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The Australian Government has committed to Startup Year, a new income-contingent loan program designed to support students in undertaking a business-focused year at a university-based accelerator. The program aims to support and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs through greater access to, and formalisation of, university accelerator programs, equipping students with the knowledge and skills to transform their ideas into startups.

On Thursday 29 September 2022, the Government announced the commencement of the Startup Year consultation process. You can find the Media Release here.


Student Survey

The Department of Education is seeking views from current students and recent graduates, as potential Startup Year program participants, to better understand how this program should be designed to best meet the needs of students with an idea they want to explore. The Student Survey will close 11.59pm AEDT Tuesday 15 November 2022.