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The La Trobe Accelerator program, in partnership with Deakin and Federation Universities, is a start-up program to build Victoria’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, to help convert our communities’ good ideas into viable businesses.

Open to the community in any technology or industry sector.

Successful teams will receive up to $20,000 to bring their ideas to life plus access to mentors, work spaces equipment, seminars and workshops. Graduates of La Trobe Accelerator will become mentors for future intakes, giving back to the community ecosystem by providing support and guidance to future La Trobe Accelerator teams.

A new approach to supporting innovation

Through our partnership with Deakin University and Federation University, the La Trobe Accelerator Program is uniquely positioned to unlock the innovation within Victoria’s communities. La Trobe Accelerators governance model and source of funding allows La Trobe Accelerator to attract the best and the brightest into the program regardless of where the ideas originate.

At the La Trobe Accelerator, we are breaking down the competition barrier…

The La Trobe Accelerator programs collaborative model enables a range of initiatives, including:

  • joint pitching forums, joint public forums and close interaction and collaboration other accelerators;
  • the ability to grow the entrepreneurial ecosystem across the Victoria; and
  • establishing strategic alliances with key commercial partners.