Hey Entrepreneurs,
 
Just a quick update on some fabulous things happening around Geelong:

Next EG Breakfast
At our next Entrepreneurs Geelong breakfast we’ll be joined by Brendan McKeegan as he talks about Building Global Technology Giants from the Comfort of the SurfCoast!
Friday 7 April, 7.15am for 7.30am (until 9am)
Australia Post Small Business Hive, 108 Gheringhap Street, Geelong.
Get your ticket today at www.trybooking.com/PCOJ 

Geelong Business Excellence Awards
In it’s 31st year, the Powercor Australia Geelong Business Excellence Awards recognise organisations that have achieved business excellence in the Geelong region. This year there are some new categories including Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Nominate yourself or someone else and be at the awards ceremony on Thursday 17 August. For more information, check out www.gbea.com.au.
 
Small Business Smart Business
Small Business Smart Business is sponsor of Entrepreneurs Geelong and provides low cost education and mentoring for start-ups and existing small businesses in the region.
Seminar topics for entrepreneurs in the next 6 weeks include; time management, taking better photos for social media with your mobile phone, digital marketing tools to grow your customer community, blogging, business planning, Facebook ads, and sales without being awkward.
For more information go to www.smallbusinesssmartbusiness.com.au/events
Check out the mentors available http://smallbusinesssmartbusiness.com.au/our-mentors/

Runway Geelong open for applications
Runway Geelong is Geelong’s startup accelerator and incubator that is looking for companies keen to grow and go global. Applications are now open and close on April 5th. If you are a hard working, motivated, focused and innovative startup, then check out more information at www.runwaygeelong.com.au and apply today!
 
Upstart Challenge Launch
The Upstart Challenge is an entrepreneurial program and business ideas competition for high school students aimed at building an entrepreneurial culture and fostering strong relationships between students, educators, industry and the community. This year’s program launch will be on Thursday 30 March from 5.15pm to 7.30pm at Deakin Waterfront. Our President, Matthew Fletcher will be interviewing some of the Upstart alumni, so book today at www.bit.ly/upstartlaunch or find out more at www.upstartchallenge.com.au.
 
Australia Post Small Business Hive upcoming events
We’re always grateful to our partners at the Hive for providing a great venue for our breakfasts. Pamela and her team are running events regularly so make sure you check out what’s coming up so you don’t miss out. 
 
Look forward to seeing you at our next event and go get your entrepreneur on!