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OR VALIDATE the one you have!


Don't have an awesome startup idea? Let's find you one and validate it.

Already have a great startup idea? Good. Let's validate it.

So you've either been sitting on a great startup idea for a while or you're searching for one!!! 

Either way, you're in the right place.

Ever notice that the really true great ideas aren't that great at all? They're often simple and always personally important to the person themselves. That's what keeps the idea going, keeps that person interested and keeps getting them up each morning to following through.

That's also where you'll find purpose, fulfilment and satisfaction.

This is a hands-on, life-changing workshop designed to determine what's important and valuable to YOU as a person and then to find the RIGHT startup idea that's personal, profitable and in alignment with who you are and your values!!! Then we'll expand on it, build a vision and identify the "experiences" you need to move forward with clarity and certainty.

And there's a bigger picture...

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Gold Coast Innovation Hub and Design Moshpit have partnered to put together this 12-month program of workshops to create your Startup Model Canvas. The entire program is about putting aside an hour or two a week to work on developing your idea. Something someday you can earn money from.


But first, the idea.

This workshop is a 7-step process to generate and validate a startup idea that's right for you! 

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what's a great startup idea?

an idea makes that excites you!

If you already have an idea, let's validate it.

One thing that will waste your time is starting on an idea you later find you don't enjoy. If it's NOT important to you then don't do it. An idea that isn't in line with your values or beliefs isn't motivating and it's going to feel like a grind - everyday!


An idea that IS motivating gets you out of bed happy and energised. The day is already half won. Check your idea against the process. You might save you a few years on running the wrong idea or you might find a better one in alignment with who you are and what's valuable to you.

If you don't have an idea we'll find one inline with your values.

No idea? We have a process to help you uncover what's valuable and important to you. A process to cut through the cloud of confusion and help you separate out the great startup ideas. It's simple, it's logical and it works. 

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what you get

a set of 7 guided activities

The Good Idea Workshop is a set of seven online guided activities, designed to shift and expand your thoughts and your imagination. It’s one deep strategically designed conversation with yourself. A conversation of discovery, contemplation and decision-making.

  • Identify your driving forces

  • Clarify your unique value to the world

  • Decide on what’s most important to you

  • Derive an undeniable purpose statement

  • Contemplate a list of potential ideas and choose a powerful one

  • Take a deep dive into what this idea could look like if it played full out

  • Design the idea universe from the ground up

why choose us?

we're the conversatioN experts

At Design Moshpit we have first hand, industry experience at crafting meaningful conversations.  We are industry leaders in designing conversations for organisations and their big hairy challenges. The Startup Ideas Workshop design itself, is at the forefront of technological innovation. We’ve used the latest bleeding-edge digital design methodologies (design thinking and user experience design) to design a program of world-class workshops.

The workshop is run live and online using the video and audio conferencing tool Zoom. All you need is a power source, a computer and internet connection. Your work is yours to keep. View, review and rework your purpose content 24/7 anywhere, anytime, anyplace using the free cloud-based industry tool Miro. 

Simple. Clean. Easy.


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"things kept coming up"

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Summer Brown

Event Coordinator

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"Allowed me to mind-dump and realise that a lot of things that I had only given a fleeting thought to, actually kept coming up. Without this process, I may have missed an important aspect of my journey. It was also interesting to see where my focus was going and where I could change it to balance out and create more flow. I absolutely loved the interactive tools we used, it was very cool to see all of your ideas displayed right in front of you and then be able to condense them down into your purpose at the end. Absolutely Brilliant !!!"

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Ashleigh Luong

Agile Product Manager

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"If you are feeling lost or overwhelmed with life, it's a great starting point to re-assess and feel into what it is, that is important to you. IT will help you find your why, which is the stepping stone to possibilities."

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Stefan Jay

Senior Product Designer

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"It helped me discover what was really important to me. the things that were keeping me awake at night wondering 'what can I do?' It helped bring them out and bring clarity to what my purpose is and what I need to do next."

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Karina Miotto

Deep Ecology & Sustainability

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"It helps you to organise your thoughts, feelings and ideas in a very simple way. You will be able to see more clearly what you are passionate about, how to work on it and live from it."


"discovering what was important to me"

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"distilling IT into meaningful, simple solutions"

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Michael Lauria
Excalibur Program

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The process I was taken through was consultative, and comprehensive and the end result showcased not only the very best representation of the workshop, but a creation and re-imaging of it I could not have achieved myself.

The participants received so much amazing value from the workshop that I have integrated both the creative and delivery into my programs as an ongoing offering in replacements of what I was delivering prior."

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Holly Tatteswell

Digital Talent Co

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"I have thoroughly enjoyed working like this over the past few months on a range of projects. It has an incredible ability to distill business problems into meaningful, simple solutions where everyone feels heard and included."

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Troy Irwin
Deep Travel Designer

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"We used the process to develop a new online service. It helped us to think about our product processes and elements from different perspectives and resulted in a product that better suits the needs of our clients.

It is a scaffolded process that enabled us to re-imagine how we can add value to our clients. It added energy and enthusiasm and a holistic personal tailored approach that we needed, to make this innovative new service a success."

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WE'RE WIRED for expansion

there is a idea for every season of life

It’s up to you to discover what that is and it’s different for everyone. Fail to discover your idea and you could be left feeling frustrated, directionless and a little lost. 

Succeed and you will have found a source of energy, drive and daily happiness. When you have eventually fulfilled that idea then you simply move onto the next because people like you are wired for expansion. Finding your idea is essential to your continued expansion and growth as a spirited human being.

this is your time

the time for helping others is over

The time for you for helping yourself and discovering your idea is NOW!!!

This is about you. Don’t wait.

The Startup Ideas Workshop will redefine what matters most to you so you can live a life of fulfilment and live your life on a grander scale.


In these unprecedented times we want to help those looking to expand their consciousness and live a fulfilling life with Purpose.




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Bernard Schokman, Design Thinker and Founder of Design Moshpit, has worked in numerous digital roles across large corporations, medium sized and startup organisations. In 2007 he moved into a career deep in Design | Product Design, Service Design, UX Design, Design Thinking and Workshop Design.


Having reinvented himself on numerous occasions he wanted to capture the essence of it and design something to help himself and others do it again and again.

The Purpose Workshop was born.


He has authored industry design books "UX Like a BOSS" and co-authored "Design Thinking Moderator" with Sean McGuire - Design Thinker at Microsoft. He has also provided design mentoring for various organisations across Australia while lecturing in Design Management at Victoria University. He’s a father of three, a compliment to an amazing woman, loves learning, surfing, ocean swimming and has an insatiable appetite for deep conversation with anyone.

Let's talk Purpose!


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