Empowering entrepreneurs at Deakin University

Events to inspire and equip you.

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“SPARK has some of the most phenomenal, down to earth entrepreneurs and big thinkers. It sparks a blazing fire in you to find your passion and work at it and I'm so grateful to be a part of this program!”

Kisalka de Silva


Upcoming Events


Demo Day

We invite you to the SPARK Deakin 2019 Accelerator Demo Day where you will hear from our teams at the end of the Accelerator journey. 


Thursday, 5 September at 6pm

Location to be revealed soon…

Take the pulse on Melbourne’s emerging startups from Deakin University at Demo Day. You will learn, be inspired, and make powerful connections. You’ll be in great company, joining an audience of curious thinkers, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and potentially your next big collab.

Demo Day showcases and celebrates our startups’ achievements from the 3-month program. Hear our teams pitch their startups, share their vision and progress.




Startup Venture Crawl

We ran our first Startup Venture Crawl earlier this year and took a dedicated bunch of young entrepreneurs and change-makers to meet with the pros at Google, LaunchVic, Envato, Impact Investment Group, SproutX, CyRise, the 11th Space, Startup Creative, and Blackbird Ventures. Check out what past participants Fiona (here) and Eleanor (here) had to say.


Startup Venture Crawl 2.0, 31 July 2019 from 10.30am

Venue: We’re visiting various Startup HQ’s in Melbourne!

Venture Crawl 2.0 is now coming at you with an opportunity for you to connect with real-world businesses, be inspired by Melbourne’s vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem, and gain skills in self-confidence, creative-thinking and leadership. 

Join us to explore Melbourne's top startup, innovation and entrepreneurial hubs.

Apply to join Venture Crawl 2.0 now (applications are open until C.O.B. 20th July 2019).

Dream, Girl: Screening & Panel

Our screening of Dream, Girl, was hosted in partnership with That Startup Show & acmi-X.

Dream, Girl is a documentary showcasing the stories of inspiring & ambitious female entrepreneurs that premiered at Obama's White House. The documentary was directed by Erin Bagwell and an all-female crew.

On our panel, we had Anna Reeves (CEO & Executive Director of That Startup Show), Sheryl Thai (CEO & Co-Founder of League of Extraordinary Women and Founder of Cupcake Central), and Sakshi Thakur (Co-Founder of Humanism, a social enterprise on this year’s SPARK Accelerator cohort).


PAST EVENT - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Proudly hosted at acmi-X at 4/2 Kavanagh Street, Melbourne

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