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VC Catalyst

Unlocking the full potential of venture capital investing.

Delivered by a world-class selection of VC experts and practitioners, our investment education program will give you the tools and skills to make more successful venture capital investment decisions. While gaining access to one of Australia’s most innovative and diverse entrepreneurial networks.

You’ll receive hands-on, immersive learning in a selective cohort of 25 – 35 fellow investors through our five-day on-campus intensive alongside 6 months of 1-on-1 mentoring and support.

Cost: $9,500 plus GST (AUD) – diversity scholarships and fee reductions for Victorian residents are available for eligible participants.

Program dates: 18 – 24 March 2019

Where: Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship – Melbourne, Australia

How to apply: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please contact our Program Manager for more details.

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STARTUP SPRINT

A fun weekend bootcamp to test the entrepreneurial waters!

Roll up your sleeves and get a taste for 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 and fast-paced environment.

Next intake:  Fri 16 Nov 18 (from 5pm) to Sun 18 Nov 18 (till ~7pm), with an information session on Mon 12 Nov 18 (~6pm) for successful participants

Cost: Free and all meals fully catered.

By application only – now open

Limited free accommodation available for interstate applicants.

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Program Structure

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5-day intensive

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Masterclasses

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Demo day

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Faculty & Mentors

VC Catalyst is delivered by a world-class selection of practitioners and academics. Here are just some of our speakers, more will be announced in due course.

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Paul Bassat

Co-Founder and Partner, Square Peg Capital

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Nisha Dua

Co-Founder and Partner, BBG Ventures

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George Foster

Professor of Management, Stanford University

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Jules Miller

Partner, IBM and Prose Ventures

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Paul Naphtali

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Rampersand

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Sam Wong

Partner, Blackbird Ventures

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Jonathan Farrer

Partner, Corrs Chambers Westgarth

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Rui Rodrigues

Managing Partner, Tank Stream Ventures

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Benefits

Powerful network of VCs, angel investors, experts and fellow investors for generating future deal flow

Tools to successfully navigate and engage with the venture capital ecosystem

Insight and guidance from 1-on-1 mentoring with some of the world’s leading VCs and VC investment education experts

Actionable strategies and tools for building and managing high-yield portfolios

Methodology for assessing opportunities against your personal investment philosophy and conducting stage-appropriate due diligence

Exposure to real life startups, deals and investment opportunities