5 WEEKS WITH MENTORING
Admission into program by application only.
What is it?
Student Startup will introduce students to the entrepreneurial mindsets, toolsets, and skillsets as used in startups globally.
You will journey through a full entrepreneurial cycle of starting a business.
Our Accelerator Academy Alumni Share their Experiences
Custom support from expert mentors to help students grow their business idea.
In kind support, web hosting, available for the students participating in the program based on identified needs.
The program allowed them to develop an MVP as they received personalised expert guidance and advice on their business idea. They enjoyed the applied learning experience and gained valuable IT, communication, problem-solving and presentation skills. An overall, great introduction into entrepreneurship that fosters student voice and agency in learning.
Most frequent questions and answers
The Accelerator Academy is for government high school students in years 8-12 throughout Victoria, metro and regional.
The Accelerator Academy is suited to those students who already have some traction with their business idea and need further/specific support to grow their business. There are no restrictions on what the idea is: it can be technical, creative, business or mission oriented. It can be product or an online service.
If you are new to entrepreneurship or don’t have a business idea yet we recommend you join our Introduction to Entrepreneurship Program that has much more availability throughout the school year.
When you participate in the program:
- Your will learn critical entrepreneurial and employability skills, such as problem solving, customer centric design, business model development, and branding and presentation skills.
- You will learn about the value proposition map and business model canvas – two important tools used in the startup sector globally.
- Depending on student numbers you may work independently or in teams to design an original product prototype to address a real-world problem.
Workshops will be facilitated by startup experts from the Tech Schools, Melbourne Innovation Centre and mentors from our partners.
Students need to get their parents/guardian and teacher/schools permission before booking. Parents and teachers can use the booking form below to book directly. If you have any issues please use this link to leave a message or get a call back from the Program Manager.
You will require a computer or laptop, internet connection, a pen and paper.
We also ask that you set up in a place were you can concentrate to avoid distractions and interruptions.
Cameras and microphones are required to be switched on for full engagement.
From time to time we may change the offering to reflect demand and other operational reasons. If you’re looking for something outside these dates please click this link for a response or call back by the Program Manager.
Forward this website to the student’s teacher and ask them to book a consultation with the Program Manager at this link to discuss further.