Curtin Ignition 2022 open for applications

2020 ignition
The 2020 Curtin Ignition alumni. Image Supplied.

The Curtin Ignition Program is an intensive week long entrepreneurial program designed to give you the tools, contacts and confidence to transform your idea or innovation into a successful business venture. ‘Ignition’ comprises practical teaching sessions, expert clinics, mentor sessions and experienced advice and support from leading entrepreneurs.

The program is designed for founders of early stage businesses or anyone with a specific idea or improved product or service and a passion for developing their idea for the commercial environment. 

Curtin University Faculty of Business and Law Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Vanessa Chang noted the program has boasted many success stories – such as Dinner Twist– because it provided candidates with the tools they needed to turn their ideas into reality.

“Since its establishment in 2011, the program has supported more than 500 new businesses and upskilled more than 600 entrepreneurs who have learnt from the Curtin Ignition team and our top experts,” Professor Chang said.

The program has produced hundreds of jobs and has helped past candidates raise millions in start-up funding through investments, grants and donations. The Curtin Ignition program will have a positive impact on revitalising WA’s economy, which has been substantially impacted by COVID-19.

Professor Vanessa Chang, Curtin University

Now – in its twelfth year – it has opened applications for this year’s cohort.

The program will run from 4-9 September 2022.

Startup News also sponsors a place on the program, so do loo out for that opportunity when applying! Limited scholarship places are also offered by the City of Canning, City of Wanneroo, Constable Care Foundation, Curtin Commercialisation, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Landgate, Peel Development Commission, Town of Victoria Park, Woodside and Wrays.

Other sponsors are Business News and RSM.

For more information and to submit your EOI visit Curtin Ignition Program 2022.


Disclosure: Curtin is a sponsor of Startup News, and as mentioned Startup News also sponsors a startup to attend Curtin Ignition. Dinner Twist and RSM are also both sponsors of Startup News.