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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.


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.

Swinburne Accelerator Program - Pitch Night

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.