A dynamic series of events, masterclasses and meet-ups to create a future for your ideas.

Events, workshops and masterclasses

You've heard from guest speakers, you've chatted with clever people like you, now it's time to take action to bring your idea to life.

It's best if you can attend all classes and workshops, as each will contain information relevant to any startup business, but you can also choose to attend the units most relevant to where you're at.


Hear from inspirational guest speakers who have turned their ideas into awesome businesses. Hear the steps they took to acheive success and learn how these can be applied to your business idea.


This is where the theory behind transforming your idea into a business is presented in a casual atmosphere. The masterclasses will get you thinking about new angles for your business and give a wholistic overview to getting it off the ground.


Enough listening, it’s time to start working on your business idea! The hands-on workshops are where all the theory learnt in the masterclasses is applied to your business model.


Meetups are all about being social, so come along and have a drink and some nibbles with like-minded people. They're a great chance to network and talk to your peers about your cool new idea.

Congratulations to our 2019 The Ideas Place Pitch night winner – Jarrod Pickford from Story Towns.

About Jarrod

Jarrod Pickford is a podcast producer and consultant with two decades of audio experience. Jarrod has worked as a travel writer for BestOfPeru.com, podcast presenter and producer for The Daylesford Podcast as well as The Hitchhiker Podcast, which has made an appearance on BBC Radio. Back home, he has been an audio producer for Alice Cooper, Dave Hughes and Kate Langbroek. He now runs a Podcast Company called The Clever Podcast Company and acts as a key judge in the Australian Podcast Awards.

About Storytowns.
Storytowns is a podcast app that localises podcasts. The podcasts captures local characters and stories around regional Australia and are designed to entertain and uncover the local hidden 'hot spots’ that travelling tourists would never have known about.

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