LaunchHUB is a free 12 week pre-accelerator program designed to help founders take their startups to the next level by refining customer insights and progressing towards product-market fit.
For the 10th program, Activator is supporting a cohort of social impact-led founders that are leveraging technology to drive positive social impact in the world.
The free program offers founders up to $200K worth of value in resources including growth sessions, access to an inner-city co-working space, one-on-one coaching and access to their supportive startup community.
Startups are also given the opportunity to pitch for funding from the Activator Capital Fund Board after reaching key milestones.
With support from 2021 program partners Circular Economy Victoria and LUNA, Activator will also deliver professional workshops during the 12 week program on topics including social impact models, intellectual property, legal issues and accessing finance through hybrid online and in person delivery.
Founders will also be kept on track to achieve their goals with weekly standups led by Activator facilitators, Dylan Bennett and Juan Polanco and guidance of coaches who meet regularly to provide their support and expertise.
This year, LaunchHUB is thrilled to have the ongoing support of coaches Darren Sutton (The Common Purpose Collective), Shamila Gopalan (HerWit) and Ian Wong (Circular Economy Victoria) who offer their business expertise.
Meet the LaunchHUB founders
These founders are leading the way to make the world a better place.
Sweeping Success | Founder, Alexandra Mossop
Swapsies is an app designed for children to assist in the swapping of their unwanted toys, clothes, stationery and more! Their application aims to create a toy swapping community that teaches the value of sharing and reducing waste. They are changing the way children think, one swap at a time.
Writers Rising | Founder, Emily Reid
Writers Rising is a platform designed to inspire writers to speak their truth and celebrate refugee voices. They publish and showcase authentic writing, bringing together collective resources, writers and supporters who can elevate writers who have been displaced.
The Unlearning Project | Founder, Jessica Sanders
A podcast that shares the knowledge of experts and is dedicated to bridging the gap between the experiences of young people and the adults who care about them.
Mindful Milk | Founders, George Mcfarlane and Tom Morrison
Mindful Milk is looking to cut plastic waste from the dairy to cafe/business supply chain by providing a reusable vessel and promoting a circular economy for the distribution of fresh milk in Australia.
Hyyro | Founder, Sam Arnaout
Hyyro is a platform to rent anything, anywhere. They’re reacting a world where our experiences aren’t limited to the items we own.
Mane Hub | Founder, Mindy Davies
ManeHub is a central hub of event and horse management tools that support volunteers and help enthusiasts participate in recreational equestrian activities.
Evitat: | Founders, Sonja Markovic, Armin Towfigh Nia and Srikanth Kondaparthy
Evitat is a new online community and marketplace platform for conscious renovators founded by Sonja Markovic, Srikanth Kondaparthy and Armin Towfigh Nia. Evitat is transforming the complex, time-consuming process of making sustainable renovations more simple and clever for the Australian homeowner.
POPS4public (Privately Owned Public Space): Founder: Matt Mohammadi
POPS is a platform aiming to improve the access and inclusiveness of Privately-Owned Public Spaces (POPS). It maps and runs information about publicly accessible spaces in city centres and aims to make public spaces more inclusive.
After 12 intense weeks, the LaunchHUB founders/ change makers will pitch their startups at their showcase to a panel of judges including, you!
Come and join the LaunchHUB Virtual Pitch Showcase on Thursday 29 July, 5:30pm AEST. During this interactive virtual event, you will have the chance to watch the founders pitch, network and vote in the People’s Choice Awards! Register to attend now, details below.