Runway Ballarat  Programs

 The Workshop

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 Nichola Sleight, Runway Ballarat’s Programs and Inventions Facilitator, and I run all the startup programs here, as well as being of help in any way I can. 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.

Bootcamp Workshop

Put your startup & scaleup ideas to the test with our short course held over two weekday evenings.

Incubator Program

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

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...

  • 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."

  • DanielDanielIsotope6

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

  • VivVivMindful 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."

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!