Runway Ballarat  Programs


Runway Ballarat is Ballarat’s premier entrepreneurial accelerator.

Runway Ballarat is a thriving startup ecosystem. Based in the stunningly restored Flecknoe Building, adjacent to Federation University, Runway’s modern Industrial space is the perfect environment for the startup.
Hi, Welcome to Runway Ballarat.

I’m Peter Dostis, Runway CEO. I started Runway with my co-founder Nick Stanley, because I am really passionate about helping all kinds of entrepreneurs in regional areas transform their ideas into a launched business in a supportive, collaborative environment.

I’m really excited about meeting the first cohort of entrepreneurs here in Ballarat and taking them through the Runway Accelerator to launch their ideas.

If you have any questions, feel free to book a chat.

Solutions for every stage of your entrepreneurial journey.

Launch your idea within a supportive ecosystem, with expert guidance every step of the way.


Put your startup ideas to the test with this weekend run course.


Launch your startup business fast with this 24-week intensive accelerator.


Take our startup quiz and discover which program suits your needs.

We're all here to help

A broad network of qualified experts at your disposal. Mentors, coaches, and domain specialists available to answer your questions, fast-track your development, and provide guidance along the way.

What they say...

“I love being a part of the Runway accelerator, I have learnt so much and gained much more confidence from working with the Mentors and other startups. I have used the runway space to help close $150,000 worth of investment.”

Matthew Hearsch

Co-Founder, SmartSnugg, 2017 Accelerator Cohort

Runway Ballarat is a supportive ecosystem for startups.

A thriving community

Share your dreams and plans with like-minded people, adjacent to Federation University, Ballarat Tech School and TAFE; Regular drinks, morning teas, and entrepreneur meet ups bring our entrepreneurial community together to have fun, share ideas and relax.

Perks at your disposal

Co-working space accessilble 24/7, bookable meeting rooms, high-speed fibre internet, desk-top computers, printing facilities, freshly ground coffee, immediate access to our network of partners, all within reach to help you grow your startup business.

An inspiring space

A modern-industrial interior, with a secure entrance, plenty of natural light, air conditioning, heated break-out spaces, quiet rooms, meeting rooms, full AV, a fully serviced kitchen, a FAB LAB, event spaces and desks for hire and long term rent available.


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Sit down with a Runway Expert and discover your next best steps in growing your startup

Start your business the right way.



Let’s get started!