Dream Venture Masterclasses is back! - Wade Institute

Dream Venture Masterclasses is back!

24th May 2023

We’re thrilled to announce we’ll be extending our partnership with the Minderoo Foundation to deliver the Dream Venture Masterclass series for a second year. This will enable a further 40 First Nations entrepreneurs to complete the program and pitch for their share of $200,000 in seed funding. 

Participants will learn key strategies to raise capital and become investor-ready, meet like-minded entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders and understand how to grow a sustainable business that balances social and economic returns.

Dream Venture has so far helped raise more than $4 million for First Nations businesses with more than 200 First Nations entrepreneurs having taken part in the program. Wade Institute began partnering with Minderoo Foundation’s Generation One in 2022 with entrepreneurs smashing out the program and pitching their hearts out at the Dream Ventures Gala.

Director of Generation One, Shelley Cable said, “we are constantly inspired by the innovative First Nations founders who take part in this program, who are redefining success in Australian business, and making Australian investors take notice. We are humbled to play a small part in their business journeys through the Dream Venture Masterclasses.”

Dream Venture Masterclasses are an important part of Wade Institute’s impact-driven commitment to building Australia’s economy through educating the next generation of thinkers, doers and creative changemakers. 

Alongside our permanent programs like the University of Melbourne’s Master of Entrepreneurship, investor education program VC Catalyst and K-12 professional development program UpSchool, our expert team of program developers co-design bespoke programs including virtual and/or in-person delivery options.

Dream Venture Masterclasses will be delivered online and applications are open now! If you’d like to know more, visit the website or reach out to the Dream Venture team directly.

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