Online applications open
That’s because the businesses we take into LaunchHUB are selected for their potential to change the world at scale – through the circular economy, technology for good, global connections, and more.
To help you build a business that makes the positive impact you envisioned when you started your business, founders accepted into LaunchHUB go through 12 weeks of intensive learning and graduate with ongoing support from the Activator community long after the program ends. Plus, LaunchHUB provides you with equity-free funding opportunities and access to RMIT’s world-class technology and researchers.
We’re currently accepting applications for the next LaunchHUB intake. Places are strictly limited to 10 start ups, to allow for our facilitators and mentors to make the experience as rewarding as possible for each and every founder.
Facilitated by coaches with lived entrepreneurial experience, our weekly accountability stand ups keep you on track to achieve your goals, with the added support and feedback of your fellow cohort.
Learn from start up experts, who will help you work towards product-market fit. During these sessions, you will develop an understanding of your customer, define and test your value proposition, learn how to pitch for partnerships and much more.
Your LaunchHUB experience includes an invitation to the Activator Connect co-working space, in the Melbourne CBD. Bounce ideas off fellow founders and recharge around the energy of likeminded humans – including the friendly Activator team!
Your coaches are there to keep you on track, sound out your challenges and connect you to experts when it’s helpful. They’re entrepreneurs themselves, so they know how far a good connection can go or how much a vent can help.
|Submit the online application form by 1 March 2020|
|First round outcomes announced: 5 March 2020|
|Interviews with selection panel: 11 & 12 March 2020|
|Final outcomes announced: 13 March 2020|
|Induction day at RMIT Activator: 30 March 2020|
LaunchHUB connects us to founders who are invested in making a positive social impact. While we welcome all types of ventures, RMIT is closely aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals outlined by the United Nations.
The goals were developed based on the pillars of protecting our natural resources and climate for future generations, ensuring dignity, equality and prosperity, fostering peace and inclusive societies and promoting partnerships. So if your business fits the description, we highly recommend you start the application process.
Read about Project Flock founder and RMIT alumni Tim Ottaway’s journey through LaunchHUB. Challenges, breakthroughs and what’s next for the device that’s designed to save lives by helping people ‘be seen as human’ when they’re riding their bikes.
Online applications open
Want to know more about LaunchHUB? Come along to our ask me anything session on Zoom.
First round of applications close on Wednesday 26 January 2022, 11:59pm. Late applications will not be accepted. 20 successful applicants will be selected to join the mandatory intensive in-person bootcamp from Monday 7 – Friday 11 February.
Successful applicants will join the mandatory intensive in-person bootcamp. At the bootcamp, you will meet the LaunchHUB team, participate in workshops and present at the pitch session.
Date: Monday 7 – Friday 11 February
Time: 10am – 12pm each day
Location: RMIT Activator, RMIT building 98, 102 Victoria Street, Carlton, VIC
10 successful applicants will be selected to join the LaunchHUB program.
After the bootcamp, 10 successful applicants will begin the 12 week intensive LaunchHUB program and will run from 28 February to 20 May 2022. The program will run in person at the Activator co-working space (unless there are changes to COVID restrictions).
We’re always on the lookout for the next generation of start up founders.
Start your application here:
Program Start Date
|Monday 30th March 2020|
|Every Monday at 10am–11:30am|
Program End Date
|3rd July 2020|
Circular Economy Victoria (CEV) is an incorporated not-for-profit that works to catalyse transformative change through social innovation in Victoria. Their vision is to help create a world where people can thrive in balance with the living planet.
Giant Leap Fund is Australia's first venture capital fund that is 100% dedicated to investing in impact startups - rapidly scalable businesses that blend financial returns with real and measurable social and environmental benefits.
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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.