How It Works
This program has been tailored to individuals and existing operators within the Port Stephens Visitor Economy who have a great idea. This can be an existing business where there is opportunity to scale up or a new business looking for help to start up. Participants will learn how to innovate and test the viability of the idea. The participants will be provided with several opportunities to connect to the growing ecosystem and industry experts. By the end of the program participants will feel increased confidence around the financial viability of their idea and have a clear view of what to do next. They'll have a good understanding about what support is required, from whom and how to ask for it. As part of the Design Thinking and Lean Startup methodology, participants will access the Ideation Toolbox - a range of business tools to use on the journey.
- 12th May 2020
Ideation Bootcamp: Introduction to the tools and methodologies to help transform your idea to a viable business.
- May to July 2020
Mentoring: Six 90 minute tailored mentoring session. Each participant will have an experienced business advisor to help them along the ideation journey.
- July to August 2020
Three Pitch Practices: Become confident in your pitch! Our team will help you develop a pitch deck that will cut through to any investor. Learn from your seasoned mentors and the program's alumni for their dos and don'ts.
- 1st September 2020
Community Pitch Evening: The chance to pitch for what you need next to your community, connectors, investors and leading business minds.
Each participant will receive a toolbox of business tools to help them along the ideation journey.
Register to Discover more
Register to attend on of our Discovery Events by visiting our Events page! These free Discovery events are an opportunity to learn more about what the Start House program has to offer. It's also a chance to connect with a network of support to help you get that idea to the next stage. We also invite existing businesses and industry leaders to participate in this event to connect with and assist with getting these great ideas off the ground. Start House Discovery Event - Nelson Bay 10th March, 2020 5pm - 7.30pm Start House Discovery Event - Medowie 18th March, 2020 5pm - 7.30pm
This program is delivered by industry experts to help you apply your learning to your business. Our Mentors and Advisors are highly accomplished and experienced in operating a business.
Marketer with a global perspective
Tech head and tech mentor
A brilliant mentor on your business journey
CXO, passionate people person and leader