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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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.

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.

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.

Lunch and Learn Sessions

Hungry for knowledge? Join our Lunch and Learn session where Adam Mostogl will share his experience of helping start social enterprises across Australia and helping with the world’s largest incubator for the UN Sustainable Development Goals. He will also share how small business can learn about how to connect your customers with the impact you care about, how to tell the story better and to encourage you to go further in being a business that does good for the region.

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.



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