Deakin Startup Competition Melbourne-Bandung Innovation Series

Create your future with SPARK Deakin

Through events, workshops, and our 2021 launch of the Deakin Startup Competition, we’re here to support take your startup or social impact venture to the next level.

Meet like-minded problem solvers, connect with motivated change-makers, and support each other regardless of where you are on your entrepreneurial journey. If you’re ambitious, curious, and committed to making a difference, you’ve come to the right place.

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For the curious and the courageous in our community

Take a look at what we have in store for our first Deakin Startup Competition.

Designed for Deakin students, staff, and alumni of all experience levels the Deakin Startup Competiton helps you launch your startup or social enterprise with a total prize pool of $25 000 including cash, in-kind credits from Google and Amazon, and other perks. Winners will be announced at a Showcase event in September 2021 and workshops are available to refine your submission and guide you through the process.

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For current students who want to learn about entrepreneurship

Apply for the Startup Ideation Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program. This is not your standard internship. Expect opportunities to challenge yourself to grow.

Even though the application period for T2, 2021 is you can find out more about what is involved, and be ready to apply for T1, 2022.

Startup Ideation

For our innovators and founders in Australia and Indonesia

This year, we’ve joined forces with The City of Melbourne and The Greater Hub at the School of Business & Management, Institute of Technology Bandung (Indonesia) to deliver a four-part interactive virtual series addressing some of Melbourne and Bandung’s Shared City Challenges.

We’ll hear from trailblazing entrepreneurs from each city who will share their innovation stories. There is an ideation competition too, so be sure to check it out.

Find out more about the series

Can anyone be an entrepreneur?

ABSOLUTELY — and SPARK Deakin is here to guide you at every step of your journey.

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"SPARK has some of the most phenomenal, down to earth entrepreneurs and big thinkers. It sparks a blazing fire in you to find your passion and work at it and I'm so grateful to be a part of this program!"

"SPARK has been a crucial milestone in helping us get where we are today by providing us with mentorship, a phenomenal support network and funding. Moreover, being backed by the SPARK and Deakin University has provided us the necessary credibility and backing for further customer acquisition.”

SPARK Deakin is doing an awesome job with helping students to explore, imagine, create & innovate!