How to Turn Your Passion Into Your Business

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Most startup founders build their business around their passion. Tech geeks build IT companies, food lovers open a restaurant, or professionals establish consulting firms. While your passion may fuel you to start your own venture, you need more than that to sustain your business and keep it going. There are processes and systems that need to understand -- from operations to accounting, to sales and marketing, to hiring people -- that may be entirely new to you.

Don't get lost in the nitty-gritty details that are needed to run a business. You may be overwhelmed with all the ideas and the things you needed to that that might freeze you on your tracks. Have a clear direction on where you are going and begin that by freeing your mind and absorbing whatever you can learn from this workshop. 

Probably, what you most need right now is to hear something from an expert that can part your own Red Sea, clear the cobwebs and point you in the right direction.

About The Speaker/s

Vanessa Vanderhaven

With a profound appreciation for detail and a relentlessly optimistic view on life – Melbourne-based illustrator, Vanessa, finds most of her days are spent drawing faces and flowers and drinking considerable amounts of peppermint tea from her favourite Pantone mug. Vanessa’s work has evolved over the last six years of illustrating. However, she has maintained a strong focus on confident female beauty with detailed fashion and botanical accents. She believes in empowering and delighting others through artistic visuals and in the last year has introduced colour and digital elements to lift her illustrations and communicate the story behind her work. When she’s not drawing or drinking tea, she’s busy getting lost in the streets of Melbourne and deciding which music artist makes her feel more baller between BANKS and Sampa The Great.


Sheree Rubinstein

Free-spirited former lawyer Sheree loves to shake things up and challenge old ways of thinking which are forever leading to new and exciting opportunities. In her former life as a lawyer at one of Australia's top-tier commercial law firms, Sheree was famous for her ability to bring life and culture to the everyday happenings - helping to coordinate a company flash mob was just one of her many achievements.

Sheree is a passionate advocate for helping women to build meaningful careers and thriving businesses. With an understanding of the specific needs, challenges and ambitions of female entrepreneurs Sheree co-founded One Roof. A multi-national company in Australia and the United States, One Roof curates industry-first female-centric co-working spaces and provides the support and resources entrepreneurial women need to thrive. 

About The Masters Series

WeTeachMe is our vision of the future of learning: inspired and impassioned learning that is run by the people, for the people.

In 2016, WeTeachMe officially became the biggest school in Australia, one giant leap towards our fundamental goal to be the biggest school in the world. As we start on our new journey to attain our next ambition, we begin with empowering thought leaders in every corner of the world by equipping them with the right tools and knowledge that will help them spark new ideas and bringing these ideas to life.

In accordance with this purpose, we have formed a new creative program to assist us in spreading our message into the world. We launched Masters Series by WeTeachMe where we could begin sharing the gifts, knowledge, and experiences of those who have achieved the unimaginable in their life against all odds to entrepreneurs who are still in the starting line.

To achieve this aim, we invite the best and the brightest, the industry movers and shakers, the well-known and influential members of the world of entrepreneurs to share their learnings and experiences in an unwavering effort to help those who are in constant search to find the answers. From creating thriving companies to taking your business to greater heights, we have everything lined up for you where you will learn from the best of the best.

Partners & Sponsors


MYOB loves supporting startups. As one of the original Australian startups, we believe in giving back to the community that helped us grow. We’re proud to back the Master Series by WeTeachMe for entrepreneurs.

City of Melbourne

The City of Melbourne continues to develop new ways to gather and share information to support those whose innovations and developments underpin the growth of the city. We broaden understanding and respect for Melbourne’s diverse knowledge sector and ensure learning can be a lifelong process.


Inspire9 is the original community-led co-working space for Melbourne’s startups, freelancers, and creative entrepreneurs. It is a community in the truest sense. We share ideas, responsibilities and opportunities. We collaborate on projects, help our neighbours with a tricky technical problem and broker business deals over a game of pool or ping-pong.

SPARK Deakin

SPARK empowers, educates and brings together Melbourne's most aspiring entrepreneurs. An initiative by Deakin University, our mission is simple: To invite everyone, Teach the curious, and Empower the best.

Startup Victoria

Startup Victoria is the go-to destination for all startup related topics. We believe that Melbourne can be one of the world’s best cities to build a startup. We want to help make that a reality by helping to accelerate the growth of Victoria’s startup ecosystem.

Wade Institute

Wade Institute is home to The University of Melbourne’s Master of Entrepreneurship. When you’re teaching people to create, make and innovate, the space they occupy should invite them to create new things from the moment they walk in. The Wade Institute centre will do just that.

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What you will learn
  • Steps on how to have a clear direction in business.
  • Understanding of the different operations, processes and systems needed in running a business.
  • Tools that can be used in finding your way around your business.
What you will get
  • Tips from experts on running a business.
  • Ideas from other startup founders that can clear your path towards your business goals.
  • Network with other entrepreneurs and business people.

What to bring
  • Notebook and pen.
  • Laptop or tablet.
  • Camera to document your experience if you like.
What to wear

Come as you are.

Appropriate for

startups, aspiring entrepreneurs, interested individuals