A dynamic series of events, masterclasses and meet-ups to create a future for your ideas.

Events, workshops and masterclasses

You've heard from guest speakers, you've chatted with clever people like you, now it's time to take action to bring your idea to life.

It's best if you can attend all classes and workshops, as each will contain information relevant to any startup business, but you can also choose to attend the units most relevant to where you're at.


Hear from inspirational guest speakers who have turned their ideas into awesome businesses. Hear the steps they took to acheive success and learn how these can be applied to your business idea.


This is where the theory behind transforming your idea into a business is presented in a casual atmosphere. The masterclasses will get you thinking about new angles for your business and give a wholistic overview to getting it off the ground.


Enough listening, it’s time to start working on your business idea! The hands-on workshops are where all the theory learnt in the masterclasses is applied to your business model.


Meetups are all about being social, so come along and have a drink and some nibbles with like-minded people. They're a great chance to network and talk to your peers about your cool new idea.

Oh, and did we mention cash to help? Yep a cool $10,000 is on offer to one of our participants.

How do I get my hands on the cash?

We know, we get it, the cash would be very handy towards your great new business. To be eligible for the cash it is expected that you would have attended most of the Masterclasses and Workshops and have worked on your business model to get it to the point where you are ready to tell the world about it!

At the end of the program there will be a Bootcamp, this will be the next level in your business preparation. 

Once you are Bootcamp ready a Pitch Event will take place – think Shark Tank, (don’t worry, you will be ready!) where the winning pitch will win $10,000 to put towards their business.

Ideas Place Masterclass - Innovative Marketing for Startups

Wed 28 Aug 6:00 pm

Marketing Ideas for Greater Impact

One of the biggest challenges startups and small businesses face is knowing where to focus their marketing activity to get the greatest impact on a really tight budget.

Workshop - Ideas – Build – Data – It’s all in the iteration

Wed 04 Sep 10:00 am

The Lean Methodology is all about iteration and reducing the time through the loop

The Lean Methodology is all about iteration and reducing the time through the loop.

That is why we are offering a repeat of all the topics covered to date. So, if you’ve missed some sessions or started the process a bit later – this Workshop is for you!

The Ideas Place Bootcamp

Wed 11 Sep 10:00 am

The Ideas Place Bootcamp

We launched The Ideas Place in February 2019 and over the course of the last six months have delivered a series of Events, Masterclasses and Workshops to help the Great South Coast community turn their great ideas into reality.

Pitch Night

Thu 19 Sep 7:00 pm

The Ideas Place Pitch Night

Come watch our 6 Ideas Place finalists deliver their 3-minute pitches competing in a prize haul of $20,000 as we head back to where it all began at Fletcher Jones.

What’s your bold business idea?

We know you’ve got one and we think it could be great.
The Ideas Place is all about exploring, fostering and developing business ideas just like yours.

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