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Masterclass#7 – Designing Your Startup Culture

7 February, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Launching a startup provides the unique opportunity to build a company culture from the ground up and strengthen your chances of success. Startups can scale quickly, with dozens of competing priorities, so this is often overlooked. But a positive workplace environment is critical for ensuring your startup can endure the risks and rewards of growth.


What is culture? Ping pong tables and free lunches are superficial perks. Instead, build a lasting culture around good values, communication and support. Avoid creating a toxic startup culture by setting a positive example for your team. This masterclass is your first step in developing and implementing YOUR startup culture.


Here’s a sample of some of the topics we’ll discuss:

  • Understanding what culture is and what it isn’t

  • Developing the startup values: practical exercises to define the startup values

  • Implementing the values in the business: tips and advice on how to best implement a strong culture


This masterclass is for entrepreneurs who want to:

  • Establish a positive startup culture from the get-go

  • Create a working environment for their team that inspires loyalty, enthusiasm and pride


Register for this masterclass to learn how to foster a positive startup culture.





Dr Zivit Inbar is the founder and CEO of DifferenThinking, a consulting practice that specialises in people, culture, leadership & performance strategies for growth with particular expertise in Technology companies, Start-ups, and Venture Capitals. Zivit has over 17 years of experience and expertise with building high-performance teams, driving high-level strategies and processes. Zivit is also the facilitator of the CSIRO’s Women in Innovation book club, developing leadership and entrepreneurial skills in female Australian researchers.




Register for any iHarvest Meetup or Masterclass and receive a complimentary mentoring session with one of the VU Entrepreneurs in Residence (VU EIRs).


The iHarvest mentoring sessions offer specialised guidance to startups and entrepreneurs through connection to the VU EIRs, a diverse bunch with a single common defining characteristic – they believe in the importance of developing entrepreneurs and They Make it Matter.


HANNAH GEE is a senior leader who is passionate about building great learning cultures. A genuine collaborator, problem solver and leader, Hannah’s career has encompassed partnering with organisations to get great outcomes for and through people, technology and learning. Hannah hustles, develops individuals and teams and loves building stuff.

Speak to Hannah about Leadership, Management, Purpose, Learning and Development, Business Growth, Consulting, Storytelling, and Learning Design


THOMAS ANBEEK is a builder with a passion for entrepreneurship and startups. After spending a number of years as a management consultant, the Erasmus University and the Rotterdam School of Management engaged Thomas to aid in establishing the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship (ECE). After moving to Australia Thomas became the first employee at Startup Victoria and was responsible for growing the community from 3,000 to 11,000 startup enthusiasts.

Speak to Thomas about Startups, Teamwork, Investment, Lean start-up, Community Building, and Program Development


JORDAN GIAN is a designer and thought provoker – but mostly a creative entrepreneur. With a background in design Jordan unknowingly used many Human Centered Design methods in setting up 15 SME’s before his 25th birthday. Jordan’s time is split between design commitments for leading global brands, running ecom businesses, hospitality venues and consulting on strategy and innovation.

Speak to Jordan about Small business, Design, Marketing, Getting started, Mindset, and Scale


Register now to attend #iHarvestMasterclass #7 and secure your mentoring session.


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7 February, 2019
9:30 am - 11:30 am


iHarvest Coworking Sunshine
03 9249 4429
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iHarvest Coworking Sunshine
301 Hampshire Road, #Level 4
Sunshine, VIC 3020 Australia
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