Startup Gippsland’s Scale Up Accelerator program – Applications are now open!
Do you have ambitions to grow your business in and beyond Gippsland?
Every startup requires expert knowledge and support to reach their potential, particularly if their sights are set on growing into regional, national and international markets.
The Scale Up Accelerator program is the pathway to help you grow and scale your business! If you are a founder/s of an established startup, working full time in your business and turning over a profit, and you’re ready to take things to the next level, then this program is for you.
The Scale Up Accelerator program is run by locals, for locals, along with facilitation from a team of highly experienced industry and scale up experts. Over 6 days, we will cover a wide range of scaling fundamentals, from financial frameworks and business models, to risk management and marketing, to distribution and exporting, and much more!
If you’re ready to take the next step and put your business on the map, apply now!
Join The Startup Gippsland Tech Startup Skills Program
Every startup relies on a digital presence to succeed, whether it be a simple website or a sophisticated software platform.
The Tech Startup Skills Program is for you if you’re a founder or team with a great idea, and you want to enhance your knowledge and incorporate digital and technology platforms to make your business a reality!
The program will cover a wide range of business fundamentals that will help you to develop your idea, and build confidence in your capabilities as a startup founder.
- The program is open to 20 founders, starting on April 16th.
- All program participants will take part in 6 weekend workshops across the 6 Gippsland shires.
- There is no prior technical knowledge required – just a willingness to learn!
- At the completion of the program, participants will have a working product ready to present at the Pitch Final on August 20th
For more information and to apply visit: www.startupgippsland.com.au
Innovation in a Crisis: With Jamie Sciberras from The Biscuit Shop
With their business heavily geared towards wholesaling to cafes and supermarkets, Jamie and Sarina from The Biscuit Shop have had to innovate to continue operations through the COVID restrictions. They circled back to an idea that had been with them from the beginning: creating DIY yo-yo kits for the consumer market.
As a result, they sold a staggering 650 DIY yo-yo kits in the space of 8 hours, and they’re still going strong.
Jamie believes that their pivot succeeded because they looked at a potential solution, instead of the problem. By considering opportunities as well as negative impacts, they were able to develop a product and strategy that helped to replace their losses in wholesale orders.
Read Jamie and Sarina’s full story here:
Herd @ Home is offering everything you need to set up your home office!
So many of us are working from home now, and we might not have our home offices set up quite how we would like.
The Herd has always been about community, and we’re working on bringing that into the home office as well.
We offer you everything you need to help make your home office what it should be, with office equipment, access to a mailing address, credit for when we reopen and access to all of our online community events!
If you’re just interested in the equipment side, we hire out equipment as a standalone option as well.
If you have any questions about what we’re doing, feel free to give us a call on 03 5644 3321.
Celebrate StartupGippsland’s startups at the Pitch Showcase on June 22nd!
Come and celebrate local startups at Startup Gippsland’s Pitch Showcase on June 22nd!