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  • nvi@flinders.edu.au
  • (08) 8201 7928
  • Level 2, 1284 South Road Tonsley SA 5042

    Welcome to Venture Dorm

    Venture Dorm will help you take your business, product or service
    from idea to market validation in as little as 8 weeks.

    It is the ideal program for anyone asking themselves
    ‘What do I need to do to turn my business idea into reality?’

    What is Venture Dorm?

    Venture Dorm is a pre-accelerator program that will help you take your business, product or service from idea to market validation in as little as 8 weeks. It is a hands-on, immersive experience that’s perfect for all kinds of founders – including those who have a day job or are studying.

    Venture Dorm is delivered in person at Flinders New Venture Institute at Flinders at Tonsley, with the option of joining in online via Microsoft Teams if necessary.

    Limestone Coast and Barossa-Yorke-Mid North bespoke programs are run only if the required number of participants is reached.

    The next SA-wide Venture Dorm round kicks off on Thursday, April 21st from 6:00 to 9:00pm. It will run every Thursday at the same time through to June 9th.

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    Program Outcomes

    Upon graduation from Venture Dorm, you will have:

    • Defined your idea and developed a viable, sustainable business model
    • An understanding of the Lean Startup principles
    • Conducted customer development and validation
    • Created and learned how to use a Purpose to Impact Canvas
    • Created and pitched your business, service or product to experienced mentors

    Venture Dorm Scholarships

    City of Marion

    Scholarship Overview

    City of Marion Council

    City of Marion is offering 6 places to young adults (aged 18 to 25) in the Venture Dorm Pre-Accelerator Program. You just need to be someone who lives, works or plays within the City of Marion council area.

    The successful founders chosen will receive a fully sponsored place in the 8-week program, worth $995 ex. GST, and a 3-month membership within our incubator space, which includes a hot desk, meeting room access, and mentor support.


    Flinders University Students & Alumni

    Scholarship Overview

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    Flinders University students enjoy 50% off the cost of the program, instead of $995 (ex GST), only $497.5 (ex GST).

    Flinders University alumni enjoy 25% off the cost of the program, instead of $995 (ex GST), only $746.25 (ex GST). 


    If you’d like to know more about the Venture Dorm Program and how you can get involved, contact our Business Engagement Coordinator Angela DiFabio.

    Contact number: 8201 7591
    Email: angela.difabio@flinders.edu.au 

    Angela DiFabio - Flinders NVI Business Engagement Coordinator


    Level 2, Flinders University at Tonsley
    1284 South Road
    Tonsley SA 5042
    Email: nvi@flinders.edu.au
    Phone: (08) 8201 2256

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