Lonsdale Street businesses

Grow in Greater Dandenong - Startup Program for Entrepreneurs

If you have a startup business idea that you are passionate about, this program is tailor-made for you. This program has been designed to provide you with the training, tools, resources and support necessary to transform your vision into a reality. 

Who is the program for?

Aspiring entrepreneurs with a business idea, new business owners or existing owners looking to expand.

Who can apply?

The program is open to all Greater Dandenong residents or those looking at start a business within Greater Dandenong. 

How long is the program?

The program runs over four weeks and will require approximately 10 hours of your time. Masterclasses run for 2.5 hours. Additional time will be available for one-on-one business mentoring.


Marcus Barber

Marcus Barber

Marcus Barber is an experienced strategic futurist and strategy development consultant helping clients across all industry sectors. His client list extends beyond Australia with international engagements in the USA, Singapore, Sri Lanka and across the ditch in New Zealand. Marcus has proven success in strategy design and planning, strategic risk and business development. He has invested over 20 years in running his own small business riding the many ups and downs and has worked with the City of Greater Dandenong for 15 years.

Alex Sy

Alex Sy (MBA)

Alex has over 30 years of hands-on experience in senior management and board advisory roles in small and medium-sized businesses in helping them grow and taking them to the next level. Alex focuses on key outcomes for his clients in the areas of improving business performance, managing growth and change, and business sustainability. He has successfully attained a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Alex is passionate about helping his clients grow and remain sustainable, and his mantra is: always think and stay positive and empower people to become effective Leaders.


For more information or questions and to register please contact Ignite Greater Dandenong on 8571 1550 or email business@cgd.vic.gov.au

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This program is free for residents and business owners trading in Greater Dandenong and anyone looking to start a business in the Greater Dandenong area. 

Tuesday 24 October, 8:30am
Wednesday 25 October, 8:30am

Dandenong Civic Centre

225 Lonsdale St, Dandenong