Essential skills and advice to launch

The Startup Onramp Program is a twelve week course on how to start a startup and maximise your chances of success.

It is for early stage startup founders and anyone who has an idea for a startup but is struggling to know what to do next. If you've been working on a startup idea for a while but are pre-revenue, this program will show you what best practice looks like and help you to avoid failing due to rookie mistakes.

The program is led by experienced entrepreneurs Michael Ryan Norton and Brett Bearham, plus a hand-picked group of successful startup founders, investors and subject matter experts who will share their experiences with the group. 

After completing the Startup Onramp Program you will know:

  • Essential startup concepts and terminology

  • Shared attributes of successful startups and high growth businesses

  • The most common causes of startup failure, and how to avoid them

  • How to test and validate your startup idea

  • The right legal structure and common legal pitfalls

  • How to build a minimum viable product

  • How to raise money and pitch investors

  • How to tap into the local startup ecosystem

Dates: Workshops are every Tuesday beginning 27th August 2019 for 12 weeks

Location: The Generator (above the GPO)

Registration includes:

  • Weekly 2 hour workshops, jam-packed with content and panel discussions in a small group learning format

  • Weekly 30 minute mentoring sessions with a variety of mentors

  • A comprehensive set of course materials and readings

  • Refreshments during each workshop

  • Startup membership to The Generator during the program

  • US$3,000 worth of AWS Activate credits

  • Discounted Hubspot for Entrepreneurs access

  • Chance to be selected to pitch at the annual Startup Onramp Pitch Showcase event

What our graduates say


Notable Startups

Here's a few companies that have graduated from the startup onramp program