Current Programs

Our programs provide local support to innovative businesses to support economic development.

Are you are regional startup or small business with a sustainability focus and looking for ways to accelerate your growth?


CONNECT Sustainable Industries will connect multi-sector stakeholders, accelerate low-emissions technologies and facilitate technology-driven innovators.


CONNECT Sustainable Industries will focus on future energy AND supporting existing industries with a sustainability focus.


For queries please contact [email protected]


CONNECT Sustainable Industries is proudly sponsored by the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation through the New Industries Fund – X-tend WA Program.

Applications for CONNECT 2024 are now open!


  • Applications open: Monday 6 May 2024
  • Applications close: Tuesday 4 June 2024
  • Two-day bootcamp: Monday 24 June & Tuesday 25 June 2024
  • Masterclasses: July and August 2024


  • Networking events with future energy key-note speakers and showcasing new technologies for sustainable industries
  • Incubator program to take new ideas to commercial reality
  • Investor roundtable to connect startups to funding opportunities and mentoring
  • Site visits to potential pilot-testing or collaboration facilities

HARVEST is WA’s leading agtech business program for businesses looking to innovate in the Agtech industry.  

Now in its seventh year, HARVEST has supported over 70 businesses.

The program is valued at over $10,000 and is FREE for successful applicants.

Applications for HARVEST 2024 have now closed.

Key Dates for HARVEST 2024:

  • Applications open: Wednesday 14 Feb
  • Applications close: Wednesday 20 March
  • Two-day bootcamp: Monday 22 April & Tuesday 23 April
  • Masterclass 1: Tuesday 7 May
  • Masterclass 2: Tuesday 21 May
  • Masterclass 3 and Site Visit: Tuesday 4 June
  • Masterclass 4: Tuesday 18 June
  • Masterclass 5: Tuesday 23 July
  • Program debrief for cohort: Tuesday 27 August
  • Showcase event: Wednesday 21 August


For queries please contact [email protected]


Meet The Entrepreneur Series

Dive into inspiration with our monthly Meet the Entrepreneur series! Join engaging sessions featuring local and visiting entrepreneurs, sharing valuable insights and fostering community connection. Elevate your understanding and be part of the extraordinary.


For more information please contact [email protected]


South West Investor Tour

As part of the evokeAg conference being held in Perth, a tour to the southwest of WA will provide a unique opportunity to showcase talent to interstate and international investors.

This tour will connect Agtech start-ups to investors, in an immersive tour of the beautiful Margaret River wine region.

Submit an Expression of Interest now if you are:

  • An agtech start-up looking for investment
  • An interstate or international investor
  • A producer
  • Otherwise engaged in the agtech investor eco-system.

Tour Highlights

  • Depart Perth 9am Sunday 18th February
  • Tours of innovative and sustainable agtech businesses
  • Opportunity for sightseeing and enjoying the southwest region
  • A networking dinner with South West Angels at the end of the spectacular Busselton Jetty
  • A Strategic Investment workshop
  • Return to Perth 4.30pm Monday 19th February


For queries please contact [email protected]

FUTURE FOUNDERS – Youth Entrepreneurship Scholarships

Do you have an awesome idea for a new product or service and need to know best next step?

Perhaps you have a startup business and want to know how to growth hack it to take it to the next level? 

Maybe you working in a business and have innovative ideas to change things up for the better? 

The FUTURE FOUNDERS Scholarship program will equip you with the tools and tips needed to build your dream into reality, providing experts to guide you and hands-on experiences.


We are offering 10 scholarships to City of Busselton locals aged 16-25, and we’re eager to hear from you, regardless of what stage you are at! Those selected for full Scholarship program will receive $5000 worth of training plus a $1000 completion bursary to support your startup business costs or other professional development activities.

Applications for Future Founders have now closed. If you would like to express your interest for a 2025 program please email [email protected]



FUTURE FOUNDERS is supported by the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation through the New Industries Fund – X-Tend WA Program, City of Busselton Youth Team, South West Angels, Rio Tinto, Plico and facilitated by Innovation Cluster. 

The SET - the South West's newest hotdesking, meeting, event and training space

The SET is a new production studio, co-working and event space in the South West available for hire.

Featuring kitchen facilities, hotdesking, training room, individual office spaces, event space for up to 50 people, video conferencing, podcasting, green screen with lights and a camera for filming.

Thank you to the South West Development Commission for contributing to equipment purchase.

Read about South West Development Commission’s visit of The SET at


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