Entrepreneurs invited to join Startup Central Victoria's business Hackathon

Startup Central Victoria is hosting a free Hackathon business challenge giving entrepreneurs the opportunity to build a business from scratch during two high energy workshops in May.

The free event is suitable for aspiring startups and emerging scaleups based in Greater Bendigo, Campaspe, Loddon, Central Goldfields, Mount Alexander and Macedon Ranges.

The workshops are in person and will take place from 9am to 6pm on Sunday May 22 and Sunday May 29 at La Trobe University’s Engineering building in Flora Hill.

The free event is being led by the City of Greater Bendigo with support from the Victorian Government and La Trobe University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship team.

City Director Strategy and Growth Steve Hamilton said the Hackathon was a great opportunity for entrepreneurs and startups to gain new business skills and capabilities while networking with fellow participants and industry mentors.

“You are matched with other participants so you can combine your complementary skills to build a new innovative business in a supportive environment,” Mr Hamilton said.

“This is a fun and rewarding opportunity to sharpen your business capabilities, gain new learnings and think outside the box. By the end of the Hackathon challenge, your team will know how to successfully build a complete business from scratch using contemporary tools and techniques.”

Prior to the Hackathon, Startup Central Victoria is also hosting an Opportunities Forum online from 7pm to 8.30pm on Thursday May 12.

“The forum will have three speakers, three big ideas and break-out discussion groups. This event is designed to stimulate ideas in preparation for the Hackathon. Everyone is welcome to participate,” Mr Hamilton said.

“Both these events are a chance to look at diverse startup business opportunities in central Victoria, network with fellow entrepreneurs and connect with established entrepreneurs and industry leaders.”

Startup Central Victoria offers a range of exciting free virtual and in-person programs for aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs in central Victoria. With Regional Development Victoria funding, the initiative has been designed to support new entrepreneurs and businesses looking to expand with support from a range of program activities, including an Accelerator Program, Startup Meetups, Hackathons and Opportunities Forums.

For more information and to book these free events please visit: https://startupcv.com.au/events/


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