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Start your new business in the best environment you can, and use techniques used by successful Startups all over the world.

Applications are currently closed for our first Incubator. 

Are you thinking about taking your idea and bringing it into the world? 

You are in the right place! 

Our Incubator takes expert knowledge that is practice-tested and delivers it to you in an interactive and application-based format. As a result, we will take your idea to MVP and the early stages of acceleration.

The Incubators will be facilitated in partnership with Runway Geelong.

Incubator Overview

Startup Shakeup’s Incubator runs 2 days per week over 6 months. It includes self-paced online and applied learning, along with expertly facilitated group sessions. The Incubator is presented in a mix of face-to-face and online workshops. Successful applicants have the opportunity to view and implement learnings in a group environment, based out of Wangaratta. 

Successful applicants who complete the Incubator get the guidance, structure, capabilities, and the support needed to sustain and successfully get their new business off the ground.

These Incubators have been made possible due to funding by the Andrews Labor Government and LaunchVIC. 

Who

This Incubator is for people who have an idea or an early stage business, who are ready to have a go, have time to take on advice from expert coaches and want to work in a collaborative environment with like-minded people across North-East Victoria. 

What

The Startup Shakeup Incubator is a hands-on, practical approach to developing an idea using innovation and tech in a supportive and encouraging environment.

Why

Because it can be really tricky to bring an idea to life on your own. We believe that there is power in networks, and we are driven by connecting, supporting and empowering entrepreneurs throughout their startup journeys.

where

The Incubator will take place online, with an on-the-ground facilitator based in Wangaratta. We will work with local councils in your area to connect you to your local entrepreneur networks. 

When

Applications open: 
Friday, March 5 and are open until April 1

The Incubator will run for 6 months, starting from: 
Tuesday, April 12 till Monday, August 30

INVESTMENT

This Incubator is worth $20,000 per person, though due to funding and further sponsorship, we can subsidise the price. 

There are two different payment options:

  • Pay Upfront: $595 per person
  • LGA Scholarship: $200 discounted rate
The Local Government Scholarships are for businesses located within Alpine, Benalla, Indigo, Mansfield and Wangaratta council areas. 

How

The program itself runs over 24 weeks with different modules broken down into bite-size pieces. 

Each module includes webinars, open chats, in-person catch-ups, homework, and more. 

By the end of the program, businesses will have a community of like-minded people, a pitch deck ready to go, a fully formed idea, an MVP, and a plan for acceleration. 

The best startups generally come from somebody needing to scratch an itch.

What’s included:

  • Live webinars
  • Video content
  • On-the-ground facilitator
  • Downloadable resources
  • Masterclasses
  • Cohort based network
  • Access to a Victorian eco-system of innovators
  • Optional trips to Runway HQ in Geelong

Program Content:

TIMELINE

  • Cement your idea with vision, mission and strategic planning
  • Business model & roadmap to launch
  • Pitch your strategy
  • Learning about your customer
  • Converting leads
  • Pitch your validation
  • Develop your pitch deck
  • Focus on wellbeing and business performance
  • Leadership masterclass
  • Launch night & pitch
  • MVP iteration and validation
  • Final pitch & the next steps

PITCHES

  • Presentation of Strategy
  • Presentation of Validation
  • Presentation of Traction
  • What’s Next and The Ask

MASTERCLASSES

  • Growing your idea from the ground up
  • Nurturing and converting leads through community
  • Protecting organisations to focus on what matters most
  • How to strike a balance between prevention and performance
  • Enhance your wellbeing for business performance
  • Optimise your user experience to improve the bottom line
  • Leadership and the future of work

Applications are now closed. Keep an eye out for our second Incubator coming soon.

Have a few more questions? View our FAQs below, or if you don’t see your question there, contact us at hello@startupshakeup.co

FAQs

This Incubator is worth $20,000 per person, though due to funding and further sponsorship, we can subsidise the price. 

There are two different payment options:

  • Pay Upfront: $595 per person
  • LGA Scholarship: $200 discounted rate
The Local Government Scholarships are for businesses located within Alpine, Benalla, Indigo, Mansfield and Wangaratta council areas. 

We will be capping the program at 10 participants to ensure high quality engagement and learning experiences.

Each session is run on Monday and Tuesday each week, with sessions running for a maximum of three hours. Session times vary from in the morning to late afternoon. 

Yes, you will be asked to attend every session.

The trip to Runway HQ in Geelong is optional. 

The Incubator is developed for new ideas and early stage businesses. 

We don’t provide refunds, but the competitive entry process for this program requires that you have a tested and validated business opportunity ready to progress before commencing, so it’s unlikely that you will find yourself in this position.

If you do, that’s okay, celebrate the fact that you’ve failed fast and failed early, saving you time and money – then take what you’ve learnt and apply it to your next big idea! 

You will have direct contact with the Runway HQ facilitators and your on-the-ground facilitator in Wangaratta to support you throughout the process. Along with your like-minded cohort of other innovators within the Incubator. You will also be welcomed into the Startup Shakeup community with all of its programs and resources.