Getting Down to Business Accelerator 2017

After 3 years of 9 month incubator programs with more than 160 participants, Getting Down to Business ran as an Accelerator in 2017 for 30 young people 16-25 years who owned their own enterprise. 

More than $10,000,000 in annual revenue

More than 3,000 customers

More than 530 employees / contractors

In the previous 12 months these young men and women had: 

They were:

16-25    years old


young women

30% from regional Victoria

35% 1st or 2nd generation Australian

Building the enterprise they wanted to create the life they want.




What they learned:

  • How to communicate their enterprise's value proposition  
  • Customer segments
  • How to get, keep and grow customers
  • Customer relationships
  • Growing channels to market
  • Revenue, pricing and cost models
  • Resources – financial, human, physical and intellectual
  • Working with partners – in their enterprises and with other enterprises  
  • Metrics that matter 
  • How to make a killer pitch to attract customers and sales

Why they applied for the

Getting Down to Business 2017 Accelerator

Aged 16-25 years from anywhere in Victoria who already run an enterprise and want to expand it.

One of 40 entrepreneurs

Monthly Stretch Days; access to business coaches; and free access to a Start Up video series.

Free business coaching

Aged 16-25 to  share ideas, solve problems, build networks, collaborate and add value to their enterprises.

Meet other business owners

Meet famous entrepreneurs

To hear their story so far - how they built their business and good and not so good decisions they made along the way.

Access to free mentoring

From volunteers with rich business experience to help with the growth of their enterprise or give technical skills and networks to strengthen their business.

Access Lightning Learning™

Free access to online webinars, resources and knowledge to help grow their enterprise when they need it.

Steve and Katharina talk about how their businesses benefited from Getting Down to Business in 2014.   

Our sincere thanks to Moreland City Council for the vision.

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