Ku-ring-gai Impact Entrepreneur Program

ku-ring-gai impact entrepreneur program

Update: please note there has been a change of start date to Wed 1 November. 

Do you have a brilliant business idea but are unsure how to take it to market? Let's turn your business dream into a reality through our new entrepreneurship program.

Whether you have a potential business idea or are looking to scale up your existing venture, we're here to support your business journey! 

The Ku-ring-gai Impact Entrepreneur Program is a partnership with Ku-ring-gai Council and Impact Business School. It’s a six week virtual program that will take place between 11am and 1pm on Wednesdays starting 1 November and finishing on 29 November. The program will wrap up with a face-to-face networking session on 6 December.

Impact Business School Founder Patricia Kaziro has designed a series of innovative masterclasses and will be your instructor over the six week program. The goal is to start and grow a profitable business and create a positive impact in the community.

This initiative is part of Ku-ring-gai Council’s business engagement program, designed to provide support and foster connections within the local business community. 

We welcome all community members to join us. Please contact us if you need any assistance to facilitate your participation.


When: Wednesdays, 11am - 1pm starting 1 November finishing 29 November. Face to face closing event 11am - 1 pm on 6 December.

Where: Online and face to face finale session in Gordon.

Cost: $25. The fee will be donated to Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter to empower local women experiencing domestic violence and homelessness to develop life skills and build a self-reliant future.

This is a unique opportunity with limited places - register now to avoid missing out. Please note registration is open to people living within or operating their business within the Ku-ring-gai Council area.

Registrations are now closed

Course information

Masterclasses take place Wednesdays between 11am and 1pm on Zoom. Final event in-person.

Masterclasses 1-29 November

Module 1 Impact through Business

Explore creating a positive impact on people and the planet through business.

Module 2 Identifying Ideal Customers 

Create an avatar and minimum viable product (MVP) to test your solution and get product-market fit through customer discovery.

Module 3 Brand Storytelling 

Create a go-to-market strategy and brand to launch your product.

Module 4 Impact Business Models 

How to create a profitable, impactful and sustainable business model.

Module 5 Collective Impact through Collaboration

Create business collaborations to reach more people and create collective impact.

Finale Event, 6 December at Ku-ring-gai Council Chambers, 818 Pacific Highway, Gordon

This showcase event will give you an opportunity to share your business concept with other program participants, celebrate your progress and create new connections with other impact-driven entrepreneurs.

Masterclass format

Each masterclass is 2 hours in length and includes an engaging presentation, interactive activities, networking and collaborative opportunities. There is time allocated to develop your own business and you’ll walk away with accountability and takeaways to action between each session to move your business idea forward.

Meet the instructor

Patricia Kaziro, Learning Designer and Leadership Coach, guides CEOs and business leaders to create impact, and lead from the front when it comes to building impact-driven ventures. Patricia founded Impact Business School to create world-class learning solutions for future leaders and make impact-driven business education affordable and accessible for all. 

Whether you’re at the beginning of your founder journey or ready for the next stage to grow your idea into a commercial venture, we’re here to support you to start and scale your impact-driven business.

Impact Business School

Impact Business School creates digital learning experiences for business leaders through on-demand content, live masterclasses, leadership coaching and the Impact League, our global community of change-makers.

Our team of impact-driven experts guide emerging and established leaders to elevate their leadership skills and build impactful and inclusive ventures that do good for people and the planet.

We welcome all levels of learners and diverse leaders.

More information

If you have any queries about the program please email Patricia Kaziro patricia@theimpactleague.com or William Adames at Ku-ring-gai Council wadames@krg.nsw.gov.au.