Media Release:                                                                                  21st June 2021

Media Release: 21st June 2021

Leading women’s accelerator SBE Australia has its sights set on Perth founders


SBE Australia is excited to announce that it will be taking its Evolve program to Perth. SBE is on the lookout for ten passionate and driven women founders to participate in Evolve, an eight-week program designed to help women entrepreneurs grow businesses to be sustainable, scalable and importantly, successful.

Selected participants will spend eight weeks learning powerful strategies to take their business to the next level. They’ll work alongside other female founders at a similar stage of growth to advance and develop their business, culminating in a final pitch event. Participation in the Evolve program provides you with access to industry heavyweights including investors, experts and mentors.

SBE Australia is a not-for-profit organisation who has supported 143 national Evolve graduates and 85 SBE by Springboard Enterprises companies who have successfully raised over $600 million in capital, had two IPOS and nine exits since launching in Australia in 2012.

Nicole Cook, CEO of SBE Australia, said that working with founders from WA and in particular, the greater Perth region, continues our national mission of supporting women leading businesses that are transforming industries across Australia.

“Perth has become a lively hub for startups and we have had it in our sights for some time. SBE has already supported talented Evolve alumnae from Perth such as Daisy Ashworth, founder of Mortgage Mates, so it was the natural next step to offer a face-to-face Evolve program for women entrepreneurs in the WA capital.”

Other notable SBE Alumnae from Perth include Suzanne Dodds Managing Director and Founder of Complete Home Filtration, who completed SBE by Springboard Enterprises Tech program, Leearne Hinch, founder and CEO of Bard1 Life Sciences, who completed SBE by Springboard Enterprises Life Science program and Fiona Dunne founder and CEO of GlowDry who completed the Evolve program.

SBE’s Evolve program runs from 27th July - 20th August, applications close 20th July.

For more information on Perth Evolve, visit:


For more information or interview opportunities contact:

Anna Beaton | +61 408 521 686