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Strive. Scale. Succeed.

With Gippsland’s homegrown accelerator program

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!

FAQ's

Yes. This program is particularly geared toward founders who are beyond the idea stage. While your startup does not need to be mature in age, you do need to be making sales and working on your business full time (or at least close to full time).

Absolutely! If you have an established business but you want to take it to the next step to create interstate and international sales, this program will give you the resources and support you need to make it happen. All you need is an open mind and an appetite for growth.

Definitely! Throughout the course of this program, you will not only explore scaling your business to a national level, but you’ll also hear from leading experts who have scaled internationally, to gain an understanding of both the barriers and opportunities that exist in international markets.

The program will take place between September and November, over a total of 6 days. You will need to commit a day to the Pre-accelerator Bootcamp, prior to the beginning of the program, and then 3x 2-day intensive sessions over a Friday and Saturday.

The cost of the program is subsidised by our program partners, with the co-contribution for participants of $800, and a discounted rate of $600 for Startup Gippsland alumni. 

Due to Covid-19 and the uncertainty and hardship this has caused for many local businesses, the Startup Gippsland team will be co-funding your place in the program. 

Participants will now pay a contribution of $300 (with $500 co-funded by Startup Gippsland). 
Alumni will now pay a contribution of $250 (with $350 co-funded by Startup Gippsland).

The program will be held in Morwell. Accommodation will be available for participants travelling more than 50km to take part in the program.

MEET THE PROGRAM FACILITATORS

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.

Our content partner for Startup Gippsland is Startup Onramp. Founded by Colin Kinner, one of Australia’s top startup community leaders, Startup Onramp has been involved in delivering regional startup programs in over a dozen regions across 3 states.

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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.

Our content partner for Startup Gippsland is Startup Onramp. Founded by Colin Kinner, one of Australia’s top startup community leaders, Startup Onramp has been involved in delivering regional startup programs in over a dozen regions across 3 states.

In The PRESS