Wild Idea invests in you, your idea and the community around you.  

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BUSINESS

SKILLS

PERSONAL STRENGTH

OUR PHILOSOPHY

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.

Wild Idea coaches Adam Gibson and Sam Marwood chat about the program, outlining what teams can expect and what the coaches will bring to the table.

SAM AND ADAM TALK WILD IDEA

Are you ready to unlock your wild idea?

We’re looking for people from across Australia with great ideas, professional skills and, most importantly, a passion for conservation and biodiversity. If you want to make a difference in the world and turn your idea into a thriving, sustainable business, then this is the program for you.


Head to our past programs page, to read about our previous Wild Idea founders.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

YOU

Experience 

You have successfully delivered other projects. This doesn't have to be a business, it can be a major project or something at work. 


Passion 

We don't mind if you have never worked in the environmental sector, but we do hope you are passionate about what you do. 


Team 

Building a business is tough and takes a lot of skills. For this reason, we would prefer teams of up to three people and are looking for good collaborators. 


Commitment  

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.

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Have you got a great idea or innovation and a passion for conservation and biodiversity, but need some help to turn it into a sustainable business?


Do you have an early stage business that has a biodiversity outcome or focus?


Do you have professional skills, some extra time on your hands and want to get involved in an inspiring biodiversity focussed project?

We’re looking for people from across Australia with great ideas, professional skills and, most importantly, a passion for conservation and biodiversity. If you want to make a difference in the world and turn your idea into a thriving, sustainable business, then this is the program for you.


Head to our past programs page, to read about our previous Wild Idea founders.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

We’re looking for people from across Australia with great ideas, professional skills and, most importantly, a passion for conservation and biodiversity. If you want to make a difference in the world and turn your idea into a thriving, sustainable business, then this is the program for you.


Head to our past programs page, to read about our previous Wild Idea founders.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

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Have you got a great idea or innovation and a passion for conservation and biodiversity, but need some help to turn it into a sustainable business?


Do you have an early stage business that has a biodiversity outcome or focus?


Do you have professional skills, some extra time on your hands and want to get involved in an inspiring biodiversity focussed project?

Experience 

You have successfully delivered other projects. This doesn't have to be a business, it can be a major project or something at work. 


Passion 

We don't mind if you have never worked in the environmental sector, but we do hope you are passionate about what you do. 


Team 

Building a business is tough and takes a lot of skills. For this reason, we would prefer teams of up to three people and are looking for good collaborators. 


Commitment  

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.

YOU

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Have you got a great idea or innovation and a passion for conservation and biodiversity, but need some help to turn it into a sustainable business?


Do you have an early stage business that has a biodiversity outcome or focus?


Do you have professional skills, some extra time on your hands and want to get involved in an inspiring biodiversity focussed project?

Experience 

You have successfully delivered other projects. This doesn't have to be a business, it can be a major project or something at work. 


Passion 

We don't mind if you have never worked in the environmental sector, but we do hope you are passionate about what you do. 


Team 

Building a business is tough and takes a lot of skills. For this reason, we would prefer teams of up to three people and are looking for good collaborators. 


Commitment  

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.

YOU

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Emergency response 

Restore threatened species populations and habitat.

 

Community 

Increasing awareness and encouraging more people to care and connect with nature 

Technology 

Using technology and data to achieve greater conservation outcomes 

Business 

 Increasing the uptake of environmentally friendly business practices

Agriculture  

Helping farmers conserve nature and threatened species on and around their properties 

Your business or idea can be anything from a hands-on project that works “in the field”, through to a piece of software or digital community. As long as your idea has the potential to create real solutions to support Australia’s environment, we want to hear from you. 

YOUR IDEA

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Emergency response 

Restore threatened species populations and habitat.

 

Community 

Increasing awareness and encouraging more people to care and connect with nature 

Technology 

Using technology and data to achieve greater conservation outcomes 

Business 

 Increasing the uptake of environmentally friendly business practices

Agriculture  

Helping farmers conserve nature and threatened species on and around their properties 

Your business or idea can be anything from a hands-on project that works “in the field”, through to a piece of software or digital community. As long as your idea has the potential to create real solutions to support Australia’s environment, we want to hear from you. 

YOUR IDEA

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Emergency response 

Restore threatened species populations and habitat.

 

Community 

Increasing awareness and encouraging more people to care and connect with nature 

Technology 

Using technology and data to achieve greater conservation outcomes 

Business 

 Increasing the uptake of environmentally friendly business practices

Agriculture  

Helping farmers conserve nature and threatened species on and around their properties 

Your business or idea can be anything from a hands-on project that works “in the field”, through to a piece of software or digital community. As long as your idea has the potential to create real solutions to support Australia’s environment, we want to hear from you. 

YOUR IDEA

Immersion - Teams immerse themselves in their business and learn as much as they can from the Wild Idea team, about how to create successful businesses that help nature and build biodiversity.


Pitch and connect - Teams refine their business model so it is sustainable, long-term. Teams also learn how to collaborate with Odonata and other partners and can succinctly pitch their program. Wild Idea will provide teams with ongoing mentorship support, business guidance and opportunities.


Refine and launch - Teams are given the space to explore and try what they’ve learnt during immersion phase. During this phase, they will work closely with Odonata and other partners to develop their businesses to the point of launch.

OUR PROGRAM

Our program is designed to grow you and your business. Over ten weeks, and in three phases, we will work with you to build your early-stage idea to the point where it’s ready for commercial launch.

Immersion - Over two months, teams immerse themselves in their business and learn as much as they can from the Wild Idea team, about how to create successful businesses that help nature and build biodiversity.


Pitch and connect - Teams refine their business model so it is sustainable, long-term. Teams also learn how to collaborate with Odonata and other partners and can succinctly pitch their program. Wild Idea will provide teams with ongoing mentorship support, business guidance and opportunities.


Refine and launch - Teams are given the space to explore and try what they’ve learnt during immersion phase. During this phase, they will work closely with Odonata and other partners to develop their businesses to the point of launch.

Immersion (June, July) - Over two months, teams immerse themselves in their business and learn as much as they can from the Wild Idea team, about how to create successful businesses that help nature and build biodiversity.


Pitch and connect (August) - Teams refine their business model so it is sustainable, long-term. Teams also learn how to collaborate with Odonata and other partners and can succinctly pitch their program. Wild Idea will provide teams with ongoing mentorship support, business guidance and opportunities.


Refine and launch (September, October, November) - Teams are given the space to explore and try what they’ve learnt during immersion phase. During this phase, they will work closely with Odonata and other partners to develop their businesses to the point of launch.

OUR PROGRAM

Our program is designed to grow you and your business. Over ten weeks, and in three phases, we will work with you to build your early-stage idea to the point where it’s ready for commercial launch.

Immersion - Over two months, teams immerse themselves in their business and learn as much as they can from the Wild Idea team, about how to create successful businesses that help nature and build biodiversity.


Pitch and connect - Teams refine their business model so it is sustainable, long-term. Teams also learn how to collaborate with Odonata and other partners and can succinctly pitch their program. Wild Idea will provide teams with ongoing mentorship support, business guidance and opportunities.


Refine and launch - Teams are given the space to explore and try what they’ve learnt during immersion phase. During this phase, they will work closely with Odonata and other partners to develop their businesses to the point of launch.

OUR PROGRAM

Our program is designed to grow you and your business. Over ten weeks, and in three phases, we will work with you to build your early-stage idea to the point where it’s ready for commercial launch.

Brand Exposure

Pitch your business to some of Australia’s leading environmental organisations and potential investors or customers. 


Pathway

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. 


Ongoing Support

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.

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PROGRAM ELEMENTS

Digital Immersions

Immersive retreats, that are all about accelerating your learning, supporting personal growth and building strong community bonds.

Entrepreneur Toolkit

Learn the building blocks of startup success from entrepreneurship experts Venture Organic, from how to test your business model to make your first sale.


Coaching 

Regular coaching and fortnightly group check-ins where we can track progress, problem solve as a group and build strong relationships with the other participants. 



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PROGRAM ELEMENTS

Digital Immersions

Immersive retreats, that are all about accelerating your learning, supporting personal growth and building strong community bonds.

Entrepreneur Toolkit

Learn the building blocks of startup success from entrepreneurship experts Venture Organic, from how to test your business model to make your first sale.


Coaching 

Regular coaching and fortnightly group check-ins where we can track progress, problem solve as a group and build strong relationships with the other participants. 


Mentoring 

Connect with experienced, industry-leading mentors, including experienced environmental entrepreneurs. Matches will be specifically tailored to your needs.

 

Brand Exposure

Pitch your business to some of Australia’s leading environmental organisations and potential investors or customers.


Pathway

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. 


Ongoing Support

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.

Digital Immersions

Immersive retreats, that are all about accelerating your learning, supporting personal growth and building strong community bonds.

Entrepreneur Toolkit

Learn the building blocks of startup success from entrepreneurship experts Venture Organic, from how to test your business model to make your first sale.


Coaching 

Regular coaching and group check-ins where we can track progress, problem solve as a group and build strong relationships with the other participants. 


Mentoring 

Connect with experienced, industry-leading mentors, including experienced environmental entrepreneurs. Matches will be specifically tailored to your needs.

 

Brand Exposure

Pitch your business to some of Australia’s leading environmental organisations and potential investors or customers.


Pathway

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. 


Ongoing Support

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.

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PROGRAM ELEMENTS

Questions? 

Want to chat? 

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.

 In 2019, we worked with four amazing business to address the challenge: How can we better conserve nature, and increase the protection of threatened species and their survival in the wild?


Learn more about each team and their business below. 

Edgars Greste, Susannah Kable
Grow Love Project

Grow ​Love Project advocates for a healthy, bio-diverse and sustainable Australian food system. The team educates, inspires and connects farmers with customers to grow the movement towards eating for healthy people and a healthy planet.

Martin Collings
Charopy

Charopy solves the problem of contamination in recycling bins and works with primary schools to make recycling more fun. Charopy has also raised awareness of NSW threatened species in schools, through their 'Build Your Own Colony' game. 

Dave Brook
OwlBnB

Dave makes habitat, every day - for any native animal, anywhere that's safe for them. To make sure 'No owl shall remain homeless', he is exploring ways owls can  safely live, hunt and reproduce in agricultural and urban environments. 

2019 WILDLINGS

Martin Collings, Charopy
Susannah Kable and Edgars Greste, The Grow Love Project

Jessie Panazzolo
Lonely Conservationists

Jessie created Lonely Conservationists to help conservationists thrive. With almost 2000 conservationists in her community, Jessie believes there is enough human power to conserve the 60% of threatened species impacted by agriculture across the planet. 

Jessie Panazzolo, Lonely Conservationists
Dave Brook, OwlBnB

NEW SPOTS JUST ADDED!

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.

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