Start your business the way you start your day!

Start your business the way you start your day! - Upstairs Startups, Bathurst

Heard about the entrepreneurs that become overnight successes?

They started with a good idea!
Businesses create jobs…
Jobs are essential for our region’s economic growth.


  • Can you learn how to be an entrepreneur?

  • Could it really work in the Central West of NSW?

  • Could you be the next startup success story?

Get ready for the change!

The great news is that with the arrival of Kaffeine all you need is a good idea and you can learn everything you need to know to grow your good idea into a viable business.

What is Kaffeine?

Kaffeine is a short, sharp, engaging course that will run for 2 hours per week over 6 weeks at venues near you with some classes also being run online. It is designed to teach entrepreneurship especially to the people of our region, the Central West of NSW.

What will Kaffeine teach me?

Kaffeine will teach you:

  • Pitch your idea in front of an audience of funders and potential customers like a pro!
  • Get your big idea into shape and take it to the next step.
  • Run your own show!
  • Work where you live and love what you do!

But will also introduce you to:

  • The ecosystem of entrepreneurs in Central NSW
  • The funding networks
  • Government agencies who will support you
  • Other start up hubs in regional NSW and Sydney

Being an entrepreneur puts your life and your goals into your hands.

Dare to explore more!

Dare to take on challenge

Dare to succeed!

$ 450
Special promo price

Course begins Wednesday 15th May, 2019 at 10am. Fill in the enrolment form now and we will follow up with the onboarding.

Startup Kaffeine' Course Outline

Over 6 exciting weeks you and a cohort of other aspiring entrepreneurs will be mentored and supported by local and international business experts, resulting in a live pitch to potential investors, customers and supporters, and a professional promo video for your website.

Each week you will tackle a core area of your business:

Your Startup Kaffeine Takeways:


Understanding your customer (in-person workshop)

  • Membership to a community of local, likeminded people


Creating your solution (online workshop)

  • Introductions to partners, customers and investors


Creating a business model (online workshop)

  • A durable, powerful business plan



Money and finance for growing businesses
 (online workshop)

  • The ability to understand and delight your customers with great products


Branding, marketing and communications (online workshop)

  • A powerful brand and marketing plan


Pitching for support and investment (in-person workshop)

  • A professional video showcasing you and your amazing business


Showcase: Deliver a live pitch at Upstairs Bathurst!

How does it work?

Startup Kaffeine has been designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs in regional and rural Australia.

Everything we present is highly practical, geared directly towards launching your startup.

We know that you are a passionate and impatient bunch so we won’t waste your time by asking you to learn theory for the sake of it.

We will release all of the lessons, tools and techniques to you at the beginning of the course, along with clear, simple explanations and instructions.

Our beautifully designed online training allows you to take control, and with your mentor’s support, have the flexibility to apply relevant lessons to solve problems in your business as and when you need to.

With Startup Kaffeine, your time can be entirely focused on practical business issues

Problem solving, strategizing and building a powerful network.


How will they work?

Week 1: In-person workshop

The course begins with an exciting in-person workshop to kick-start your startup journey. You will meet and network with your instructors, course mentors, fellow course participants, and with interested supporters, potential customers, and angel investors.

Learning combined with fun will ease you into the course.


Weeks 2, 3, 4 and 5: Online workshops

During weeks 2, 3, 4 and 5, you will have weekly access to a practical online workshop, where you and your fellow participants will meet with your course instructor.

In this session you will share your progress and discuss and solve the business problems you face.

Sessions will also be held in various venues throughout the Central West.

Week 6: In-person workshop

In the final week you will return for an in-person workshop to perfect and deliver your pitch. You will have the support of your mentors and instructors, as well as a trained actor, who will give you the skills to present your idea powerfully and persuasively.


Live pitch

You will pitch in front of an audience of local people, investors, customers and partners who are interested in your idea. Your pitch will be filmed by the Brijid Media team.



Take away your very own fantastic showreel to promote your business and to ensure your startup’s success into the future.

Important Dates and location

Application Deadline: 14th May, 2019
Course Begins: 15th May, 2019 – 10am to 12pm

Week 1

Workshop date: 15th May,2019
Workshop time: 10am to midday
Workshop location: Upstairs Bathurst, 203-209 Russell Street, Bathurst


Week 2

Online workshop date: 22nd May,2019
Workshop time: 10am to midday


Week 3

Online workshop date: 29th May, 2019
Workshop time: 10am to midday


Week 4

Online workshop date: 5th June, 2019
Workshop time: 10am to midday

Week 5

Online workshop date: 12th June, 2019
Workshop time: 10am to midday


Week 6

Workshop date: 19th June, 2019
Workshop time: 10am to midday
Workshop location: Upstairs Bathurst, 203-209 Russell Street, Bathurst


Live Pitch:

Pitch date: 25th June, 2019
Time: TBC
Location: Upstairs Bathurst, 203-209 Russell Street, Bathurst

Contact Kaffeine

Phone number: 0413 209 175


Location: Upstairs Bathurst, 203-209 Russell Street, Bathurst