As our Snowy Monaro and Queanbeyan cohorts are fast approaching their pitch days we want to celebrate all of our RISE companies this year.

We look forward to seeing the next groups pitch:

The Queanbeyan Hive
Chilli Oil
Bean Central
Braidwood Food Company
Carers and parents spectrum supports incorporated
Chilli Oil
Snowy Monaro 
Badja Forest Farm
The BASALT Group and The POSITIVE Lawyer
Wild Shack Camp
Moments Like These


And  we look forward to seeing how our Eurobodalla and Wingecarribee companies grow.



Trouble-Free Tradies has brought together simple but life-changing bookkeeping packages and practical solutions for Trade business owners who want to free up their time and take their vision to the next level.

We live by a Stronger Together philosophy in our commitment to delivering powerful services & support with the aim to empower each other, our clients, our communities, and environment. Through collaboration, not competition, we can all enjoy success.




Sharon Halliday is a bestselling author, podcaster, and book coach known as The Book Sherpa leading aspiring authors to conquer their Everest and write their books.


CanXsee helps us get out of the house by removing the uncertainty of finding places to go and things to do, by offering personalised options to explore connections with local services and communities. Seeking Eurobodalla families and local businesses to join our kick off crew. Help build a solution that makes your life easier and connects our community.



Simplifying the building selection process. Fittings, Fixtures and Finishes. Save Time. Save money. Save headaches.



Bodalla’s planned natural forest burial, expected to be opened in mid-2024, offer an alternative to cremation and traditional burial practices while creating a protected endemic forest. Have an open mind and discuss the benefits of natural burials with loved ones such as the benefits of the soil, while creating a protected forest to provide habitat for native wildlife.


Our boutique accommodation, TilbaCoastal Retreat, provides couplesand friends who are looking for acountry/coastal escape, withbeautiful eco-architecturallydesigned suites that embrace theperfect home away from home togetaway, relax, enjoy, and explorethe stunning Tilba region from.



Schools need to give students access to the latest in technology, in a way that is fun and engaging. How then do we get around the significant challenges in training the teachers, and setting up the technology in regional areas?

Conquestion’s aim is to blend the latest developments of computer science and robotics into fun environments that are easy and inexpensive to deploy.


Sue Hayward JP is an experienced Emcee, celebrant, interviewer, and writer with skills that will capture the essence of your life story to share with generations to come. She has served the community for many years through Rotary and is committed to capturing people’s stories and passing laughter, wisdom, and experience on to others.


We run a small vineyard in Canyonleigh, producing exclusive limited release Shiraz.

Our vineyard is sustainably managed, with no irrigation and as little chemical intervention as we can get away with. Our small batch, single origin Shiraz is a cool climate classic.




UnTouch innovates cleaning by using UV technology to avoid direct contact with dirty surfaces, providing a finished clean more hygienic than any existing product in the market, all without the use of expensive and harmful chemicals.


Seller Central Setup is a digital coaching business that helps business owners take control of their online sales and marketing.  We offer one on one coaching across platforms such as Amazon, Google, Facebook, eBay, Shopify, WordPress & TikTok.  Kate Ingham is SCS Founder.


Woodland Studio & Farm is a new rural location shoot venue at Exeter in the Southern Highlands of NSW. Woodland Farm is the ideal venue for location scouts & photographers who want to showcase products in an idyllic country setting close to the city. Also onsite is Woodland Studio, an established boutique farmstay which recently featured in Country Style magazine & can provide crews with further amenities for internal shoots, dining or change room & bathroom facilities.



The Honey Thief grew from a respect for nature and a love of the Southern Highlands. Combining traditional beekeeping practices with traditional slow food techniques we make conscious honey products with a focus on sustainability. With soulful intention and good design, we have a flagship store in Bowral where we offer a range of creamed and infused honey, unique to The Honey Thief.




Arty Bowerbird is a startup business created by Artist Mandy Rennie. My artworks are inspired by nature’s stories and concerns. I will be partnering with printing businesses that are committed to a sustainable future.


An Architect, turned Designer, turned Ceramicist. A journey exploring forms and functions, graphics, and textures, drawing from her Brazilian, Japanese and Australian Identities. Cintia produces individually handcrafted ceramics, incorporating the Japanese philosophy of Do, the Way, the commitment and dedication to an Art in a quest to achieve quality and beauty in every piece, with the goal of bringing appreciation into her customers daily lives.


Cintia Yamane Lemann Handcrafted Ceramics




Icing Bliss is a new creative studio in the Southern Highlands for people of all ages to learn, share and enjoy the art of cake decorating in a fun and relaxed setting. We specialise in teaching tips and techniques to create beautiful cupcake and cookie designs and run after school classes, themed holiday programmes and host birthday parties.


The Mystery Locker

The Southern Highland’s 1st Escape Room

Creator – John Jordan

Finding the Detective in All of us…




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