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Pre-flight Startup Pre-accelerator Program

Take the first step in developing your ideas!

At the #1 University in the world*.

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.​

Focus: Pre-Accelerator

Delivery: 2 Days Full Time

Timing: 22-23 February 2024

Venue: Level 1, 6 Hassall Street, Parramatta, NSW 2150

Entry Criteria: None

Cost: $199 incl. GST plus booking fee (Complimentary tickets for WSU students and staff. Please contact us (launchpad@westernsydney.edu.au) for promo code)



Pre-flight Startup Pre-accelerator 2024

Launch Pad, Parramatta

The Benefits

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.

Still unsure?

We recently held an engaging and informative VIRTUAL info session with our Entrepreneurs in Residence, to dive deeper into the Startup Accelerator programs offered at Launch Pad and how you can benefit from such opportunities.

If you were unable to join us live, do not worry! We got you covered. 





Hear from our 2022 cohort

  • Alifyah Murtaza

    Noorix Digital Solutions

    Launch Pad has given me the basis and guidance to move ahead with a startup idea – You know what to do but don't know how to do it, and that question of don't know is resolved by Launch Pad.

  • Stephen Pascoe


    Launch Pad is an excellent introduction to the real world of startups. Its emphasis on real world experience from two excellent teachers sets it apart from all the other programs / 'dreamgrams' out there. Startups are hard, but so is life, don't make it any harder. Having teachers/mentors with real world scars and a genuine desire to help you succeed is just amazing. If you listen, if you learn and apply these principles with discipline, your chances of success will dramatically increase.

  • Winston L. Reinboth

    Go Drivin

    It was amazing and many lessons learned. It was exactly what I needed, as they say "little knowledge is dangerous" and one can think one is on the right track. However, with Jamie and Johnathon I was able to clarify, crystallise and now focus on the next chapter. Some changes need to be made, some require tweaking, some to be lower in the priority list etc. A great reality check. I came away refreshed and more enthusiastic with a belief, that in following their guidance and direction one has a far greater opportunity for success and mitigate risks. Let's continue the journey on to "Ignition and Beyond".

  • Gewargis Davidoff

    Comet Studios

    These 2 days had been an inspiring collection of presentations, workshops and discussions. I genuinely believe that the accelerator program will benefit anyone who dreams of big ideas and lives to make them a reality.