Pre-Accelerator Program


At our Showcase Event held on 6 October we celebrated the achievements of 25 startup teams (37 individuals) that participated in our 2023 Pre-Accelerator Program. They came from a broad range of sectors across all six Local Government Areas in the Loddon Campaspe Region.

Over 13 weeks they attended hybrid masterclasses and engaged with mentors to drive their startup ideas forward.

At the conclusion there were 4 startups already in operation and 4 more pitching for support.  

Week #1   An Entrepreneurship Mindset with Kerry Anderson, KA Rural
Week #2   Vision, Culture & Risk with Craig Hunter, Clear Dynamics
Week #3   Tech, Data & Ethics with Phillip Souter, Digital Resilience
Week #4   Customer Discovery with Kylie el Sheikh
Week #5   Financial Structure with Regan Smith, AFS
Week #6a Experimental Design with Tristonne Forbes, Pathwize
Week #6b Commercial Law with Lachlan Edwards, OFRM
Week #7   Protecting your IP with Sarah Gee, Curium Legal
Week #8   Business Model Canvas with Milton Collins, Action Coach
Week #9   Branding with Barry Robinson, Activist
Week #10  Digital Marketing with Kira Hyde, The KH Studio
Week #11  Investors & Funding with Taylor Tran, CVP
Week #12  Startup Pitch with Caleb Maxwell, Hebron Films
Week #13  Exporting

Links to our presenters can be found on our Contributors Page


Are you aged 18 years+, live or work in Central Victoria, and have a great startup idea? 

Subscribe to our e-News bulletins (link at bottom of page) to stay in touch when EOI’s open for our next Pre-Accelerator Program in 2024.

You may also like to read this for more information: FAQs_Questions_StartupCV_Pre-Accelerator_2023

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