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Social Enterprise Masterclass: Doing Well While Doing Good

April 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

You’re invited to an exclusive masterclass on social entrepreneurship with Dr. Ilse Treurnicht, Thinker in Residence with the Don Dunstan Foundation

Hosted by New Venture Institute’s Bert Verhoeven, we’ll interrogate the “how-to” of seed stage funding and the challenge of maintaining your business’s purpose as you grow, covering the following ground:

  • how to structure your business with commercial mechanisms and hold true to your original mission and ethos
  • how to successfully prepare for the earliest stages of funding – a challenge every social enterprise founder faces.

Event details

  • Location: Flinders at Tonsley, Level 5, Room 5.29
  • Date: Tuesday 24 April
  • Registration: 1:45pm for a 2pm start
  • Start: 2:00pm
  • Finish: 3:30pm
  • Cost: FREE (limited places)



Meet your masterclass speakers



As the former CEO of MaRS, Dr. Ilse Treurnicht understands the challenges of building a social enterprise, having successfully fronted one of the world’s most successful. MaRS currently hosts over 120 collaborative tenancies, in every stage of the business lifecycle. 

Ilse holds a DPhil in chemistry from Oxford University, which she attended as a Rhodes Scholar.



Bert Verhoeven is the New Venture Institute’s Head of Entrepreneurial Programs, Senior Lecturer Innovation and Enterprise at Flinders University.

After moving to Australia in 2006, Bert completed a Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Swinburne University and developed undergrad and postgrad programs since 2009. Appointed director of the Master Program Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Swinburne University he facilitated workshops and courses on Startup Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship as well as Corporate Innovation.





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