MAP Velocity Program

Powered by the University of Melbourne, the Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP) was launched in 2012 as the first University-aligned accelerator in Australia. One of three teams that make up the Melbourne Entrepreneurial Centre, MAP supports founders at all stages of the startup journey through its suite of programs and supporting activities.

MAP received LaunchVic funding to deliver the Velocity Program to help Startup Entrepreneurs speed up their search for problem-solution fit and discovery of first customers. The funding will allow MAP to increase its frequency of cohorts each year to focus on supporting early-stage technology-based Startup Entrepreneurs. The funding will also allow the adaption of the program to be delivered online, so Startup Entrepreneurs from across Victoria can get connected to MAP and participate in the Velocity Program. 

The program will support up to 120 Startup Entrepreneurs through at least 4 cohorts over 2 years. 

Pre-Accelerator Program Details

Program LocationMelbourne (Online delivery during COVID-19)
Industry FocusSector Agnostic
Length of Program10 weeks
Application PeriodTwo Intakes per year. Visit the MAP website for program intake dates
Program EngagementThe program comprises 10 workshops centred around customer discovery and market validation with specialised experiences for both for-profit and for-purpose entrepreneurs.
Venture StageEarly Stage, Ideation Stage
Program Cost $500 program fee 
Investment StructureNo Investment
Desk SpaceHot desking available

Visit the MAP Velocity website for further program and application details.