Women Founders

Growing a network of female founders since 2013
Supporting the startup journeys of women entrepreneurs.

The series is designed to motivate, inspire and connect Australia’s leading women founders and help them address the challenges of scaling their startups. We provide mentoring, strategic introductions, workshops, peer coaching and intimate events for up to 60 high-potential female entrepreneurs each year.

A program to push the boundaries

The Franklins provides established female founders a network of specialised knowledge and practical wisdom from a carefully curated group of female leaders, helping our members to unlock their full potential. Workshops are focused on startup growth and address the particular challenges female founders face.

An open door to new opportunities and partners

The Franklins provides privileged access to MAP’s extended community of experienced entrepreneurs, corporate partners, startup investors and advisors, as well as the MAP and University of Melbourne alumni communities at large. Gain access to mentoring opportunities and introductions to our growing network.

A community for the next wave of female founders

Join our close-knit group that bridges diverse sectors and industries to share your successes, learn from one another’s mistakes and support your peers as you grow your startup.

Details of the 6-week sessions will be shared soon and the revamped program will start from April 2019. Participation in The Franklins is by invitation only.

If you would like to be considered, please submit an expression of interest below.


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Melbourne Accelerator Program
Level 1, Melbourne Connect
700 Swanston Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053

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