Female founders looking to evolve

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Attentive participants during a live session of the SBE Evolve Program. Image Supplied.

SBE Australia (Springboard), a leading accelerator for women-led businesses, has announced its next Evolve program will be taking place in WA.

Dr. Michelle Perugini (in green), speaker and SBE Springboard Program Alumni. Image Supplied.

The hybrid program, with a mix of online and two face-to-face sessions, will give ten women founders the opportunity to participate in an eight-week course that is designed to help female entrepreneurs grow sustainable, scalable and successful businesses.

Selected participants will be immersed in learning strategies to take their businesses to the next level. Each participant will work alongside other female founders at a similar stage of growth to advance and develop their business, culminating in a final pitch event.

Participation in the Evolve program provides every participant with access to industry heavyweights including investors, experts and mentors – an advantage you will have over non-participants.

Karen Tan, The Wellness Keeper. Image Supplied.

Nicole Cook, CEO of SBE Australia, said that working with founders from WA and in particular, the greater Perth region, continues their national mission of supporting women leading businesses that are transforming industries across Australia.

Perth has become a lively hub for startups and we have had it in our sights for some time. SBE has already supported talented Evolve alumnae from perth including daisy ashworth, founder of mortgage mates, so it was the natural next step to offer face-to-face evolve program for women entrepreneurs in the wa capital.

Nicole Cook, SBE Australia Founder

A prominent Perth SBE Evolve Program alumni include Fiona Dunn, CEO of GlowDry who completed the Evolve Program Fiona recently, announced that Priceline is going to be stocking GlowDry’s products nationwide – an exciting development in her small business journey.

The SBE EVOLVE program was the best program for a women-led startup. the course was delivered online which was great being based in perth, meaning i could expand my networks throughout AUstralia.

i also loved being surrounded by like-minded women who were as passionate about their businesses as i was. i can now pitch confidently and know my foundations are solid.

Fiona Dunn, CEO GlowDry
Fiona Dunn, CEO of GlowDry and SBE Evolve Program Alumni. Image supplied.

SBE Australia is a not-a-profit organisation that has supported 143 national Evolve graduates and 85 SBE by Springboard companies that have raised over $600 million in capital, had two IPOS and nine exits since launching in Australia in 2012. SBE Australia does not take equity in the businesses it supports.

SBE’s Evolve program runs from 21 October to 9 December 2021, applications close 8 October 2021 and are open now. For more information on Perth Evolve, visit their website.