Upcoming Dates

15 – 16 March, 2021: Incubator pre-selector (Incubator applicants only)

6 – 7 September, 2021: Open enrolment

$1,100 inc GST 

Quickly test and validate your new business idea with techniques used by successful startups all over the world.

Runway Startup Bootcamp

Program information

Startup Bootcamp

An intensive 3 day program – including self guided online, and applied learning held at Runway (Geelong or Ballarat).

Ideal for people with a new business idea that would like to test and validate its feasibility and make clear plans for a successful start.

People who successfully complete this program may apply for a position in the Runway Startup Incubator.

Learn and apply the techniques used by succefull startups

With participation capped at 10 people per group to maximise engagement and the quality of interactive learning, the program is delivered in 3 x 2 hour facilitated sessions over 7 days (Monday/Wednesday/Monday); with an additional 3 hours of self guided online and applied learning informing each session.

In this program you will…

  • validate your customer problem and market segment
  • create your value proposition and draft Minimum Viable Producy (MVP)
  • communicate your value by developing a pitch.
Nicole Mas

Nicole Mas

Learning Design Strategic Advisor

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Why did you join Runway?
To weave my passion for education with entrepreneurship! I’m excited to support people to build a business they love to show up for and to have a community that supports that spirit.

What would you like to be known for?
Having tons of fun while getting $%@! done.

Who would you invite to dinner?
The cast of the Baroness von Sketch show.

Zoe Cleverdon

Zoe Cleverdon

Events & Projects Facilitator

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Why did you join Runway?
I like the cut of their jib.

What would you like to be known for?
I think I have a pretty good phone voice.

Who would you invite to dinner?
Haruki Murakami – my favourite author of all time. The way he talks about food is amazing… I would be insisting that he narrated the whole meal.

Linda Wong

Linda Wong

Chief Entrepreneur & Programs

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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

David Huggan

David Huggan

Business Development

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Why did you join Runway?
I joined Runway because the company is helping regions around Australia to grow their startup communities, and are doing particularly well with the Runway Virtual platform right now as we all grow more used to working from home. The team is very friendly, positive and innovative.

What would you like to be known for?
Being professional and humorous; easy to work with.

Who would you invite to dinner?
Stephen King, Jacinda Ardern and Bruce McAvaney – what an interesting chat that would be!

David Spear

David Spear

Head of Partnerships & Professional Services

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Why did you join Runway?
Because now, perhaps more than ever, business innovation and entrepreneurial spirit are required to build an economy fit for the 21st Century; and I wanted to be part of the team taking the lead on that.

What would you like to be known for?
My ability to bring new ideas into reality that are strategic and create impact.

Who would you invite to dinner?
Elon Musk!

How much does this program cost?
This program costs $1,100 including GST.

What are the class sizes for this program?
The program is capped at 10 participants per group to ensure high quality engagement and learning experinces.

What if by the end of the bootcamp I decide my business idea doesn’t stack up?
Great! Celebrate the fact that you’ve failed fast and failed early, saving you lots of time and money – then take what you’ve learnt and apply it to your next big idea.

How will I be supported thougout this program?
You will have direct contact with the program facilitator who will coach and support you through the process; and access to the wider Runway Community via Runway Virtual.

Book now to reserve your place in Runway’s next Business Startup Bootcamp and we will be in touch to finalise your registration and program login details.

Andrew Tennant

I have had an idea in my head for some time now about helping the world reskill faster by quantifying behaviour change after an intervention such as training. The Bootcamp helped me pull that spark of genius (isn’t every business idea?) and provided me a structured way to test the idea, get it down on paper and have actionable activities to move the idea forward.

Georgina Walsh

It is a wonderful opportunity to understand the whole process of starting up a business. It is an intense, fast paced bootcamp which is very engaging. The skills you learn can also be applied to your career, not just starting up a business.

Our partners

Runway is grateful for the support and collaboration of its key partner organsations.

How can we help?

Connect with one of our friendly Runway staff to learn more, ask questions or get help. We would love to hear from you, so please provide some key details and we will be in touch as soon as we can.