proto pre-accelerator

Register for our entry-level startup program
An introductory program into the world of startups
Evolving real ideas into early-stage startups.

Activity-based challenges
to develop ideas


Meet your
co-founder networking


Drop-in mentoring


co-working office space
on campus


Proto is a pre-accelerator program designed to assist students pursue their ideas or find the next steps necessary in getting their startups rolling.

  • Proto workshops run for four hours once a week, over five weeks.
  • The INCUBATE space is open as a shared working space and for drop-in mentoring during this period, on Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am – 4pm
  • Proto also enables single founder students to potentially meet their future co-founder via the co-founder networking opportunities


You can apply:

  • If you’re a current student at the University of Sydney
  • With or without an idea
  • With or without a team
  • With or without any knowledge of the business of startups
  • With or without technical computer science skills

As long as you have some of these:

  • Determination
  • Creativity
  • Sense of urgency



  • Proto runs over five weeks, once in the latter half of every semester
  • Register your interest and you will be notified of dates and venue
  • Although open to all students, there are limited seats available and registrants will be given first priority

Registrations are on an on-going basis!

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