LaunchHUB

LaunchHUB

RMIT Activator’s Pre-Accelerator Program for impact driven founders

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Make your next move count.

Launch your startup with Activator.

LaunchHUB is RMIT Activator’s Flagship Pre-Accelerator Program designed to help early-stage startups make moves and take-off.

Over the course of 12 intensive weeks, our dedicated facilitators and coaches will support you in accelerating your startup growth and strengthen your business readiness for tomorrow’s world.

Plus, startup’s that go through LaunchHUB tap into the equivalence of $200,000 worth of resources, including equity-free funding opportunities and access to RMIT’s world-class technology and researchers. 

Why choose LaunchHUB?

Funding opportunities

An equity-free and interest-free boost worth up to $20K for your business, paired with expert advice from the Activator Capital Fund Board

Weekly growth sessions

Unlock valuable market opportunities by deepening your understanding of your customer, define and test your value proposition, and learn how to pitch.

Stand ups and coaching

Weekly accountability stand-ups to keep you on track, with support and feedback from your cohort.

Residency

Graduate with ongoing support through Residency which includes, access to co-working space, continued mentorship and much more.


Key dates and application process

Round 1

 
Application form

Applications open: 08 January 2024

Applications close: 25 February 2024, 11:59pm AEDT

Round 2

 
Bootcamp day 11 and 13 March 2024, 5:30pm - 7:30pm, RMIT Activator (City Campus)

Program key dates

 
Program begins 01 April 2024
Pitch Night 20 June 2024
Activator Fund Pitch Date 03 July 2024 (by invitation only)

Eligibility Criteria

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.

Successful applicants will also have:

  • A team that is driven and purposeful - at least one team member must attend all sessions over the 12 weeks 
  • An understanding of market opportunity 
  • An identifiable problem and solution 
  • Early customer validation through real user feedback 
  • At least a prototype that has been tested
  • A curious mindset and a willingness to ask questions, take on feedback and support your fellow founders 
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The Activator Playlist featuring laGuapa

Zaida Rodriguez is an RMIT alumni and co-founder of laGuapa, a circular fashion brand making old materials into beautiful garments treasured for life. Zaida talks about her experience as a founder, how LaunchHUB boosted laGuapa's growth and of course, the song choice that captures the journey. 

Find out more

Download our application guide to learn more about the application process, tips and tricks and read our most frequently asked questions

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The Jacques Nasser Fund for Innovation

We are thrilled to be able to offer our brilliant LaunchHUB founders another funding avenue to help them grow their social impact driven start ups.

Scholarships worth $15k each will be granted to founders who best fit the profile of a Jacques Nasser Fund for Innovation recipient.

Program alumni

Showcase of various logos created by LaunchHUB's program alumni. There are 18 logos in total arranged in 3 rows of 6 logos each.

Apply for LaunchHUB

This is the first step of your LaunchHUB application, once submitted our team will reach out with an email so we can get to know your startup better.

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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.