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Introduction to Entrepreneurship


Accelerator Academy


Information for Schools

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.


The Accelerator Academy is a free 5-week workshop program with custom support from expert mentors to help take your startup to the next level.


This program is open to those students who have completed the Introduction to Entrepreneurship program to continue working on their business idea.


The program is ideal for those students who are already working on an idea and are keen to scale-up through the accelerator type support.

Accelerator Alumni

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Program Outline

Custom support from expert mentors to help students grow their business idea.


Each week there will be a 90 minute workshop to focus on a particular area of your business.


Each student will have a mentor assigned to assist them with individualised support.

In Kind

In kind support, web hosting, available for the students participating in the program based on identified needs.

Public Pitching

Students will have the opportunity to pitch their business idea to potential investors.


Student Reviews


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I personally liked this program as it didn't require much intense work as it was very laid back with plenty of time given to all elements.
It was an amazing program and I enjoyed it thoroughly!
I think it was a great way to do the program online and wish that my classes at school used similar techniques.
I really enjoyed this program and liked the approach that it took towards providing students with developing an idea.
My overall experience was awesome i really enjoyed the class. The teacher made me feel welcomed into this class and I really loved the experience. Thank you very much for this experience
Overall, I thought this class was very interesting and I was able to learn many things.

Teacher Reviews

Nadia TomarchioStudent Leadership, Voice and Agency Coordinator Northern College of the Arts and Technology
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The Introduction to Entrepreneurship Program provided our students the knowledge and skills to engage in the entrepreneurship process within a supportive and collaborative learning environment. They were able to identify, share and explore their business idea within a start-up framework from ideation through to a 2 minute pitch presentation using the latest online tools; Miro, Canvas, CAD.

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.

Accelerator Dates

Term 1

MAR 30 - MAY 11 Online 5-week program 90min per week 4:00pm to 5:30pm (includes 2 week Easter break) [CLOSED]

Term 2

MAY 26 – JUN 22 Online 5-week program 90min per week 4:00pm to 5:30pm [CLOSED]

Term 3

AUG 3 – AUG 31 Online 5-week program 90min per week 4:00pm to 5:30pm [SPACES AVAILABLE]


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.


If a face to face component is organised, this will be clearly communicated before program start, you will be required to attend the venue at 9:00am all materials required for the session will be provided by the Tech School.

Program Dates for 2022 are available at this link. 

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.

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.