On 31st July 2020, our federally funded project officially ended, however, we are awaiting news of further potential funding to continue programming from October 2020. Watch this space!

Bega For Business | The Project

With the one-two punch of bushfires and COVID-19 taking its toll on many around the country, a locally funded initiative in Bega has been giving struggling businesses a helping hand.

The learn more about the Bega Valley Innovation Hub, and the Entrepreneurs’ Programme run by the Australian Government, head to https://begavalleyinnovationhub.com.au/

Posted by The Project on Thursday, August 6, 2020


After two years of helping Bega Valley entrepreneurs bring their business ideas to life, the Bega Valley Innovation Hub (BVIH) is hoping for news of a new round of funding to keep the successful business startup program going.

BVIH regional manager Mia Maze says the locally delivered and facilitated program has now supported more than 120 local businesses. With a thriving community of innovators and aspiring businesses now trained and supported, she says the whole Bega Valley community will benefit through employment opportunities and cultural benefits the businesses provide.

The idea behind BVIH is to engage the entrepreneurial culture of the region’s existing businesses as well as startup-minded individuals wishing to explore new sectors and markets and to offer training and support to move their business or idea to the next level of operation.

“The Bega Valley Innovation Hub has now created a community of innovators, changemakers and business owners who actively collaborate and support each other,” says Mia. “They are a part of leading a successful innovative economy and will create jobs for the future of the Bega Valley.”

The BVIH Accelerate Program was developed at the iAccelerate Centre at the University of Wollongong’s Innovation Campus and is a part of the university’s commitment to growing a thriving regional economy.

Read the full article on About Regional here: https://aboutregional.com.au/collaboration-and-support-is-key-to-bega-valley-business-success/

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