Apply Now – SPARK Deakin Accelerator 2020 ($10k funding)

The SPARK Deakin Accelerator funds and supports startups founded by Deakin University students, staff, and alumni that are making waves through entrepreneurship in all fields and industries. Applications are open until 20 March 2020 at 5pm AEDT.

The program offerings are valued at over $60k:

  • Being part of a community of ambitious, persistent and generous founders – your tribe matters.

  • Up to $60 000 value including $10 000 equity-free funding.

  • 12 weeks of regular workshops on the key drivers to grow your startup- customer development, sales, marketing, building your team, investment and pitching.

  • Access to CBD co-working space for 6 months at Deakin Downtown (727 Collins St Melbourne) that offers the next level of sophisticated, technology-rich, flexible spaces for meetings and workshops. 3 months are essential and an additional 3 months is optional. (valued at $3600)

  • Legal advice through our partnership with Deakin Venture Law Clinic

  • Regular mentorship

  • $7, 500 credits from AWS + official partner for Google for Startups which includes $20 000 credit for the Cloud platform plus 1-1 office hours with the folks at Google.

  • 90% off Hubspot marketing, sales and customer service software for the first 12 months (average saving $17 000).

  • Perks from Airwallex
  • Access to a network of the best corporate partners, advisors and experts

SPARK Deakin reserves at least one place for social impact-driven businesses and/or social enterprise. They also highly encourage more applications from female and culturally and linguistically diverse founders in 2020.

For more information, contact Diletta at