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Breakout Accelerator Applications NOW OPEN image

We’re on a mission to rejuvenate rural Australia by unearthing, connecting and supporting rural innovators who want to grow their business. Through the Breakout Accelerator, a new generation of rural businesses will be coached, mentored and connected to national and global networks to drive their ideas forward whilst staying in the communities they love. Open to businesses in regional Victoria and southern NSW. To find out more about applications click here. The Breakout Accelerator concept was co-developed by the Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship (ACRE) and SecondMuse, a global leader in innovation, with support from the Australian ...

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Understanding Social Enterprise Workshops image

We are holding workshops across regional and rural Victoria for anyone with an interest in social enterprise. The 2 day workshops are an exploration of the different types of social enterprises, as well as a practical look at how a more enterprising approach could benefit individuals, organisations and their communities. To find dates and locations for workshops click here.   Participants from Mansfield ...

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SEWF 2019 Australian Bursary Fund – NOW OPEN standard

If you have been championing the social enterprise sector in Australia, it doesn't matter where you're from, this could be a great opportunity for you! A chance to attend the Ethiopian Social Enterprise World Forum in October 2019. It's specifically for those committed to growing the sector to make it truly national. Check it out! # #socent #socialenterprise Philanthropy Australia are looking  for up to 20 current and emerging Australian social enterprise leaders to explore "local traditions and fresh perspectives" at the Social Enterprise World Forum 2019, in Addis Ababa. The SEWF is the leading forum for international exchange and collaboration in social entrepreneurship and social investment. It is the main platform for learning, sharing of good practice, ideas and creating ...

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Are country kids being left behind? image

The Age 11 June 2019: 'We're in a bubble': Country kids left behind as education gap widens This article published in The Age, articulates exactly what ACRE is about - in an age where quality education should be so accessible rural kids are not getting the same opportunities as their city peers. ACRE exists to build a thriving rural Australia through igniting entrepreneurship in young people and their communities and we are always looking for collaborators that care about the education of country ...

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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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