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

SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY

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.

YOU

YOUR IDEA

Our application process happens in two parts. Step one is a short written application where we want to get to know you and your idea. We don't expect you to know every single detail about your business yet - that is what the incubator is for! Step two is an online video interview. Here we will dig a bit deeper into your idea and make sure you are a good fit for the program.


All applications will be assessed by the coaching team and our partners


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.

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 etc. 


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 two 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.

Environmental Impact 

Conserving the natural environment is at the core of what your business does. 


Early Stage 

Your idea is in development, maybe you have done a soft launch, but further work is needed until you are ready for the market. 


Serving NSW 

Your business will benefit nature in NSW. You can be located anywhere though. 


Financial Sustainability 

We don’t mind how you structure your business, but you must be able to generate revenue. 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

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

      KEY DATES

      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.  Be connected to our incredible program partners - NAB and the NSW Government.


      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.

      PROGRAM ELEMENTS

      Immersive Retreats 

      Three immersive retreats, held in or near Sydney, 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 AgThentic, from how to test your business model to make your first sale. This will be complemented by online learning from The Fitzroy Academy and sessions with your coaches


      Coaching 

      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.  


      Funding 

      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. 


      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 

      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. 

      NOT SURE IF YOUR IDEA FITS?

      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.

      WANT TO KNOW MORE?

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      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.