Startup Onramp helps you to stop being an employee and start growing your own company

Startup Onramp was created to encourage more people to become startup founders and to give them the knowledge, skills and connections they need to maximise their chances of success. 

A structured training program that equips first-time founders with the essential skills to launch and grow their startup

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Weekly one-to-one mentoring sessions plus access to a global network of startup founders, mentors and investors

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Whether you're still at idea stage or have started something, by the end of the program you'll be ready to launch

 
 

Why Startup Onramp?

It's easy to come up with startup ideas, but much harder to actually quit your day job and start a company. We created the Startup Onramp program to give new and aspiring startup founders the knowledge, skills and connections they need to successfully get their startup through its first year.

 
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Places in the next Brisbane program are now open

 
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Startup Onramp Founder and Brisbane program leader, Colin Kinner

Startup Onramp Founder and Brisbane program leader, Colin Kinner

About the program leader

Colin Kinner is Founder of Startup Onramp and leads delivery of the program in Brisbane. Colin is regarded as one of Australia’s leading experts in startup methodology, and has been deeply involved in the national startup ecosystem over the last ten years – including as Program Director for the Horizons Travel and Tourism Accelerator, Investment Manager for the CEA Startup Fund, Mission Lead for the Startup Catalyst Silicon Valley mission, mentor at River City Labs, CEO of ilab Incubator and author of the StartupAUS Crossroads report.

Colin has served on the boards of a number of venture-backed technology companies, and is currently an advisory board member for two rapidly growing Australian startups.

As an experienced startup educator, Colin has trained and coached hundreds of emerging entrepreneurs. He is passionate about helping startup founders to be successful by learning from the experiences of others, and has written extensively about startup best practice. He is Consulting Editor for recently launched Entrepreneur’s Guide, a comprehensive guidebook for startups published by Caxton and backed by the ASX.

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Guest presenters

Meet the amazing entrepreneurs, investors and subject matter experts who have shared their experience with Startup Onramp participants

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"As an investor I expect startup founders to have a solid grasp of the basics. The Startup Onramp program provides that and a whole lot more, and it's delivered by people who really know their stuff."

Steve Baxter - Investor and shark on Channel Ten's Shark Tank

"Startup Onramp is a great way to start as a founder. Colin and the team provide you with everything you need to know when starting out. The best thing about the program is that it helps you to make sure you are building a product that customers love."

Holly Cardew - Founder and CEO, Pixc

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"Australian startup founders will get a lot out of Startup Onramp. Don't learn by trial and error when you can learn from people who can help you get it right the first time."

Wayne Gerard - Co-Founder and CEO, Redeye

 
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Become a delivery partner

Startup Onramp is expanding nationally to meet the growing demand for high quality founder education. 

If you run or support a startup hub and are interested in partnering with us to deliver the program in your region, click on a link below.


Current delivery partners


Supporters 

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Delivery of Startup Onramp in regional Queensland is supported by the Queensland Government through Advance Queensland

Delivery of Startup Onramp in regional Queensland is supported by the Queensland Government through Advance Queensland

All Startup Onramp participants receive US$3,000 in AWS Credits, 1 year of AWS support and access to free AWS training.

All Startup Onramp participants receive US$3,000 in AWS Credits, 1 year of AWS support and access to free AWS training.