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SPARK Deakin Accelerator Information Session

  • Deakin Downtown Level 12, Tower 2, 727 Collins Street Melbourne, VIC 3008 Australia (map)

Do you have a startup? Are you looking to take it to the next level?

SPARK Deakin's Accelerator Program is your opportunity to further your startup through a comprehensive six-month program. 

The Accelerator Program includes

  • $10 000 funding
  • Mentorship
  • Access to space at downtown deakin (Collins Square OR Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus) 
  • One Week Intensive hosted by our special guest from University of Oxford
  • Free Legal Advice 
  • Fortnightly workshops

This information session is your opportunity to ask questions about the application process. 
For any questions contact us at 

Dr Svetha Venkatesh, SPARK Deakin Program Director and Alfred Deakin Professor will host the evening and be available to answer any questions. Her research has led to the development of technologies in large scale pattern recognition that have been exemplified across 346 publications and led to two spin off startup companies – iCetana and Toby Autism Therapy. iCetana is based on intelligent video surveillance to find anomalies in video data which recently raised $8m funding and Toby Autism Therapy which provides a new way to accelerate early intervention for children with Autism utilising an app. 

Shahed Kamal, Founder of Collabhero and 2016 SPARK Deakin Accelerator alumni will present his tips on a successful application, and share his journey throughout the accelerator program.

More information about the accelerator is up at

Earlier Event: May 24
"Think Simple" with Ken Segall
Later Event: September 6
Daytime Mentoring Sessions