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$5000 plus GST

…Grow! execute on your validated business model to activate your growth plans with support from experts and Runway’s global network

Program information

Grow!

Runway’s high impact 2 day per week business growth accelerator program runs over two months, including self-paced online and applied learning, and expert facilitated groups sessions.

It delivers the crucial guidance, structure, capabilities and support required to sucessfully accelerate your business’ growth based on your tested and validated plans to capture newly identified opportunities.

Implement your new validated growth plans

This is a two month program (8 weeks) consisting of 2 days per week self-paced online and applied learning, and expert facilitated group sessions.

It is a supportive and practical program focused on achieving the successful implementation of your validated growth plans.

Participants are pro-actively coached by Runway’s experienced staff and its wider global network of experts and investors.

You will be supported to roll out your growth plans, overcome key challenges, and capture identified opportunities to achieve growth and scale.

Zoe Cleverdon

Zoe Cleverdon

Events & Projects Facilitator

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Why did you join Runway?
I like the cut of their jib.

What would you like to be known for?
I think I have a pretty good phone voice.

Who would you invite to dinner?
Haruki Murakami – my favourite author of all time. The way he talks about food is amazing… I would be insisting that he narrated the whole meal.

Linda Wong

Linda Wong

Managing Director

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Why did you join Runway?
For its AMAZING people, AMAZING spaces and AMAZING programs

What would you like to be known for?
An expert and go-to-person in experiential learning and just for making a difference.

Who would you invite to dinner?
Nelson Mandela

David Huggan

David Huggan

Program Facilitator and Business Development

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Why did you join Runway?
I joined Runway because the company is helping regions around Australia to grow their startup communities, and are doing particularly well with the Runway Virtual platform right now as we all grow more used to working from home. The team is very friendly, positive and innovative.

What would you like to be known for?
Being professional and humorous; easy to work with.

Who would you invite to dinner?
Stephen King, Jacinda Ardern and Bruce McAvaney – what an interesting chat that would be!

David Spear

David Spear

Head of Partnerships & Professional Services

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Why did you join Runway?
Because now, perhaps more than ever, business innovation and entrepreneurial spirit are required to build an economy fit for the 21st Century; and I wanted to be part of the team taking the lead on that.

What would you like to be known for?
My ability to bring new ideas into reality that are strategic and create impact.

Who would you invite to dinner?
Elon Musk!

How much does this program cost?
This program costs $5000 plus GST.

Do you offer a discount if I sign up for more than one program?
Yes. We offer a discount of 15% on the full price when you sign up to do the Get Ready, Get Set and Grow programs sequentially.

What are my options to pay for this program?
You can pay in a couple of ways; upfront, or we can arrange a payment plan to spread the investment required into smaller parts over time.

What are the class sizes for this program?
The program is capped at 10 participants per group to ensure high quality engagement and learning experinces.

What if I decide not to proceed with growth accelerator plans part way through the program?
We don’t provide refunds, but the competitive entry process for this program requires that you have a tested and validated business growth opportunity ready to progress before commencing, so it’s unlikely that you will find yourself in this position. But if you do, that’s okay… take what you’ve learnt and apply it to your next big idea.

How will I be supported thougout this program?
You will have direct contact with the program facilitators who will coach and support you through the process; and access to the wider Runway Community via Runway Virtual.

Can I apply to join the Grow program and skip the Get Ready and Get Set programs?
It is highly recommended that people intending to apply for a position in Runway’s Grow program first complete the Get Ready and Get Set programs, as having a tested and validated a business growth opportunity ready to go is a prerequisite to entry and success.

The Runway Grow program has a competitive entry process. You will need to apply, demomstrate your commitment and that you have a tested and validated new business growth opportunity ready to go.

Most people achieve this by completing the Runway Get Ready and Get Set programs first, giving them the best shot at success winning a place in the Grow program.

To apply, register your interest below and we will contact you to arrange a suitable time to discuss and advance your application with our course leaders and facilitators.

Cr. Stephanie Asher – Mayor, City of Greater Geelong

Runway is instrumental – empowering Geelong’s clever and creative community to start, pivot and grow their businesses. Together we’ve created new jobs and growth adding $16m in output to the local economy annually, an additional $145m in revenue to the state, and more than 430 new jobs across Victoria.

Our partners

Runway is grateful for the support and collaboration of its key partner organsations.

How can we help?

Connect with one of our friendly Runway staff to learn more, ask questions or get help. We would love to hear from you, so please provide some key details and we will be in touch as soon as we can.