There is more than one approach to your career. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to build your own business?

The Study Melbourne Future Founders Program brought to you by Study Melbourne and StartSpace is designed for international students and aspiring founders to inspire your ideas and the start of your business journey.

Come along to the free Study Melbourne Future Founders Roadshow, held at the Runway office and co-working space in Ballarat. The theme is Idea to Impact; to explore how you can start your own venture and create a positive impact at the same time. Join us to:

  • hear from experienced founders about their own journey
  • learn business modelling, problem-solving and team-building skills in interactive workshops
  • network with fellow international students and founders
  • enjoy some refreshments and delicious locally made food


  • 3.45pm-4.00pm: Registration open and refreshments available
  • 4.00pm-5.00pm: ‘Building a Business Model – Impact Included’, workshop with Linda Wong
  • 5.00pm-6.00pm: ‘Build A Tower, Build Your Team’, workshop with Sakshi Thakur
  • 6.00pm-7.00pm: ‘Migrant Founders and Their Stories’, panel discussion with Usman Iftikhar, Linda Wong and Sakshi Thakur
  • 7.00pm-8.00pm: Food, drinks and networking

The Roadshow features Linda Wong, Managing Director of Runway, Sakshi Thakur, Founder and CEO of Humanism Global and Usman Iftikhar CEO at Catalysr.

Date: Wednesday 15 March
Time: 3.45pm-8.00pm
Venue: Runway Ballarat, Flecknoe Building, The Workshop, Ground Floor, 124 Albert St, Ballarat Centre VIC 3550
Free to attend.

It’s free to participate and we recommend attending all sessions to get the most out of your experience. Register to secure your place.

Please note: Auslan interpretation is available on request for Future Founders events. Our staff require two weeks to plan and book this service. If you would like to request Auslan Interpretation, please let us know by Wednesday 1 March when you register for the event, or email the team to request it: [email protected]

If you have any questions, please contact the StartSpace team: [email protected].

You can read more about the Study Melbourne Future Founders Program here.

Sign up for further announcements about the Study Melbourne Future Founders Program here.