In the lead up to the Compass Pre-Accelerator's launch, we've met a lot of people who are interested in applying but want to either expand their team or find a team to join.
We are hosting this event for the following reasons:
- To connect social startup founders who are looking for co-founders and collaborators;
- To connect skilled individuals who are looking for a social startup or social enterprise, team or project to work on; and
- To connect people to students, staff and alumni of the University of Melbourne (who are eligible for the MAP startup accelerator).
This event will be an "open mic" format event where anyone who attends can stand up for about a minute and give either a pitch of your idea/startup and what kinds of people you're looking to add, or a pitch about yourself and what kinds of teams you're interested in meeting or joining. Speaking is totally optional! After that portion of the evening, everyone will have the opportunity to mingle.
The desired outcome of this event is that you will be able to build a team which allows you to apply for the Compass Pre-Accelerator - an experience created especially for teams with a social/environmental focus.