An innovative female-led startup in Bendigo is being supported by the Australian Government to grow its businesses and help in our economic recovery.
Story Box Library is among 38 businesses to share in nearly $12 million under Round two of the Boosting Female Founders Initiative.
Story Box Library has been provided $469,000 in funding to develop and produce Story Tools, an online instructional masterclass video series for school-age students exploring the mechanics of writing and storytelling.
The series will commission Australian writers, illustrators and industry experts to deliver tutorials on the processes of storytelling, in a unique and engaging educational experience for the classroom.
“This funding under the Boosting Female Founders Initiative is about helping women with innovative business ideas in their journey to reach their full potential,” Minister Taylor said.
“From projects to help parents and children with their mental health to new food manufacturing and medical monitoring systems, these startups demonstrate the incredible Aussie ingenuity we want to foster around the country.”
Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie said it’s wonderful to see such innovative businesses being born in the region.
“I am delighted to see Story Box Library being able to take the next step in its commercialisation journey through this Initiative,” Senator McKenzie said.
“Not only is this great news for the hardworking female-founders, but also our local community in Bendigo with the economic and job benefits it can bring.”
Successful recipients will receive grants of between $25,000 and $480,000 under the Initiative, which was expanded under the 2020 Women’s Economic Security Statement.
Further information is available at https://business.gov.au/Grants-and-Programs/Boosting-Female-Founders.
For a full list of recipients visit https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/boosting-female-founders/grant-recipients-round-2