Our program aims to take great ideas to a global market and we look for startups that have global aspirations.  We work with startups from all works of life and with any idea, regardless of industry and even if it is not technology based.

As part of a six-months program (3 months accelerator, 3 months incubation), you will gain access to a purpose built
co-working space; coaching, our network of mentors, investors and partners.

You get the benefits of building lifetime connections with your fellow startups, whilst working with us to create an
acceleration path that best suits the needs of your startup.

Dive into the details of our program below:

1 week
  • The world of a startup
  • Minimal viable product
  • Unique value proposition
  • Customer discovery interviews
  • Confirm proof of problem, proof of market and proof of scale
  • Experiment design
  • Building currency
  • Your business model canvas
  • Pitching and pitch decks
12 weeks
  • Welcome and orientation
  • Key assumptions and risks with your business model
  • Building your team, values and culture
  • Skills profiling – where are your gaps?
  • Pitching and presentation skills
  • Financial modelling
  • Brand Hacking
  • Digital marketing
  • Governance (mentors and advisory boards)
  • Legal structures and protecting your IP
  • Soft skills
  • Government Grants
  • Capital Raising
12 weeks
  • Work on your business
  • Business partner support
  • Coaching and mentoring support
  • Preparation for Capital Raising

Behind the scenes

Runway in conjunction with the City of Greater Geelong, offer up to 5 startups per round, funding of between $15k and $30k in capital.
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