The EO Accelerator program is a global business support system that provides unique opportunities for entrepreneurs and business owners to grow and fast tracks businesses to that magic one million dollar revenue mark.
Name of Accelerator: The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Sydney
Location: Sydney, Australia
Accelerator Program Chair: Tristan Boyd
Membership & Comms Program Chair: Janine Zappini
This article is part of our Startup Accelerator Spotlight featuring accelerators from around the world. We hope these spotlights will assist the entrepreneur should they consider attending an accelerator.
In two sentences or less, tell us about your accelerator and its objectives.
EO Sydney’s mission is to empower members with the tools, accountability, and community they need to grow their business to more than $1 Million in sales. We provide them with the skills to be better entrepreneurs and leaders.
Why is your accelerator program unique? Please describe the benefits of participation in your program.
The Accelerator program wouldn’t be successful without the people involved. One of the biggest strengths of the program is the support, experience sharing and the care we have for one another. Whether it is between Accelerator members, the coaches or EO members, we are one big, loving and supportive tribe.
What is the most difficult part of working with startups?
Startups have a lot of ideas and passion for what they do. It is very common among entrepreneurs to get distracted by endless opportunities, struggling to execute.
What do you enjoy the most; what do you find most appealing about working with entrepreneurial startups?
The drive and hunger to make a difference, have an impact and provide solutions. Above all of that, they are providing future jobs, boosting the economy, bringing likeminded minds together to create a safe place to belong be heard and understood, and not be judged.
Tell us about your success stories; which are the most interesting companies to have participated in your program?
This past year our FMCG businesses have been standing out. To name a few: Over the Moo daily free ice cream has appeared on Shark Tank, won the Telstra New Business Awards and grew their revenue by 400%. Shine+, Smart Drink won Global Beverage Innovation Award in Germany.
What are the most important factors startup entrepreneurs should consider when contemplating attending an accelerator?
- Trust and respect in business as in life, integrity is everything.
- Thirst for Learning – Wisdom is gained through our appetite for knowledge.
- Transformational experiences that we share with our peers.
- Boldly Go, make a mark, be cool.
- Be ambitious and driven.
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What else would you like to share?
In the EO Sydney chapter, we are aiming to make the program as strong, unique and successful as possible through collaborating with chapters across Australia and New Zealand, as well as the support of the EO global head office.
The EO Accelerator program is a proven global business support system that provides unique opportunities for entrepreneurs and business owners to grow and fast track businesses to that magic one million dollar revenue mark. The mission of the EO Accelerator program is to empower entrepreneurs with the tools, accountability and community to scale and master their business.
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