Social Enterprise Events

Listed at the bottom of the page are events hosted by QSEC and our Regional Champions. These events also appear on the Regional pages.

Social enterprise events in Queensland including sector and member events can be found by typing QSOCENT into the Humanitix search bar.

(To include your events in this list, create your event in Humanitix and please include QSOCENT in your Humanitix Event Title).

Regional Champions

Regional Champions only: To submit an event, please use this form.

Please type QSOCENT into the 'search events' box below to find all QSEC member events.

Upcoming QSEC & Regional Events

    • 11 May 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • Firestation 101

    Event description

    Whether you're just starting out in business or a seasoned operator, it’s critical to understand how to protect your intellectual property. For many businesses, they are their most valuable assets.

    In this interactive workshop, Jacqui Keller, Business Lawyer at lawXO will give her steps on how to identify your IP assets such as copyright, designs, patents, trade secrets and circuit layouts and how to keep them safe and generate profits for you alone

    Date and time

    Tue 11th May 2021, 9:30 am - 10:30 am AEST

    Location

    Fire Station 101
    101 Limestone St, Ipswich QLD 4305

    Register


    • 12 May 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • Online - register for link

    Event description

    Beginning or growing a business involves many moving parts! Where is help, and how can you access it?

    This free online workshop can point you to resources, education and connections in our area.

    If you live in Ipswich or the West Moreton region you may be surprised to learn just how much information and support is available for building your business.

    Come join us to discover where to start, or who may be able to help you take your next step.

    Register

    • 12 May 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Firestation 101

    Event description

    Social media is a well-used term in business, however public relations and different types of media are an important marketing tool often overlooked. A “Press Release” is an official announcement to members of news media with newsworthy information for them to share to their audience.

    Join David Box, GM Ipswich News Today newspaper and learn to:

    - Write a catchy headline
    - Summarise key points
    - What to attach, and in what format
    - Make it simple for the journalist

    Date and time

    Wed 12th May 2021, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm AEST

    Location

    Fire Station 101
    101 Limestone St, Ipswich QLD 4305

    Register

    • 12 May 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Stalwart Alehouse and Brewery 78-84 Currie St, Nambour

    Come and join Sunshine Coast's social enterprise and business-for-good community for a night of casual drinks, good company and great networking. Meet purpose-led founders, social business leaders and all-round good people doing great things at the coast and beyond.

    This will be a fun yet relaxed, afterwork event; no awkward networking, just good people keen to connect with other good people. Registration is required, as space is limited. Ticket price includes one drink. You are welcome to order your own food from the bar.

    Stalwart Alehouse and Brewery
    78-84 Currie St, Nambour

    Learn more

    • 18 May 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Level 10, 12 Creek Street, Brisbane

    Female-founder Acceler8or Program (Face-to-face)

     2 days

    Dates:  Tuesday 18 May and Tuesday 25 May 2021  

    Time:  9:00 am – 4:30 pm 

    Location:  BDO Brisbane, Level 10, 12 Creek Street, Brisbane City Qld 
    Spaces:
      Limited to 20  

    This face-to-face Accleler8or Program is for female founders of startups or scaleups from throughout Queensland.  Our intention is to create a cohort of women who lift each other up and continue to support each other even after this program has finished.  

    BDO’s financial education programs are interactive, engaging and provide you with practical resources and tools. Female founders selected to join the two-day Acceler8or program will receive two online tools and a workbook with activities to ensure startup founders apply the concepts to their own company. 

    What you will learn 

    Over two-days of intense learning you will build a cash flow forecast and financial strategy for your startup or scaleup.  Founders will learn how to translate their vision and business goals into a financial roadmap. Using our online tool, you will calculate month revenue targets, determine when you can afford to hire and how much capital investment you’ll need.  Our second online tool helps founders identify their current cash position and strategies to stretch and improve your runway.  This program is an excellent opportunity to connect with other female entrepreneurs, to inspire each other through collaboration and build practical strategies to accelerate your business growth.  

    For more information: www.bdo.com.au/oqce#female

    • 27 May 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • Firestation 101

    Event description

    Google My Business is a valuable, free platform that provides more ways for your business to attract and engage with customers online. With 4 out of 5 customers using a search engine to find local information, businesses, and services, it's vital that you use this platform effectively.

    Join Lysa Dugandzic, GM Marketing & Communications at MTAQ for this essential workshop and learn to:

    - Find and manage your online profile
    - Create a free account
    - Optimise your listing
    - Encourage reviews

    Date and time

    Thu 27th May 2021, 9:30 am - 10:30 am AEST

    Location

    Fire Station 101
    101 Limestone St, Ipswich QLD 4305

    Register


    • 02 June 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Brisbane Business Hub, Level 2, 155 Queen Street

    Come and join Brisbane's social enterprise community for a night of casual drinks, good company and great networking. Meet purpose-led founders, social business leaders and all-round good people doing great things. This event will sell out, so reserve your ticket now.

    Registrations Essential

    • 29 June 2021
    • 9:00 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • 30 June 2021
    • 4:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Level 10, 12 Creek Street, Brisbane

    Dates:  Tuesday 29 June and Wednesday 30 June 2021  

    Time:  9:00 am – 4:30 pm 

    Location:  BDO Brisbane, Level 10, 12 Creek Street, Brisbane City Qld 
    Spaces:
    Limited to 20  

    This face-to-face Acceler8or program is designed with all Queensland founders in mind to ensure that no one is left behind. Priority will be given to regional startups and scaleups as well as female founders, Indigenous, LGBTQI+ and startups from (dis)ability sector. We are committed to ensuring the workshop is as open as possible with the opportunity for equal access to our financial literacy programs. 

     BDO’s financial education programs are interactive, engaging and provide you with practical resources and tools. Founders selected to join the two-day Acceler8or program will receive two online tools and a workbook with activities to ensure startup founders apply the concepts to their own company. 

    What you will learn 

    Over two-days of intense learning you will build a cash flow forecast and financial strategy for your startup or scaleup.  Founders will learn how to translate their vision and business goals into a financial roadmap. Using our online tool, you will calculate month revenue targets, determine when you can afford to hire and how much capital investment you’ll need.  Our second online tool helps founders identify their current cash position and strategies to stretch and improve your runway. This program is an excellent opportunity to connect with other likeminded entrepreneurs from diverse sectors, to lift and inspire each other through collaboration and build practical strategies to accelerate your business growth. 

    For more information: www.bdo.com.au/oqce#diversity

    • 30 June 2021
    • 3:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Ipswich City Council

    The Ipswich City Council Small Business Funding Program has been extended for another round (Round 3) to continue the financial support for Ipswich based small businesses through and post the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is a cash payment of up to $2,000 (exclusive of GST) per eligible applicant. The funding priorities are to help Ipswich small businesses get back to doing business, and stimulating the local economy. View Round 3 Fact Sheets and example support documents below.

    Learn more


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