Startup Onramp is growing startup ecosystems across Australia

Startup Onramp is expanding nationally to meet the demand for 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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It's easy to come up with startup ideas, but relatively few people actually quit their day job and start a company. 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.

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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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Startup Onramp was like a VIP guided tour to startup-land and introduced me to a number of other entrepreneurs that I would have never been able to meet otherwise.
— David Diamond - Founder, Nodefy
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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
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
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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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