’ symposium, which will bring together a diverse set of players in the fight to understand, eradicate or control invasive species in Australia and what the world has to learn from the giant ecological experiment taking place on our shores in real-time.

More information and register: Via AAS website

Falling Walls Lab Australia

by the Australian Academy of Science

When: 12 September 2017, applications close 12 June 2017

About: Present your research project, business plan, entrepreneurial or social initiative that is relevant to the world of today - in 3 minutes! Convince a top-class jury with members from academia, research institutions and business. The winner will travel to the Lab Finale in Berlin! The Falling Walls Lab is looking for outstanding talents and innovative thinkers from all disciplines - Bachelor and Master students, PhD candidates, postdocs, junior professors and entrepreneurs are invited to apply.

More information and register: Via AAS website