I know how much we all love these intense weekend camps and when a week ago I met one of the organisers of the upcoming Australian Social Innovation Camp – I immediately thought it would be one that all the lovely BizSpark Partners should know about!
Its happening in 37 days and as the website describes, its going to be One intense weekend - Several society-changing projects - Technology based solutions.
Where: UNSW CBD Campus - Sydney When: March 5-7 2010 How can I be part of it?:
There is an Ideas Generation Meetup this afternoon at the Powerhouse Museum – also a great way to get involved & start contributing…
Not in Sydney & still want to be involved – Dont worry – you can submit your idea & if its selected, there is a limited budget to help the owners of the ideas selected with their travelling expenses. (Note: Participants of the camp from other cities will have to cover their travelling expenses.)
There are some great ideas online already – so have a look, submit your idea & contribute to building great society changing projects!
Members of the BizSpark Startup program, are invited to an upcoming event on the Gold Coast that could help you accelerate the success of your business.
BizSpark Innovation Academy – Gold Coast is a special training program that offers a fast, no-cost way to develop the expertise you need to:
· Gain competitive advantage
· Design and execute software products/services the market wants
· Plan for international marketing and channel promotion
The program’s key components are based on more than four years of specific business training delivered to ISVs and system integrators in 18 countries.
Learn how to plan for growth and better manage your business, with training including:
· Sales and marketing
· Channel development
· Business planning
· Financial management
Share best practice methodologies for managing and executing software development projects.
Provides access to product- and platform- specific training, online or delivered through the Microsoft Innovation Centres.
The program’s key components are based on more than four years of specific business training delivered to ISVs and system integrators in 18 countries in different economic and market maturity stages which have discovered that software companies struggle to keep up with the pace of technology change and could benefit from adopting a proactive business strategy to realize their full potential.
Most startups have the technical know-how to build applications and services, but many lack other skills necessary to gain the competitive advantage in their targeted value chain, to design and execute software products/services, and to plan for international marketing and channel promotion. A key mix of business, technology and operations knowledge is essential to grow these companies. Innovation Academy fills the need for a training program that is adaptable across countries, regardless of that country’s maturity in the software industry and overall economic development.
Places are limited, so register now.
Date: 3 & 4 February 2010 Venue: Southern Cross University, Tweed Head Campus - Riverside Register now
Innovation Academy starts in January 2010 in 24 countries and will be expanded later for all BizSpark markets offering online and instructor-led training in conjunction with BizSpark Network Partners. The program will be available at no cost, with a fast execution model supported by local experts.
For more information on this and other training program visit: www.microsoftstartupzone.com/training
We will be using this site to regularly showcase some of the amazing solutions that our BizSpark partners are busily working away on!
We will also make sure to let you know about any upcoming events we are running - or ones that may be of interest if you are a supporter or participant of our ever growing Start Up Community here in Australia.
Just in case you don't know what BizSpark is - here's a post that describes it. It’s written by Catherine Eibner, who is one of our Local BizSpark Champs.
So stay tuned! Much more to come soon! :)