Events - Wade Institute


Friday 23 April
Fireside Chat with U.S. Consul General (Melbourne), Michael Kleine

Join us for a Fireside Chat with U.S. Consul General (Melbourne), Michael Kleine and Wade Institute Director of Innovation and Enterprise, Katelyn Sharratt.

Over the course of a long career in the U.S. Foreign Service, Michael has learned a thing or two about thinking globally, and here will share his thoughts on the opportunities which arise from having a global mindset. As the host of the podcast “37 Degrees Latitude”, Michael has a particular interest in helping Australian start-ups succeed in the U.S., and will share his insights learned from local success stories including Bluestone Lane, Redbubble and StorReduce.

Don’t miss your chance to hear Michael’s expert opinion on spotting opportunities, building networks and the true value of hard work.

Thursday 29 April
Meet Melbourne's Hospitality Entrepreneurs

Have you ever had one of Emma & Tom’s juices or a coffee from Market Lane Coffee? Perhaps you’ve enjoyed the pizza pies at Capitano or peanut butter miso cookie from Falco? Did you know all of these brands kick-started their entrepreneurial journeys in Melbourne?

Join the Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship for a chat with Fleur Studd, founder of Market Lane Coffee, Tom Griffith, co-founder of Emma & Tom’s, and Michael Bascetta, founder of Capitano, Bar Liberty, Falco and Worksmith. Discover how these big local brands came to be; each growing from just an idea into a successful company. Be inspired by their stories and learn from their experiences in the world of entrepreneurship.

Past Event
Wade Showcase Pitch Night 2020

Watch the 2020 Wade Showcase Pitch - a night of big ideas and innovative solutions as we showcase some of the incredible talent of the 2020 University of Melbourne’s Master of Entrepreneurship graduating cohort.

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