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Study Melbourne Future Founders Festival 2023

24 November 2023 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Are you considering your career options?

Come along to the Study Melbourne Future Founders Festival brought to you by Study Melbourne and StartSpace to explore entrepreneurship as a career path. Hear inspiring founder stories, gain valuable practical advice and expand your connections.

The Festival includes a full day and evening featuring inspiring panel talks, interactive sessions and a joyful celebration surrounded by international students, aspiring founders and business leaders.

Get your free ticket and immerse yourself in opportunities to:

  • explore the startup journeys of international student, migrant and local founders
  • discover the latest in the startup ecosystem, opportunities, and support for YOU
  • gain practical career advice and founder insights
  • network and celebrate with students, founders and leaders across the startup community
  • watch the Study Melbourne Future Founders Pitch Competition Live Final, sponsored by Scape
  • celebrate at the festival party and network in the stunning Ian Potter Queens Hall at State Library Victoria
  • find inspiration for creating a positive impact and advancing your career

About Tickets

The full day and evening program of the festival is FREE to attend. There are two ticket types available, and you are welcome to join us for as many sessions as you like across the day, or the evening or both!

Day ticket: 10:00am – 4:30pm

Gives you access to the full day of festival sessions from 10:00am to 4:30pm, including:

  • a keynote speaker talk
  • four panel sessions
  • a networking session you don’t want to miss
  • buffet lunch, tea, coffee and other light refreshments provided through the day

Evening ticket: 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Gives you access to the full evening event at the festival from 5:00pm to 9.00pm, including:

  • a keynote speaker talk
  • the live Study Melbourne Future Founders Pitch Competition final sponsored by Scape, plus the winners announcement
  • networking and celebrations in the Ian Potters Queens Hall
  • food, drinks, and live music for the party!

For the full program and speakers list please visit the Future Founders Festival website.

Study Melbourne Future Founders Pitch Competition sponsored by Scape with a chance to win up to $5,000 AUD in prize money!

The Pitch Competition is open to current and former international students working on an idea for a new business or venture. Applications are open 2 – 29 October and the selected finalists will pitch their idea live during the live final of the Pitch Competition in the evening of the festival, with a chance to win up to $5,000 AUD in prize money!



State Library Victoria
328 Swanston Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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