iAccelerate Entrepreneur Club focuses on entrepreneurial leader engagement with 1,000+ registered participants and strong engagement with students, staff and the greater Illawarra business community.
The iAccelerate Entrepreneur Club Meeting is an engagement point where attendees get to hear from inspiring speakers, engage in networking opportunities and see local entrepreneurs pitch their ideas.
A key initiative is the engagement with entrepreneurial women via our Entrepreneurial Women's Breakfast Series. The iAccelerate Entrepreneurial Women's Breakfast Series aims to share the insights and stories of successful entrepreneurial women. The breakfast series will provide a forum to discuss the challenges they have encountered and share lessons they have learnt. The series will aim to encourage and inspire a conversation with the Illawarra community from the perspective of women, but will appeal to both men and women alike wanting to engage with the Innovation Ecosystem.
What we do
Brings high profile and expert speakers to the region
Provides peer-to-peer support and mentoring connections through networking
Supports and assists students and local entrepreneurs in developing ideas, building knowledge and connections to launch startup businesses.
Pitching opportunities at each meeting
Opportunity for skill-matching
Access to free professional services
The entrepreneur club holds regular events at least three times a session.
We attract high caliber speakers to share their experience in the Startup world. During the course of the meeting we provide opportunities for people to pitch their ideas and lots of networking time.
New members are welcome as this constant injection of new people and ideas is critical to the development and growth of the ecosystem.
Our events are open to the whole community and are generally held on UOW main campus or Innovation Campus.
Want to see when our next meeting is? Visit our Coming Events page.
Check out the latest photos from the recent Entrepreneur Club Meetings on our gallery page.
Kid Entrepreneur Club
We launched the Kids Entrepreneur Club after receiving feedback from attendees and entrepreneurs who wanted to attended eClub events but were unable due to their childcare responsibilities. As the majority to eClub events occur after 5pm, this made it impossible for many of our local entrepreneurs to regularly attend our events. This concept also supports our strategic goal of deliberate gender balance in the innovation ecosystem.
Kids eClub is open to eClub participants whose children are aged between 5 and 12 years old. Two fully qualified childcare workers are present to care for the children. We have a speaker / educator that provides approx. 1 hours worth of entertainment for the children, catering is provided, free time and a movie is screened.