Startup Onramp is helping to grow startup ecosystems across Australia

Startup Onramp is available nationally to support startup hubs in providing high quality founder education. The program has been tailored for emerging startup ecosystems to provide best practice startup skills and mentoring, helping to produce more startup founders, and giving founders the best possible chance of success.

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Startup Onramp is for people at the beginning of the startup journey and those with ideas for startups. It gives them the knowledge and skills they need to test and validate their idea, learn what’s involved in launching a tech startup and gain the confidence to commit to pursuing their startup.

By demystifying the process of starting a tech company, Startup Onramp boosts startup numbers and helps to create a more vibrant and active startup ecosystem.



Ninety percent of all startups fail, often by making predictable and avoidable mistakes. The Startup Onramp program exposes first-time startup founders to best practice approaches and helps them avoid making “rookie” mistakes, greatly increasing startup success rates.

Weekly mentoring ensures founders make maximum progress on their startup over the 12 weeks of the program.

Read more about the program structure.



First-time startup founders often lack a network of successful entrepreneurs, investors and subject matter experts who can guide them on the startup journey.

Startup Onramp helps founders to connect with others who can give them sound advice and guidance, including potential co-founders, employees and investors.

Read more about Startup Onramp's mentors and alumni.



Partner with us

If you run or support a local startup hub or co-working space, or are involved in local economic development, we can support you in growing your local startup community.

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Startup Onramp provides approved delivery partners with:

  • A comprehensive suite of delivery materials (workshop content, videos and other resources)

  • A two-day briefing session for new facilitators who will lead delivery of the program in your region

  • A facilitator’s manual that provides a complete step-by-step guide to delivering the program

  • Ongoing support from the Startup Onramp team

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Startup Onramp is a great short-cut to startup success. It helps new founders to avoid the mistakes everyone else always makes!
— Steve Dalton (Startup Onramp Facilitator, Gold Coast)
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Startup Onramp is a high quality course that provides new founders the knowledge and network to take their startup to the next level. It helped to activate more people in the ecosystem in Rockhampton and galvanised the startup community.
— Elize Hattin (Startup Onramp Facilitator, Rockhampton)
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Startup Onramp has been fabulous for our local entrepreneurs in Coffs Harbour. It’s given them access to the wisdom and experience of founders who have been through the startup cycle.
— Sara Bowen (Startup Onramp Facilitator, Coffs Harbour)
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It was incredibly rewarding to guide a cohort of startup founders through the early stages of their startup journey using the tools provided by Startup Onramp. The connections and knowledge the startups gained from the program have been of incredible value to them.
— Jacqui Price (Startup Onramp Facilitator, Sunshine Coast)
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One of the biggest challenges in growing a regional startup community is getting more people exposed to startups and developing their skill set and confidence. The Startup Onramp program will be a fantastic resource and I’m super excited about delivering it in Bundaberg.
— Eleanor Carey – Co-Founder, The Generator Bundaberg
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This program launched a new chapter in my life! Not only was it one of the most amazing experiences for me personally, professionally we achieved our goal of launching our company in 12 weeks.
— Megan Avard - Founder and CEO, SurePact (Startup Onramp alumnus, 2017)
I can’t recommend this program highly enough. If you are serious about starting up, the Startup Onramp program is the perfect guide to the first part of the journey.
— Alex Campbell - Founder, PiSeas (Startup Onramp alumnus, 2017)
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