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UNSW Pre-Accelerator Programs

22nd May - 22 June 2018 | UNSW Sydney


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Applications close 4 May at 5pm

At UNSW Founders, we offer 3 Pre-Accelerator programs for real startup businesses looking to fast-track their growth surrounded by other exciting ventures at similar stages of real-world progress:

  • Founders Start: Looking to validate your startup idea and design the first version of your product or service?
  • Founders Launch: Looking to launch your first product or service and receive feedback from real people?
  • Founders Grow: Looking to take your established startup business to the next level?

These programs are all open to current UNSW students, researchers and recent alumni (up to 5 years out).

These Pre-Accelerator programs run concurrently, twice per year. The idea is that you “level up” intake to intake on your way to becoming investor-ready.

The face to face time commitment is around 4 hours per week for 5 weeks. Some independent work is expected each week. All cofounders are welcome to attend, but at least 1 cofounder must be able to attend every session.


WeekFounders Start (Tues)Founders Launch (Wed)Founders Grow (Thurs)StartFinish
122 May23 May24 May09:3013:30
229 May30 May31 May09:3013:30
35 Jun6 Jun7 Jun09:3013:30
412 Jun13 Jun14 Jun09:3013:30
519 Jun20 Jun21 Jun09:3013:30

There will be a combined Demo Night in late June at UNSW where participants from all three programs will pitch to a large audience of UNSW Founders community members and supporters! We welcome you to now apply for the first intake of 2018.

The following application process is for all three programs. Simply provide as much information as you can.

How to apply:

The UNSW Pre-Accelerator Programs is using the startup community platform Ramen Life to manage applications. When you apply you will be taken through the following steps:


Create a profile


Add a startup


Answer questions


Submit your application

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Applications close 4 May at 5pm