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:

Startup Gippsland: Innovation in a Crisis: Erin Lord from Aeromedical Solutions

Innovation in a Crisis: With Erin Lord from Aeromedical Solutions

Out of crisis can come opportunity; and this is something Erin Lord and Steve McLaren, co-founders of Aeromedical Solutions, are familiar with. 

Their medical repatriation brokerage was born through their passion to help and care for underinsured or uninsured travellers. 

“When people are faced with a crisis or emergency, there is a huge element of fear and concern, so a large part of our work, and our values in business, is built on the support we can give our clients and their loved ones. We like to think of ourselves as a bed-to-bed service!” 

Just recently, Erin and Steve were involved in an extraction of New Zealand residents from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Read their full story and how they have innovated and expanded their business throughout the current crisis on the Startup Gippsland blog 

Aeromedical Solutions global startup case study