Looking to launch your first product or service and receive feedback from real people?

Founders Start Stream

Founders Start is a 10 week pre-accelerator program for early stage startups. During this program you’ll be grouped with other startups at a similar stage of the journey and learn from experienced mentors with domain expertise.

Founders Start teams will get deeply familiar with Lean Startup Methodology, identify and test their most critical assumptions in order to validate their ideas as well as design what will become the first version of their product or service to build and launch soon after the program concludes.

This program culminates in the final Demo Night, where chosen startups will pitch their businesses along with all of their latest progress.

  • Founders Start is designed for teams that have an exciting idea and major potential but no existing product or service.
  • You are a UNSW student, staff member or alum.
  • You can commit to participating in the program for the full 10 weeks, including 20 hours of compulsory attendance.

Founders Launch Stream

Founders Launch is a 10 week pre-accelerator program designed for startups that are almost ready to test their product or service in the market. There is a strong focus on marketing tools and strategies in this stream as the chosen teams take on their target markets in a supportive and collaborative environment.

Founders Launch teams will spend the majority of their time learning about startup marketing and sales from real-world experts in order to plan and even execute their first large-scale campaign. Startups will be challenged to validate their business model and produce some revenue, or at least make significant progress towards this!

This program culminates in the final Demo Night, where chosen startups will pitch their businesses along with all of their latest progress.

  • Founders Launch is designed for teams that are almost ready to enter their markets and get customer feedback.
  • You are a UNSW student, staff member or alum.
  •  You can commit to participating in the program for the full 10 weeks, including 20 hours of compulsory attendance.

Founders Grow Stream

Founders Grow is a 10 week pre-accelerator program for teams looking to enter longer, more intensive accelerator programs or simply grow much fast than ever before.

Founders Grow teams will hear wide-ranging content on personal and organisational growth, business models, metrics that matter, sales and capital-raising. They will hear from investors and entrepreneurs with “been there-done that” experience and probably visit at least one fast-growing startup in Sydney.

To reward impressive progress and lay the foundations for further growth, Founders Grow offers each startup intensive support from subject-matter experts and entrepreneurs with been-there done-that experience.This program culminates in the final Demo Night, where chosen startups will pitch their businesses along with all of their latest progress.

  • Founders Grow is designed for teams looking to raise capital, secure a strategic customer or begin to scale.
  • You are a UNSW student, staff member or alum.
  •  You can commit to participating in the program for the full 10 weeks, including 20 hours of compulsory attendance.

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