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Accelerator Program

The Accelerator Program is a 12-week program designed to help founders find their product-market fit and scale their ventures.


Applications are open! Join our 2019 cohort and build your startup at Swinburne.

The Swinburne Innovation Precinct’s Accelerator Program is an intensive program supporting startups to gain early traction in their markets.

This is a generalist accelerator but we seek to customise your experience.

Participants in our program will receive:

  • $30,000 in equity-free funding for you to work on your startup.
  • Access to mentors who have deep industry expertise.
  • Co-working at Swinburne University’s Innovation Precinct.
  • Access to workshops conducted by facilitators with extensive experience.


The Accelerator Program is perfect for you if you’re..

  • A team with a product that is ready to be put in-front of customers.
  • A startup team seeking to grow quickly.
  • Looking for experienced mentors and facilitators to guide the next steps of your startup journey.
  • A Swinburne student, staff or alumni (to be eligible for our program, one member of your team needs to be a Swinburne student, staff or alumni).


Why the Swinburne Innovation Precinct?

Innovation is a mindset. One that creates products and services, improves processes, and drives industry forward. In an era of disruption, innovation plays a critical role in developing new ideas that support the growth and success of communities. 

Become a trailblazer at Swinburne’s Innovation Precinct. Our strong ties to industry, agile nature and rigorous research capabilities combine to deliver projects with real-world impact.

Our strength is in our three pillars of innovation – the Design Factory MelbourneFactory of the Future and Digital Innovation Lab


Key Dates

17 April – Applications Open

7 May – Program Information Night

31 May– Applications Close

10 June – 21 June – Interviews

8 July – Program Launched 

2 October – Demo Day

Late applications will not be accepted

If you have any questions please feel free to email us or book in a time and visit us during open office hours.