Shireen DuPreez

Executive Search. Recruitment. Career Coaching.

Curtin Ignition 2019

Last week I was fortunate to be a delegate at the Curtin Ignition program, which is like a mini MBA for innovators.

I loved being back at university! Short courses have become more popular and I can see why – especially when it’s such a high quality one like Ignition is.

Here’s a few highlights from the six days:

  • The selection of the Mentors, Speakers, Panellists and Facilitators was outstanding (since I’m a recruiter I pay close attention to who the talent is!).

Classroom facilities at Curtin Medical School, I appreciated the natural light, not the usual fluro’s in classrooms!

  • The cooperative, supportive and ‘get it done’ culture was excellent and made for a hugely positive learning experience.

First day group introductions

  • Opportunities to ask important questions about my business to experts and gain constructive feedback was invaluable.

Program timetable

  • The fast paced and jam packed yet will timed presentations and program schedule was effective.

Attentive delegates

Group discussions

  • A block of time to work on my business not in it was a luxury and so beneficial.

My pitch poster

  • Networking with people from diverse backgrounds – all with the same goal of commercialising their ideas or helping others to do so.

Friendly delegates and mentors

  • Pitching! I’m an active member of Toastmasters to improve my public speaking skills, Ignition gave me the opportunity build on that. Delegates were called on to speak about their business several times through the week and the feedback was uniquely helpful. Also, watching other business owners pitch was useful.

Chris Evans from Quipmo delivering his pitch

  • Learning by doing is my favourite way to gain skills. The lectures were practical and implementable right away.

Charlie and Vicki talking about the Green Team innovations

Completion certificates for Green Team.

Detailed manual with additional resources

City of Subiaco scholarship recipients

I’m super appreciative to the many people who made the event such a success, in particular:

Memorable Ignition one liners

 

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