Startup Intensive


startup intensive day


Join us for a day of deep diving into the world of startups and venture capital. Meet and hear from an amazing array of founders, investors and others from across the Australian startup ecosystem.

Designed especially for university students and recent grads with a passion for innovation, there will be no lectures and no tests. But you will get a real insight into what you can do to get involved in the startup world, and even have a chance to be a VC

When: 8:30am–2:00pm, Friday 6 October

Where: One Roof, 77/83 City Rd, Southbank VIC 3006 (enter via 81 City Road)

Dress: Casual

agenda (more to come)


8:30am: welcome brekkie

9:00am: from Melbourne to Silicon Valley and back again - Patrick Llewellyn CEO of 99Designs, a successful Australian startup with offices in Melbourne, Berlin, Paris, London and Rio de Janeiro

9:30am: VC for a day - learn how to be a VC from rampersand's own investment team

10:15am: hear how others invest - interactive session with from Giant Leap Fund, Cisco and Mai Capital

11:00am: morning tea

11:15am: meet the founders - panel of successful and up and coming Aussie founders

12:00pm: be the VC - real startups, real pitches, (fake money): YOU'RE THE SHARKS!

1:00pm: lunch and open discussion

2:00pm: close


getting there


Wilson Parking - 70 City Road (opposite One Roof). Early Bird $13 if you enter before 10am and exit after 2pm

There are also parking meter options on the surrounded streets, including Kavanagh St, Power Street and Sturt Street

Public Transport:

Trains and trams to Flinders Street Station, which is a 10 minute-walk from One Roof

Trams passing the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, which is also a 10 minute walk from One Roof