IBA business development accelerator program for Indigenous entrepreneurs

Posted by Melanie Grevis-James on 3 February 2017 | Comments

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Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) is teaming up with Investible to pilot a business development accelerator program for Indigenous entrepreneurs.  This intensive eight week start-up program is an opportunity to learn from world experts with access to investors, mentors and coaches and will provide participants with the support, capital and networks they need to thrive in developing and realising their visions.

IBA is looking for high potential Indigenous entrepreneurs with innovative and scalable business ideas who are interested in being considered for a place in this eight week intensive Lab program in Sydney (start date mid-July 2017).  IBA will pay all program fees, return airfares and accommodation. 

This program connects and develops talent through online learning, workshops, mentoring, coaching and pitch opportunities. Through weekly milestones, participants will emerge from the eight weeks with three key outputs: a winning pitch suite, investor deck and a validated Business Model Blueprint.  The foundations of the program are developing a business with desirability, feasibility and viability at its core.


  • Aspiring Indigenous Entrepreneur or Business- at least Indigenous 50% ownership
  • Stage of Business - In Preparation for business or  a new Start Up (less than 2 years)
  • Scalable- the ambition to conquer new markets, not only in Australia, but also overseas; capability to perform under an increased or expanding demand and can maintain or improve profit margins while sales volume increases
  • Innovative - featuring new methods; advanced and original product/service or business model; new or different in some way.

 If you are interested in finding out more about this unique opportunity or would like to be considered for the eight week Accelerator program contact Brian Finlay on email:


Brian Finlay | Business Capability Development | Indigenous Business Australia

(T) 07 3008 8327 | (M) 0428 292 701 | (F) 02 6246 6237 | PO Box 10906 Adelaide Street Brisbane QLD 4001  

1800 107 107

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