Building Regional Innovation Ecosystems

Join us in launching, scaling and growing businesses in your region.

History speaks for itself.

Runway is a social enterprise and expert in helping to create and operate entrepreneurial and business support facilities, programs and initiatives.

Runway was officially launched in 2017.  It was one of 17 successful candidates amongst 400 other contenders for the first round of LaunchVic funding.  Since formation, Runway has been endorsed again and again by all levels of Government (local, state and federal) as a trusted partner.

In addition to the original support from LaunchVic, Runway was also contracted by the State Government to run the BILDS centre, now recognised as Runway – the Workshop, in Ballarat (August 2018). Rapid growth continues with LaunchVic funding officially granted to support Warrnambool, Wyndham, Dandenong and Casey over the next 12 months.

Runway also has particular expertise in helping regional locations.

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The Accelerator now sits within the top 10 most active, non-University accelerator programs in the country.

Regional startups matter.

Runway’s vision is to create density from sparsity, revitalising regional centres by unearthing scaleable entrepreneurs, supporting them in their business launch and growth and thus generating a better economy, jobs and investment opportunities.  Runway recognises that regional locations have different and varied experiences and drivers and that one size does not fit all.  Accordingly, we work closely with our partners to ensure we deliver a tailored program of works to ensure your region gets the best possible outcome.

Without support startups fall over.

Support is critical to any entrepreneur’s success, and these support networks are notably absent in most standard regional business communities. The tyranny of distance, weak telecommunications, a lack of experience are all working against entrepreneurs in regional areas. Runway facilitates a collaborative alliance, bringing together the right people, organisations, spaces and virtual tools in your location to create a cohesive startup ecosystem that is more accessible to more people.

Runway supports all kinds of startups at every stage of their journey.

Runway offers the full-stack of support and learnings for entrepreneurs for a range of courseware, programs, partners and tools. From ideation to scaling, our offerings aim to support entrepreneurs at all stages of growth.  We can support startups, micro-businesses, SMEs, scale-ups, corporates and individuals of all ages and backgrounds

PRE-ACCLERATOR

We help aspiring entrepreneurs refine their ideas to build their business idea prototype into a fully fledged startup.

ACCLERATOR

We hep entrepreneurs launch their startup business fast with a 6 month intensive accelerator.

SCALE UP

We help existing businesses grow by successfully scaling up their business for sustainable success

Take a little or take a lot.

Following initial consultation to understand and evaluate your needs, goals and vision, we can deploy a systemized approach for determining the maturity of each regional ecosystem:

The Three Staged unearthed approach: 

  1. Awareness
  2. Readiness
  3. Execution

The benefits stack up

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The Runway Syndication model offers stakeholders (such as Local Government Authorities, special interest groups, regional initiaitives and other groups) an immediate economy of scale and scope to connect with local startups, supporters, advisors, mentors and investors.

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Join an existing startup community across other Australian regional locations and with a global network across Singapore, Hong Kong, London, Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv, New York and other locations.

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The Runway Syndication model offers stakeholders (such as Local Government Authorities, special interest groups, regional initiaitives and other groups) an immediate economy of scale and scope to connect with local startups, supporters, advisors, mentors and investors.

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Create density from sparsity – bring together regional communities, unlocking power and support in numbers.

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Share the costs of marketing the program, attracting mentors, connecting with investors and others.

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Have a tested template for success.

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Collaborate with local stakeholders.

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Leverage existing regional programs.

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Share knowledge and support across ecosystems.

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Establish self-sustaining ecosystems and broadcast yours to the World.

Launch, scale and grow businesses in your region.