Hello Melburnians!Please take a look at what’s happening and we look forward to any feedback you might have.Have a great week!
Humphrey and Geoff
Melbourne StartupDigest is curated by:
Humphrey Laubscher - Co-Founder of a stealth startup focused on improving businesses through customer feedback and loyalty engagement
Geoff Burns – Designing software products and solutions for 15 years
What’s Going on in the Melbourne Startup Community
ACS Mobile Application Development SIG (Free – RSVP)
When: Monday 10 October 2011 at 5:30 PM
Where: Telstra Conference Room 2, Level 1, 242 Exhibition St, Melbourne
Improv wisdom. In this practical session, Mike Askew, Professor of Primary Education at Monash University and a most provocative thinker on future learning, will explore some lessons from improvisational drama (improv) for developing collaboration and team work.
Topics: What’s new in Visual Studio ALM vNext & //Build Conference Recap by Anthony Borton
Gentle introduction to node.js for .Net developers by Cristian Prieto.
Craig Brown explains how to deal with changing requirements.
($0 Member, $10 ACS / BPMLink Members, $15 Non Members)
When: Wednesday 12 October 2011 at 5:30 PM
Where: DHS Building (Urban Workshop) Meeting Room 1.02 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Modelling in an Agile World – How modelling efforts can still be relevant and useful even when the team is under pressure to deliver quickly.
(Free – RSVP)
When: Wednesday 12 October 2011 at 6:00 PM
Where: Inspire9, 1/41 Stewart Street, Richmond
PhoneGap Intro session – There has been a lot of updates to PhoneGap recently, so let’s take a look at them all and explore the potential. For beginners we will also walk through downloading, installing and setting up PhoneGap as well as creating your first (basic) application.
Student Entrepreneurs | Agents of Change is proud to announce the return of the most anticipated
business/entrepreneurial challenge of 2011 – IDEAPITCH. The finals are being held on the 12th of
October, where the best of this year’s start-ups will be pitching for their chance to win over $15,000
worth of cash and prizes.
The Churchill Club
($33 Members, $55 Non-Member)
When: Thursday 13 October 2011 at 5:30 PM
Where: Upstairs @ The Leveson Hotel, 46 Leveson St, North Melbourne
How to Build a Killer Board – Some organisations have sensational Boards of Directors from the word go. You know they have a bullet next to their name because of their leadership team. Other Entrepreneurs simply have their shareholders represented. It’s been asserted that a board of a mature business mitigates risk but a board of a young business should aid growth. So how do you get a board that tells the world where you are going? And how do you balance shareholder representation, getting the right skills and networks on board plus getting people playing the right roles on an effective board? Hear some answers tonight on these questions.
When: Friday 14 October 2011 at 12:30 PM
Where: Council House 2 240 Little Collins St, Melbourne
This is a discussion group for Gamification, ‘play’ and ‘Serious Games’ for education, enterprise,
organisational development and personal development. There is no real structure to our sessions as
of yet, however this will evolve over time. Come down and have a coffee (or bring your playlunch)
and meet some interesting, like-minded individuals.
Top Upcoming Melbourne Startup Events
October 21 - Sir Richard Branson and Tim Ferriss Summit ($197 for 2 People Special)
October 26 - Android Australia User Group (Free – RSVP Mandatory)
November 4 - Startup Weekend Melbourne($99/$69 [Students] – Weekend Event)