Are you looking for a new adventure either as something part-time or to compliment your existing business? Becoming a host with Start Up Mum might be for you.
We are looking for mums who are ready to connect and inspire other mums in business in their local community. By directing and hosting regular Start Up Mum events, providing inspirational speakers and great networking opportunities, you can become a local leader for the Start Up Mum community.
Start Up Mum Local Chapters are run by passionate volunteer hosts. We work closely with every host, so there is a formal application process to start an official chapter in your local area.
If you’re serious about bringing Start Up Mum to your local community, we’d love to hear from you. Please read through the following information to get a better idea of how Start Up Mum operates. If Start Up Mum seems like the right fit for you, fill out the form at the bottom of the page to apply to become a host.
Some FAQs for your to read
Q. What does it mean to be a Start Up Mum host?
Each Start Up Mum Local Chapter is led by one person who serves as the local host. This volunteer represents her local area and organises the chapter with the support of Start Up Mum head office.
As the host, you would be in charge of all the details for your local events such as:
- Booking dates
- Securing a family friendly venue
- Finding speakers for events
- Finding sponsors to cover event costs
- Marketing for the chapter and events
Q. How often are events?
Each chapter is expected to host a Start Up Mum event once a month, every month.
Q: Do hosts need to sign an agreement?
Each host signs an agreement in order to represent the Start Up Mum brand. The agreement confirms the arrangement and also covers confidentiality of Start Up Mum information and assets. The agreement lasts for 12 months and is renewable.
Q: What are the steps to the application process?
Once you submit your expression of interest, we will send you an application via email. After you submit your application, we will review it. If you are a good fit, we will set up a telephone or skype meeting with you to learn more about you and discuss further. If we are both in agreement for going forward, we will send you the agreement to sign and return. Once agreement is received we will work with you to set up the local chapter.
Q. What's the answer to the secret question?
Running A Local Chapter
Q. Can their be co-hosts?
No. We require one point of contact for each local chapter who serves as the face of that chapter. Behind the scenes, you’re free to organise your team as you see fit, but only one person can be the official host.
Q: Are there any costs/fees associated with running a chapter?
We aim to keep costs to a bare minimum and local chapters usually cover their event costs through ticket sales and local sponsors. There are no application fees, upfront fees or ongoing fees to Start Up Mum head office.
Q: What sort of support and resources does Start Up Mum head office provide?
Each of our chapter hosts receives:
- a set of host business cards
- access to the Chapter Portal where you will find brand assets, templates, marketing materials, etc
- access to our online Chapter handbook that details guidelines and learnings from our local chapter hosts
- access to our private Facebook group where you can communicate with other hosts around Australia
- Invite to attend monthly virtual host team meeting
- Complimentary Community Membership for the duration that you remain a local chapter host
Q: Can I set up social media accounts for my local chapter?
No, we believe there is greatness in the consolidated national community so only the official Start Up Mum social media profiles are permitted. But we welcome you to be an active community leader on our social media accounts and in our Facebook group.
Q: What happens if I can't be a host any more and I’d like to pass on the role to someone else?
You will have the option to nominate someone you recommend to be the next host however they will have to go through the application process.
Q: Do we have to get speakers approved by Start Up Mum head office?
No that is not necessary.
Q: Do speakers get paid?
No but they do have an opportunity to promote their product/services.
Interested in applying?
To express your interest simply fill in the application form and press submit.