Runway Ballarat Open Day

Thursday, 7 April 2022

Runway in partnership with the City of Ballarat and LaunchVic are excited to welcome Startups and small businesses to attend the Runway Ballarat Open Day

We are encouraging the Ballarat Business Community to come together, connect and learn locally.  

During our Open Day, you will get the chance to meet other like-minded entrepreneurs and learn more about our Incubator program. LaunchVic will be sharing their experience supporting startups with a range of one on one and group sessions on topics such as how to pitch your startup to investors and how to become an investment-ready business. .         

Did we mention that we are offering free hot desks for the entire day plus networking and refreshments to close out the day?

If you are interested in any of the above, please continue reading!

Would you like to:

  • book a HOT DESK for free – book HERE
  • learn more about Runway Incubator Program starting in May? Book the Information Session HERE (10 am) 
  • learn how to apply for grants? Click HERE(11 am) 
  • learn how to build community engagement through events? Click HERE(1.30pm)
  • learn more about pitching? Book your one on one appointment with Pete Goldsworthy HERE
  • set up Notion? Book your one on one meeting with Mark Newman HERE. 
  • network with other like-minded people? – Join our workshops, panel discussions or stay for the light refreshments in the end of the day!

Learn more about our guests’ speakers below: 

Bec Peart – How to Apply for Grants 

LaunchVic’s Grants Manager, Bec Peart, has worked in grants management for over five years mainly at not-for-profits and within a university. She has previously worked as the Grants Manager at the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation, and in her spare time she volunteers as Secretary at the Special Olympics Melbourne Southern Club. 

Don’t forget to join Bec for a 30 min group discussion on How to Apply for Grants at 11:00 am or book a one on one appointment here.

Josh Lipscombe – Community Building for Startups

Josh is LaunchVic’s Community Programs Manager and has been with LaunchVic for over 4 years. In this role, he supports the delivery of grant rounds and program recipient management, as well as overseeing the delivery of the AgTech & Regional programs. Josh has also been active in the Melbourne ecosystem for almost 10 years, in which time he has also co-organised multiple renditions of FuckUp Nights Global and Pause Fest.

Join an open discussion about the Community Building at 1.30 pm or book an individual appointment here ( available Office Hours Appointments: 10:00am – 1:00 pm & 2:30pm – 4:00 pm)

Peter Goldsworthy – Pitch Coaching

 Peter Goldsworthy has recently joined LaunchVic as our General Manager of Startups. As GM of Startups, Pete will be designing programs to support and grow Victoria’s startup ecosystem. He is passionate about helping founders de-risk the startup journey. Pete also has 15 years of founder, scaleup exec and investor experience in Southeast Asia, as part of a startup factory that produced Bizzy.co.id, workmate.asia, snapcart and Admax Network.

Book one on one appointment to chat about your business Pitch here

( Appointments available between 10:00am – 4:00pm) 

Mark Newman – Setting up your Startup with Notion

Mark has recently joined LaunchVic as the Founder Lead having moved down from Brisbane at the beginning of the year. He’s previously worked with Koalas, Kayaks, and was most recently Operations Manager for an EdTech startup.

Book an appointment HERE with Mark to learn how to set up your Startup with Notion. 

(Appointments available between 10:00am – 4:00pm)

Why should you talk to Launch Vic ?

LaunchVic is Victoria’s Startup agency. Established by the Victorian Government in 2016, LaunchVic strives to support startups and investors across Victoria to ensure Victoria and Australia remain globally connected to the startup ecosystem. LaunchVic’s role is to drive the long-term success of Victoria’s startup ecosystem recognising the valuable contribution successful startups have on the economy through the creation of high value jobs and gross revenue for the State. 

Through our work we are driving improvements in the startup investment landscape by developing the angel investor and early-stage venture capital markets in Victoria; supporting programs that build founder, investor, and talent capabilities; and continuing to drive awareness and advocate for startups.

Why should you consider taking part in Runway Incubator Program? 

Runway Incubator is a 6 months program and the overall objective by the end of the Program is to have your first version of a product and/or service ready for market. We refer to this version as your minimal viable product (MVP).

We are supporting this program by several Masterclasses where we invite subject matter experts to provide further insight into the topics of:

  • Governance
  • Time Management
  • Branding
  • Digital Marketing
  • Legals and IP
  • Grants and Capital Raise
  • Leadership

You will be able to pitch your business and run it successfully long term after completing the program.

Book your spot for the Incubator Information Session HERE.

No doubt that you will take a lot from Runway Open Day!

We can’t wait to see you!

Check our agenda below or download a PDF.