Accelerate@Upstairs Program

Dive into the future with Accelerate@Upstairs! Proudly funded by the NSW Government’s Accelerating Regional Innovation Fund Grant, we’re on a mission to transform businesses from ALL sectors, big or small. But our vision doesn’t stop there, our focus areas include Renewables and Gas, Eco Tourism, and High-Quality Food Products sectors and their enabling industries. Experience the power of cross-sector collaboration and learning with us.

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We understand and welcome people and businesses of all shapes and sizes, select individual or organisation to view events and programs.

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We understand and welcome people and businesses of all shapes and sizes, select individual or organisation to view events and programs.

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Business Bootcamps

Fuel your entrepreneurial spirit with our intensive two-day Business Bootcamp. Dive deep into business fundamentals and marketing strategies, and give your ideas the momentum they need.

Designed specifically for regional businesses, this bootcamp is perfect for those ready to launch or in the early stages of their business journey.

Our next bootcamp is being held on the  16th and 17th May 2024

Lunch and Learn with Steve Semmens

Are you a business professional looking to excel in the ever-evolving realm of sales? Join us for an engaging event where we’ll delve into the nuances of modern salesmanship, led by seasoned expert Steve Semmens Business Coach.

Gone are the days of the traditional, high-pressure sales tactics. In today’s landscape, successful salespeople embody traits of honesty, trustworthiness, and competence. Discover how you can thrive in this exciting profession by mastering essential skills and building strong, lasting relationships with your clients.


Join us on the 4th April for this exciting Lunch and Learn. 


Lunch and Learn with Georgie Stuart

Using Social Media to Grow Your Community

Join Georgie Stuart at this lunch and learn where you will learn how to use your social media to grow your community. Georgie is business development manager, mum, vintage collector and the former host of Bimlow Cottage, a historic 1890’s cottage teeming with old-world charm and cottage blooms on Gundungurra country, Edith.  Georgie’s insights and experiences were also shared on the Hosting with Heart podcast during its fourth season. Georgie has cultivated a dedicated following of over 6,000 on Instagram and takes pride in the meaningful connections and vibrant community she has fostered through her small business. She donates weekly to ‘Pay the Rent”.

Join us on the 2nd May for this informative Lunch and Learn.

Illuminate Challenge

In partnership with Illuminate Education Australia, Accelerate@Upstairs presents the Illuminate Challenge. This week-long program offers high school students in the region a unique glimpse into the world of entrepreneurship.

Aligned with the Australian and Victorian Curriculum, it’s an innovative way for students in Yr 8-10 to experience business leadership and problem-solving.

Propel Program

Transform your business concept into a thriving venture with Propel. Over a rigorous five-day journey, we’ll assess, refine, and support your ideas, ensuring they’re not just feasible but also economically impactful.

Propel is your partner in creating sustainable businesses that boost regional economies and job opportunities. With our guidance, you’ll develop solid operational, marketing, finance, and legal frameworks, positioning your business for immediate impact post-program.

Mentor Program

Mentoring provides a range of benefits such as guided support, encouragement, assistance in goal-setting and access to knowledge and networks. For mentors, the process is often a learning opportunity which delivers great fulfillment. 

The Upstairs mentoring program will, in 2024, follow a structured framework of fixed-term rounds, with mentors and mentees matched according to their expertise and requirements. T

LAUNCH Program

Ready to ignite innovation in your workplace? The LAUNCH Program is a dynamic workshop series tailored for the bold and the brave. Whether you’re an ambitious risk-taker or a business leader hungry for growth, this program is your ticket to success. 

The program includes a 2-day entrepreneurial workshop, a 2-day deep dive into idea generation & leadership in innovation, and one day of completion and pitch. Join us at the Upstairs Incubator space on October 23 & 24; November 9 & 10; and Saturday, November 18, and embark on a transformative journey.



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