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Create your future with SPARK


With SPARK Deakin, you will meet like-minded problem solvers, connect with motivated change makers, and support each other regardless of where you are on your entrepreneurial journey.

We’re here to support and mentor Deakin University’s students, staff and alumni through events, workshops and a world-class Accelerator for startups ready to take their business to the next level.


Join us at one of our upcoming events!

Event Date Attend
How To Build A Profitable Side Hustle April 18 2018, 6PM - 8PM Eventbrite - How To Build A Profitable Side Hustle
The Art of Authentic Networking May 3, 2018, 5:30PM – 7:30PM Eventbrite - <The Art of Authentic Networking>'
What Will Our Society Be Like When A.I. Is Everywhere? May 9, 2018, 6:00PM – 8:00PM Eventbrite - <What Will Our Society Be Like When A.I. Is Everywhere?>'

Book A Mentoring Session

Are you a Deakin student, staff or alumni? Want to talk about a startup idea you've been mulling over? Need some advice on your next steps? Book in a time to meet with one of the experienced team at SPARK today.


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?

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

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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