Runway Startup Incubator

Upcoming Dates

Applications open January 11, 2021 and close February 19th for April to September program.

$6,600 inc GST 

Start your new business in a highly supported environment, applying techniques used by successful startups all over the world.

Program information

Runway Startup Incubator

Runway’s high impact 2 day per week pre-accelerator startup program runs over 6 months, including self-paced online and applied learning, and expert facilitated group sessions.

It delivers the crucial guidance, structure, capabilities and support required to successfully get a new business off the ground.

Implement your new business startup plans

This is a six month program (24 week) consisting of 2 days per week (Monday and Tuesday) self-paced online and applied learning, and expert facilitated group sessions.

It is a supportive and practical program which will help you start your business, leveraging the knowledge of experts. Participants are pro-actively coached by Runway’s experienced staff, and supported via Runway Virtual (RV) and the Runway Academy (RA).

You will develop and validate your Minimum Viable Product (MVP), implement your new business plan and structure, and pitch to potential investors.

Peter Dostis

Peter Dostis

Founder CEO - "The Initiator"

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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

Nicole Mas

Nicole Mas

Learning and Development Lead – “The Informer"

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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.

How much does this program cost?
This program costs $6,600 including GST.

What are my options to pay for this program?
You can pay in a couple of ways; upfront, or we can arrange a payment plan to spread the investment required into smaller parts over time. We can also put together a ‘pay it forward’ plan allocating a mutually agreed share of the equity in your new business to Runway, effective from when you’ve formally launched.

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

What if I decide not to proceed with my new startup business part way through the program?
We don’t provide refunds, but the competitive entry process for this program requires that you have a tested and validated business opportunity ready to progress before commencing, so it’s unlikely that you will find yourself in this position. But if you do, that’s okay… celebrate the fact that you’ve failed fast and failed early, saving you more 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 facilitators who will coach and support you through the process; and access to the wider Runway Community via Runway Virtual.

Can I apply to join the Business Startup Incubator and skip the Startup Bootcamp process?
It is highly recommended that people intending to apply for a position in Runway’s Business Startup Incubator program first complete the Business Startup Bootcamp program, as testing and validating a business idea’s feasibility is a prerequisite to entry and success.

The Runway Startup Incubator program has a competitive entry process. You will need to apply, demomstrate your commitment and that you have a tested and validated new business idea ready to go.

Most people achieve this by completing the Runway Startup Bootcamp program first, giving them the best shot at success winning a place in the Runway Startup Incubator program.

To apply, sign up to f6s (using LinkedIn or Facebook, or create an account), or if you’d prefer, register your interest below and we will contact you to arrange a suitable time to discuss and advance your application with our course leaders and facilitators.

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.