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  Inspire9 Footscray is a self-sustaining community that provides residents with access to the resources, space, people, mentorship, and opportunities that will help them grow faster and make a bigger impact with their businesses and ideas.

Melbourne's original community coworking space,  Inspire9 empowers individuals and small teams to achieve big things by generating connections between members of our entrepreneurial and creative community; locally, nationally and globally.

Inspire9 Footscray invites you to  9Fest, a celebration of the amazing community of entrepreneurs, social changemakers, and creatives that operate out of The Dream Factory in Footscray.

Over the course of June 2017, Inspire9 will be opening its doors to the western community and hosting a series of free talks, workshops, tours, and demos of our Makerspace and VR Lab.

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  We're bringing the best into the west 

 We're bringing Australia's top talent in sustainable business, emerging technologies, social enterprise, and high-growth startups over four huge weeks of talks, workshops, tours, and demonstrations.  Come, be inspired, and help us transform the west into Australia's engine room of positive transformation.

Week 1.0: Sustainability in Business + Life
12th June - 18th June

Change the world for the long-term while remaining sane? It's not too much to ask, is it? Come and learn from those who have walked this road before and kept their marbles while doing so!

Westside Story // Sustainability Through Community Connections

Discover how the Inner West business community has found success and overcome challenges by working together, and how this same approach is being used to combat the new challenges that are rising in The West.

Tuesday 13th June
6pm-8pm

FREE: RSVP

Sustainable Chat I // Personal + Organisational Energy

The risk of “burning out” in your job can become real if you don’t have an organisational culture to support you. Come learn how to balance personal + organisations energy, and what you can do to help mitigate the risks of burnout.

FREE: RSVP

Thursday 15th June
6pm-8pm

CoderDojo // Kids Computer Data Programming

In an exciting workshop designed for kids aged 7-17, CoderDojo are bringing the magic of programming to The West with their exclusive Kids Computer Data Programming Workshop.

FREE: RSVP

Saturday 17th June
10am-12pm

Pop Up Good Cycles Bike Repair Shop

Come and bring your bicycle, tricycle, unicycle, or washing cycle down and enjoy a coffee from the gals and guys at The Scapegoat in the Space9 event space while you get your bike serviced by the best social enterprise on wheels!

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Saturday 17th June
10am-3pm

Plato Project

Come and learn from Australia's premier outcome-focussed business education developing purpose and success in the modern economy in an exclusive event to 9Fest.

FREE: RSVP

Tuesday 20th June
6pm-8pm

Men's Collective

Men’s Collective  will host a space for men to drop in for a 2 hour get together, where they guide you through letting go of your week, being present & sharing with others what is going on for you.

FREE: RSVP

Wednesday 21st June
6pm-8pm

ASRC Detention Centre Art Night

Experience a night of powerful art, culture, and stories from one of Australia's most impactful non-profit organisations: Footscray's own ASRC. 

FREE: RSVP

Wednesday 21st June
6pm-8pm

Fuckup Nights

Fuckup Nights is coming to 9Fest for a night of laughter and learning. Come and learn from some of Melbourne’s most respected entrepreneurs as they expose their biggst failures to hundreds of strangers, all in the name of learning!

FREE: RSVP

Thursday 22nd June
6pm-8pm

Week 2.0: Resilience // Building a Business Mindset
26th June - 25th June

Money makes the world go around, but it can also cause a lot of problems. Come learn from Australias top social entrepreneurs and impact investors on how to use money for the power of good!

Pop Up Good Cycles Bike Repair Shop

Come and bring your bicycle, tricycle, unicycle, or washing cycle down and enjoy a coffee from the gals and guys at The Scapegoat in the Space9 event space while you get your bike serviced by the best social enterprise on wheels!

MORE DETAILS

Saturday 24th June
10am-3pm

Social Entrepreneurship // Panel of Social Entrepreneurs

With a wide range of impact investment funds and impact enterprises, Melbourne’s social entrepreneur scene certainly punches above its weight. Hear from our exciting panel of social entrepreneurs as they share their story.

FREE: RSVP

Tuesday 27th June
6pm-8pm

BCorp and Friends Drinks and Networking

The B Corp movement is one of the most important of our lifetime, built on the simple fact that business impacts and serves more than just shareholders—it has an equal responsibility to the community and to the planet.

FREE: RSVP

Wednesday 28th June
6pm-8pm

Sustainable Chat II // Thinking Green, Making Green $

The relationship between profit the environment doesn't have to be inverted. Hear from those who have turned a dollar from making the world a better place in this panel discussion.

FREE: RSVP

Thursday 29th June
6pm-8pm

CoderDojo // Kids Computer Data Programming

In an exciting workshop designed for kids aged 7-17, CoderDojo are bringing the magic of programming to The West with their exclusive Kids Computer Data Programming Workshop.

FREE: RSVP

Saturday 1st July
10am-12pm

Week 3.0: Resilience // Building a Business Mindset
26th June - 2nd July

Learn how some of Australia's most recognised social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations are able to fund their dream of making the world a better place while being able to pay the bills.

FREE: RSVP

Saturday 1st July
10am-12pm

Dream City Building Workshop

Using only recycled or reusable craft materials, families from Melbourne’s West are invited to construct their dream city as inspired by the surrounding cityscape and landscape and their own imaginations! 

Pop Up Good Cycles Bike Repair Shop

Come and bring your bicycle, tricycle, unicycle, or washing cycle down and enjoy a coffee from the gals and guys at The Scapegoat in the Space9 event space while you get your bike serviced by the best social enterprise on wheels!

MORE DETAILS

Saturday 1st July
10am-3pm

Complimentary Coworking Week with Inspire9 

Inspire9 Footscray is opening its' doors to Melbourne's thinkers and dreamers for a week of free coworking. Join us for a week and experience what it's like to be a part of Melbourne's original community coworking space.

FREE: RSVP

Monday 3rd July - Friday 7th July
9am-5pm

Dream City Building

Using only recycled or reusable craft materials, families from Melbourne’s West are invited to construct their dream city as inspired by the surrounding cityscape and landscape and their own imaginations! 

FREE: RSVP

Monday 3rd July - Friday 7th July
9am-5pm

Sustainable Chat III // Does Starting New Ventures Get Easier?

Despite the countless studies of famous entrepreneurs such as Arianna Huffington and Richard Branson, it's still a hard road to success. Join our panel of serial entrepreneurs as they discuss the challenges they continue to face today.

FREE: RSVP

Tuesday 4th July
6pm-8pm

Little. No BIG. Kids Art Workshop

A little gallery with big ideas just for kids, come join Little. No BIG's art workshop for kids of Melbourne's Inner West.

RSVP HERE

Wednesday 5th July
10:30am-11:30am

Week 4.0: Taking the Leap + Sticking the Landing
3rd July - 11th July

We're bringing in some of Australia's top entrepreneurs and investors to give you a master class on what it takes to create a successful startup and scale it into a profitable business.

Being First // Businesses for Tomorrow

History continues to show us that tomorrow's businesses are destined to eclipse even our greatest modern commercial success stories. Will tomorrow's successes be pioneers or profiteers? Our panel will discuss!

FREE: RSVP

Thursday 6th July
6pm-8pm

Inspire9 Footscray // Launch Day

Change the world for the long-term while remaining sane? It's not too much to ask, is it? Come and learn from those who have walked this road before and kept their marbles while doing so!

FREE: RSVP

Saturday 8th July
10am-4pm

Pop Up Good Cycles Bike Repair Shop

Come and bring your bicycle, tricycle, unicycle, or washing cycle down and enjoy a coffee from the gals and guys at The Scapegoat in the Space9 event space while you get your bike serviced by the best social enterprise on wheels!

MORE DETAILS

Saturday 1st July
10am-3pm

Little. No BIG. Kids Art Workshop

A little gallery with big ideas just for kids, come join Little. No BIG's art workshop for kids of Melbourne's Inner West.

RSVP HERE

Thursday 6th July
10:30am-11:30am

 Win 1 Year of Free Coworking!

All tours of the Inspire9 Footscray coworking space will be automatically entered into the draw to win 12 months of free coworking. All are welcome to book in a week to trial the space, meet your fellow residents, and be a part of the community that is transforming the future! We'll be sure to schedule in some Friday afternoon beers for when you're here ;)

+ receive a complimentary week at the Inspire9 Footscray coworking space

  We're bringing the best into the west 

 We're bringing Australia's top talent in sustainable business, emerging technologies, social enterprise, and high-growth startups over four huge weeks of talks, workshops, tours, and demonstrations.  Come, be inspired, and help us transform the west into Australia's engine room of positive transformation.

12.06 - 18.06

Change the world for the long-term while remaining sane? It's not too much to ask, is it? Come and learn from those who have walked this road before and kept their marbles while doing so!

1.0: Sustainability in Business + Life

2.0: Resilience // Building a Business Mindset

Money makes the world go around, but it can also cause a lot of problems. Come learn from Australias top social entrepreneurs and impact investors on how to use money for the power of good!

19.06 - 25.06

3.0: Purpose vs. Profit // Do Good + Make a Living

Learn how some of Australia's most recognised  social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations are able to fund their dream of making the world a better place while being able to pay the bills.

26.06 - 02.07

03.07 - 11.07

4.0: Taking the Leap + Sticking the Landing

We're bringing in some of Australia's top entrepreneurs and investors to give you a master class on what it takes to create a successful startup and scale it into a profitable business.

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  We're bringing the best into the west 

03.07 - 11.07

4.0: Taking the Leap + Sticking the Landing

We're bringing in some of Australia's top entrepreneurs and investors to give you a master class on what it takes to create a successful startup and scale it into a profitable business.

3.0: Purpose vs. Profit // Do Good + Make a Living

Learn how some of Australia's most recognised  social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations are able to fund their dream of making the world a better place while being able to pay the bills.

26.06 - 02.07

2.0: Resilience // Building a Business Mindset

Money makes the world go around, but it can also cause a lot of problems. Come learn from Australias top social entrepreneurs and impact investors on how to use money for the power of good!

19.06 - 25.06

12.06 - 18.06

1.0: Sustainability in Business + Life

Change the world for the long-term while remaining sane? It's not too much to ask, is it? Come and learn from those who have walked this road before and kept their marbles while doing so!

 We're bringing Australia's top talent in sustainable business, emerging technologies, social enterprise, and high-growth startups over four huge weeks of talks, workshops, tours, and demonstrations.  Come, be inspired, and help us transform the west into Australia's engine room of positive transformation.

REQUEST MORE INFORMATION

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  We're bringing the best into the west 

 We're bringing Australia's top talent in sustainable business, emerging technologies, social enterprise, and high-growth startups over four huge weeks of talks, workshops, tours, and demonstrations.  Come, be inspired, and help us transform the west into Australia's engine room of positive transformation.

Week 1.0: Sustainability in Business + Life
12th June - 18th June

Change the world for the long-term while remaining sane? It's not too much to ask, is it? Come and learn from those who have walked this road before and kept their marbles while doing so!

Westside Story // Sustainability Through Community Connection

Discover how the Inner West business community has found success and overcome challenges by working together, and how this same approach is being used to combat the new challenges that are rising in The West.

Tuesday 13th June
6pm-8pm

FREE: RSVP

Sustainable Chat I // Personal + Organisational Energy

The risk of “burning out” in your job can become real if you don’t have an organisational culture to support you. Come learn how to balance personal + organisations energy, and what you can do to help mitigate the risks of burnout.

FREE: RSVP

Thursday 15th June
6pm-8pm

CoderDojo // Kids Computer Data Programming

In an exciting workshop designed for kids aged 7-17, CoderDojo are bringing the magic of programming to The West with their exclusive Kids Computer Data Programming Workshop.

FREE: RSVP

Saturday 17th June
10:30am-12pm

Pop Up Good Cycles Bike Repair Shop

Come and bring your bicycle, tricycle, unicycle, or washing cycle down and enjoy a coffee from the gals and guys at The Scapegoat in the Space9 event space while you get your bike serviced by the best social enterprise on wheels!

MORE DETAILS

Saturday 17th June
10am-3pm

Plato Project

Come and learn from Australia's premier outcome-focussed business education developing purpose and success in the modern economy in an exclusive event to 9Fest.

CANCELLED

Tuesday 20th June
6pm-8pm

Men's Collective

Men’s Collective  will host a space for men to drop in for a 2 hour get together, where they guide you through letting go of your week, being present & sharing with others what is going on for you.

FREE: RSVP

Wednesday 21st June
6pm-8pm

Free Yoga with White Dog Footscray

Come and warm up your bones over a lunchtime "Hour of Power" of free yoga with White Dog Studio Footscray. Sessions will include 30 minutes of Pilates and 30 minutes of Yoga.

FREE: RSVP

19th, 21st, 26th, & 28th June
12pm-1pm

Fuckup Nights

Fuckup Nights is coming to 9Fest for a night of laughter and learning. Come and learn from some of Melbourne’s most respected entrepreneurs as they expose their biggst failures to hundreds of strangers, all in the name of learning!

FREE: RSVP

Thursday 22nd June
6pm-8pm

Week 2.0: Resilience // Building a Business Mindset
19th June - 25th June

Money makes the world go around, but it can also cause a lot of problems. Come learn from Australia's top social entrepreneurs and impact investors on how to use money for the power of good!

Pop Up Good Cycles Bike Repair Shop

Come and bring your bicycle, tricycle, unicycle, or washing cycle down and enjoy a coffee from the gals and guys at The Scapegoat in the Space9 event space while you get your bike serviced by the best social enterprise on wheels!

MORE DETAILS

Saturday 24th June
10am-3pm

Social Entrepreneurship // Panel of Social Entrepreneurs

With a wide range of impact investment funds and impact enterprises, Melbourne’s social entrepreneur scene certainly punches above its weight. Hear from our exciting panel of social entrepreneurs as they share their story.

FREE: RSVP

Tuesday 27th June
6pm-8pm

BCorp and Friends Drinks and Networking

The B Corp movement is one of the most important of our lifetime, built on the simple fact that business impacts and serves more than just shareholders—it has an equal responsibility to the community and to the planet.

FREE: RSVP

Wednesday 28th June
5:30pm-8pm

Sustainable Chat II // Thinking Green, Making Green $

The relationship between profit the environment doesn't have to be inverted. Hear from those who have turned a dollar from making the world a better place in this panel discussion.

FREE: RSVP

Thursday 29th June
6pm-8pm

CoderDojo // Kids Computer Data Programming

In an exciting workshop designed for kids aged 7-17, CoderDojo are bringing the magic of programming to The West with their exclusive Kids Computer Data Programming Workshop.

FREE: RSVP

Saturday 1st July
10:30am-12pm

Week 3.0: Purpose vs Profit // Do Good + Make a Living
26th June - 2nd July

Learn how some of Australia's most recognised social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations are able to fund their dream of making the world a better place while being able to pay the bills.

FREE: RSVP

Saturday 1st July
10am-12pm

Inspire9 Dream City Building Workshop

Using only recycled or reusable craft materials, families from Melbourne’s West are invited to construct their dream city as inspired by the surrounding cityscape and landscape and their own imaginations! 

Pop Up Good Cycles Bike Repair Shop

Come and bring your bicycle, tricycle, unicycle, or washing cycle down and enjoy a coffee from the gals and guys at The Scapegoat in the Space9 event space while you get your bike serviced by the best social enterprise on wheels!

General maintenance courses and a niche focus on brakes and gears are available!

BASIC REPAIR COURSE

Saturday 1st July
10am-3pm

BRAKES AND GEARS COURSE

Complimentary Coworking Week with Inspire9 

Inspire9 Footscray is opening its' doors to Melbourne's thinkers and dreamers for a week of free coworking. Join us for a week and experience what it's like to be a part of Melbourne's original community coworking space.

FREE: RSVP

Monday 3rd July - Friday 7th July
9am-5pm

Inspire9 Dream City Building Workshop

Using only recycled or reusable craft materials, families from Melbourne’s West are invited to construct their dream city as inspired by the surrounding cityscape and landscape and their own imaginations! 

FREE: RSVP

Monday 3rd July - Friday 7th July
9am-5pm

Sustainable Chat III // Does Starting New Ventures Get Easier?

Despite the countless studies of famous entrepreneurs such as Arianna Huffington and Richard Branson, it's still a hard road to success. Join our panel of serial entrepreneurs as they discuss the challenges they continue to face today.

FREE: RSVP

Tuesday 4th July
6pm-8pm

Little. No BIG. Kids Art Workshop

Make your own artwork with our artist Deb, who will take you in search of the critters and plants that live in the urban space of inspire9 and help you find ways to connect with nature. For kids 5-12, if under 5 a parent is needed.

RSVP HERE

Wednesday 5th July
10:30am-11:30am

Week 4.0: Taking the Leap + Sticking the Landing
3rd July - 11th July

We're bringing in some of Australia's top entrepreneurs and investors to give you a master class on what it takes to create a successful startup and scale it into a profitable business.

Being First // Businesses for Tomorrow

History continues to show us that tomorrow's businesses are destined to eclipse even our greatest modern commercial success stories. Will tomorrow's successes be pioneers or profiteers? Our panel will discuss!

FREE: RSVP

Thursday 6th July
6pm-8pm

Inspire9 Footscray // Launch Day

Change the world for the long-term while remaining sane? It's not too much to ask, is it? Come and learn from those who have walked this road before and kept their marbles while doing so!

FREE: RSVP

Saturday 8th July
10am-4pm

Pop Up Good Cycles Bike Repair Shop

Come and bring your bicycle, tricycle, unicycle, or washing cycle down and enjoy a coffee from the gals and guys at The Scapegoat in the Space9 event space while you get your bike serviced by the best social enterprise on wheels!

MORE DETAILS

Saturday 8th July
10am-3pm

Little. No BIG. Kids Art Workshop

A little gallery with big ideas just for kids, come join Little. No BIG's art workshop for kids of Melbourne's Inner West. ONLY 5 SPOTS AVAILABLE.

RSVP HERE

Friday 7th July
10:30am-11:30am

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