At Wild Idea, we believe in building a compassionate and resilient business community, fully equipped to do good in the world. For us, this means focussing on the business and personal development of our participants and building a nurturing community around them.
Our program can help you become a powerful environmental leader, that is nurtured by a supportive, like-minded community and ready to excel professionally.
If you have any questions, get in touch or book a session at our online open day on 17 May.
Wild Idea is only open to applicants over 18 years of age.
You have successfully delivered other projects. This doesn't have to be a business, it can be a major project or something at work etc.
We don't mind if you have never worked in the environmental sector, but we do hope you are passionate about what you do.
Building a business is tough and takes a lot of skills. For this reason, we would prefer teams of up to two people and are looking for good collaborators.
You must ready to commit to your business, attend all program events and be ready to spend 6-10 hours a week on the program.
Conserving the natural environment is at the core of what your business does.
Your idea is in development, maybe you have done a soft launch, but further work is needed until you are ready for the market.
Your business will benefit nature in NSW. You can be located anywhere though.
We don’t mind how you structure your business, but you must be able to generate revenue.
Immersive One: Thursday 11 Jul to Sunday 14 Jul
Immersive Two: Thursday 29 Aug to Sunday 1 Sept
Immersive Three: Friday 18 Oct to Sunday 20 Oct
Pitch Event: Thursday 24 Oct to Friday 25 Oct
Applications Open: Monday 6 May
Online Open Day: Friday 17 May, 9am to 5pm (AEST)
Applications Close: Friday 31 May 11:59pm (AEST)
Interviews: Early June
Offers: By Friday 14 June
Connect with experienced, industry-leading mentors, including experienced environmental entrepreneurs. Matches will be specifically tailored to your needs.
Pitch your business to some of Australia’s leading environmental organisations and potential investors or customers. Be connected to our incredible program partners - NAB and the NSW Government.
We will work with you to develop a post-program pathway, which may include connecting you access to customers, brand exposure, connections with suitable investors or additional learning opportunities.
Once you have completed the program. you will be part of the Wild Idea family for life. You will have access to a like-minded, supportive community of people who are all using their businesses to improve nature.
Three immersive retreats, held in or near Sydney, that are all about accelerating your learning, supporting personal growth and building strong community bonds.
Regular coaching and monthly group check-ins where we can track progress, problem solve as a group and build strong relationships with the other participants.
We provide you with $2,000 seed funding to help you build your business and we will work with you to develop a plan to get the most from the money.
Increasing awareness and encouraging more people to care and connect with nature
Using technology and data to achieve greater conservation outcomes
Increasing the uptake of environmentally friendly business practices
Helping farmers conserve nature and threatened species on and around their properties
There are many, many ways you can address the challenge and we encourage you to think outside the box. To help guide you, here are some areas that we see great potential in.
Our online open day last week sold out, so we have opened more spots on Friday 24 May and Tuesday 28 May. Chat directly with the Wild Idea coaches, receive immediate feedback on your idea and discuss whether the program is right for you.
Book your 20 min consultation now.
Wild Idea acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we live, learn and work. We celebrate their continuing cultural, social, environmental and economic connection to land, sea, and community, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
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Proudly in partnership with the NSW Government's Saving Our Species Program and NAB.
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Photos by Hilary Walker