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Meet the founder – Ian Reilly (Altrutec) standard

The Breakout Accelerator invites you to join a virtual conversation and Q&A with Ian Reilly, our May guest for the 'meet the founder' series. Friday 29 May from 10am – 10.45am About Ian Ian is an experienced professional engineer, company director and consultant with a proven international track record in developing and launching biomedical, agricultural consumer and industrial products for global markets. In 2018 he launched a disruptive agricultural technology that is set to revolutionise livestock farming globally. Ian licenced CSIRO technology to successfully launch agri-tech startup Agersens to produce eShepherd – the world’s first livestock virtual fence system. eShepherd allows a farmer to create a virtual fence and remotely monitor, muster and move cattle, using a smart phone, tablet or computer. Ian brought ...

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Meet the founder – Jamie Cunningham (Sales Up!) standard

How’s your enterprise coping in this time of rapid change? What are your new needs? Join our next ‘meet the founder’ conversation with guest, Jamie Cunningham, founder of SalesUp! Business Coaching to explore ways of managing business in a time of crisis Date: Tuesday 7 April 2020Time: 2pm-2.45pm AEST Join: Jamie has dedicated his career to making businesses better. At SalesUp! Business Coaching, Jamie and his team help turn the light on for business owners when the path forward isn’t clear. As a member of the Breakout Accelerator Network and tenant at the Breakout Co-working space at Old Beechworth Gaol, Jamie genuinely understands the challenges facing many rural enterprises. He has produced a free video resource with a seven step ...

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ACRE Coronavirus update March 2020 standard

The Australian Centre of Rural Entrepreneurship (ACRE) is responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic. We are sharing this update to keep you informed about ACRE operations during this difficult time. ACRE is following advice on COVID-19 from the state and federal health departments. The ACRE team are monitoring developments and assessing any potential impact on our services, facilities and events. As of Thursday 19 March 2020, we have postponed all of our face-to-face training events scheduled for the coming weeks. We will continue to monitor developments prior to making decisions on events and workshops scheduled for later this year. Fortunately, online learning is a key part of ACRE service offerings. We are currently working with our international partners,  the Social Enterprise Institute (Canada) and Social Enterprise Academy (Scotland), to offer a suite of ...

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Meet the founder – Wil Monte (Millipede) standard

Many enterprises face the challenge of needing to evolve or refocus as new priorities and opportunities arise. This process invariably requires a review of the WHY. • Do you really know the ‘why’ behind your enterprise? • Have you ever lost sight of your ‘why’?Explore these questions and more with our ‘Meet the founder' guest Wil Monte, Founder and Managing Director of Millipede ( When: Tuesday 10 March 2020 from 2pm – 2.45pm (AEST)How: Join via zoom (a free video conferencing tool): Join URL: Wil is a creative mobile technology leader, with 15-years’ experience at the helm of renowned mobile game-based education and gamification specialists, Millipede – a company he founded in 2005. Wil has strong experience in innovation and scaling ...

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Beyond Recovery Forum Beechworth standard

When you’re under pressure, it’s tempting to go faster and harder. But often, that’s when you most need to pause and connect with others. Hats off to a great group of people drawn from government, philanthropy and business who made time earlier this week to join a ‘beyond recovery’ forum hosted by ACRE at Old Beechworth Gaol. Many of these leaders are seeking new approaches and solutions so they can support communities who want to move beyond immediate fire recovery to become thriving places in the future. The incredible Gerry Higgins shared information and inspiration about world-leading approaches being used to rejuvenate rural and remote communities in Scotland, Cathy McGowan reinforced the value of home-grown community solutions, and the ACRE shared updates about ways we are working to reverse rural decline. We all have a role ...

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Breakout Accelerator Program – Look who we unearthed! image

ACRE and SecondMuse are delighted to announce and introduce the Innovators who will join our Breakout Accelerator. We co-developed this program to help unearth, connect and support innovators who are striving to build and scale dynamic, creative and sustainable businesses in places and communities they love. A key point of difference with this dedicated rural accelerator program is that we’re not asking innovators to leave home behind as they build their business. Some 43 diverse and vibrant businesses from southern NSW and rural Victoria applied to join the Breakout Accelerator. After a rigorous selection, interview and shortlisting process, we have selected ten Innovators for the program. We look forward to matching the business needs and supporting the goals of these Innovators by ...

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