Wade Institute, like many other organisations, will be taking a break in our regular program and event schedule while the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to unfold.
In true entrepreneurial spirit, we’re busy talking to our students, experimenting and pivoting the way we do things. It’s important now more than ever that we find new ways to connect, reach out and support one another, but also to take stock, self reflect and find impact in opportunities.
So we’ve curated a bunch of thought starters and resources to help you get through this, in your own way.
Stay safe, stay connected.
Your Wade family
- Follow Startup Vic for all the virtual startup community meet ups and support
- Start a pen pal friendship with a neighbour or someone you know who might be in need of a little bit of support, and might not be digitally connected
- Become an isolation party host with the most by organising a Zoom dinner party with friends, share a recipe in advance so everyone can enjoy the same meal together
- Rebuild your website and schmick up that folio of yours. Adobe gives Creative Cloud users 2 months free – here’s how to get it
- Run a small business? The Victorian Government has a bunch of resources and has committed $500 million to establish a Business Support Fund to assist small to medium businesses most impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak
- Sign up for Canceled Con – a free one day online creative event to bring together the community of creatives. They will be live-streaming all day with special guests, fun games, and other assorted shenanigans, Sat 4 April, 8 – 8pm. RSVP now
- Get a month of free home-school resources from Twinkl
- If you have any restless kids (or adults) at home who are looking for a distraction, Counter Print Books have compiled this free printable PDF of colouring in pages. Bust out your connector pens and download here
- Keep kids engaged with Bestselling Children’s Author Mo Willems Kids Drawing Classes on Youtube
- Immerse yourself in the story of Theranos, and discover the secrets and lies which took a Silicon Valley start-up to the very top, and the very bottom
- Author Yiyun Li and publisher A Public Space are starting a virtual book club for readers to take on the 1,200-page War and Peace one day at a time. #TolstoyTogether
- Discover how Sir Issac Newton’s self-isolation inspired his greatest breakthroughs
- Time to pivot! Find innovative ways to support communities and make an impact through the outbreak like these clever startups. Read more
- #AnimalsAtHome with the Melbourne Zoo live stream. Watch it here
- The MSO is live streaming their concerts, get online, listen and support. Learn more
- A light hearted lunch and learn with Marketers in Pyjamas. Tribe uncovers how innovative marketers are leading their teams to use this disruption as an opportunity to thrive, not just survive. Watch it here
- Order takeaway from local restaurants and cafes if you don’t feel like cooking. Here’s a list for Melbourne
- Make a list of your favourite local small businesses and make a pact to support one a day for 10 days
- If you’ve had an event cancelled, consider donating the value of your ticket instead to help them keep the doors open and support their staff. You can also support the Australian music industry by donating to Sound of Silence