Activator Connect

A free membership to access RMIT Activator’s startup community.

Do you have a business idea or startup? 

Are you looking to join a supportive founder community?

Activator Connect is our free 6 month online membership to access our founder community, mentors, events and resources, open to all RMIT and non-RMIT with an idea or startup. 

Membership Benefits 

Founder Community

Meet like-minded founders from our Melbourne and Vietnam communities.

Skills Sharing Directory

Connect with founders and mentors to seek and share skills.

Startup Resource Database

24/7 access to our database of hand-picked resources for every stage of the journey.

Educational Webinars

Learn from fellow founders and industry experts on relevant topics.

Online Slack Community

Stay up to date with what’s on and instantly chat with members.

Social Events

Connect with founders at monthly social events.

Startup Deals

Exclusive credits to AWS, Stripe, Google Credits and more.

Startup Newsletter

Read up or get featured in our monthly startup newsletter.

What our members are saying

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Jess Sanders | Author, Social Worker and Founder of Re-Shape

“The Activator has provided me with guidance, resources and knowledge but most importantly it's provided me with access to a community of equally passionate people. The entrepreneurial journey can often be isolating and the value of community to support and motivate is priceless." 

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Gaurav Kawar | Founder & CEO of Book an Artist

“The Activator community is simply amazing. Friendly, knowledgeable and well connected group of people. I have made some amazing connections within this community which has been great both from a business and personal point of view. Far better than any co-working space I have worked at.”

FAQs

This membership is open to all RMIT and non-RMIT founders, including RMIT students, staff and alumni. You must have an emerging business idea or established to join.

New members must be able to uphold our community values of mutual support, respect, open-mindedness and giving back.  

Submit your expression of interest and our team will get back to you about whether your application has been successful. If you are eligible, you will be sent a link to book in your Activator Induction online and membership acceptance form to join our community!

No. Memberships are granted to those with an emerging idea, innovative project, startup or established business. It also depends on our member capacity and your alignment with our community values.

Membership start the day you attend your Activator Induction online with new members. These run fortnightly.

Led by our Community Coordinator, you will learn everything you need to know about the membership, meet like-minded founders, set goals to achieve and receive the Handbook to access all the benefits!

This membership is free. However instead of charging a monetary fee, we expect our members to uphold our core community values of mutual support and giving back. We expect our members to give back to our community through their time and skills over the 6 months where possible to ensure we are building a supportive community.

Yes! This ensures we are building a community of founders who proactively contribute back to the community, support each other and engage with Activator positively.  

Examples of giving back include sharing knowledge with founders, speaking at a Lunch n Learn event, being interviewed by RMIT students, being an active member of our Slack channel, mentoring early stage founders and more. 

Not quite! Once accepted into Activator Connect, members can apply to access our Melbourne CBD co-working space. We will have a desk booking system for those that want to work from our space. 

Your membership is activated the day you attend Induction and will last 6 months. There will be an opportunity to renew your membership when it expires based on your involvement in our community.  

You can access credits to AWS, Google, Stripe and HubSpot, as well as exclusive access to our online Startup Resource Database full of recomended resources from our founder community and Activator team. 

Yes! You can submit an expression of interest to join our Talent Collective which brings together talented mentors to support our founder community.

Your membership will expire at the end of the 6 months. However, you will receive an email with the opportunity to renew your membership before then. Membership renewals will be granted based on our member capacity and your community engagement. RMIT Activator has the right to refuse renewal or cancel memberships if members fail to uphold our community values or disrespect our members.

If your membership is not renewed or canceled, you will no longer have access to the membership benefits. However, you will always be a valued alumni of our community and are welcome to our open workshops and events. 

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation 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.