The Acceleration Foundry is the Bay of Plenty’s only business accelerator dedicated to kicking ambitious, high-growth companies into top gear

For business leaders who strive to become exceptional, visionary business leaders

Achieve fast growth through critical stages of development

From the early days of company formation, through expanding  international horizons, to building the company to become something bigger and more efficient, our action-focused 12-week accelerator programme develops practical business building skills and leadership competencies to move the business forward.

Each business has unique growth challenges requiring new skills to expand and scale. As a business leader with a high-growth vision, you may need to:

Validate the product or service offering with potential customers
Attract new talent and develop an effective A-team
Prepare yourself and the company to access growth funding
Develop the business in
new markets
Build leadership capability
to prepare for future
growth
Implement processes and
procedures to scale the business

THE PROGRAMME

CHOOSE BETWEEN TWO LEVELS OF ACCELERATOR SUPPORT

TIER 1

Startup, growing, scaling companies
not seeking to raise external risk capital

TIER 2

Startup, growing, scaling companies seeking to raise risk capital by preparing yourself and the company to approach the investor market (angel, seed, series A/B)

The Acceleration Foundry works with you to develop a tailored programme targeting your business growth goals. We provide access to exclusive wrap-around business support from those with specialist business skills, resources, and funding, as well as engaging peers to fast-track business transition.

Sprint your way through a comprehensive 12-week programme, full of workshops, coaching sessions, and customised enablement. Be a part of a unique business growth community that is keen to learn from and support cohort companies through individual growth goals.

INVEST IN GROWTH

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST TO JOIN OUR NEXT COHORT OF COMPANIES IN TAURANGA

Your interest demonstrates commitment to take part in something special while you work on boosting your leadership and business skills through our immersive business building programme.

After you register your interest, we’ll contact you to arrange an introductory meeting (live or virtual) to explore your business growth challenges and share programme details.

Participation in The Acceleration Foundry requires your full engagement one morning each week during the 12-week programme.

 


The Acceleration Foundry offers services that are registered with the Management Capability Development Fund. Small businesses may qualify for funding to help pay for services such as training workshops, courses and coaching that build the management capabilities of their owners and key managers. For more information about the Management Capability Development Fund or to find your local Growth Advisor visit: www.regionalbusinesspartners.co.nz

EXPERTS NETWORK

HIGH-GROWTH
COMPANY ECOSYSTEM

The Acceleration Foundry works to deliver dedicated expertise throughout the programme. Our robust network of collaborators come together with a common purpose of creating a thriving, sustainable business support environment for ambitious business leaders to achieve their growth potential.

CONNECT FOUNDERS
TO FUNDERS

Investor readiness support is unique to The Acceleration Foundry’s programme. Learn from and connect with investors actively seeking investable deal flow from the Bay of Plenty region.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Kick your Business into Top Gear – Launch, Grow, Scale!
Join us online at one of our 2022 Bay of Plenty, NZ company meet and greets. 

We’ll explore how accelerated business growth will help you achieve your business objectives. Bring your coffee along from 10:00 am to 11:00 am to meet Deborah online at this free information session.Choose the right date for you …
Tuesday, 11 January
Monday, 14 February
Monday, 14 March

Sign up quickly as space is limited


Deborah Begbie
Founder and Chief Enabling Officer
The Acceleration Foundry

My professional life has taken me across Canada, into the USA, Scotland, and New Zealand. I’m driven to help other people grow their capabilities for success and I truly enjoy direct company engagement.

Over my 25-year career, I’ve focused on enabling individuals and organisations to achieve their goals. Simply put, I’ve supported people with great ideas to create new economic opportunities, helped companies expand their horizons to engage new international customers, and mentored post-secondary students building whole-life skills for workplace success.

In return I’ve developed deep competencies to work strategically with companies at all life-cycle stages, including accelerated company growth, investor and market readiness, stakeholder relationships, and international business development.

Here are my professional metrics demonstrating aligned capability with The Acceleration Foundry’s purpose of supporting ambitious, high-growth companies through critical stages of development. These are the areas I’m passionate about delivering impact in business:

EXPERIENCED ENTREPRENEUR / 4 COMPANIES

  • Services: international market research, music industry, export training / consulting, business accelerator
  • Personal accelerator engagement to build own business


HIGH-GROWTH COMPANY SUPPORT / 13 YEARS

  • Startup / growth / scale business advisory
  • Investor readiness
  • Prepare company to export and develop export processes
  • Route to market
  • International market engagement
  • Business model innovation
  • Workshops and training
  • Network development and connecting


EARLY-STAGE COMPANY INVESTOR MARKET / 6 YEARS

  • Investor readiness
  • Business advisory
  • Investment conference management
  • Country-level risk capital market analyses
  • Angel fund startup
  • Stakeholder relations


ACADEMIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP / 11 YEARS

  • International science and technology partnerships
  • Royal Society of Edinburgh Enterprise Fellowship Programme
  • Scottish Government academic entrepreneurship research
  • Workplace readiness at University of Waikato, Waikato Management School


INTERNATIONAL TRADE / 15 YEARS

  • Export sectors: life sciences and technology, food and beverage, creative industries, manufacturing
  • Foreign direct investment
  • Export skill development

Let's explore how we can work together

I’m delighted to meet with you to learn about your business growth challenges and alignment for joining The Acceleration Foundry

Deborah Begbie
Founder and Chief Enabling Officer

deborah@theaccelerationfoundry.com
+64 (0) 27 621 2473

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