Founders Pre-accelerator

Founders Pre-accelerator is a 10-week program for early-stage startups who have a first prototype or MVP. You will join a community of startups, learn from experienced speakers and mentors with real-life domain expertise and insights, and be introduced to tools and strategies to test your ideas and grow your business.

Preaccelerator topics

Participation in Founders Pre-accelerator is an ideal pathway to build your eligibility for our flagship Founders 10x Accelerator.

Want to access support for your startup now?

Book your spot at our weekly info session to find out more about all of our programs and get matched with one of our experienced startup coaches. This Coach & Connect service is free to all current UNSW students, staff and alumni. Register here.

*some topics may be subject to change

The 10-week program has been designed to propel your entrepreneurial journey further. In particular, you'll learn:

  • how to design, build and launch an early version of your product or service in one or more target markets and acquire users and customers.
  • how to fund operations, gain traction, validate a scalable business model and pitch.
Preaccelerator topics

*some topics may be subject to change

The Founders Pre-accelerator program unlocks these core benefits:

  • Access to live and interactive workshops, webinars and ecosystem events
  • Access to network of startup founders, service providers and industry experts
  • Invitation to online community
  • Structured curriculum and tailored content
  • Check-ins and milestone awards
  • 1-1 coaching sessions (through Coach & Connect)
  • Access to a Founders Perks package
  • Certificate of completion
  • Your startup has at least one co-founder who is a UNSW student, staff or alumni 
  • You can commit to participating in the program for 2.5 hours weekly for 10 weeks
  • You have a proof of concept, prototype or MVP
  • You have evidence of problem validation and understanding of customer (through surveys and interviews)
  • You have evidence of market analysis & competitor analysis
  • NSW MVP Grant Info session 6 May2020 
  • Accelerator Program Info Night 13 May 2020 
  • Applications close 20 May 2020
  • Successful startups notified late May
  • Pre-program welcome event 28 May 2020
  • Program starts 3 June 2020
  • Program concludes 5 August 2020

Contact us

Contact our team here.