Hon Julia Gillard (Ducere)

Aug 27, 2015, 8:00 – 11:00 AM

Holding Redlich, Level 8, 555 Bourke Street , Melbourne, 3000

Australia's First Female Prime Minister and newly appointed Chancellor of Dūcere, Australia’s leading education provider for business and management courses from Diploma levels through to a world’s first MBA program.

In-person event

About this event

To celebrate our new global education partnership with Ducere - an online education startup with the content taught by the world's greatest leaders we are proud to announce our launch event with Australia's first Female Prime Minister - Hon Julia Gillard

We are kicking off the partnership with the ENTREPRENEURS MINI MASTERS (Sept. 30th @Collective Campus) this is a workshop brought to you by Ducere valued at $299 that we are offering to Startup Grind for $149 and including a ticket to Startup Grind x Hon Julia Gillard on August 27th!!!

BUT THIS IS AN INTIMATE EVENT AND LIMITED TO 60 SPOTS SO BE QUICK!!   THE ENTREPRENEURS MINI-MASTERS AGENDA: - Trend Analysis - Opportunity Identification - Rapid Bus Model Prototyping - Guerilla Marketing - Pitch Preparation This 3 hour workshop gets you a new venture business model with a draft pitch for investment. Materials developed and supported by insight from Entrepreneurial Leaders such as Founders of SEEK, 500 Startups and Atari.


Admired across the rank and file for being intelligent, clear thinking and politically strategic and for her effectiveness on her feet, Julia Gillard was the first and, to date, only female Australian Prime Minister. As Prime Minister and in her previous role as Deputy Prime Minister, Gillard was central to the successful management of Australia’s economy during the Global Financial Crisis and as Australia positioned to seize the benefits of Asia’s rise.   Gillard developed Australia’s guiding policy paper, Australia in the Asian Century. She delivered nation- changing policies including reforming Australia education at every level from early childhood to university education, creating an emissions trading scheme, improving the provision and sustainability of health care, aged care and dental care, commencing the nation’s first ever national scheme to care for people with disabilities and restructuring the telecommunications sector as well as building a national broadband network.   In foreign policy, Gillard strengthened Australia’s alliance with the United States, secured stronger architecture for the relationship with China, upgraded Australia’s ties with India, and deepened ties with Japan, Indonesia and South Korea. Gillard has represented Australia at the G20, including winning Australia’s right to host the 2014 meeting, the East Asia Summit, APEC, NATO-ISAF and chaired CHOGM. Under Gillard’s leadership, Australia was elected to serve on the United Nations Security Council.   In 2014, Gillard was appointed chair of the Global Partnership for Education, a leading organization dedicated to expanding access and quality education worldwide.   In February 2015, Gillard was appointed Chancellor of Dūcere, Australia’s leading education provider for business and management courses from Diploma levels through to a world’s first MBA program. On her appointment Gillard said ‘the connection between higher education, industry and government is vital to the future success of academic institutions. So too are the links between academic underpinning and real world learning at all levels of education which is one of the main reasons for my involvement with Ducere’.

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  • Hon Julia Gillard




Thursday, August 27, 2015
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM UTC


Networking and Food
Fireside Chat


  • Chris Joannou

    Draper University

    Chapter Director

  • Mohammad Akmal Rakib

    APAC Startup Grind Australia


  • Daniel Malkinson


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