Applications closing soon for UNSW Founders Pre-accelerator program

18 May 2020

UNSW Founders Pre-accelerator is a free 10-week program for anyone with a first prototype or minimal viable product (MVP) that can help you achieve more research impact and launch your entrepreneurial journey.

Kicking off on Wednesday 3 June, for two-and-a-half hours each week (Wednesdays, 9.30am – 12pm) you will join a community of other early stage start-up founders, learn from experienced speakers and mentors with real-life domain expertise and insights, and be introduced to tools and strategies to test your ideas and grow your business.

In particular, you’ll discover:

  • how to design, build and launch an early version of your product or service in one or more target markets, and acquire users and customers

  • how to fund operations, gain traction, validate a scalable business model and pitch.

Speakers include:

  • Caroline Maillols: Senior CX User Insights Researcher at Atlassian

  • Charlie Gearside: Co-founder of Eucalyptus, former Creative Director at Koala

  • Martin Karafillis: Co-founder of Tiliter

  • Keith Lang: Co-founder of, former Lead Designer at Evernote

  • Mahesh Muralidha: Chief Operating Officer at Simple Wall St, former Vice President -People Operations at Airtasker, Head of People Operations at Canva

  • Amit Tewari: Founder of Soul Burger

“The program really helped us stay on track but also enjoy the wild journey. I loved the weekly meetings where we had discussions with like-minded people going through similar experiences,” said Shane Wang, a 2019 program participant.

Applications close on Wednesday 20 May 2020. If you need a bit more time, please contact Beste Onay, Founders Pre-accelerator Program Manager.

Find out more and apply here.