Launch Pad Startup Accelerators

Our purpose is to develop resilient founders, who create sustainable & innovative businesses, that meaningfully impact society & the community. We do this through founder care, academic rigour, technology support & practical experience. 

 

Our Program

We run three different programs for founders each year.

Pre-flight Program

Preparing you for the mission

Focus: Pre-Accelerator Delivery: 1 Week (Full Time) Timing: Feb & July 2022 Entry Criteria: None

The focus of this program is two-fold: 1) Developing base entrepreneurial capabilities and 2) a focus on ideation - that is helping new founders to explore and select the idea they want to commercialise. Participants in the program should exit with an initial value proposition statement and lean canvas.

Ignition Program

Getting you off the ground

Focus: Startup Accelerator (Design & Validate)
Delivery: 12 Weeks Part Time
Timing: March - May 2022
Entry Criteria: Defined Idea (Business Model Canvas)

The focus of this program is helping founders to refine their value proposition and business model. There is a strong emphasis on a rigorous approach to problem and solution validation. Participants should exit the program ready to build their minimum viable product.

Booster Program

Breaking through gravity

Focus: Scale Up Accelerator Delivery: 12 Weeks Part Time Timing: August To October 2022 Entry Criteria: MVP

The focus of this program is helping startups accelerate towards and beyond product market fit and increase traction. Focus areas include growth hacking, go to market and pricing strategies, capital raising and team building. Participants in the program should benefit through an increase in one or more traction measures (customers, revenue, adoption).

Why complete a Launch Pad Program?

Founder Care

We take a holistic and personalised approach to accelerating both you and your business. We will work with you and provide support at each step of your growth journey as a founder and facilitate founder circle sessions - a founder peer support group with a focus on you – not your startup.

Practical Experience & Approach

You will be mentored by world-class entrepreneurs in residence (EIRs) who have experience in this field, and you will learn proven processes and get access to a playbook resource of best practices that you can use with your business.

Flexibility & Agile

Our platform-driven, part-time, agile, multi-mode delivery makes it suitable for founders who have other work and study commitments and are in the early stages of their business.

Technology & Resources

The program will provide you with streamlined access to connections with university expertise, researchers and students.

World-Class Facilities

You will get access to modern workspaces and state of the art technology facilities such as maker spaces, prototyping capabilities and studios, to help you bring ideas to life quickly and efficiently.

Community & Member Benefits

You will become a member of the Launch Pad community and be able to tap into a network of industry experts, fellow founders and like-minded community members. You'll also get access to over $100k worth of discounted tools and services as part of our membership benefits.

By submitting an application you confirm that you have read, understood and agree to adhere to the Launch Pad Code of Conduct and Western Sydney University policies and procedures and as amended from time to time.

Meet The Team

Meet the team behind the Launch Pad accelerator program.

Rebecca Pham

Manager

Jamie Pride

Chief entrepreneur in residence

Jonathon Wolfe

Entrepreneur in residence

Bec Pham
Rebecca Pham
Program Manager
Jamie Pride
Chief Entrepreneur in Residence
Jonathon Wolfe
Entrepreneur in Residence

Our Experts in Residence

Rebecca Pham
Program Manager
Rebecca Pham
Program Manager
Rebecca Pham
Program Manager
Rebecca Pham
Program Manager
Rebecca Pham
Program Manager
Rebecca Pham
Program Manager

Ignition Program's Learning Path

Week 1

Flight Plan

Flight Plan

Failure Refection - Ad Lib Statement

Week 2

Value Prop I

Value Prop I

Value Proposition Canvas

Week 3

Biz Models I

Biz Models I

Lean Canvas

Week 4

Problem Validation I

Problem Validation I

Experiment Canvas

Week 5

Value Prop II

Value Prop II

Value Proposition Canvas

Week 6

Biz Models II

Biz Models II

7 Questions - Lean Canvas

Week 7

Problem Validation II

Problem Validation II

Experiment Canvas

Week 8

Prototyping I

Prototyping I

Customer Journey Maps

Week 9

Prototyping II

Prototyping II

Wireframing

Week 10

Solution Validation I

Solution Validation I

Experiment Outcome Canvas

Week 11

Solution Validation II

Solution Validation II

Experiment Outcome Canvas

Week 12

Software Development

Software Development

Build Plan for MVP

Hey!

I Am Steve Robinson.

With 18 years of digital marketing and customer experience expertise, I helped build and grow over 250 companies. In the constantly changing field of digital marketing, it is my mission to provide individuals and small businesses with the skills to master the critical tactics and strategies that will drive their business growth.

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