Startup Victoria has launched Ignite, a six month mentorship program for female founders. Looking to fill the gaps facing entrepreneurs who are not quite yet ready for or have completed an incubator or accelerator program, the program will have mentors and mentees focus on hitting two of six core milestones the organisation believes are key to success.
Forming Circles, an organisation launched in Australia in 2011 to support small business, innovation, and charitable projects, has evolved into Forming Circles Global with the opening an angel investment fund that will see $500,000 put into women-led startups and small businesses over three years.
Ask nearly any business leader how they came to be successful and they will tell you that they had a lot of help and advice from mentors along the way. Now, mentoring – or the facilitation of it – has turned into a business itself.
Forming Circles, an Australian organisation committed to providing opportunities for Australians in areas of small business, education, arts, innovation, and charitable projects, has announced a new initiative to help women entrepreneurs grow their business.