A series of workshops relating to entrepreneurship
These lunchtime events are scheduled on an occasional basis. They are designed for students and alumni to learn from the experiences of practising entrepreneurs. The next Forum will be advertised on this site, and by email.
The last Forum: the 2013 Pank Prize winners - "Yordrobe"
This venture is being set up by Rick Luppino and Rochelle Kemp and will be officially launched on 3 December.
- You do not need to register to attend
- How is the Forum organised?
- Who will you meet at the Forum?
- Apply for the Pank/University of South Australia, School of Management Prize for Entrepreneurship
- Check out previous Enterprise Forum Sessions
Entrepreneurship can bring rich rewards. It can give an individual more control over their life, and it greatly benefits the whole community. South Australia needs more and more entrepreneurs to help our economy develop in a sustainable way and to generate wealth that will create jobs and maintain our great lifestyle! What do you need to know to become one of South Australia's successful entrepreneurs?
These lunchtime workshops are designed to give you an insight into key aspects of entrepreneurship, and a taste for the challenges and rewards of starting your own business. They include contributions from experienced entrepreneurs as well as brief summaries of best practice in the field of entrepreneurship, distilled from international research. This combination of accounts of what successful entrepreneurs have actually done, together with the most important research findings, will help you to better understand what it really takes to start a successful new venture. These sessions are free of charge.
Each one-hour session will include a presentation by an entrepreneur who will address particular themes in entrepreneurship, based on their own personal experiences. Participants will be formed into groups to identify and put questions to the speaker. This will lead to a discussion on the themes of the session.
The Forum organiser will then round off the session with a brief overview of key research findings (best practice) that relate to the themes.
This combination of experiential presentations, group development of questions, and best practice summaries gives everyone a chance to be involved in the session, and provides a valuable learning experience.
This workshop will be an excellent opportunity for you to get to know other people who are interested in entrepreneurship, as well as experienced entrepreneurs and people who have studied entrepreneurship. In particular, you will have time to talk to our entrepreneurs and your workshop organiser.
These workshops will give you a good starting point to apply for the Pank Prize, that provides up to $15,000 to cover expenses incurred in getting a new venture up and running, as well as valuable mentoring (to the value of $15,000) from UniSA's School of Management. This could be the help that could make all the difference in starting your career as a successful entrepreneur! Follow this link for information about the Pank/University of South Australia, School of Management Prize for Entrepreneurship.
- James Martin, Insider Guides, UniSA Pank Prize winner, August 2012
- John Haskey, Trans Tasman Commercialisation Fund, May 2012
- Stephen Dunn, LeapIn, UniSA Pank Prize winner, July 2011
- Adam Szuster, UniSA Pank Prize winner, October 2010
- Greg Linke, UniSA Pank Prize winner, August 2010
- Naresh Gulati, Oceanic Consultants, July 2010
These sessions build on the success of the School of Management's "Taste of Entrepreneurship" workshops, to introduce you to key aspects of entrepreneurship and innovation.