Six De­grees of busi­ness syn­ergy

The Coffs Coast Advocate - - NEWS -

TWELVE weeks ago, 10 bud­ding founders took the first step to­wards launch­ing their new en­ter­prise with help from 6 De­grees pro­gram Startup On­ramp.

Now the grad­u­ates are ready to pitch to a panel of ex­perts in or­der to win the as­sis­tance they need to take the next step to­wards launch­ing their com­pany.

Startup On­ramp is a train­ing and men­tor­ing pro­gram that gives lo­cals with great busi­ness ideas the skills, ad­vice and net­works they need to launch and grow their com­pany.

“The group tak­ing part in the pro­gram is di­verse, work­ing in in­dus­tries from hor­ti­cul­ture to travel, re­source re­cov­ery to e-learn­ing. They are aim­ing to carve a niche in their spe­cific sec­tor,” said Fiona Bar­den, the coun­cil’s Sec­tion Leader In­dus­try Des­ti­na­tion De­vel­op­ment. “They have pulled their com­pa­nies apart and put them back to­gether again – just in time to pitch.” The grad­u­ates will pitch to an ex­pert panel to­mor­row at 5.30pm at Toogetha, with the win­ner an­nounced.

START UPS: The Six Degress 10 founders have been work­ing hard over 12 weeks to hone their en­tre­pre­neur­ial knowl­edge and skills. Photo: CHCC

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