Entrepreneurs' Programme

Innovative businesses looking to grow are the major beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme.

CCI works with the Government to help eligible applicants access matched grants of up to $20,000. And you don’t need to be a CCI Member to take advantage of this FREE initiative.

When you sign up to the Entrepreneurs’ Programme you'll receive an expert consultation where we'll assess your business and identify areas of improvement. 

Then we'll find simple, smart and effective ways to address those shortfalls, including helping you access funding to achieve your business goals.

We can also connect you with major projects through the Industry Capability Network of Western Australia (ICNWA).

Find out more about the programme's benefits, and whether or not your business would be eligible, on this page below the form. 

Have a question for our team?

Contact our Entrepreneurs’ Programme advisers by completing the form below, or alternatively you can call us on (08) 9365 7531.

How the Programme can help you grow and increase your ability to compete

  • Improve your business management capability;
  • Broker connections with research, knowledge and technology organisations to encourage innovation;
  • Find and support the right commercialisation solutions and connections to get your novel product, process or service to market.

To be eligible, your business must have been trading for three years and have had turnover of more than $1.5million in one of the last three years.

Your business must also operate in one of the following growth sectors:

  • Advanced manufacturing;
  • Food and agribusiness;
  • Medical technologies and pharmaceuticals;
  • Mining equipment, technology and services and/or oil, gas and energy resources, or;
  • Providing enabling technologies and/or ICT and professional services to one or more of the growth sectors.

To find out more about the eligibility criteria, visit the Department of Innovation, Industry and Science website.

Read some success stories reagrding the programme:

Printer tackles digital challenge head on

When your business is based on the almost ancient art form of print and the world is going digital, it takes a savvy team to meet the challenges of the modern world. The company has also enlisted outside help – the latest from the CCI-powered Entrepreneur’s Program.

Ag-tech startup on a roll

An agriculture consulting company wanting to develop a cost-saving software system for irrigators has credited a CCI-powered Entrepreneur’s Program with giving it the lift it needed.

Crowdfunding puts wind in their sales

West Winds Gin has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars via public equity crowdfunding and is among the first in Australia to access capital by the new source. The company has been through the CCI-backed Entrepreneurs’ Program.

Local focus on global demand

A small factory in Perth’s northern suburbs is cashing in on global demand for disposable contact lenses and is pumping out millions of lenses a year with plans for expansion. Managing Director David Masel has been taking part in the CCI-Federal Government Entrepreneur’s Program.

 

 

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