Cultivate Hills Program

A growth program specifically for Adelaide Hills businesses.

Providing Adelaide Hills businesses with the tools they need to flourish into the future.

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Business SA is pleased to provide a new business growth program specifically for Adelaide Hills-based businesses and prospective business operators.

The Cultivate Hills program is based on other Business SA programs that have been running for over 20 years, including the South Australian Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (SAYES) and the Encore entrepreneurs program (for participants over the age of 35). 

Unlike SAYES and Encore, there are no age limits Cultivate Hills. It is open to aspiring and existing business owners of all ages. If you’re planning to get business off the ground, or you want to scale an existing business, this program will help you do that.

Under the guidance of an experienced mentor, and with assistance from industry experts, participants will develop the skills and confidence to develop a detailed business plan over the course of the program.

The program will be delivered in six full-day workshops over a five-month period, including a one-on-one mentoring session each month.

Workshop topics

Topics covered in the program are as follows:

  • Business Modelling
  • Business Plan – Getting Started
  • Law for Start-ups
  • Sales & Customer Service
  • Marketing & Brand
  • Digital Marketing, Media & PR
  • Finance – How to make sense of your Financials
  • Human Resources for SME’s
  • Digital Strategy – Digital Engagement
  • Pitching
  • Leadership & Entrepreneurial Thinking

The cost for participants is $350 + GST.

The course includes a celebration upon completion and submission of a Business Plan, plus opportunities to attend networking events throughout the year. 

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for the program, you must be:

  • An Australian citizen and a South Australian resident
  • Ready to kick-start your business or business idea 

If you’d like to speak to somebody about the program, please complete an online enquiry form and one of our staff will get back in touch with you.

The May 2022 Cultivate Hills intake is now closed.

Delivered in Partnership with the Government of South Australia

Department for Innovation and Skills Government of South Australia
Our entrepreneur programs team

Jade Henschke

Manager Entrepreneur Programs

Charlotte Jolly

Program Coordinator

Our entrepreneur programs

Australian Government Entrepreneurs' Programme

South Australian Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (SAYES)

Encore Program

Cultivate Hills Program


Business SA

Contact us about the Cultivate Adelaide Hills program

Submit the enquiry form and one of our staff will get in touch with you.