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Quirky Kid selected to iAccelerate program

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

We are proud to announce that Quirky Kid has been accepted into the iAccelerate program at the University of Wollongong.  After one of the largest application rounds, iAccelerate has announced that 12 companies have been successful and will start in the iAccelerate Centre this month. The new residents have already hit the ground running in the iAccelerate Centre, with the start of the iAccelerate Educate program that begun on 8th August. The new recruits also attended a social networking event today to meet other residents.

This state of the art centre will house Quirky Kid’s new HQ. You can see the amazing building process here.

Over the last two years, we have embarked on a daring roadmap to scale-up our small business and reach a broader global audience. To this end, we have received international award nominations for our educational programs and resources and recently won an innovation award.

We have more innovative projects and partnerships in the pipe-line, and together with the iAccelerate program will work to revolutionise the child psychology and education market.

About iAccelerate

iAccelerate is a University of Wollongong (UOW) business incubator program that is available to help build and grow businesses. iAccelerate is built around a robust educational program, formalised business acceleration monitoring and one-to-one mentoring.

iAccelerate offers innovative businesses the unique opportunity to partner with a university comprising of over 30,000 students, 2,000 staff and a significant portfolio of faculties and business units. UOW activities generate over $2 billion in economic activity each year and it is an extraordinary partner to have on your path to success. iAccelerate utilises a multi-faceted approach in accelerating sustainable business growth to deliver the greatest economic impact. UOW offer a two stream program, with up to three years incubation – unique in the Australian startup landscape.

About our Involvement

Quirky Kid will be part of the iAccelerate Advanced, a program designed specifically for businesses looking to grow their business to the next level. The program’s main focus is on providing the necessary assistance to transform and scale early stage businesses into sustainable high-growth companies.

The iAccelerate Advance Program is built around metrics-based reviews, where various experts, mentors, advisors and iAccelerate management provide startups with a detailed appreciation of the core skills required to develop their companies into successful high-growth businesses.

Well done team!!

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Quirky Kid Wollongong

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

A New Quirky Kid

We’ve opened the doors to our new Quirky Kid Clinic in Wollongong.

Located in the coastal village of Austinmer (10 minutes North of Wollongong), this unique therapeutic space offers children and families a range of services and resources also available in our Sydney office.

Local parents are already making use of our comprehensive assessment services and we will soon share our 2011/2012 Workshop Calendar incorporating many new initiatives for children and young people with an emphasis on positive psychology and community development programs.

With more than $40 000 invested in this state of the art clinical and creative space, we look forward to welcoming new clients, colleagues and organisations in the Illawarra, Southern Highlands, Sutherland Shire and beyond to a vibrant new beginning for Quirky Kid Wollongong.

The key services offered at Austinmer are:

– Psychometric Assessments (inc. Developmental, Educational and ASD)
– Individual Counselling, Sibling Groups and Family Intervention
– Therapeutic workshops (inc. Best of Friends and Why Worry?)
– Comprehensive services under the Helping Children with Autism Package
– Classroom Observations, Case Conferences and Consultancy
– Mentoring and Youth Work.

You can contact  us on + 02 9362 9297 to find out more information or to make an appointment.}

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