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Mill House season two accelerator commencing soon


The Mill House is all about assisting for-purpose entrepreneurs in Canberra and the surrounding region and season two of their accelerator program will be commencing soon.

The Mill House is a joint initiative of SERVICE ONE, the University of Canberra and Canberra Innovation Network and has finalised participants for the GRIST accelerator program that will kick off later this month. Close to 30 social enterprises and entrepreneurs across three different streams will go through the next accelerator program, where they will have access to mentors and work on developing mission and problem statements, articulating their unique value propositions, developing initial marketing and sales channels, delivering a viable product and networking to meet people who can join Boards and management teams (and much more).

The season two cohort is an incredible line up of for-purpose social ventures, aiming to:

More information on these social ventures is available on the Mill House website.

SERVICE ONE Chief Executive, Matthew Smith, shared some of his hopes for the next Mill House accelerator cohort.

“We wish all of these social ventures all the best in their Mill House journey. Social enterprises and ventures is still a developing category but to see such strong interest in season two of the Mill House accelerator program with so many forward-thinking individuals wanting to make a positive societal difference is refreshing. As SERVICE ONE is a social enterprise, we’re passionate about helping to develop and nurture, other like-minded businesses and we’re proud of our involvement with the Mill House.

“With the assistance of our Social Impact Strategist Cindy Mitchell, we’re confident they will find the process rewarding and we look forward to seeing their progress in the months to come, and certainly the positive difference they will make in our community,” Mr Smith said.

Mill House operating out of SERVICE ONE Head Office

Previously based at the University of Canberra campus, the Mill House will be operating out of SERVICE ONE’s Head Office at Deakin for the remainder of 2018, including season two of the accelerator program. This includes office space and a versatile event space for networking, forums and workshops. We also welcome Yerra to the space. Headed by ACT Australian of the Year 2018, Dion Devow, Yerra is committed to the sustainable establishment and growth of small and medium Indigenous businesses through the provision of ICT solutions.

Find out more about the Mill House and Yerra on their websites.