Programs - Wade Institute


UpSchool Workshop is a practical professional development program giving teachers the skills, experience, and connections to facilitate the entrepreneurial development of their students.

Through our experiential learning model, we break down the entire entrepreneurial process. You will engage first-hand with material essential to supporting Australia’s next generation of thinkers, doers and creative problem solvers.

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You’ll gain:

  • A deeper understanding of the fundamental principles of entrepreneurship
  • Access to Australia’s most innovative entrepreneurial network for continued learning and support
  • Experience first-hand the steps of building a business
  • Resources and a takeaway toolkit of entrepreneurship exercises and activities to take back to your classroom

Master of

The University of Melbourne’s Master of Entrepreneurship has been redesigned to allow students to choose an area of interest, whether that is entrepreneurship or intrapreneurship.

The standard Master of Entrepreneurship (100 points) is for students with some foundational knowledge, while the Master of Entrepreneurship (Enhanced, 150 points) consists of additional foundational subjects for students with less experience in the area. There is also a Graduate Certificate for students looking to build their foundational knowledge of entrepreneurship starting mid-2022.

The program is co-delivered by the University of Melbourne and Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship.

The University of Melbourne is the registered provider of the Master of Entrepreneurship CRICOS provider code: 00116K

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You will:

  • learn from leading faculty, mentors and practitioners from Australia’s number one university
  • build your network of supporters including founders, investors, and key players in the startup ecosystem
  • gain confidence by turning ideas into action through practical lab-based and capstone subjects
  • study with a small cohort with diverse disciplinary backgrounds, experiences and perspectives

VC Catalyst

An immersive program for active investors to gain the best practice tools and skills to make more successful venture capital investment decisions.

Delivered by a world-class selection of VC experts and practitioners, you will access one of Australia’s most innovative and diverse entrepreneurial networks. Receiving 6 months of 1-on-1 mentoring and support.

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You’ll gain:

  • Methodology for assessing opportunities against your personal investment philosophy and conducting stage-appropriate due diligence
  • Actionable strategies and tools for building and managing high-yield portfolios
  • Powerful network of VCs, angel investors, experts and fellow investors for generating future deal flow


Programs designed to suit your teams’ needs. 

Entrepreneurship can expose your team to completely new ways of thinking and prepare them for the future of work. We can deliver masterclasses for your organisation to  immerse your staff to the startup world, sparking creativity and refreshing team dynamics.

Contact us to discuss how we can design a program for you.

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Past programs:

  • Minderoo Foundation: Dream Venture Masterclass Series 2022
  • University of Melbourne’s InnovatEd Bootcamp
  • Women in Science Commercialisation Bootcamp: Designed for The University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Science.
  • Entrepreneurship Immersion: Designed for International Scholar Laureate Program students for a half-day interactive session on Entrepreneurship in Australia.