Small Group

Education Workshops

Y(E)P small group workshops are run weekly, targeting specific topics and allowing you to have your personal needs met by our local expert mentors. The events are purposely small, with a maximum of eight attendees. The size allows participants to actively work on their business, and ask the mentor specific ideas for their business.

Our small group workshops often book out. Please only register for events you plan to attend.

We get grumpy (on behalf of those who miss out) when you don’t show up to a workshop.

We are grateful for the support of our local mentors. We schedule workshop topics based on feedback from our clients, however, we do accept expressions of interest from workshop presenters in the region we service. For more information please email

Fire Side Chat with Aaron Birkby (+ Networking Drinks) @ Flamingos Tiki Bar
Feb 21 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Startup Catalyst – Lessons from Silicon Valley, London and Israel

As startups we are pushed to “go global”, but where in the world should we be looking to expand to and why? In this session, we will be sharing our experiences from leading missions to London, Silicon Valley, Boulder and Israel to help you understand the nuances of each market and why they matter to you. We will help you identify where you should be looking, why, and how to start, as well as the support that is available to get you there. If you run a startup that ever aims to have customers outside of Australia, then this session is for you.

Getting Started in Business 101 @ Y(E)P Cairns
Feb 26 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

So, you’ve got a business idea. Or you think you might have a business idea. Or you’ve got some skills and you want to make money for yourself, and not your boss. But what now? How do you get started?

Getting those wheels moving is hard work – and there’s lots to understand and get your head around!

This workshop is designed to set you up on the right path. We’ll start by making sure you’re well equipped to determine whether your idea is going work. And we’ll talk about why so many start-ups don’t get off the ground – so you know ‘what not to do’.

We’ll talk about understanding your market, designing your product or service for your customers and the types of things you should be setting up right from the start, to make sure your business is sustainable in the long term.

Then we’ll begin to put a framework about all the less exciting things you need to know when you’re starting a business, like structuring your business, getting an ABN and a business name, what laws do you need to know about and how to find out if you need a permit, license or certification in order to operate your business.

If you’ve got an idea and don’t know what to do next – this workshop is perfect for you.

If you’re thinking about establishing a business to create yourself a job – this workshop is also perfect for you.

Media savvy workshop with Kirsty Nancarrow

Workshop attendees learning new things

Risk management 101 with Rhiannon Simcocks