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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So you have an idea for a startup. What now?!

A free panel event hosted by Startup Onramp at WeWork, 310 Edward Street Brisbane

Startup Onramp presents a fireside chat with three inspirational startup founders who have all taken startup ideas and turned them into rapidly growing online businesses.

In this panel discussion we will unpack the steps to validating a startup idea, building a minimum viable product, acquiring your first customers and raising money from investors. We'll also discuss the most common pitfalls that lead many startups to fail.

Our three amazing speakers are:

- Megan Avard, founder and CEO of SurePact

- Aaron Birkby, co-founder of Peak Persona

- Conor Hagan, co-founder of Explorate

The discussion will be moderated by Colin Kinner, founder of Startup Onramp and one of Australia's most experienced startup coaches.

Join us for this event if you are interested to know more about startups, if you have an idea for a startup but you're not sure what to do next, or if you're just curious about what it takes to throw in the 9 to 5 and become an entrepreneur.


 

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.