Enterprise Panel – UWA Fogarty Scholars’ Conversation

October 7, 2020

On Thursday 24th September, the UWA Fogarty Scholars’ were a part of an exclusive Enterprise Panel. Bonnie Lin, Director of B2 Rainmakers and Fogarty Foundation Trustee, was a terrific moderator with the panel of Dr Marcus Tan, Founder and CEO of Health Engine; Andrew Larsen, a venture capitalist and Director of Larsen Ventures; and Jasmin Ward, Program Manager of LaunchPad and co-founder of start-up, Cribber; plus several others.

The purpose was to encourage Scholars to have an Enterprising mindset; that is, ways of thinking which sees opportunities rather than barriers, that sees learnings rather than failure, and wants to do something that creates change and develops solutions, rather than be complacent about the problems.

Some key messages from the panel:
– Entrepreneurship is hard! You need resilience.
– It’s more than ok to ‘flearn’ (learning from failures). You will learn and grow more from knowing what not to do, than getting it right first time.
– Be passionate about the problems you want to solve!
– Having expertise in your field, eg medicine, law, business, will allow you to understand the problems, identify solutions and have networks in your area of interest.

We are fortunate that Mark Shelton shared his thoughts all the way from USA. Mark has shared his video for you all to watch. https://www.loom.com/share/7d0b134f362c4150ab51eb1e70134871

It was great for those there to connect with the four, enterprising minded leaders. The informal conversations and relationships established are so powerful on Scholars journeys.

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