SME-24 Business Accelerator

Join a cohort of business peers for two days of intensive work on scaling up your business, finding new market opportunities and growing your team. Facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs and venture investors.

3-4 June 2024

Fast, intensive business growth program

Focus is on substantial progress in key metrics

Practical tools and methods to help your business grow

Win new customers, reach new markets, grow your team

"A concentrated burst of insight from entrepreneurs who've been there, done it, and are incredibly generous in sharing what they've learned."

Matt Fenwick
Founder and Strategic Director, True North Content

As a business owner/operator, time spent working on your business can be hard to find. The SME Business Accelerator Program enables you to find that time and shines a light across all elements of your business enabling you to identify where you need to focus your attention. You leave this program with clarity and direction. It brings out the best in yourself to propel your business forward.

Ellen Samuels
Executive Manager, Communication Link

work on your business alonside peers to leverage innovation for growth

What value do participants get?

Spend the time your business needs to focus on what matters from a long term and higher level perspective. Be on the business for 2 days not in the business as you are every day.

Be exposed and apply to your business key methods and tools that high growth potential startups use to validate and grow their disruptive innovations into investable ventures.

Work in a team of peer business owners who will serve as your advisory board for the two days. Test your new ideas through feedback from different perspectives. 

We learn best when we are inspired. By success, failiure, by learning from what others had to go through. People who will selfelssly share their experience are phenomenal local business owners.

Interact with panels of experts on all topics covered, inlcuding but not limitted to growth, metrics, people, culture, values and finding and evaluating new opportunities.

Much of the content you will access is the core of the programs at Canberra Innovation Network. It allows you to progress fast and grow.

Immerse yourself in the same collaborative environment that is frequented by founders of high growth startups, their mentors and venture investors to work on your business growth..

Network with the CEOs, founders, presenters, entrepreneurs and cohort participants. Form links and build lasting relationships you can leverage fpor your business and more.

SME-23 Cohort Supported by

Experienced entrepreneurs and advisors

This program is facilitated, delivered and led by experienced team of entrepreneurs, angel investros, mentor network members and innovation program leaders. 

Irene Zhen
Dr Craig Davis
Hannah Hartgers
Hayley Maddox
Renee Beerworth
Rosanne Brand
Annabel Griffin
Petr Adamek
Duncan Amos
Jarrod Deaton
Harold Dimpel
Kylie Burnett

Subsidised pricing available

For local companies (ACT and region) that are growth focused, using innovation extensively or are interested to introduce new innovations we have subsidised tickets thanks to our partners and supporters. Apply early to secure your spot. 

Subsidied - early bird
Apply before 30 March 2024
Must meet eligibility criteria for growth focused local SMEs
Access 2 days of workshops
All materials provided 
Can benefit from subsidy
Subsidised - regular
Apply before cutoff 15 May 2024
 Application must meet eligibility criteria for growth focused local SMEs
Access to 2 days of workshops
All materials provided
Can benefit from subsidy
Full price
Purchase before cutoff
We will send ticket link
Everything included 
Must be owner, operator, member of management or advisor to an existing an SME

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

Level 5, 1 Moore St
Canberra,  2601, ACT

Open from 9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM


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