Made by entrepreneurs,

for entrepreneurs.

Runway Startup Alumni.


We have proudly helped…

Jodie Howell

Allergy Aware creates safe dining experiences.

Marsha & Nick Uppill

A First Nations tool for strategic change.

Sridhar Dhanapalan & Shane Skidmore

Connecting proactive companies with proactive candidates

Liam & Amanda McFadden

A smart new way of doing family daycare.

Anna & Noah Callan

A platform for sharing information about technology for people with disabilities.

Dr Adam Mowlam, Ben Sinnott & Rajesh Krishnan

Connects subscribers to drone imagery and drone pilots to subscribers

Camilla Novotna

A versatile, easy to assemble, low energy kit home, with positive environmental impact.

Max Bush & Oliver O'challaghan

A fishing app driven by artificial intelligence.

Kylie Warne

Marketing Made Easy

Daniel Wilson, Ned Volk & Paul Sheehan.

Custom made cycling shoes using just your smartphone.

Gustavo Cruz, Luiz Fernando Franco & Caio Jardim.

A platform that connects people and events.

Chad Wilson.

Empowering confidence in used equipment purchasing.

Vivienne Howell

Sourcing ethically produced fabrics and fibres.

Daniel Pelliccia

Fruit Monitoring Technology.

Angus Fitzpatrick

Effective eye wash treatment that’s small enough to fit in your pocket.

Matt Hearsch

Baby sleep technology system.

Wes Ward

Protecting regional food and wine producers from fraud and counterfeit.

Wevour

A bespoke fashion market place for makers and buyers.

Josh Walker

Vintage streetwear online.
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What they say...

  • EleniEleniWevour

    "Runway really has accelerated our business. Providing us with the essential processes and confidence required to challenge the status quo."

  • MatthewMatthewSmartSnugg

    "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."

  • DanielIsotope6

    "In the short time we have been a pet of the accelerator it has been of a huge benefit."

  • VivMindful Sourcing

    "I am incredibly grateful to have been accepted into the Runway Program. I loved the Boot Camp experience! I learnt so much during the entire program and also met some amazing people. The help and support from staff, partners and fellow cohort members was impressive. Now as an Alumni I still feel included within the Runway community."

  • TessTessRunway

    "Runway is genuinely invested in helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses, succeed and create jobs and opportunities for the region. It also is uniquely placed in regional centres to unearth undiscovered startup talent."

  • JoJoRunway

    "I was really floundering in my career, and was referred to Runway by a colleague. The Runway team have been super supportive of my change of direction, and every day I'm there has inspired and motivated me to take action and share knowledge. They really have created a great culture of sharing, support, and innovation. The sky's the limit!"

Meet Runway’s Partners.


Runway Collaborators.


Meet the Runway Mentors. We are all here to help...

Simon Quirk

Founder of several, high-turnover startups

Cecille McCutcheon

COO, Plezzel

Justin O’Brien

Director, West Carr Harvey

Fi Mercer

Founder & CEO, Governance Evaluator

Heather Kelly

Co-founder and Director, Upstart Challenge

Mark Edmonds

Managing Director, MRE Consulting

Dan Simmonds

Founder, Mast Lawyers

Jen Perks

Co-Founder and Director, Upstart Challenge

Stan Corner

Director, Business Technology Specialists

Your Runway team.


Nick Stanley

Founder & Chair – “The Advocate”

Why did you join Runway?
I founded Runway because I have learnt from experience the challenges and opportunities of growing regional startup businesses and wanted to help others.

What would you like to be known for?
Being professional and being approachable.

Who would you invite to dinner?
The hamburgler, though that might end poorly.

Peter Dostis

Founder & CEO – “The Initiator”

Why did you join Runway?
I founded Runway because I wanted to get behind disruption and innovation and wanted to help those founders that went out on a limb and were making that happen (and keep them here)! I saw regional founders as potentially more driven given they had less options and wanted to help them the most.

What would you like to be known for?
Being professional, collaborative and giving everyone a go that wants to have a go.

Who would you invite to dinner?
Albert Einstein

Peter Dostis

Founder & CEO – “The Initiator”

Why did you join Runway?
I founded Runway because I wanted to get behind disruption and innovation and wanted to help those founders that went out on a limb and were making that happen (and keep them here)! I saw regional founders as potentially more driven given they had less options and wanted to help them the most.

What would you like to be known for?
Being professional, collaborative and giving everyone a go that wants to have a go.

Who would you invite to dinner?
Albert Einstein

Linda Wong

Chief Entrepreneur – “The Facilitator”

Why did you join Runway?
For its AMAZING people, AMAZING spaces and AMAZING programs

What would you like to be known for?
An expert and go-to-person in experiential learning and just for making a difference.

Who would you invite to dinner?
Nelson Mandela

Sue Pollard

Community Liasion – “The Organiser”

Why did you join Runway?
To add a female touch to a male dominated environment.
Because I have a lot of respect for the founders, Pete and Nick.
It gave me the opportunity to explore a different career path and be part of such an innovative idea.

What would you like to be known for?
Not being afraid to give anything a go.

Who would you invite to dinner?
Baby GROOT (and I would have to invite Bradley Cooper as well so he could translate for me)

Sue Pollard

Community Liasion – “The Organiser”

Why did you join Runway?
To add a female touch to a male dominated environment.
Because I have a lot of respect for the founders, Pete and Nick.
It gave me the opportunity to explore a different career path and be part of such an innovative idea.

What would you like to be known for?
Not being afraid to give anything a go.

Who would you invite to dinner?
Baby GROOT (and I would have to invite Bradley Cooper as well so he could translate for me)

Jo Robinson

Content Producer – “The Curator”

Why did you join Runway?
The first time I visited Runway HQ I was struck by the people and the vibe of the place. I wanted in! Once I demonstrated my enthusiasm, I was welcomed with open arms (also my skills in photography and video helped)

What would you like to be known for?
I’d like to be known for my creativity and curiosity. And that time I played ukulele whilst surfing.

Who would you invite to dinner?
Janelle Ryan – how’s about this Saturday?

Janelle Ryan

Director Stakeholder Relations – “The Collaborator”

Why did you join Runway?
Because it offers the incredibly rare opportunity to combine my learnings from 13 years in the PR and engagement game, with a passion for true collaboration, entrepreneurship and social enterprise. It’s the perfect organisation if you want a job that combines head and heart.

What would you like to be known for?
As someone who had enough self-awareness to know when their input was important and when it wasn’t.
On a way more shallow note, the girl with the amazing shoe collection.

Who would you invite to dinner?
My dad

Janelle Ryan

Director Stakeholder Relations – “The Collaborator”

Why did you join Runway?
Because it offers the incredibly rare opportunity to combine my learnings from 13 years in the PR and engagement game, with a passion for true collaboration, entrepreneurship and social enterprise. It’s the perfect organisation if you want a job that combines head and heart.

What would you like to be known for?
As someone who had enough self-awareness to know when their input was important and when it wasn’t.
On a way more shallow note, the girl with the amazing shoe collection.

Who would you invite to dinner?
My dad

Nichola Sleight

Programs and Inventions “The Inventor”

Why did you join Runway?
Every day I get to share in the energy of new business – the excitement, enthusiasm, challenges and successes. I get to see people use their knowledge to shape their own futures and to create new solutions. What’s not to love about that!

What would you like to be known for?
I would like to be known as someone that encourages others to be the best they can be.

Who would you invite to dinner?
I’d have dinner with anyone if I didn’t have to cook, however I think dinner conversation with Coco Chanel would be scintillating.

Eleni Nott

Program Facilitator – “The Hustler”

Why did you join Runway?
To collaborate with brilliant people, validate wild ideas, and scale their impact.

What would you like to be known for?
Empowering others with whatever resources I have available.

Who would you invite to dinner?

Full disclosure – I can’t cook. But I would invite Sun Tzu over for a beverage.

Eleni Nott

Program Facilitator – “The Hustler”

Why did you join Runway?
To collaborate with brilliant people, validate wild ideas, and scale their impact.

What would you like to be known for?
Empowering others with whatever resources I have available.

Who would you invite to dinner?

Full disclosure – I can’t cook. But I would invite Sun Tzu over for a beverage.

The Runway Board.


Nick Stanley

Board Chair

Leesa Soulodre

Board Director

Peter Dostis

Board Director

Simon Quirk

Board Director

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