The Canberra startup community has many events and workshops at which you can learn and connect to other entrepreneurs and mentors. We facilitate the monthly networking get-together First Wednesday Connect and also run monthly in depth workshops on lean startup techniques – details at http://firstwednesday.pen.io/ Getting involved in these and other great startup events (many listed further down this page) is very important and useful for all entrepreneurs.

In addition to this, the core GRIFFIN program adds the following events which aim to be both educational and introduce you to the GRIFFIN approach and mentors in the lead up to applications closing in April.

5-6:30 pm Tuesday 16 Feb Startup Essentials

Key things founders should know early in their startup journey, including

  • company structure, vesting and cofounder relationships
  • lean product development and sales in reality – finding your value proposition
  • Intellectual property
  • valley of death, capital and other funding, accelerators
  • The presentation will be interactive and based on our experience, especially the more common mishaps.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-essentials-tickets-21419201408

5:00 – 6:30pm 16 March GRIFFIN Accelerator – how it works and what its like – panel discussion with mentors and alumni

Meet some mentors, hear about how the program works, discuss with mentors and participants from the previous years. Details TBC.

registration link coming soon

5:00 – 6:30pm 13 April Meet the mentors

Meet and get feedback on your business from several mentors. In past years both mentors and entrepreneurs have found this a valuable opportunity to meet each other and start those connections. Entrepreneurs typically report getting some surprising and actionable advice.

registration link coming soon

Workshops during the accelerator

During the program, we run weekly seminars for participants to introduce discussion with mentors on a wide range of topics relevant to . Some of the workshops will be opened to local entrepreneurs.

JANUARY 2016                                                                                                                      

Date Event name Eventbrite link

FEBRUARY 2016

Date Event name Eventbrite link
Tuesday, 2 February 2016

(1:00pm-4:30pm)

Customer Validation workshop (Lean Startup Series) https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lean-startup-workshop-market-validation-tickets-18708317080
Wednesday, 3 February 2016

(5:00pm-6:30pm)

First Wednesday Connect https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/first-wednesday-connect-tickets-19899570150
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 (5:00 – 6:30pm) Entry 29 Founder lunch – selling Startup Style by Craig Davis
Tues 16 Feb Startup Essentials free seminar https://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-essentials-tickets-21419201408
Thursday, 25 February 2016 Entry 29 Founder lunch -

MARCH 2016

Date Event name Eventbrite link
Tuesday, 1 March 2016

(1:00pm-4:30pm)

Business Models workshop (Lean Startup Series) https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lean-startup-workshop-business-model-generation-tickets-18708345164
Wednesday, 2 March 2016

(5:00pm-6:30pm)

First Wednesday Connect https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/first-wednesday-connect-tickets-19899571153
TBC
Thursday, 10 March 2016 Entry 29 Founder lunch -
Thursday, 24 March 2016 Entry 29 Founder lunch -

 

 

 

 

APRIL 2016

Date Event name Eventbrite link
Tuesday, 5 April 2016 (1:00pm-4:30pm) Lean product development workshop (Lean Startup Series) https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lean-startup-workshop-product-development-tickets-18708266930
Wednesday, 6 April 2016 (5:00pm-6:30pm) First Wednesday Connect https://www.eventbrite.com.au/myevent?eid=19899572156
TBC Customer Validation workshop for GRIFFIN Launchpad participants
Thursday, 14 April 2016 Entry 29 Founder lunch -
Thursday, 28 April 2016 Entry 29 Founder lunch -

MAY 2016

Date Event name Eventbrite link
Tuesday, 3 May 2016 (1:00pm-4:30pm) Selling in Startups workshop (lean startup series) https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lean-startup-workshop-selling-to-grow-tickets-18708365224
Wednesday, 4 May 2016 (5:00pm-6:30pm) First Wednesday Connect https://www.eventbrite.com.au/myevent?eid=19899573159
TBC Customer Validation workshop for GRIFFIN Launchpad participants
Thursday, 12 May 2016 Entry 29 Founder lunch -
Thursday, 26 May 2016 Entry 29 Founder lunch -

JUNE 2016

Date Event name Eventbrite link
Wednesday, 1 June 2016

(5:00pm-6:30pm)

First Wednesday Connect https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/first-wednesday-connect-tickets-19899574162
Tuesday, 7 June 2016

(1:00pm-4:30pm)

Customer Validation workshop (lean startup series) https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lean-startup-workshop-market-validation-tickets-18708385284
TBC Customer Validation workshop for GRIFFIN Launchpad participants
Thursday, 9 June 2016 Entry 29 Founder lunch -
Thursday, 23 June 2016 Entry 29 Founder lunch -

 

 

 

JULY 2016

Date Event name Eventbrite link
Tuesday, 5 July 2016 Business Models workshop (lean startup series)
Wednesday, 6 July 2016 (5:00pm-6:30pm) First Wednesday Connect https://www.eventbrite.com.au/myevent?eid=19899575165
TBC Customer Validation workshop for GRIFFIN Launchpad participants
Thursday, 14 July 2016 Entry 29 Founder lunch -
Thursday, 28 July 2016 Entry 29 Founder lunch -

AUGUST 2016

Date Event name Eventbrite link
Tuesday, 2 August 2016 Lean Product Development workshop (lean startup series)
Wednesday, 3 August 2016

(5:00pm-6:30pm)

First Wednesday Connect https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/first-wednesday-connect-tickets-19899576168
TBC Customer Validation workshop for GRIFFIN Launchpad participants
Thursday, 11 August 2016 Entry 29 Founder lunch -
Thursday, 25 August 2016 Entry 29 Founder lunch -

SEPTEMBER 2016

Date Event name Eventbrite link
Tuesday, 6 September 2016 Selling in Startups workshop (lean startup series)
Wednesday, 7 September 2016

(5:00pm-6:30pm)

First Wednesday Connect https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/first-wednesday-connect-tickets-19899577171
TBC Customer Validation workshop for GRIFFIN Launchpad participants
Thursday, 8 September 2016 Entry 29 Founder lunch -
Thursday, 22 September 2016 Entry 29 Founder lunch -

 

 

OCTOBER 2016

Date Event name Eventbrite link
Tuesday, 4 October 2016 Customer Validation workshop (lean startup series)
Wednesday, 5 October 2016

(5:00pm-6:30pm)

First Wednesday Connect https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/first-wednesday-connect-tickets-19899578174
TBC Customer Validation workshop for GRIFFIN Launchpad participants
Thursday, 13 October 2016 Entry 29 Founder lunch -
Thursday, 27 October 2016 Entry 29 Founder lunch -

NOVEMBER 2016

Date Event name Eventbrite link
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 Business Models workshop (lean startup series)
Wednesday, 2 November 2016 (5:00pm-6:30pm) First Wednesday Connect https://www.eventbrite.com.au/myevent?eid=19899579177
TBC Customer Validation workshop for GRIFFIN Launchpad participants
Thursday, 10 November 2016 Entry 29 Founder lunch -
Thursday, 24 November 2016 Entry 29 Founder lunch -

DECEMBER 2016

Date Event name Eventbrite link
Tuesday, 6 December 2016 Lean Product Development workshop (lean startup series)
Wednesday, 7 December 2016 (5:00pm-6:30pm) First Wednesday Connect https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/first-wednesday-connect-tickets-19899
TBC Customer Validation workshop for GRIFFIN Launchpad participants
Thursday, 8 December 2016 Entry 29 Founder lunch -
Thursday, 22 December 2016 Entry 29 Founder lunch -