INCUBATE Partners with Monash University
INCUBATE is launching at Monash University this summer.
Talented students, staff and alumni with startup ideas are encouraged to apply and attend the INCUBATE Information Session by registering here
INCUBATE, the award-winning startup accelerator program will be running from late January to April at Monash University in partnership with The University of Sydney Union. The accelerator program encourages entrepreneurship, promotes calculated risk-taking and accelerates the development of startup ventures over three months.
“Monash is really excited to be a new partner in the INCUBATE program. We have some great entrepreneurial students and staff here at Monash and the INCUBATE program will be an opportunity for them to start putting their ideas into practice.” says Alastair Hick, Director, Commercialisation.
INCUBATE is also excited to announce that Paul Naphtali will be the In-House Mentor for INCUBATE Monash University.Paul is an internationally experienced marketer for technology startups, with 15 years experience in Silicon Valley, Europe and Australia. Paul has helped develop some of the most successful technology startups including VP Global Marketing at Jajah (acquired by Telefonica), head of PR for Snaptu (acquired by Facebook), head of PR for TokBox (acquired by Telefónica) and now provides PR strategy and execution to a range of early and growth stage startups.
The Program will fund up to six high-potential startups providing each team with:
- $5,000 equity-free business grant
- 14 weeks of co-working space
- Mentorship from Australia’s leading entrepreneurs
- Workshops by experienced early-stage advisors
- The chance to present to potential investors on Demo Day
- Pitching opportunity at National Demo Day in Sydney
Some of the mentors involved in the program are:
- In-House Mentor, Paul Naphtali, Co-founder and Managing Partner at Rampersand
- Professor Michael Vitale, Faculty of IT and Treasurer of Melbourne Angels
- Petra Andren, Director at ATP Innovations
INCUBATE Information Session at Monash: Wednesday 26 November 2014: Register
* INCUBATE is open to all students, staff and alumni of Monash University. Individual and group applications are encouraged. Terms and Conditions apply. Applications close Sunday 7 December 2014