Now To Launch Incubator is coming soon!
Now To Launch (NTL) is a food enterprise hub and startup incubator, dedicated to nurturing and showcasing the diverse food entrepreneurialism of Victoria’s refugees and new migrants. From September 2017, NTL will offer 60+ entrepreneurs across Victoria the chance to take their dynamic, high growth food startup concepts from ‘now’ to ‘launch!’.
The Now to Launch (NTL) incubator:
- provides expertise, facilities, support and access to seed funding, taking entrepreneurs from 'now' (pre-revenue, idea testing) to being ready to 'launch' their startups.
- creates optimised environments for the design, development and delivery of high growth, impactful food enterprises.
- is informed by Lean Startup methodology principles and world’s best practise in supporting refugee entrepreneurialism.
The NTL program pillars are:
Pillar 1. Food enterprise hub
Participants will prototype and revise new food products / services through the hub:
•Shared commercial kitchen and professional equipment for prototyping/piloting •Retail shopfront & registered food venue
•Co-work & launch space
Pillar 2. Guidance and mentoring from successful startups and enterprises.
Some of Victoria’s most successful startups and enterprises are on board to partner with NTL (see Partner letters) to design and deliver workshops, facilitate in/excursions and offer mentoring to NTL participants in critical areas such as:
•Harnessing new tech / innovation •Agile methodologies
•Product development / prototyping
Pillar 3. An intensive 9-month start-up fundamentals course
Designed and delivered for NTL by Ishani Chattopadhyay, former Head of Programs at The Difference Incubator, this intensive 9-month start-up fundamentals course, covers critical areas such as:
•Lean start-up principles •Scaling and growth •Securing Investment/equity