Venture Makers “Generate” Program

Event Name
Venture Makers “Generate” Program
22 April 2021
05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Address (Room): N/A


An initiative by The Alliance of Guangzhou International Sister-City Universities (GISU).

About the Speakers

Inu Rana works with Launch Pad, Western Sydney University’s tech business incubator, and her work portfolio ranges from managing businesses, supporting businesses, advising startups and working with the manufacturing industry in Greater Western Sydney region. Previously serving on the panel of Productivity Council, India, she has worked across industries in the South Asian region with top companies.

Jamie Pride, former CEO of, is the best-selling author of books including 'Unicorn Tears' and a Partner of Organizational Strategy at the global consulting firm Korn Ferry. With over 20 years’ leadership and consulting experience with international technology and digital media organizations, Jamie will guide the development of technology-based start-up companies in Greater Western Sydney, Australia.

About Venture Makers

Venture Makers “Generate” is a highly immersive entrepreneurship training experience focused on supporting emerging entrepreneurs to develop global opportunities for new enterprises.

Innovation and entrepreneurship is the pathway to navigate today’s world of rapid technological change and continuous disruption that is transforming economies, markets, social structures and career paths. As the world is adapting to these major changes, University’s world-wide are redefining their missions to align with these megatrends. Co-created and co-delivered with industry by Western Sydney University’s award-winning Launch Pad Technology Business Incubator, Venture Makers delivers a world-class immersive entrepreneurship training experience.

The two-hour Venture Makers “Generate” interactive training experience will provide an opportunity for participants to engage with high profile entrepreneurs, industry experts and leading academics to understand how entrepreneurs can identify global opportunities and leverage innovative business models and advanced technology solutions to create new global enterprises.

The approach of Venture Makers is broadly around three key principles of:

Mindset – promoting entrepreneurial thinking and cultivating an appreciation for learning through action; developing comfort in embracing ambiguity; and developing recognition for a sustainable world.

Skillset – utilising s a methods-based model focused on a dual approach – experiential i.e. ‘doing & reflecting’; and vicarious i.e. ‘engaging & observing’, thereby developing a strong skillset to support an entrepreneurial mindset.

Toolset – connectivity to WSU’s Launch Pad’s local and global innovation ecosystem to develop key contacts and networks.

About GISU

The Alliance of Guangzhou International Sister-City Universities (GISU) is proud to introduce the first two of many planned online professional development programs for its new Digital and Entrepreneurship Academy. These two programs are initially offered free of charge to the students of our Alliance members, industry representatives and alumni each member university might choose to invite.

Supported by the People’s Government of the Guangzhou Municipality, the mission of the Alliance of Guangzhou International Sister-City Universities is to attract and leverage the academic resources of its members in close collaboration for the sustainable development of our cities. GISU’s current 13 member universities represent 12 countries and a total population of over 34 million people in the sister cities. With a combined student enrollment of almost 400,000 and 36,000 faculty and administrative staff, GISU’s great diversity of academic programs and research capacity represent the best of the world.

Speakers: Inu Rana, Launch Pad Senior Business Advisor and Jamie Pride, former CEO of

Web page:

Name: Ms Inu Rana

Phone: 0296787202

School / Department: Launch Pad