Business Station are excited to announce two of our Entrepreneurship Facilitators clients have been offered placements in the Business Innovation Program.
The Honourable Lauren Moss MLA, Minister for Women, announced the winners of the first Women’s Innovation Pitch event, which took place on 9 April in Darwin and Alice Springs. Six finalists pitched their innovative ideas to a panel of expert judges live in front of an in-person and virtual audience.
The three winners will each receive a placement in the Business Innovation Program, which provides a $30,000 grant including a special exemption for co-contribution commitments to help develop and commercialise their innovative business concept. They also receive one-on-one professional advisory services from the Northern Territory Government’s Innovator in Residence service.
Simona Paganetto from I’m Plastic Free, an online marketplace that connects eco-conscious consumers with ethical and sustainable products from Australian businesses and Rana Everett from Everett Consulting NT with a concept to manufacture critical Roll Over Protective Systems in the Territory for the mining and constructions industries were awarded a placement in the program.
Both women have engaged with the Entrepreneurship Facilitators Service (EFS). We are so proud of the effort these ladies have put in to their business growth and this outstanding achievement!
The Women’s Innovation Pitch is a Northern Territory Government initiative designed to encourage more women-led businesses develop and commercialise innovation in the Territory and strengthen representation of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) industries.
Entrepreneurship Facilitators provide a range of no-cost services to businesses or intending businesses in Darwin, including, but not limited to:
- Helping individuals with starting and running a business by providing information and advice about entrepreneurship and advice about clients, community organisations and other relevant stakeholders.
- Providing tailored mentoring and assistance. This includes facilitating one on one sessions to provide information and advice, or hosting interactive events such as workshops and networking events.
- Linking and referring individuals to appropriate services that will help them start and run their own business.
For more info, visit program/entrepreneurship-facilitators-service-efs