Founders Start

UNSW Founders Start

Looking to validate your startup idea and design a first version of your product or service?


What is Founders Start?

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.

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Who is Founders Start for?

  •  Founders Start is designed for teams that have an exciting idea and major potential but no existing product or service.

Program Requirements

  •  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.

Any questions?

Contact our team here.