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Focus. Validate. Launch

Get your idea off the ground with the help of the Business Igniter program


  • Have you got a great idea for a business?
  • Are you ready to take action and follow your entrepreneurial dreams? 
  • Do you want to meet like-minded people and learn the tools you need to launch your business? 


If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then the Business Igniter program is for you! 


Every startup requires expert knowledge and support to transform their idea into a thriving business. At Startup Gippsland, we know that entering the world of entrepreneurship can be daunting - there’s so much to learn, jargon to wrap your head around, and it can be difficult to know where to start.


The Business Igniter program is the pathway to help you take your idea and turn it into a real life product or service, ready for your customers! 


What’s often missing for founders is an understanding of the technical tools and platforms that’s available to help them to launch. At the end of the day, every business requires a digital presence to succeed, whether that be a simple website, social media channels, or a sophisticated platform. The Business Igniter program will help set you up for success, and you’ll not only learn a wide range of business fundamentals, but you’ll gain an understanding of the digital tools that can help take you to the next level. 


This program is run by locals, for locals, along with facilitation from a team of highly experienced industry experts, and a pool of mentors who can guide you toward success. Startup Gippsland will give you the support you need to launch your business and build confidence in your capabilities as a startup founder. 


If you’re ready to make 2022 the year you start your business and make your first sales, then you won’t want to miss out on joining the Business Igniter program!

Business Igniter Expressions of Interest Form

Applications for the Business Igniter program will open in early 2022.

We are currently taking expressions of interest.

Please complete the form to receive a discovery call with a member of our team to discuss your idea, and be notified when applications open!

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Our Partners

Startup Gippsland is a project by the Bass Coast Shire, Baw Baw Shire, East Gippsland Shire, Latrobe City, South Gippsland Shire and Wellington Shire councils, funded by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, and delivered by GippsTech. If you'd like to become our Program Partner, please contact us.


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