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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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How do you make the change that you want to see in the world? video

Join the Beechworth Festival of Change from 1st - 4th April and build skills, networks and ideas to help create positive social and environmental change. A full program of events taking place across different venues in Beechworth with many of these filling up fast. Sign up, be inspired, learn new skills, create connections, make the change! As part of the program of events CEO and founder of ACRE will share the inspiring tale of the transformation of the Old Beechworth Gaol as part of the Community Asset Ownership Walking Tour: When: ​ 3:45–4:45pm Wednesday 3 April, Old Beechworth Gaol. The walking tour is free with your Festival Pass, but bookings required:… The community asset ownership walking tour will take participants on a guided tour of ...

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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. Digital innovation and entrepreneurship in Ovens Murray ACRE Program Manager, Peter Sacco talking about how tech reality offers start-up ...

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Social Procurement in Regional Victoria image

ACRE are proud to be partnering with Social Traders in the ‘Social Procurement in Regional Victoria’ series - an event that provides you with the basic principles of social procurement and the impact its growth can have in the region. Join us in Wodonga on Wednesday 20 March 2019 to learn more about how the recent growth in social procurement in Victoria provides significant opportunities to local social enterprises and indigenous businesses as business and government are looking to increase their procurement spend to generate positive community impact. Featured topics of this event include: Principles behind social enterprise and social procurementVictorian government’s Social Procurement Framework, and its impact on Gippsland’s social enterprises, businesses and not-for-profit organisationsGrowing Regional Opportunities for Work (GROW Gippsland) initiative ...

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Think-Start-Grow Network forums image

THINK START GROW - DON'T MISS OUT We are so excited for our Think-Start-Grow Corryong Network Forum and Think-Start-Grow Tallangatta Network Forum events happening next week in the Towong Shire. If you want to find out more about starting or growing a business this is the perfect opportunity to hear from experts who can help. ACRE - Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship have gathered Tom from, Jenny from Jenny Bevis Events and Jamie from SalesUp Business Coaching in the one room to answer all your questions. Register via the event links or find more information on our ...

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