Victorian Small Business Virtual Showcase 2020

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Investible Showcase Image This year we collaborated with our friends at Investible to host the COVID-19 Industry Response Program! Join us on Wednesday 16 December for the Victorian Small Business Showcase where you’ll meet the people behind each of these 20 businesses and get a glimpse into how they’ve adapted through COVID-19 (with special offers and details on how you can best support them this holiday season and into 2021!)

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Date:
Wednesday 16 December 2020 06:00 pm until Wednesday 16 December 2020 07:30 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
Jenny Bevis
accelerator@latrobe.edu.au
Presented by:
La Trobe University and Investible
Type of Event:
Public
Cost:
Free

COVID-19 hit hard across Victoria’s business sector. Join us virtually to support 20 of the state’s most innovative small businesses!

They’re hard-working, innovative and as this year has proven, incredibly resilient. We’d like you to meet the 20 small businesses, retailers and hospitality operators who adapted through not just one, but two major COVID-19 lockdowns and emerged stronger than ever on the other side.

LaTrobe University Innovation & Entrepreneurship sponsored the COVID-19 Industry Response Program to support businesses to rebound following the first wave of restrictions. But just weeks before it launched, Victoria was plunged into a second lockdown, leaving business owners who had been preparing to re-open in a fight to keep their businesses afloat.

Over 12 weeks, these business owners learned, free of charge, from some of the country’s leading innovation and entrepreneurial experts on how to pivot, adapt, and innovate their way through lockdown; launching brand new products and services, gaining critical digital, financial and entrepreneurial skills and building a strong, supportive community along the way.

Join us for a virtual Showcase event to discover some of Victoria's best eateries, shops and experiences, get access to exclusive offers and be inspired by their tenacity and creativity.

The Program

The COVID-19 Industry Response Program was developed by Investible, Australia’s leading early-stage investment group, in partnership with La Trobe University Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

This immersive program provides an opportunity of a lifetime for small to medium business owners to learn from experts in entrepreneurship, business development, sales, retail, ecommerce and digital marketing. Over 12 weeks, business owners are equipped to quickly validate new opportunities, get up-to-speed on digital tools, embrace new solutions and adapt to change.

The Event

Whether you run your own small business or simply want to ‘shop small’ this year and support some of the region’s best restaurants, bakeries, fashion and beauty retailers, designers, experiences and more, this Showcase has something to offer.

You’ll meet the people behind each of these 20 businesses and get a glimpse into how they’ve adapted through COVID-19, with special offers and details on how you can best support them this holiday season and into 2021.

We hope you’ll join us for what is sure to be an inspiring event!

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