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    Unleash your inner entrepreneur


InnovationACT (IACT) is a ten week learning journey where teams participate in workshops, hear from experts and build connections within the startup community. This year's program will kick off on 14th August.

Register your team

The program is open to teams of 2+ people.

Note: Registrations for IACT18 have now closed.

Earn IACT Points

Attend IACT18 events to develop your Venture Concept, and gain points by attending events and completing challenges.

Win an IACT Seed Grant

The top business models will pitch to a panel of influential judges, with the chance to win part of the $50,000 seed pool.

Why should you take part?

  • Learn skills and tools to help take your idea to the next level
  • Meet and share ideas with like-minded people
  • Be mentored by local entrepreneurs
  • Go into the running for grant funding
  • Discover other support available to you in the innovation community

Who can participate?

The program is free and open to students, staff and graduates of Canberra’s major tertiary institutions (ANU, UC, CIT, UNSW, ACU, CSU, AIE).

Teams must consist of at least two people.

At least half your team must be made up of students.


How will teams be judged?

Throughout the ten weeks, earn points by taking part in IACT events, using your team page to develop your venture concept, and sharing your venture and what you’re learning with the community.

The 20 teams with the highest points score will have their venture concepts assessed by the judging panel.

The 10 teams with the best venture concepts will be invited to pitch at Pitch Night, where they will pitch to a panel of influential judges and innovation community.

The top teams from Pitch Night will receive a share of the $50,000 seed pool and other startup support.

To find out more, read the Terms & Conditions.

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