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Start House Ideation Program Upper Hunter

Start House Ideation Program Upper Hunter

Start House Ideation Program Upper Hunter

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The Start House Ideation Program for Upper Hunter is a three-month program running from February to May 2020 seeking to develop great ideas that come from the bush!

You only pay $125

Program value $4,000

This program is supported by RMS and Upper Hunter Shire Council

The Business Centre

Scone NSW

How It Works

Start House Ideation Program is open to anyone, regardless of age or experience. It's designed for anyone who has been pondering on a problem they're keen to solve, or who have an idea for a business they'd like to explore. No idea or problem is too small. Existing businesses who are exploring ways to stay relevant are also more than welcome to participate. We'll help you explore the potential of your idea, and guide you through the next steps.

How It Works

  • 4th February 2020

    Ideation Bootcamp: Introduction to the tools and methodologies to help transform your idea to a viable business.

  • February to April 2020

    Mentoring: Six 90 minute tailored mentoring session. Each participant will have an experienced business advisor to help them along the ideation journey.

  • April to May 2020

    Three Pitch Practices: Become confident in your pitch! Our team will help you develop a pitch deck that will cut through to any investor. Learn from your seasoned mentors and the program's alumni for their dos and don'ts.

  • 19th May 2020

    Community Pitch Evening: The chance to pitch for what you need next to your community, connectors, investors and leading business minds.

  • Ideation Toolbox

    Each participant will receive a toolbox of business tools to help them along the ideation journey. 



This program is delivered by our innovation-centric team who facilitate learning in boot-camps, facilitated outcome based workshops or 1:1 advisory sessions.

Lena Vestad Hansen
Lena Vestad Hansen Business Advisor

Marketer with a global perspective

Gordon Whitehead
Gordon Whitehead Business Advisor

Tech head and tech mentor

Brooke Philips
Brooke Philips Education Manager

CXO, passionate people person and leader

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

Reda Haddadeh
Reda Haddadeh Business Advisor

An international strategist with a big heart for community

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