After six wonderful years building Deakin University’s entrepreneurship program SPARK Deakin this is our final impact report – a reflection on 2020, 2021 and an acknowledgment of all the people involved in SPARK Deakin – current and past. Moving forward SPARK Deakin will take a different direction focusing on commercialisation of research.
SPARK Deakin has always been powered by a small yet mighty team of dedicated staff, mentors and consultants- I am deeply grateful for their expertise and service over the last two years and hope this impact report captures the essence of their spirit – generosity.
SPARK Deakin is an entrepreneurship program powered by Deakin University. Through our offerings and community, we are creating a thriving society built by entrepreneurs and innovators.
We are entrepreneurial experiential and startup program designed for students, staff, and alumni of Deakin University with a strong focus on building connections with the entrepreneurial community outside of Deakin.
For those teams who are ready to take their startups to the next level, SPARK Deakin’s Accelerator Program provides funding, co-working space, connections, mentorship and expertise to accelerate the enterprise. We create an outlet for creative talent to collaborate together and take ideas to market.
For early stage explorers of entrepreneurship and innovation, we also offer regular events, free mentoring sessions, and Startup Ideation in partnership with Deakin University’s Work Integrated Learning program.