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Start House

Start House

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Start House is a distributed incubator model working with innovative and scaleable startups.

You only pay $125

Program value $4,000

This program is subsidised and funded by NSW Government Business Connect program.

Newcastle + Central Coast

How It Works

As a distributed accelerator we create diversity in innovation by curating opportunities and cultivating partnerships for the region. We work with regionally disperse partners to deliver the Start House program, bringing experts in residence, mentors, applied business training and a network for start-ups and scale-ups. This program provides an ecosystem of support and a pathway to global opportunities. Start House works with business hubs to distribute this program across NSW and beyond.

How It Works

This program is delivered by industry experts to help you apply your learning to your business. Our Mentors and Advisors are highly accomplished and experienced in operating a business.

Pierre Malou
Pierre Malou Chief Executive Officer

Our energetic CEO, passionate leader and master entrepreneur

Steve Wait
Steve Wait Chief Operations Officer

COO, mentor and leader, sportsman and Scotsman

Barrett Campbell
Barrett Campbell Chief Financial Officer

Our grounded, thought provoking CFO

Michael Hilsden FAIM, FACS.
Michael Hilsden FAIM, FACS. Senior Business Advisor

International experience but passion for the Mid Coast

Gordon Whitehead
Gordon Whitehead Senior Business Advisor

Tech head and tech mentor

Reda Haddadeh
Reda Haddadeh Senior Business Advisor

An international strategist with a big heart for community


Under Business Connect, 97% of this program is funded and supported by the NSW Department of Industry. Business Connect is a dedicated and personalised NSW Government program that provides trusted advice to help you start or grow your business. Save yourself the paperwork and register online.

Register for Business Connect here.



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