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Ballarat Export-ready

We've started! 

We're excited t​o announce the 15 businesses and 18 business owners who are part of the Ballarat Export-ready Incubator. 

Participating business owners receive:

  • 5 x 1 day export and business model workshops

  • 6 x 1.5 hour coaching sessions

  • introduction to Australian-based and international market networks

  • lifetime access to masterclasses

  • lifetime access to resources 

  • skills to create intercultural networks

Read on.......


Designed and manufactured in Ballarat, BYTO is a world-first advanced delivery sanitising system that fights viruses and bacteria in the air and on the surfaces where they land. 

   ~Kim Halpert-Pere

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Custom Extracts manufactures flavours and functional extracts in Ballarat using state of the art equipment and the best local and internationally sourced ingredients.

   ~Max Crawford

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FoMu is a Swahili word which means FORM. We are a creative building design company that facilitates design, project and construction management of harmonious spaces people would love to live in.

   ~Francis Gala

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Designed locally and inspired by the Australian environment, we believe in expressing personal freedom and individuality through classic style, redefined with silk accessories.

   ~Brannoc Whetter


We offer customer a revolutionary, world first tights design that puts an end to the daily struggles of traditional tights.

   ~Corinna Preston

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Bat Rollers provides trade quality, Australian made compression rollers to the fibreglass/composites industry.

   ~Jason and Melissa Jones

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Ballarat designed, Brase 360 is a drivers safety cell system for the world motorsport industry.

   ~Paul Cleveland

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Affordable, unique, quality homewares, gifts, and accessories that endeavour to instil a sense of peace and happiness in our customers - things they love and love to give.

~Prue and Angela McLachlan

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Locally manufactured and personalised jigsaw puzzles for everyone and every occasion.

   ~Susan Begbie

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We are Melbourne-based jewellery designers with a special love for natural gemstones and Australian opals.

   ~Mosin Shaikh

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A Public Relations and Brand Communications Agency, established to amplify the visibility of African brands, through strategic integration of cross-cultures that represents our diverse markets and consumers here in Australia.

   ~Kathy Jonathan

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MK Gardens is a Ballarat based business dedicated to purposeful, timeless and creative garden design. Our designs work with a landscapes' natural abilities, are everlasting and practical, focusing on both elements of hardscaping and planting design.

   ~Magda Kaźmierczak

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Starqtech Construction Estimating & Drafting Services offer professional takeoffs and estimating services to save owners the hassle so they can focus on running their business.

~Joey Hidalgo

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Solution Aid International is dedicated to the creation of positive educational and social change for underserved populations.

   ~Dimitri Dollard

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User-friendly, comprehensive software for all community health agencies.

   ~Peter Begbie

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In addition to the 15 businesses (and 18 business owners) selected for the Incubator, two additional businesses were invited as observers to learn export-ready skills. These businesses do not receive the full suite of Incubator offerings.


"Despite my physical disability (paraplegia) from an illness and living in a nursing home, I wish my art designs to bring joy and happiness to the people in this world, particularly elders and children."

   ~Phung Ngoc Quan

Quan is an Australian-Vietnamese wildlife artist. whose sister, Liz, manages business operations.  

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Safe Synergy helps your team to identify workplace hazards and build a zero-harm environment.

   ~Leo Fan


Our Team

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Christina Evans
Christina Evans has almost 20 years corporate experience delivering a variety of products and services to diverse arrays of customer segments including youth, consumer, SME and enterprise customers.

Christina managed the complexities of the $4.5bn revenue consumer mobility category at Telstra was a formative experience, since 2012 she has applied her skills to assist a variety of businesses from micro to large, including NFP’s, to solve problems and unlock their potential.  

Amongst a number of other skills, Christina is proficient across acquiring, retaining. growing and exiting customers.
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Tim Carroll
Tim Carroll is a global trade expert. As former Austrade State Director, he was the senior Victorian representative for Austrade with global responsibilities across all industry sectors. In addition he held the Austrade lead strategic role in Health sciences and technology.

With over 2 decades experience with CSL, Australia's largest and most successful biotherapeutics companies, Tim has deep experience living and working in global markets.

He has an affinity for Asia and a passion helping Australian businesses make the most of the amazing opportunities available in high growth markets. He has excellent knowledge of Government support available for export businesses. 

To learn more about the Ballarat Export-ready Incubator, please contact:


Lynda Ford
+61 (0) 414 440 483

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