Learn to be a successful innovative entrepreneur with on the job training. 

Apply today!

Our 12 months training program is designed to assist entrepreneurs, business owners and senior corporate executives commercially design, validate, test and build out their business ideas and concepts with the support of our mentors, marketing and admin assistance and co-working space.

You build your business while you learn

A supportive environment working with fellow entrepreneurs

Get the support you need every step of the way.

UpShot Innovation Entrepreneurs Training Program for Australian Migrants

What will you get?

This program is delivered over 12 month period and is delivered on-site through practical hands on experience with participants moving through a number of distinct innovation journey phases-

-All for just the same cost as a university degree


Sandra D'Souza

Sandra D’Souza is a successful entrepreneur, small business champion, and author of best-selling book “Social Media for Baby Boomers: How to translate your decades of knowledge and experience into social influence.” A qualified accountant and passionate entrepreneur, Sandra mentors small businesses and advocates for women to thrive in a digital age.

The Program Trainers

Mitchell Filby

Mitchell founded First Rock Consulting over 9 years ago. Through it, he has a wide gamut of experience which extends to working with start-up’s, small business entrepreneurs as well as CXO’s from many of the large enterprise and government organisations.

Mitchell has run over 200 varying innovation workshops including collaborative innovation tournaments.

Claire Quigley

Claire is an accomplished Commercial Marketer, Innovation Strategist, and Business Development & Growth Manager. She holds local and international experience in the B2B space ranging across multiple industries including professional services and technology.

Their combined experience, knowledge and partnerships with the innovation startups eco-system are invaluable to participants in the program

Gus Mather


"The workshop included a lot of information that will improve our overall business. Our tutor Claire was very knowledgeable and easy to work with. Information was in an easy to understand format. Very impressed overall". 

Mathew Khoury


"Mitchell's innovation course was transformational and I would certainly recommend him to others as well as any innovation workshop that he is involved in."

Deborah Fairfull


"I came to Sandra seeking advice regarding capital for my startup. She had a wealth of knowledge and practical ideas that enabled me to consider a variety of strategies going forward for my business."


  • Ability to work on your business and participate in the program full-time for 12 months
  • Must be able to work from designated co-working space


Supporting migrants first

This program is initially focusing on migrants to help them build innovative business in Australia.  

If you are not already a migrant but interested in participating in this program, you could be eligible for Training Visa 407. To find out if you are eligible, we have partnered with a Migration Agency to handle these enquiries.

However if you are Australia born, you can still apply if you are interested in this program.  We welcome diversity!



Next course intake:

1st April 2019

What are the next steps?

If you are serious about building an innovative product or service as your next venture, then apply to save your spot with a simple application form that will only take a few minutes to complete. Then you can book a call with one of the program trainers to discuss on your eligibility and your business.  Unfortunately, not all applicants are accepted through this process.  You will only be accepted if we feel that you are committed, have a solid business concept or business that we believe that we can help you succeed.

This is a life changing opportunity for the select few.  Only your enthusiasm, courage and ability to work hard will bring you closer to fulfilling your desire to be a successful entrepreneur.

Want the Upshot training program to come to your city/region? Express your interest now!


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