Before the new year comes upon us, the Chamber is calling out to all would-be business start ups and those with a business idea – to come forward and find out what support, funding and mentorship might be available to them.
The Start Ups Development Seminar is part of a proposed new program of events and functions that the Chamber is developing in partnership with local organisations to facilitate the expression and expansion of new business ideas in the Seven Valleys region.
The Seminar will feature speakers from a number of state and federal government agencies and universities that support start ups and innovation programs for businesses. There will be case studies and local entrepreneurs speaking about their business experiences. This one stop shop experience will give attendees valuable insights into taking an idea to reality.
Starting a new business is daunting but knowing where to turn for advice or financial support can be a lifesaver. The Chamber is planning to work with selected start-ups following the March 2022 seminar to progress ideas to a point of readiness for additional funding or showcasing to potential investors in mid-2023.
The transitioning of the Lithgow regional economy into new fields of endeavour is creating start-up opportunities in areas such as agri-business, tourism, advanced manufacturing, cultural industries and renewables. That said, the Chamber wants to cast the net much wider and wants the community to come forward with as many other business ideas as possible.
The Chamber is partnering with Western Sydney University to hold the Seminar at their Maldhan Ngurr Ngurra Lithgow Transformation Hub in Mort Street.
For more information regarding the Start Ups Development Seminar expressions of interest, please email Welcome@Lithgow.org.au or call Natasha on 0403 397 645.