Powered by Australia's leading university, the Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP) was launched in 2012 as one of the first startup accelerators in Australia, and in 2016 was ranked the 8th best University-aligned accelerator in the world. Every year we invest in 10 of Australia’s most outstanding startups, equipping them with $20,000 equity-free funding, inner-city office space and access to Australia’s best business minds to help them accelerate their growth.
For the 2019 MAP Demo Day, we decided to include a startup product exhibition as part of the pitch event. The aim was to provide even greater value to the audience, and demonstrate that the founders pitching on stage were making real products that solved real solutions.
The Gala is where Industry Leaders, Investors, and Senior Representatives from Government, Education and the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem come together to empower the future.Laura Anderson, Chair of LaunchVic