Curtin Ignition is an intensive training program for aspiring entrepreneurs, academics and corporate innovators to trial and then prepare business ideas for the commercial environment
Ignition comprises of practical teaching sessions, expert clinics, mentor sessions and experienced advice and support from leading entrepreneurs and innovators.
It will give you the tools, contacts and confidence to transform your idea into a successful business venture.
Important dates 2023
- Thursday 25 May: All applications open
- Friday 14 July: Scholarship applications close
- Friday 21 July: Scholarship applications announced
- Weds 26 July: Fully funded applications close
- Friday 28 July: Fully funded applications announced
Please register your interest for the 2023 program here.
Receive Curtin academic credit whilst working on your own start-up
Upon completion of the Curtin Ignition Program and related assessments, delegates will receive 25 credit points* (equivalent of 1 unit) in the Curtin MBA, or the Master of International Business and Entrepreneurship (MIBE), or the Bachelor of Commerce.
Join an in-person or online Ignition information session, running whilst applications are open. In these sessions, you will find out:
– Who is Ignition for?
– What will you learn and what are the benefits
– How to apply
Read some of the success stories from graduates of our program, and discover how Ignition could help you. Success stories from previous years include Rhinohide, SEQTA and ASX-listed company CVCheck.
Marc Berryman, Rhinohide
“Prior to Ignition I didn’t know where to begin to seek investment in the business and only six months later I have received two rounds of funding.”
Sharon Grosser, SEQTA Software
“Prior to the program and, in fact, during it, I was full of self-doubt. I had never expected to find myself running a startup and I just didn’t know if what I was experiencing was ‘normal.’”
Steve Carolan, CV Check
“The program was really, really good; it ticked all the right boxes for us and accelerated our learning. Raising the capital for rapid high growth was all-important for CV Check and it helped point us in the right direction.”
Our renowned Curtin Ignition program ran in Singapore for the first time in 2019. During Ignition Singapore, participants learnt from and were mentored by global experts, including venture capitalist Bill Tai and Dr Paul Herz.
If you are interested in attending future sessions in Singapore or other parts of the world, please submit an expression of interest to our team.