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 in depth workshops on lean startup techniques – details at 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 May.

5-6:30 pm Tuesday 20 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.

5:00 – 6:30pm 16 May Mentor and Alumni Roulette

Meet and get feedback on your business from several mentors as well as meet Alumni from previous years. In the 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.