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All applicants will need to be available for the selection dates stated below. The 10 successful startups will need to be available for the induction process and launch party.
Once a year, the MAP Startup Accelerator funds a group of startups (currently 10 per intake) and we work with them to grow their businesses.
Selected startups are awarded access into the Startup Accelerator. Startups are provided:
Our 24 alumni teams have raised over $17 million in funding, created more than 200 jobs and generated over $28 million in revenue.
MAP funds all kinds of startups across a broad range of categories.
In order to be eligible for the MAP Startup Accelerator, at least one founder needs to be a student, staff or alumni of any year from our participating faculties:
Please also note that we require one founder to work full-time in our workspace at Lab-14 (700 Swanston St) for the duration of the program (June-October 2017).
(Video + Online Form)
15 March – 17 April (11.59pm) 2017
As a first step, you will submit an online application (including a pitch video). Your 3-minute video should outline:
27 April 2017
Successful applicants will be invited to the Pitch Night and given 3 minutes to present their idea to the MAP mentors. There will be no Q&A during this time.
INTERVIEW WITH MAP
3-5 May 2017
Successful applicants from Pitch Night will be invited for an interview with the MAP team. Your interview will take place on any one of these three dates.
INTERVIEW WITH SELECTION PANEL
10-11 May 2017
Finally, teams who progress to this stage will present a 3-minute pitch and have a 12-minute Q&A with the MAP Selection Panel. Date TBC.
INDUCTION RETREAT (10 SELECTED STARTUPS)
22-23 May 2017
MAP17 startup accelerator welcome, briefing and inductions for the 10 selected teams.
MAP LAUNCH PARTY
31 May 2017 (TBC)
Get to know the top 10 teams of the MAP17 Startup Accelerator and watch them pitch at the MAP Launch Party.