Business Models Inc. goes down under!

 Business Models Inc. goes down under!

This month we are launching our international partner network with offices worldwide. We start our world tour down under, with our local partner Michael Eales in Brisbane. Why Brisbane? Well, according to the RAI (Regional Australia Institute), Brisbane happens to be the most business-friendly region in Australia and is within the top five of all regional development areas in Australia in terms of technological readiness. Plus we discovered one of Australia’s best kept secrets and now get to teach and learn from some amazing people in the city’s booming start-up scene.

Projects in the Brisbane area

This Spring we already started with projects in the Brisbane area. Together with the  Queensland Government’s Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games Minister Jann Stuckey, we hosted investment readiness information sessions for about 80 Queensland companies. Attendees were introduced to the Business Model Canvas, which they used to describe their own business and develop an investment pitch. The key message for attendees was that thoroughly understanding their business model will give investors confidence in the business to commercialize its product or service, and generate revenue. We also got to work with some amazing social entrepreneurs as part of the School for Social Entrepreneurs Incubator Program where we ran the business model and planning sessions in Brisbane and Sydney.

Visiting Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne

From September 9-20, Business Models Inc. founder Patrick van der Pijl will be visiting Australia and delivering workshops with Michael Eales in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Where can you find us during these next weeks?

  • Advanced Masterclass Business Models for the Future: On September 12 and 13, Brisbane hosted some of the world’s most innovative and creative entrepreneurs as part of the two-day Creative3 forum. During the event, Patrick van der Pijl presented his new advanced-level half-day masterclass: ‘Business Models for the Future: Scenario Planning & Business Models’ exclusively at Creative3 Forum. This masterclass builds on his workshop delivered at Creative3 in 2012, and is an advanced level program suited to those wanting to build a strategy for the future. In Patrick’s advanced masterclass you will learn business model design and planning, sensing and seeing the future for better agility, innovation and sustainable advantage, while also making ideas visible, tangible and concrete in the process.
  • Ideation Workshop: Build an App with a Business Model: It’s one thing to develop an amazing app, but it’s another to build an app that you can commercialize. The Premier’s Awards for Open Data are hosting an Ideation Workshop at the Microsoft Innovation Centre on September 11th, to help app developers and startups think beyond the functionality of an application and to think about their businesses model. This is a great workshop to take in the early stage of application development, as it will help direct you to build an application that is sustainable and commercially viable. The workshop will be hosted by Patrick van der Pijl and Michael Eales. The event is aimed at Startups & Developers interested in participating in the Premier’s Awards for Open Data initiative.
  • The Hub Australia: On September 17th and September 20th you can find us at the Hub Melbourne and The Hub Sydney, both around 3.00 PM. Patrick van der Pijl and Michael Eales will be delivering an insight session on business model innovation and introducing the Start in 60 Days challenge we have been organizing at The Hub in Amsterdam and Bucharest. This program is focussed on social entrepreneurs and startups, build sustainable businesses. 

Contact us

In addition to these open workshops, we will be doing several client projects in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Our clients include some of Australia’s most exciting start-ups seeking to scale, large multi-national corporations looking to innovate around their business model, and the Australian Government itself as it seeks to help shape business and transform industry. Do you want to know more about our innovative method? And are you located in Australia or New Zealand? Please contact our local partner Michael Eales.

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