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The Ignite Program: Startup Program for Entrepreneurs

The Dynamic World of Startups

Are you looking to get a business idea of the ground or start a business? Ignite Greater Dandenong is a program that offers a range of activities and resources for people looking to get a business idea off the ground or who have recently started their business. This program is free to participate.

Council would like to hear from businesses who would like to be involved in the Ignite program. Email ignitegreaterdandenong@cgd.vic.gov.au to express your interest.

About the Ignite program:

A Think Tank and Hackathon will be held at the start of the Ignite program. Businesses will learn how to solve problems and design solutions. After a fun day you will get a chance to 'pitch' your ideas to a panel of experts.

Workshop - Everything you need to know about starting a business

The workshop series, consisting of six sessions and provides an overview of the things you need to know to  start a business. Essentially what you need to know to plan your business or idea. There will be weekly workshops held. We recommend you attend all the sessions so you can get the  most out of the program. 

Masterclasses - Learn from the experts

Three masterclasses will be run by business experts. At these sessions you will hear from other business owners and be able to ask questions about starting your own business.  It is a chance for you to have a friendly chat and learn from each other.

Speakers will be advertised closer to the scheduled events.

Group mentoring-experts’ advise and support

As a Ignite group, you will get weekly group mentoring. Another great opportunity to ask questions or get help on the topics covered in the workshops or masterclass.

One-on-one mentoring

Ignite participants can book one-on-one mentoring session and ask questions about your business ideas or any questions you have while starting a business. 

Interested? To find out if you can join us.

Your business must be located in the City of Greater Dandenong or if you are looking to start a business in the city.


Please contact Ignite Greater Dandenong on 8571 1550 or email ignitegreaterdandenong@cgd.vic.gov.au.