Regional Bootcamp

Designed for existing business owners & people full of ideas

We’re on the look out for local entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals to join us for two exciting days of learning.

Presented by Plus Eight, we’re bringing our two-day bootcamp to the regions. Perfect for those looking to put their ideas into practice and rapidly develop the capabilities needed to build or grow a new or existing business.


Upcoming Bootcamps

Launchpad Onslow

Join us to support future innovation in the Pilbara region at this two day bootcamp in Onslow.

Register  here

Launchpad Karratha

Join us for a fast-paced, exciting and structured way to explore your ideas - Launchpad!

Register  here

bootcamp inclusions

Have an idea?

Business Owner?


core program

Validate your ideas

Over the course of the full-day weekend workshop, you'll be challenged by leading startup mentors and be given the support to test, develop and validate your ideas and grow your skills as a leader in the community. 

This program is about helping you grow your current business, or a new idea - we recommend coming with an existing idea that you're wanting to work on throughout the day.

This bootcamp is supported by the Launchpad Program, which is designed to build capability and capacity within the WA innovation community.


What's covered

Welcome and introductions

  • Get to know other attendees at the bootcamp and the business they're working.
  • A fun ice-breaker

How to develop a winning business model.

  • Using the Lean Canvas to capture, improve and refine your business model.
  • Leveraging design thinking philosophies to craft a winning value proposition.

How to test and validate your idea.

  • Implementing modern research practices to test, validate and gather customer insight about your business model.
  • Planning for prototypes and your Minimum Loveable Product.

How to stay ahead as our world and economy is transformed by technology

  • Deeply understanding the needs, goals and motivations of your customers using principles taken from Service Design.
  • Developing a multi-channel marketing strategy and tapping into growth marketing tactics to implement a sustainable marketing machine.

The Catalyst Crunch: 60-second pitches.

  • Each Founder presents their 60 second 'Elevator Pitch' to a panel of mentors.

Pitch Night

  • There will be a "Pitch Night" on the final night - all are welcome! Local residents, stakeholders, industry and government.

Wrap-up and celebration.

  • Program concludes. Participants are invited to celebrate with some light refreshments.
The question we constantly ask ourselves is "would we be where we are now had we not done Plus Eight?" The answer is a resounding no. 

Plus Eight has enabled us to not only expedite our growth but the way we think about product development and our go to market strategy.

- Dave Newman, Founder and CEO @ Ovass
Plus Eight Accelerator Alumni