ACRE and SecondMuse developed the Breakout Accelerator concept to help unearth, connect and support rural innovators who are striving to build and scale dynamic, creative and sustainable businesses in places and communities they love.
From November 2019-June 2020, ten Innovators will be supported and encouraged to tackle challenges, build know-how and access new markets, including developing capabilities required to achieve commercial success in international markets.
A key point of difference with this dedicated rural accelerator program is that we’re not asking innovators to leave home behind as they build their business.
This refreshing approach tapped into an emerging rural innovation mindset, with some 43 diverse and vibrant businesses from southern NSW and rural Victoria applying to join the Breakout Accelerator.
In response, ACRE and SecondMuse conducted a rigorous review, shortlisting, interview and selection process. This included convening an independent panel with expertise in regional, national and international business, coaching and start-up development who carefully reviewed and assessed applications according to the selection criteria for the program.
Look who we unearthed!
ACRE and SecondMuse are delighted to announce and introduce the Innovators who will join the Breakout Accelerator.
We look forward to matching the needs and supporting the goals of these Innovators by finding and bringing national and international networks, experience and expertise to the doorstep of each business, commencing with an immersive forum and networking opportunity at the Old Beechworth Gaol in late November 2019.
Shingleback Off Road co-founded by Andrew and Kimberley Taylor. Using lived experience and design to develop products that help bridge the gap between time-poor families and the great outdoors. Encouraging people to explore mountain biking, a growing tourism activity in North East Victoria and beyond.