The E3 program is designed to empower, evolve and escalate women-led technology or life science businesses. We understand the challenges you face as female founders and leaders. Our experience has equipped us to help you grow a successful, sustainable and scalable business - our track record speaks for itself.
Our E3 program is designed as a hands-on learning experience by our network of industry leaders. Throughout the program, you'll uncover powerful strategies and gain valuable connections working alongside other female founders and leaders who are sharing your challenges, and who are at a similar stage of growth.
With the E3 program, you will gain:

  • The confidence to know that your business foundations are strong
  • Hands-on training in key disciplines necessary for sustained start-up success
  • Strategies to overcome challenges specific to your stage of growth
  • The tools to develop and test customer, product and marketing strategies
  • Lifelong connections with our influential industry networks
  • Stronger foundations in finance, technology, pitching and more

Course Outline

The E3 program consists of 8 core modules:
  • You and your company
  • Market oppportunity
  • Team and vision
  • Value proposition
  • Technology and customer experience
  • Product and business milestones
  • Equity
  • Investor pitches and networking


Your business is up and running, yet still in its infancy. There’s still so much you feel you need to give your business the best foundations for growth and future success. With the E3, you can benefit from our proven methods of support and guidance, and gain access to our influential network.


The E3 program covers:
The fundamentals of customer acquisition, marketing, product development, technology, legal and financials. We will empower you with the key building blocks and disciplines needed to make your business sustainable and attractive to both customers and future investors. We aim to build strong women-led tech and life science companies, by giving you the right knowledge, tools and support to flourish in an open environment of like-minded people.


By the end of E3, you and your company will be investor ready. You’ll have the insights, skills and confidence to help you grow and scale. Plus all program participants receive credits and discounts from our partners, AWS, Stripe and Hubspot.


SBE is running a number of E3 programs throughout 2021. These programs will be conducted through a hybrid model, including elements of face to face and virtual learning. Founders will be offered face to face opportunities throughout various hubs in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Armidale. Applications will be continuously open, so please apply when you’re ready and we will be in touch in regards to the next program in your area.