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

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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.

Applications are open for the next round of Venture Dorm in September 2022. To enquire or apply, please click on the button below.

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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 the Program Coordinator Katrina Lee.

Contact number: 8201 7874
Email: katrina.lee@flinders.edu.au

Katrina New Venture Institute


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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