One-hour swot for wannabe tycoons in the Nambucca Valley

NAMBUCCA Valley innovators, entrepreneurs, start-ups and businesses are invited to a special briefing in Macksville to learn more about the innovation assistance and tools that are available to them.

AusIndustry is hosting the ‘short, sharp and insightful’ information session.

“These sessions (there’s also one at Coffs Harbour) are a chance for budding entrepreneurs to find out first-hand what opportunities are available to them, to assist them in bringing their new product, process or service to life,” local MP Luke Hartsuyker said.

“Participants will learn how to take their products on a journey – passing through the phases of explore, validate, demonstrate and launch.

“It is an exciting and sometimes challenging path to travel for entrepreneurs and innovators, and these sessions will guide you through the various stages.”

The sessions will also provide an overview of several National Innovation and Science Agenda initiatives, including the Research and Development Tax Incentive, Accelerating Commercialisation, Innovation Connections, Incubator Support Initiative and the new Tax Incentive for Early Stage Investments.

The Macksville session will run from 12.30-1.30pm on Wednesday. North Coast TAFE Macksville Campus (9 West St) —