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MAP Startup Bootcamp

  • LAB-14 Eventspace 700 Swanston Street Carlton, VIC, 3053 Australia (map)

Designed to connect, educate and inspire those who want to learn what it takes to launch a startup. In this bootcamp, you’ll be introduced to the fundamentals of startups including the practical tools and steps to turn your business ideas into reality. On the second night, return for the MAP Founder Open Mic Night where you'll have the opportunity to meet members of the MAP community and to pitch your startup (idea) or your skills.

Event Details

Night 1 - Startup Bootcamp: Wednesday 29 March, 6.00pm - 9.00pm
LAB-14, 700 Swanston St, Carlton, VIC 3053.
Dinner and refreshments provided, along with a comprehensive resource pack for each participant.

Night 2 - Founder Open Mic Night: Thursday 30 March, 6.00pm - 7.30pm
LAB-14, 700 Swanston St, Carlton, VIC 3053.
Refreshments provided.

The Fundamentals

  • Understanding and applying the Lean Startup methodology.
  • Ideation, identifying pain points and framing potential opportunities.
  • Developing your idea with the Business Model Canvas.
  • Exploring your audience - grasp the keys to customer development.

Key Takeaways

  • Learn the most areas to consider when making your business idea a reality.
  • Learn how to define your true customer base and how to deliver value that your customers actually want.
  • Understand the next steps so you can keep moving on your entrepreneurial journey. 


Night 1 - Startup Bootcamp: Wednesday 29 March
6.00pm - Arrival & Registration
6.30pm - MAP Startup Bootcamp (including break for dinner & refreshments)
9.00pm - Event concludes

Night 2 - Founder Open Mic Night: Thursday 30 March
5.45pm - 6.00pm: Arrival & Registration
6.00pm - 7.00pm: Open Mic 'Pitching'
7.00pm - 7.30pm: Drinks & Informal Networking


Lisian Teh, Development Manager, MAP 
Lisian is responsible for all MAP events and programs across the early stage pipeline, including Master Classes, Startup Bootcamps, the Velocity Program and Female Founder events. She is committed to connecting aspiring entrepreneurs with the right programs to develop their skills and help them launch their businesses. Prior to joining MAP in September 2016, Lisian was a construction disputes and commercial litigation lawyer, and was previously an Advisor to the Office of the Premier of Victoria.

Li Xia, Founder, Simple Pharmacy (MAP16) and Managing Director, Nebula Health.
Li has started, grown and exited multiple tech companies in Australia and Silicon Valley. He is the founder of Mud Map, an outdoor mapping app that was awarded App of the year by Apple and has also co-founded, a ventured backed San Francisco startup in the outdoor travel space. Upon returning to Australia after his time in Silicon Valley, Li has turned his focus to solving problems in the Healthcare space. Li is the founder of Simple Pharmacy, which his brought through the MAP Startup Accelerator in 2016. He is now cofounder and Managing Director of Nebula Health, whose aim is to improve the experience of patients throughout their operative journey.

Earlier Event: March 22
MAP17 Application Workshop
Later Event: May 31
MAP17 Accelerator Launch