Entrepreneurs and start-ups in the City of Warrnambool, and Moyne and Corangamite Shires can bring their ideas to life with expert guidance and training in a fully funded pre-accelerator program thanks to $275,000 in funding from LaunchVic, an initiative of the Victorian Government.
The program is a partnership between the Warrnambool City, Moyne Shire and Corangamite Shire Councils, South West TAFE, Food and Fibre Great South Coast, and ManuFutures Deakin University. Warrnambool, Corangamite and Moyne Shire’s collaborative application was one of only four regional locations to receive funding.
Program participants will join Deakin University’s highly successful Ignite pre-accelerator program. Ignite is a one of many new incubator programs offered through Deakin University’s ManuFutures, an advanced manufacturing hub supporting regional businesses to improve competitiveness and create new market opportunities.
The program consists of workshops, seminars and presentations from industry leaders and past and current successful entrepreneurs. Participants will learn how to take their business innovation or entrepreneurial idea and turn it into a start-up business. All ideas, no matter what industry sector or type ,will be supported to develop and scale up new products and operations.
The first intake of Ignite participants will be in early 2023 at Deakin’s Warrnambool Campus.
Prospective participants will be able to lodge an expression of interest on the website www.theideasplace.com.au from late November 2022. If you have any queries before then, you can contact the team by email at [email protected].