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Create your future with SPARK


SPARK is the place you can come to meet like-minded people, make new friends and connections and take the first steps to doing something about that ideas you’ve always had.

We’ll guide, support and mentor you to success with events, workshops and a world-class accelerator for when your business is ready to go to the next level.


Will we see you at one of our upcoming events?

Event Date Attend
Starting Up: The Role of the 'Entrepreneur' and ‘Intrapreneur' March 22 2018, 6PM - 8PM Eventbrite - Starting Up: The Role of the 'Entrepreneur' and ‘Intrapreneur'
SPARK Deakin Accelerator Showcase 2017/2018 April 4 2018, 6PM - 8.30PM Eventbrite - SPARK Deakin Accelerator Showcase 2017/2018
How To Build A Profitable Side Hustle April 18 2018, 6PM - 8PM Eventbrite - How To Build A Profitable Side Hustle

Are you ready to take your business to the next level?


So you’ve come to some of our events and maybe you made it to the Hackathon Weekend too, so what’s next?

If you’re a Deakin University staff, student or alumni with a business that’s ready to take the next step, the SPARK Deakin Accelerator Program will help you do just that.

SPARK Deakin’s Accelerator participants will receive over $50,000 worth of prizes, including $10,000 funding and exclusive access to a network of the corporate partners, advisors and experts.

Important answers to important questions


I'm a Deakin student - how can SPARK help me?

SPARK hosts regular events to help provide you with the knowledge and community connections to take your ideas to the next level. You are firstly welcome to attend events, apply for The Startup Weekend bootcamp and are eligible to apply for The Accelerator.

I'm a Deakin alumnus - how can SPARK help me?

We host events where you can learn from and contribute to the community, The Startup Weekend to get you started on your entrepreneurial journey, and The Accelerator to take your business to the next level. All of these are open to Deakin students, staff & alumni.

I’m not studying business, should I attend SPARK events?

Absolutely! If you are interested in solving problems and using business as a vehicle, our events will prove to be useful to you. We have different events on throughout the year and head to our YouTube channel to see testimonials from participants across faculties. Entrepreneurship is not limited to business or IT students.

I’m a cloud student and can’t physically attend events, what can SPARK offer me?

As of 2017, all SPARK events are uploaded to our YouTube channel. Depending on where you are on your business journey, we can connect you with a mentor via Skype as well. In terms of The Accelerator, you do need to be in Melbourne or Geelong as it is an intensive 6 month program.

I'm interested in being a SPARK mentor - how do I do that?

Being a mentor means you voluntarily contribute your time to empower other aspiring entrepreneurs or help scale existing entrepreneurs' businesses. You can fill out the 'Contact Us' form, tell us a little more about yourself, why you’d like to mentor and your availability.


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