The Darebin Enterprise Centre (DECL) was one of the first business incubators in Victoria, and has been in operation for 13 years. In this time we have provided facilities, mentoring and business support to an extensive array of businesses. We have a general Business Incubator in Alphington, an arts-based Business Incubator in Northcote, an Indigenous Business Incubator, and after identifying a need for commercial cooking space, have recently supported a Kitchen Incubator in West Melbourne.
DECL is a provider of the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS), a national network under Job Services Australia, offering local entrepreneurs the assistance to attain their business goals.
The Darebin Enterprise Centre has been acknowledged for our achievements with the following awards:
- Incubator of the Year 2008 - nontechnology category (NBIA - International Award)
- Incubator of the Year 2007 (BIIA - Australia)
- Graduate Business of the Year 2007 (BIIA - Australia) Charles Sandford Woodturning Pty Ltd
- Tenant Business of the Year 2007 (BIIA - Australia) Gourmet Lovers Pty Ltd
- Graduate of the Year 2005 (BIIA - Australia) Practical Ecology Pty Ltd
- Innovation Award 2005 (BIIA - Australia)
- Graduate Business of the Year 2004 (BIIA - Australia)Metropolitan Tree Growers Pty Ltd
- Minister’s Award for Outstanding Achievement (National Incubator of the Year) 2001 (BIIA - Australia)
- Highly Commended Award 2000 (BIIA – Australia)