Thinking about applying for MAP? Go you! We've put together a collection of fantastic resources to help you understand more about the application process and how to put together a cracking application. You can find out more about the MAP program here.
The MAP application toolkit is the bible for getting your application in tip-top shape. Learn about how this year's program will be structured, what we need to know from you and when you need to have it all in by.Download pack
The MAP Launch is our highlight event of the year. Check out the 10 tens who were selected for the 2021 MAP program make their debut on the screen instead of the stage - last year's Launch was during full lockdown!Watch now
Coming soon! Hear from Laxmi Pun (MAP Program Manager), Simon Murphy (Chief EIR) and two MAP alums about the MAP journey, the application process and what we're looking for in a founding team.Watch now
MAP's Program Coordinator, Andy Loh, takes you through the Accelerator application from start to finish so that you won't miss a beat when you're putting yours together.Watch now
Filling out your application can seem daunting. Check out this article by our Chief EIR, Simon Murphy, which will help you focus on what's really important and breaks down what's going to help you stand out from the crowd.Read more
Our Program Manager, Laxmi Pun, walks you through the key selection criteria for MAP and how to structure your pitch. Get a feel for what information and metrics we're keen to see and how to frame them.Read more
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We're big fans of the 3-minute pitch at MAP; it's a key part of the application process for both MAP and Velocity.
To learn how to build and present an exceptional 3 minute pitch, we've listed below some of the best examples we've seen in recent years for inspiration.
Acusensus is a sophisticated camera technology aimed at reducing road trauma by detecting drivers distracted by their phone.Learn more
CABARO is challenging the status quo by offering unique, high quality luxury watches and leather goods direct to consumers that bypass traditional intermediaries.Learn more
Carbar is Australia's first and leading vehicle subscription service that provides an alternative car ownership experience with flexibility and commitment-free benefits.Learn more
MimicTec develops a physical infrastructure product to make poultry farming more productive and more ethical.Learn more
Pride Cup harnesses the power of sport to send a strong message of hope, inclusion and acceptance to LGBITQ+ athletes, officials and supporters.Learn more
This is the best place to start if you're keen to apply for our pre-accelerator program, Velocity. Have a look at the application toolkit and watch an Ask Me Anything session with one of our alums. Check out the Velocity Program page to find out more about the program's nuts and bolts, including opportunities for Office Hours with the team.
The Velocity 22 application toolkit accompanies our Ask Me Anything sessions. This is your one stop shop to understand what's required for your application, deadlines and program dates.Download pack
Watch the first 2021 Velocity Showcase. See how far the teams progressed since they started their Velocity journey and hear what they learnt along the way.Watch now
Check out this terrific article that explores what makes a great MAP application. The article focuses on applying for MAP, but the same advice is relevant Velocity!Read more
Hear a program rundown from Velocity Program Manager Rory McNeice. Jack Whelan from supa and Jeddi Kyne from Wadoo jump on board to share their applications and why Velocity was for them. Both teams were in our second 2021 cohort.Watch now
Learn about the Velocity Program from our Program Manager Rory McNeice and hear about Amanda Nolan from Guida's journey through the program. Amanda was part of our second cohort in 2021.Watch now
David Titeu from Linkmate shares his unique perspective on the Velocity program; as part of the first cohort of 2021, David did the entire program through lockdown.Watch now
Find out how the MAP 20 teams are progressing, who they have had the opportunity to connect with in July, and which tunes will be on high rotation when we eventually return to the University of Melbourne
Get the latest updates from MAP as our 2020 cohort begins their five-month program at Australia’s leading University Startup Accelerator.
Advice on applying to the Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP)
More than 800 guests gathered for the 2019 MAP Launch, where this year’s Accelerator cohort presented their successful pitches in front of the who’s who of Melbourne’s startup ecosystem.
We walked a secret red carpet beneath the raked stands to the green room. Arriving early to the 2019 MAP Launch we were whisked down the bowels of North Melbourne’s Meat Market, now transformed into the festival hub for Melbourne Knowledge Week. We walked a secret red carpet beneath the raked stands to the green room.
I clearly remember the first time I spoke up about gender. I was seven and on an excursion with my school to Old Sydney Town. It’s not open anymore, and when I think about what it was (a ‘living tribute’ to early colonial settlement era Sydney), it’s probably for the best.
The journey to the big stage at MAP is one that is quietly acknowledged but never fully understood by founders as your start up faces the ‘hunger games’ elimination rounds of the MAP application process.
An agricultural scientist turning flies into food, and a microelectronics engineer creating AI powered robots for farmers, are among the 10 new startups selected to take part in the year’s Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP).
Why we’ve expanded our hunt for the very best impact founders. For the first time in 2019, we are shifting our eligibility criteria for social impact founders joining our flagship program — the MAP Startup Accelerator!
Each year, 10 teams are selected to take part in our five-month Startup Accelerator, for Founders who want to take their startup to the next level. While there is no formula for startup success, MAP supports you in a number of ways to help increase the probability of building traction for your startup.
A high-tech road-safety camera system that can detect drivers distracted by their phone and a facial recognition system that vastly improves the accuracy of roll call in classrooms are among the 10 new startups selected to take part
Standing backstage in the partial dark, I listened to Saul from Atticus finish delivering a brilliant pitch and knew that it was time. As he began to introduce me onto stage, I closed my eyes and took a deep breath and began walking onto the stage.
MAP launch night had arrived. Time for the training wheels to come off. To take the leap, to challenge myself out of that comfort zone and to articulate my business vision in front of a big crowd.
“Hi, I am Ruby, the Founder of Nudie Glow…”, something I never would have thought I’d say 2 years ago, let alone going on stage and saying it to an audience of 1000!
More than 1000 guests packed the Plaza Ballroom to witness the MAP18 Accelerator cohort presenting their successful pitches in front of a ‘who’s who’ of Melbourne’s startup ecosystem.
The MAP17 Velocity Program concluded early this year with a showcase to celebrate the Melbourne Accelerator Program’s (MAP) early-stage entrepreneurs. One of the three prizes given that night was the Cameron