Venture Dorm Pre-Accelerator Program

Welcome to the Venture Dorm Pre-Accelerator program!

 

Venture Dorm 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 now open for Venture Dorm July 2021 intake.

Applications close on July 20. Click below to apply!

Venture Dorm is the ideal program for anyone asking themselves ‘What do I need to do to make this happen?’

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

Location

Venture Dorm is held at Flinders at Tonsley (see it on the map).

Venture Dorm Scholarships

City of Marion Youth Engagement Scholarship

City of Marion is offering two places to young adults (aged 18 to 25) in the Venture Dorm Pre- Accelerator Program July 2021 intake.

You just need to be someone who lives, works or plays within the City of Marion council area.

The two 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.

Applications close on July 13. Applicants will then be shortlisted for a brief interview in the same week, ahead of Venture Dorm kicking off at the end of July.

Click here to apply!

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Flinders New Venture Institute Scholarship

Flinders New Venture Institute is offering is offering two Flinders University students a place in the Venture Dorm Pre- Accelerator Program July 2021 intake.

You just need to be currently enrolled at Flinders University and have a business idea linked to one of the following six focus areas: Advanced Manufacturing, AgTech, Creative Industries, Medicine and Public Health, Water and Energy or Wine & Tourism.

The two 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.

Applications close on July 13. Applicants will then be shortlisted for a brief interview in the same week, ahead of Venture Dorm kicking off at the end of July.

Click here to apply!

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Flinders University Students & Alumni

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). 

Click here to apply!

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Questions? Need more information?

Angela DiFabio

Angela DiFabio

Business Engagement Coordinator

(08) 8201 7591

angela.difabio@flinders.edu.au

 

Angela has a keen eye for problem solving and is an expert in using innovation methodologies for strategic growth. She has over 25 years of managerial experience across banking, hospitality, viticulture, wine manufacturing, and
agriculture. Alongside her business engagement role, Angela is the go-to resident mentor at Flinders NVI, providing valuable advice to our startups and businesses.

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