Our Accelerator program has been replaced by the Deakin Startup Competition from 2021.

What is the Deakin Startup Competition

If you’re an ambitious, curious and dedicated founder working on a scalable startup or social impact venture, you will be excited to hear about the 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.

Find out more about the 2021 competition

How else can you find out about entrepreneurial opportunities for students?

We have compiled a list to guide you on your way.  It is not exhaustive, but in this blog post you can expect to find opportunities and experiences related to entrepreneurship – networking, jobs, internships, competitions, funding and more.

"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!"

I'd just like to re-iterate how impressed I was by SPARK Deakin's 4-day pre-accelerator intensive. I wouldn’t subtract anything — this was the best startup program I have ever been involved with. I can't wait to see what the program does next.

If you are looking for our Accelerator alumni, you can find them below!