Programs - Wade Institute

Master of

This one-year course is for anybody who ever had a great idea and wanted to do something with it.

The University of Melbourne’s Master of Entrepreneurship, delivered at Wade Institute, will provide you with the skills, powerful network and practical experience to turn ideas into transformative businesses.

The degree is a collaboration between the Faculty of Business and Economics and the School of Engineering at the University of Melbourne and Ormond College.

As a Master of Entrepreneurship student, you have access to the Ormond College amenities – 7 meals a week, onsite gym, counselling services, resident academics and weekly social and sporting activities.

All graduates can apply for our bridging program, Wade Inc.
We also offer an extensive scholarship program.

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

VC Catalyst

An immersive one-week 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.

Places are strictly limited.

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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

Startup Sprint

An intensive startup weekend bootcamp to test the entrepreneurial waters.

Roll up your sleeves and learn some of the fundamental steps of building a startup. Learn how to validate your business ideas and meet inspiring experts, mentors and like-minded entrepreneurs-to-be in a supportive but fast-paced environment. This is also a great taster for the University of Melbourne’s Master of Entrepreneurship program delivered at the Wade Institute.

Max of 45 participants, competitive entry and selected by application only. 
Apply now for our next intake: 4-6 October 2019 with applications closing early September.

For more information, book a time with the Program Manager.

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You’ll take away:

  • A step-by-step process to refine your business idea
  • A toolkit and startup hacks to increase your success
  • Actionable steps to attracting your first customers

Who should apply:

If you’re a doer who loves new ideas and is curious about what it takes to start something, this is the first step.


Tomorrow’s entrepreneurs start in schools.

We’re designing a new program to give primary and secondary school teachers the skills, experience and confidence to teach entrepreneurship to students, across all levels.

Coming June 2019. Get involved.

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Custom Masterclasses

Workshops 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:

  • 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.
  • 6-hour Startup Bootcamp: Designed for Ormond College students to get a crash-course on the startup process and spark entrepreneurial ways of working across their diverse fields of study.