Upcoming Dates

Applications open July 1st, 2021, and close September 12th for an October to March program.

Total cost

$3500 + GST

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

Program information

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.

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

Managing Director

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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

Program Facilitator and 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 $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 Startup Incubator and skip the Bootcamp process?
Unfortunately not. Completion of the Bootcamp is compulsory, as this is how we select who goes into the Incubator.  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.

This can be achieved by completing the Bootcamp program first, giving you the best shot at winning a place in the 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.