Come and join us this May for two awesome learning and networking opportunities! Conveniently scheduled over your lunchbreak, the Business Studio lunch box forums serve as a 45 minute inspirational and informative session on a variety of business related topics. Business Studio membership is free and gives you access to a great range of resources and business support. Visit the team on level 1 to sign up now.

Bring along your lunch or grab something delicious from The Library Cafe on your way.


Social enterprise and design thinking

…turning problems into opportunities

Tom will share global insights into design thinking and social innovation to help social entrepreneurs turn problems into sustainable opportunities.

Tom Allen is a design strategist, social entrepreneur and educator passionate about empowering people to create positive futures.

Tom founded Impact Boom, a social enterprise helping people turn their ideas into positive social impact and Seven Positive, an award winning Strategic Design Consultancy working with purpose-driven organisations to deliver innovative impact initiatives.

As an experienced educator, Tom works with leading universities locally and internationally to develop and deliver programs across social innovation and entrepreneurship, design, business and marketing.

Date: Wednesday 9 May 2018

Time: 12.30pm–1.15pm

Where:  Business Studio, level 1, State Library of Queensland

Register for this event now!


Authentic pitch

…the art of having a conversation about your business

Janine will lead an interactive session that asks and answers how to manage expectations, emotional investment and the purpose of your business. This session is aimed at founders who would like some direction for finding and keeping their authentic voice when pitching a new, evolving or established business idea.

For 18 years Janine Lee has successfully and singularly directed her company and led a team of creatives to develop award winning artwork and campaigns for government and private sector clients. She has founded and co-founded 4 start-ups and Janine’s passion for supporting and uplifting women is evident in her volunteering to numerous NFPs and social enterprises including Global Sisters, The Right Direction, the Australian Gender Equality Council, CARE Australia, One Girl, The Forest Stewardship Council and The National Breast Cancer Association.

Most recently her activities have focused on establishing a social venture called Feathersome. With the help of a diverse and growing working group, Janine leads this social enterprise via independent, intelligent media and events to enable women’s voices to be spoken, heard, seen and valued. A range of initiatives provide community with resources for improved leadership and build partnerships through people and technology to support women affected by violence.

Date: Wednesday 23 May 2018

Time: 12.30pm–1.15pm

Where:  Business Studio, level 1, State Library of Queensland

Register for this event now!