[box]#feb026[/box]iAccelerate CEO Dr Elizabeth Eastland hosted a VIP information night in September, where she shared her journey of taking the iAccelerate initiative from concept to the construction of a multimillion dollar centre for innovative new busnesses.
“The iAccelerate Centre will be able to house over 280 entrepreneurs. It will bring together the iAccelerate Educate Program, mentors, professional services, other start-up and more advanced businesses with international aspirations,” Dr Eastland said. “Residents also gain access to our network of industry experts and investors.“
With the opening of the iAccelerate Centre in April 2016 the iAccelerate executive team were excited to share the building’s progress with a group of key startup and innovative businesses in the Illawarra. A large percentage of the build has been completed, including an office which was fitted out for tours the VIP tour.
The floor plans where also on show for attendees, giving them the opportunity to reserve their space in the new facility. Current residents of the iAccelerate Hub in the Mike Codd building on Innovation Campus have already being reserving their spaces in the new Centre.
“Our long-term goal remains to consistently graduate successful companies into the Illawarra economy with global footprints. This will lead to new local opportunities for C-Suite employment opportunities and professional services created out of iAccelerate,” Dr Eastland said.