NVI and Majoran take entrepreneurship to a new level

New Venture Institute Director, Matt Salier, with Managing Director of the Majoran Coworking Space, Michael Reid.
New Venture Institute Director, Matt Salier, with Managing Director of the Majoran Coworking Space, Michael Reid.

The Flinders New Venture Institute’s Venture Dorm has combined with Adelaide’s Majoran co-working community in a move that will allow 120 start-ups to take part every year.

Majoran’s MEGA 12-week entrepreneur program will now share a joint curriculum with Venture Dorm which will run at Majoran’s city and the NVI’s Tonsley locations.

The course, which will be an accredited university subject, is expected to attract students from all three of Adelaide’s universities, and will provide access to mentor networks, events and student interns from Flinders University.

New Venture Institute Director Matt Salier said Venture Dorm was originally spun out of MEGA and had changed its approach to be practically applied to entrepreneurial education.

“This collaboration between Majoran and the New Venture Institute is another step toward boosting the signal of the amazing work happening in the start-up scene in Adelaide to a national and global audience,” Mr Salier said.

Michael Reid, managing director of Majoran Coworking Space, said the partnership would equip more graduates with the skills to prosper in the real world of work.

The announcement, made at an Entrepreneurs Week event in Adelaide, is further proof of the shared commitment to the city’s start-up scene.

Venture Dorm and MEGA programs have seen successful graduates create 100 companies and go on to raise capital of more than $10 million.

The first course of the year will be launching in early March.

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