Walk the walk and talk the talk. We believe the most effective learning comes from action. Each weekly session has been designed to build on the previous session, with mini-deliverables and real business milestones set along the way to solidify your learnings and progress.
Don't have an idea yet? Participants who are not currently or actively pursuing their own venture are encouraged to form teams with current founders. Whether joining just for the duration of the course or engaging in a co-founding position once complete, the relationships and opportunities that evolve throughout the course will benefit everyone.
CERI has created a collaborative environment for you to openly share your ideas and plans, with everyone signing Non-Disclosure deeds before the commencement of the course.
The course provides you with the essential knowledge to start, or become a startup. As a whole, you will gain an 'entrepreneurs toolkit'; a set of diverse skills geared towards a successful startup. As a "C2C" graduate, you will be able to:
The Australian Tax Office has ruled CERI an eligible accelerator with our three-tiered program, including education modules, mentoring, continuing education workshops and access to office accommodation. This means startup companies that complete both the Bootcamp and Concept to Creation programs qualify for 50 points of the 100 points required to be considered an Early Stage Innovation Company under Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 Subdivision 360-A, sections 360-40 and 360-45. This is excellent news for investors as they will qualify for a tax incentive for investing in your company.
More information on the ATO ESIC details here and here.
Completing the Concept to Creation course opens up a world of opportunity. By completing this course, you'll be eligible to apply for CERI office residency, CERI’s Venture Mentor program, the Malka Customer Development Masterclass and CERI Start funding. As you and your startup develop, our offerings facilitate you with the experience to form and grow a startup company, guiding your future path to success.
The next move is yours.
Concept to Creation builds upon the knowledge learnt in our 'Entrepreneurial Mindset Bootcamp'; thus, the Bootcamp is highly encouraged to be completed first. We strongly encourage applications from startup teams, whether as a pair of co-founders or a team of 5! We also encourage application from: