Indigenous Business Australia is saddened to announce that due to the uncertain times of the COVID -19 pandemic, and considering the welfare of our customers and staff, the 2020 Accelerate with IBA Program is postponed until further notice. 

IBA remains committed to the Accelerate Program and is still accepting applications which will be stored in preparation for the program to recommence as soon as the health and wellbeing risks subside. 

If you have any questions, please direct them to



IBA has partnered with The Difference Incubator to deliver an accelerator tailored to deadly Indigenous entrepreneurs. Over a period of six months, you will:
•    Be supported and empowered to gain clarity on your mission
•    Refine your business model
•    Be able to make key business decisions efficiently and effectively
•    Understand and validate your target market
•    Clearly articulate your value proposition
•    Know your financial position inside out
•    Build connections and the networks that you need to succeed.
Accelerate with IBA combines formal training, practical skills, highly respected advisors, connected mentors and introductions to the networks that will transform your business into the most effective version it can be.
The 2020 program has been postponed due to COVID-19 but we look forward to updating you with the plans for the 2021 program. We are working hard to finalise a COVID safe program that capture all the successful elements of our past programs

The past programs kicked off with one-on-one coaching to fully prepare you for the accelerated journey ahead. There will be four intensive blocks focused on key areas of your business, with four-weeks in between each block to allow for the application of the material on your business. Each intensive will run for three days from Tuesday to Thursday. In between each intensive, you will receive two, two-hour one-on-one coaching sessions with a facilitator or mentor to customise the learning to what you and your business need right then and there.
The facilitators and mentors will also work with you to develop an action plan for the four weeks in between so you feel confident to apply the learnings from each lesson directly to your business.
Finally, evening networking events will be scheduled for each intensive block, to provide you a formalised opportunity to meet and connect with local ecosystem partners, alumni, local Indigenous businesses, etc.
We understand that you and your business are unique, so throughout the program we will tailor the program to suit you and your business’s needs including what content will be delivered.  



About IBA

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) serves, partners and invests with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who want to own their future. We go further than provide money; we invest in people, places, and ideas that can’t wait. We help make them real. We’re deeply invested in the financial success and economic independence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.



It’s why we exist.

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About The Difference Incubator

The Difference Incubator (TDi) seeks to build better businesses that are sustainable and have positive social or environmental impact,  ultimately using business to address entrenched societal challenges. TDi returns to the roots of business by building strong, high impact businesses where there is no compromise on either profit or purpose. They work with businesses at all stages of development; from the start-up phase to growing enterprises, right through to well-established businesses that want to have more impact. 


TDi supports entrepreneurs to focus their mission, strengthen their business and financial models and builds the capacity of the management team that makes it all possible.

About Accelerate with IBA


At the end of the program you will have the confidence, networks and skills you need to take your business to the next level. Previous program alumni believe that this program has pushed their business forward by two years.



Are you a driven entrepreneur looking to grow your business and take on new, exciting challenges? Do you have big dreams, and are you ready and willing to bring your A Game to this program and give it all you’ve got?


IBA will support you to take part in this program, and in return we are looking for people to make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. 



Applications are currently postponed due to COVID-19. If you would like to register your expression of interest, please email


Applications are currently postponed due to COVID-19. If you would like to register your expression of interest, please email