RISE High Quality Food Production

About RISE

Throughout the program you will gain the knowledge and skills to innovate in your business or bring a completely new idea to life. 

We will take you through our award winning RISE pre-accelerator program over 8 weeks.

You will also be partnered with mentors who are leaders in their fields to help you maximise your learning and your business growth.

Who should apply?

Our program can support businesses and ideas, including:

  • Startup businesses looking to turn an idea into a business
  • Not-for-profits and organisations looking to make a financially sustainable impact in their community
  • Existing businesses looking to revitalise their strategy to launch new products or service

If you’re not sure if this is the right opportunity for you, give us a call to discuss what we have available for you.

Key Dates for the High Quality Food Production Program

Now to April 2024 - Expression of interest/Applications open

April 2024 - Successful applicants will be notified they are in the Program.

May 2024 - You will join our RISE program which focuses on  validation, customer discover and pitch practice, among other topics!

All participants have the option of joining online or can come together as a group at our Moss Vale campus.

June 2024 - The Program ends with a pitch event to showcase your business and the skills you've developed. 

Kay Saarinen

Saarinen Organics

We learnt how to build our business up step by step, how to employ staff, employ contractors, put SOPs into place, pinpoint our minimum viable product, how to advertise it and how to scale into machinery. From humble beginnings, we now find ourselves with confidence and connections to succeed.

Kay Saarinen

Sea Health Products

As a result of the program, my business has an exciting, achievable vision to work towards and a strategy to get there. We are beginning to see some incredible results.

Jo Lane

Braidwood Foods

Understanding some basic structures to build a longer term business model. 

RISE broke down this area into simple pieces that i was able to apply to my business and put them back together into a model that gives a much clearer path to where we want to head ans how to get there.

Tim Wimborne

How does it work? 

RISE is a blended program, meaning you can work from anywhere, at your own pace using the online course content as well as join facilitated sessions and mentoring. This is an 8-week program culminating in a live, pitch event. You will be taught how to develop a pitch you can use to attract paying customers, investors, and the media. 

A weekly plan would look like:  

  • Spend 2-3 hours working on their business at their own pace and  
  • 3 hours working together with an expert facilitator 
  • Optional mentoring sessions with an industry expert