A new regionally-based accelerator program is on the look out for Central Coast based tech intenders and startups with the intention of offering them funded support as they start or scale up their tech-based business.

The Business Centre Central Coast is looking to unearth more local tech talent to become part of its Start House incubator and accelerator program.

Steve Wait, CEO of the Business Centre, said the Discovery Sessions will give local intenders or those already with a minimum viable product a chance to meet mentors and experts in residence and understand the advantages of the unique Start House program.

“Start House is a no-equity incubator and accelerator program with the aim of mentoring some of the incredible local talent we have in our region to lead them to scale their businesses globally.

“We have the intention of developing diversity in innovation – be it diversity in location or diversity in the age, background or life stage of the founders.

“Not every start up or existing business fits the mould that other accelerator programs may cater for.”

Powered by the Business Centre, Start House will support 50 start up and globally scalable enterprises across the region over the next year, according to Mr Wait.

“Start House will provide mentoring and business education to entrepreneurs right across our region, and we are very much looking forward to working with partners and startups on the Central Coast.”

“We will connect more diverse innovators to the opportunities in Sydney while showcasing innovators who are geographically isolated.”

The Business Centre announced recently that it was the recipient of $189,500 in Australian Government funding under the Incubator Support initiative for its accelerator program, Start House.

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews congratulated the Business Centre and the other five national successful applicants, which received the funding under the $23 million initiative.

The Incubator Support initiative is part of the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme. For more information on how to apply for an Incubator Support grant, go to www.business.gov.au/assistance/incubator-support

For more information on Start House and how to apply go to https://www.businesscentre.com.au/what-we-offer/courses/start-house

For more information on services offered at the Business Centre, call (02) 4925 7700 or info@businesscentre.com.au

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