What you can get from the Entrepreneurs' Programme


When you join the program, you'll get practical advice and mentorship from our dedicated team of expert facilitators. They'll help you achieve your business goals.

The program has helped real Aussie businesses to strengthen, grow, innovate and commercialise. It can help you both nationally and globally. 

The program is client-centred. It tailors the services to meet your needs and levels of commitment. 

Through the program, you also have the opportunity to access grant funding.  This funding can help you to:

  • commercialise novel intellectual property
  • take advantage of growth opportunities
  • connect to research collaboration opportunities.

Delivery partners


We deliver the Entrepreneurs’ Programme through an informed and collaborative partnership. The partnership is with industry leading private sector organisations called delivery partners.

We engage the delivery partners to deliver the program services and connect you with business experts. These experts are called facilitators and they'll help you transform your business.

We use these partners for both Growth and Strengthening Business. Growth includes the Growth Roadmap, High Growth Accelerator and SMART Projects and Supply Chain streams.

Our partners are:

Specialist digital, technology and design facilitators are available nationally, supported by Deloitte.

Our partner providing innovation services for Innovation Connections and Incubator Support nationally is CSIRO.

For Commercialisation, our partner delivering services is i4Connect.

Facilitators


Facilitators are business experts who have walked in your shoes. They provide independent and objective business expertise on a wide range of areas such as:

  • markets
  • production
  • export
  • digital and technology
  • research
  • design
  • development
  • innovation. 

The diverse team have demonstrated experience across multiple relevant industry sectors. They've helped businesses to innovate and to commercialise new products. Their support enables the building of sustainable, competitive businesses.

Local facilitators are helping bushfire impacted businesses to recover and build resilience.

 

Locations


Our delivery partners employ over 170 facilitators nationwide to connect with and mentor small to medium businesses.

To find a facilitator in your area, head to the relevant delivery partner website above.

Map of Australia showing the Delivery Partner network locations

Need help?

  • Contact us for help with your application or to find out more.

  • Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm across Australia

Entrepreneurs' Programme – Programme guidelines