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Funding Announcement for Business Incubator in Beechworth – a first for Regional Victoria! image

Entrepreneurs, innovators and start up businesses from across North East Victoria and Southern NSW are set to benefit after ACRE was awarded a federal government grant of $491,000 to establish a business incubator as part of the government’s $23 million Incubator Support initiative. Breakout Accelerator is a partnership between ACRE and SecondMuse which is a collaboration agency focused on high-impact ecosystem incubation. Centred around the creation of a new incubator at the Old Beechworth Goal, ACRE’s Breakout Accelerator program is designed to leverage regional, national and international networks in order to open up and introduce regional and rural startup entrepreneurs to the broad innovation ecosystem. The funding was announced by Karen Andrews, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology with the ACRE project ...

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Digital innovation and entrepreneurship in Ovens Murray standard

ACRE was one of eight case studies showcased by the Ovens Murray Regional Partnership this week. The partnership, keen to showcase some of these national and international digital success stories was a way to inspire others in, and to our region including ACRE's project with the Towong Shire. All of the case studies highlight how people in Ovens Murray are using technology to facilitate community connections, enable work-life balance and provide economic and social benefit through jobs, training and improved services. Take a few moments to hear about all the case studies and learn more about ACRE's project in the Towong Shire. https://youtu.be/JcLwTKo7lAM Digital innovation and entrepreneurship in Ovens Murray https://youtu.be/Gu8FDBQuvZc ACRE Program Manager, Peter Sacco talking about how tech reality offers start-up ...

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Cultivating Creative Thinkers Through Social Enterprise in Education image

Professor Bill Lucas is an international advisor to ACRE and its Social Enterprise Schools initiative. Bill partnered with ACRE last week in Melbourne and Beechworth to present some very thought provoking, lively and interactive workshops on a key educational capability: Critical and Creative Thinking. Bill is a passionate advocate for the value of teaching capabilities to young people, employers, parents and teachers, drawing on the strong evidence that exists. Critical and creative thinking, social and emotional capability, ethical understanding and intercultural understanding are capabilities that have been introduced into the Australian curriculum. ‘Capabilities play a vital role in global education. Australia must treat capabilities with the same respect as other subject areas or risk falling behind international standards’. Bill Lucas 2018 Top 5 Habits of Creative ...

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Rural Entrepreneurship: Challenges & Opportunities video

Its not often you come across someone that speaks the same language and shares the same passion but Professor Donald MacLean has done an amazing job in this video by comparing the grey squirrel with the red squirrel. Through this clever and engaging video he has demonstrated that there is more than a 'one size fits all' approach to business strategy and that for rural businesses there are distinct benefits to a rural approach to business development and growth. The ACRE founders and leaders are experienced entrepreneurs who understand thee many challenges and opportunities facing rural Australia and see the potential entrepreneurial activity and social enterprise present for improving rural prosperity. This excellent video helps tell the story and demonstrates the ...

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