The Accelerator program is an educational content focused on four key issues faced by entrepreneurs: strategic planning, sales and marketing, human resources and finance.

As a participant in the Accelerator Program, you will:

  • connect with other entrepreneurs, including the leading business owners in your city and other first-stage entrepreneurs who face similar challenges

  • uncover the key elements of an effective corporate strategy

  • discover how to replicate yourself as a means to grow your company

  • learn tips and strategies for raising capital and dealing with accounts

  • receive practical feedback to help you grow sales effectively

  • develop the skills required to improve your leadership and entrepreneurial abilities.

If you are accepted to the Accelerator program, you will receive the content to grow your business and the context to learn from others who have faced similar opportunities and challenges.

Accelerator is an Entrepreneurs’ Organization program that enables first-stage entrepreneurs to bring their business to greater heights. The EO Accelerator program is designed for entrepreneurs who turnover a minimum of US$250,000 annually in their business, up to US$1 million in their business. Through this program, we will provide you with the tools you need to accelerate the growth of your business.


  • 4 quarterly full training days built on the principles developed by Verne Harnish from his bestselling book Scaling Up, to catapult your business to over US$1 million in annual turnover

  • 11 annual accountability groups of 8–10 EO Accelerator members, allocated to a current EO member as your coach to support you through your journey

  • a 1-day exclusive mini-retreat with a Forum group focused on growth hacks and personal development

  • quarterly exclusive learning events led by some of Australia’s most influential entrepreneurs and speakers

  • online EO Accelerator website login

  • access to over 1,000 EO Accelerator members in the global directory network

  • a Slack group including EO Accelerator and Executive members

  • access to monthly EO learning events*

  • invitations to our annual awards evening and social events

  • access to a closed EO Accelerator and Executive Facebook group

  • access to proven trained coaches and mentors

NB * is by invitation of EO


  • To ensure the program fosters a high-performance culture, there are only 40 exclusive memberships available.

  • The Scaling Up curriculum is a two-year course. You need to be able to commit to 24 months to complete the program.

  • You must have a basic understanding of the Scaling Up program and agree that you intend to implement the practices into your business.

  • Participants must attend all quarterly training sessions, which are full-day workshops.

  • Participants must commit to attending monthly forum sessions (3 hours) and a 1-day mini-retreat.

  • Attending learning/speaker events is optional.

  • Participants will also be asked to sign a constitution around forum experiences, confidentiality and attendance.

Tuition for the EO Melbourne Accelerator Program is currently at AU$4,500 plus GST per participant. One-time joining fee is AU$1,500 plus GST. If you are interested in this program, refer to the application process.

If you'd like to discuss the Accelerator program further, please send an email to Costa Vasili, Accelerator Membership Chair - costa.vasili@ethnolink.com.au

We have a handful of spots available for our current intake, so if you are interested, you are encouraged to get in quick.