Cogent Campus

Education for founders & startup teams.

Lean Products, Sustainable Businesses

The essential (and free) product course for startup founders.

We’re all about working with founders and teams to turn great ideas into thriving digital businesses, and this 10-part program will help you do just that.

Delivered by Cogent’s senior product, design and technical team, you’ll learn about the tools, techniques and templates that you can use in your business immediately in order to streamline your product delivery and make it more effective.

Designed specifically for time-poor startup founders and startup executives (CEOs, COOs, CTOs etc), you’ll be able to dip in and out of the course as needed, and access resources online.

This course is 100% free to startup founders and startup executives as part of the LaunchVic founder education program.

The Program

Masterclasses are monthly, and open for registration two months before each one. All masterclasses are free to attend.
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Cogent Campus: Key Info

Course Features

  • 10 x Free evening Masterclasses in Melbourne CBD
  • Office hours with Cogent staff as a follow up to Masterclasses
  • Free online resources and content
  • Video interviews
  • Private Slack community


Masterclasses will typically run on the first and third Wednesday evenings of each month in 2019, focused on a different topic each session. The topics are designed chronologically to follow the journey a typical startup founder will go through to validate their idea, get it off the ground and make it grow into a thriving digital business.

You might choose to attend all of the masterclasses if you’re at the beginning of your journey, or dip in and out of specific topics that are particularly relevant to you.

Office Hours

The live Masterclasses are designed to give everyone in attendance an overview of the topic, and generic examples may be used to bring this to life. Office Hours are designed to give you a chance to drill down into your own context and ask our staff about how topics relate to your own ideas.

Slack Community

The private Slack community is where you’ll find slides from the classes, downloadable resources, and any tools mentioned in class. It also gives you an opportunity to chat with fellow founders and ask Cogent’s senior design, product and technical team questions you might have about your business.

Course topics and dates

Please see below for the full list of topics that will be covered in the first round of this course. You can register for Masterclasses on this page, but please note that Masterclass registrations are only open for the upcoming 2 classes at any time. Cogent will launch a second round of the Lean Design course in March 2019, dates below.

Startup Stories

A series of video interviews with some of Melbourne’s most exciting growing startups.
Stay tuned for more interviews.

Stay in the Loop

Not ready to sign up for a class, but want to be kept in the loop? Pop in your details and we’ll let you know when more topics are released.


Note: If you register for a class, you’ll automatically be added to the list 🙂