An exciting new competition that will see start-up businesses pitch and sell their ideas to a panel of experts including finance, marketing and operations. Candidates will be pre-screened for an effective campaign.

Candidates will go in the running to win: (estimated $10 000 worth of prizes)

  • Shared office space for 6 months
  • A marketing mentor for 6 months, including 1 hour consultation each month and devised and confirmed marketing plan
  • A finance mentor for 6 months

Candidates will need to demonstrate:

    • 1. Finance Savvy – Candidates will need to know their numbers. Prove to potential investors that their company will have good financial returns. Demonstrate a clear understanding of your business model.
    • 2. Experience in the industryInvestors look for ambitious yet technical entrepreneurs with a track record of high performance in the industry or in prior companies that they have worked for. Passion and commitment should be evident to inspire confidence.
    • 3. Unique idea – Your product or service needs to be unique. Prove to the panel, with concrete evidence, that the market potential meets a need and is feasible enough to make investing worthwhile.
    • 4. Business Model 101 – Your company will need to start to display its strategic value as soon as it begins to generate profits. Present the business model that they are currently using and prove that it will assist their company become profitable.
    • 5. Market SizeInvestors typically invest in solutions that address major problems for an industry or sector. Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of their target market and look at market characteristics such as significant growth and limited competition.
  • Fill out the online form and upload your business proposal for the Jumpstart application
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.
    Attach your business proposal. Please make sure it includes the criteria listed above the form.
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Application Criteria
The Jumpstart program is offered by Memphis Events (ABN: 87 925 828 385).
The program invites applications from people who have a new and unique business idea who believe they would benefit by participating in the program.
If you would like to be considered for the JumpStart program, complete the application form above.
The prizes offered are subject to change without notice.
The business idea must be an original idea of the applicant and not simply a desire to start a business where there is already a well-established market.

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Have any questions. You'llfind the answers here
Q : When and where is WSSBE 2017?

The inaugural Western Sydney Business Expo will be held on Tuesday 12 September at Novotel Sydney Parramatta. The expo will run from 9am to 5pm.

Q : Can I just attend the expo and not the speaker sessions?
If you want to attend just the expo we have a Sole Trader package which includes access to the expo only for $19 (plus booking fees).
Q : What's the refund policy?
All tickets are non-refundable.
Q : What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
You can park on-site at the Novotel. Alternatively, Parramatta Train Station is a short 10 minute walk.
Q: How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can email us anytime at info@wssbe.com.au or call us on 02 9615 9679.
Q: I’m with the media, who should I contact?

Please contact our PR team, Free Publicity on 0452 507 662 or email Alex De Jong at alex@freepublicity.com.au.

Q: How can I become a presenter/sponsor/exhibitor?
Please contact our team at info@wssbe.com.au.


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Novotel Sydney Parramatta350 Church Street, Parramatta NSW 2150
Novotel Sydney Parramatta
350 Church Street, Parramatta NSW 2150

Western Sydney Small Business Expo