Workshop 2017

Startup Experience Workshop 2016

The Startup Experience is a selective and intensive two-day workshop for future entrepreneurs and social innovators. During the program you will immerse yourself into the startup world and learn what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.


You will learn about problem identification, user analysis, new tech trends, design thinking, business model innovation, customer development, fundraising and professional pitching, and get a hands-on experience with the tools you need to create a successful startup company. We’re looking for applicants who are curious and ready to learn, you do not have to have a pre-existing business idea.

A competitive application process will determine which participants are granted entrance, it’s quite a demanding workshop and we’re looking for passionate individuals, with a willingness to contribute and a strong work ethic. As we are assessing applications on a rolling basis, the sooner you apply the higher your chances of a successful outcome.

When: Saturday 29 April  (8:30am to 6:00pm) and Sunday 30 April 207 (9:00am to 6:30pm)
Where: Deakin University  Burwood
Cost: $30 for 2 days

Limited places available.
Applications close on  1 April 2017


About the Facilitator

You will be trained by Danish serial entrepreneur Henrik Scheel, who lives in Silicon Valley, California, one of the leading technology hubs of the world. Henrik brings a wealth of experience from the startup ecosystem in San Francisco and has worked with entrepreneurs in over 20 countries around the world.

About the Workshop

Throughout the workshop we will challenge you to work as a startup team to solve complex challenges related to the world of entrepreneurship. You will be provided with the practical tools and techniques through a combination of short lectures and hands-on exercises. Mentors will be assigned to teams to provide guidance and challenge the participants on their ideas. The two day format of the workshop will be focused around the 5 practical steps for launching. Participants are expected to provide their own laptop or mobile device and note-taking items.

Meet The Mentors

You’ll receive guidance and mentoring form these talented professionals and entrepreneurs.


Watch Henrik Scheel’s talk at Melbourne Knowledge Week 2016 on Building Startups the Silicon Valley Way