Student Startup Accelerator Academy

In partnership with Melbourne Innovation Centre, Hume Whittlesea LLEN & Banyule Nillumbik LLEN

Term: 3-4

Program Type: Immersion Program (Entrepreneurship) & Statewide Program

Duration: 5 days

Year Level: 8-12 via application (limited program spaces)

The Student Startup Accelerator Academy 5-week workshop program with custom support from expert mentors will help take student startups to the next level. The accelerator provides in-kind seed investment, workspace, workshops, mentors, and public pitch events for applicants. This program has limited capacity and is suited to those students who already have some traction with their business idea, or have completed the Introduction to Entrepreneurship program, and need further support to grow their business.

Funded by the Victorian Government’s Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series, this is a FREE 5-week workshop for students to get greater individualised support.

Industry Focus


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Success Criteria

Students will have the opportunity to pitch their business idea to potential investors

Skills Focus

Business Model Development

Collaboration & Communication

Customer-centric Design

Data Analysis & Innovation

Problem Solving & Project Execution


Critical & Creative Thinking

Personal & Social

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