Free event series to transform big ideas into business futures

Aspiring entrepreneurs will have a unique chance to take part in a free event series which will help budding business ideas become business success in Hume.

Hume Mayor, Councillor Geoff Porter said funding from LaunchVic enabled the free BIG Idea Day event series which is designed to challenge up-and-coming entrepreneurs to identify how their skills and interests could be used to develop a successful business.

“So many business ideas stay just that – ideas – but at Hume City Council we want to give aspiring entrepreneurs the tools they need to see their big ideas become successful businesses,” Cr Porter said.

“If you have ever aspired to be your own boss, these events are designed to evolve your skills, interests and ideas into feasible business opportunities,” Cr Porter said.

“We are committed to supporting our local economy, so while we are building our co-working space at the Broadmeadows Town Hall, we are also building our coworking community.”

Three free BIG Idea Days are being held across Hume this October in Sunbury, Craigieburn and Broadmeadows.

During the local BIG Idea Day events, participants will:

  • Take a look at the local market and discuss how to best develop ideas in this space
  • Identify who the client base will be, and how best to reach them
  • Work on a business model that will help achieve maximum revenue.

Following the BIG Idea series, new and fledgling business ideas can be supercharged during the Hume Business Start Up Weekend in November. 

LaunchVic CEO Kate Cornick said, Startups are amongst the largest contributors to job creation in Australia, significantly growing their contribution to the Australian economy over the last five years.

“97% of Victorian startups are based in the Melbourne CBD – so our focus is to expand the opportunities for startups to be created anywhere in Victoria with the right support and ecosystem.”

Councillor Porter encouraged all up-and-coming business people to take advantage of the free Hume Business Start Up Weekend.

“This weekend has the potential to be life-changing, offering participants the chance to learn about valuable business tools, including business planning, creating and refining a business model and e-commerce strategies,” Cr Porter said.

“You will also be given the opportunity to test your idea and network with other like-minded local business people, who could help you to increase customers and ultimately your business’ revenue.”

BIG Idea Day event series
Sunbury Session
Wednesday 24 October
9am - 3.30pm
Sunbury Memorial Hall Stawell Street Sunbury
6 Stawell Street, Sunbury

Craigieburn Session
Saturday 27 October
9am - 4pm
Hume Global Learning Centre Craigieburn
75-95 Central Park Avenue, Craigieburn

Broadmeadows Session
Wednesday 31 October
9am - 4pm
Hume Global Learning Centre - Broadmeadows
1093 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows

Hume Business Start Up Weekend
Saturday 10 November and Sunday 11 November
9am - 4pm
Hume Global Learning Centre - Broadmeadows
1093 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows

Register now to give your business idea the chance to change your future www.hume.vic.gov.au/businessevents

 

Posted on 11:30 AM, 5 October 2018


Updated : 3:52 PM, 9 October 2018

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