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From Idea to Reality

Are you a creative practitioner with a business idea you’d like to get off the ground? Do you want to grow an existing creative enterprise?

Foundry658 will compress years of business experience into an intensive learning program that will fast track your creative business, supporting you with business coaching and mentorship, and the opportunity to secure $20,000 seed funding.

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Lean Methodology & Creative Industries – How creative entrepreneurs can transform their ideas into sustainable businesses

HELEN SIMONDSON, Head of ACMI X Co-Working Space and Foundry658 Lead at ACMI A startup ecosystem is critical to entrepreneurship: it offers tools, advice, networks and support often via meetups, incubators, business accelerators and co-working spaces. During my time managing ACMI X, the first Museum led creative industries co-working space in Australia, it has become…

Foundry658 Accelerator teams announced

Following a successful Foundry658 Bootcamp, where 33 teams progressed their business ideas, 10 teams have been chosen to proceed to Accelerator stage. Each team demonstrated ambition to grow their idea into a scalable business from applying the lean methodology of start-up business taught in Bootcamp. The Accelerator is the heart of Foundry658 and continues the process…

Successful Bootcamp Applicants Announced

Foundry658, an initiative from the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and State Library Victoria, is pleased to announced the successful applicants for its series of Bootcamp programs. These participants represent the breadth of Victorian creative industries, and will take part in a rigorous three-week business development program with our experts. Learn about all…

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