10 reasons not to miss the Future Founders Festival

The Future Founders Festival is two days of online events across 15th – 16th July.

Whether you are on your business journey already, starting out with your idea or just curious to learn something new, this festival is for you.

Here are 10 great reasons to join in with this year’s festival.

1. Our Principal Speakers

They are a group of experienced experts, leading in their fields, winning awards and keen to help out the next generation of entrepreneurs including;

2. Our Guest Speakers

45 carefully selected presenters, panellists and moderators with a wealth of experience and knowledge ready to share their wisdom with you. Many come from international student and migrant backgrounds and know how tough it can be to get a foot in the door and grow your networks in a new country.

3. Our festival program of events

On Thursday 15th and Friday 16th July we have 17 inspiring and diverse talks, workshops and masterclasses covering a range of topics across the entrepreneurship spectrum, from the startup ecosystem, to MVPs, positivity, purpose and promotion. There really is something for everyone. See the full program.

4. Pitch Competition

For those who dare, it’s an opportunity to put your idea to the test with a chance to win up to $3,500 AUD in prizes in a fun and supportive environment, and thanks to our sponsors Practera. For those just wanting to spectate, you can watch the final, hear comments from the judge’s and a Q&A with the finalists. Applications close Thursday 8 July, 11.59pm AEST.

5. Digital Hub

We have teamed up with digital hub provider Jomablue to host the online festival this year, offering the opportunity to access all the sessions you want to join in one place, have fun with the photo booth and network with other festival-goers. 

6. Networking

Not only will you have a chance to network across the festival in the digital hub, we have also programmed a bonus session on Day 2, Friday 16 July at 5pm where you can network post-event with other festival attendees, led by Confidence Hackers

7. Learn to cook!

We have asked the fabulous Makan restaurateurs and winners of My Kitchen Rules 2016, Tasia and Gracia Seger, to show you how to prepare a quick and delicious lunch on Day 2, Friday 16 July from 12.10pm to 12.40pm.

8. Spotify Playlists

‘Looking Out, Looking In’ presented by City of Melbourne is a series of playlists by selected curators to represent the world-class, diverse, effervescent and growing music scene in Melbourne. Tune in to find yourself some new Melbourne music.

9. It’s all online!

When you book your ticket you get access to the digital hub and all live sessions across the two days of the festival, including watching the Pitch Competition final on Day 2. Join in from anywhere in the world, for as many sessions as you like.

10. It’s completely free!

Thanks to our partners Study Melbourne, the Festival and year-long Future Founders Program is free to attend and enjoy.