Educating for an entrepreneurial mindset and supporting venture creation.

Looking to grow your startup?

Applications are open for Activator's November LaunchHUB Accelerator Program. Apply before 20 October.

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Empowering entrepreneurs to change the world

We cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset among the RMIT community and support venture creation and growth.

Our workshops, online learning and startup programs will position you to solve the biggest problems out there and take on the future of work!


Take your startup idea to the next level


Your online gateway to unlocking Activator startup support and resources regardless of where you are on your startup journey. 


A 12-week intensive program designed to help you launch your idea to the world. 

Applications for the November intake are now open. Find out more here

Workshops and events

Activator skill up workshops are collaborative, hands-on and activity based.
You'll walk away with a specific skill that you can apply right away.


Home at last with Homie3D

Imagine this: you are in a new home with the power to install the fixtures and furniture you like. The white kitchen countertop doesn’t seem to match the décor, so in a blink of an eye, you change it to a more polished black. You see how high the ceiling is and know that a chandelier would look amazing in the hallway. The best part? This house has not even been built yet.

How Activator transformed this Masters program

Claire Boulange first approached Activator to collaborate on designing a course. A researcher at the Healthy Livable Cities group at RMIT Centre for Urban research, she and her colleague Will Moore have designed a Masters intensive course. Lucky for Claire, she was just in time to sign up for the Activator X Kaospilot Transformational Learning masterclass.

De-clutter your wallet and the environment with 1receipt

Who can forget the feeling of getting your first customer? For Shahryar Faraji, founder of 1receipt, it was a particularly euphoric experience. After years of developing the app, accumulating customer validation and too many rejections to count, he finally got his long-awaited “yes” from a retailer.

The underdog story of Ahmad Elhawli

As a child, Ahmad Elhawli wanted to become a pharmacist just like his mother. However, an introduction to high school chemistry was enough to change his mind. Instead, he turned to business.

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.

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