A FIVE-WEEK JOURNEY TO LEARN THE BASICS OF ENTREPRENEURIAL STRATEGY AND TEST THE QUALITY OF YOUR STARTUP IDEA.
The Validator is a 5-week program which enables you to work towards launching and validating your enterprise idea. We’ll teach you the basics of entrepreneurship, allowing you to launch your idea or further develop your side project into a sustainable business. You need to be able to commit to five afternoons (3pm – 6pm) with the Generator team at Monash’s Clayton Campus and be committed to launching your idea and getting out of your comfort zone to put your idea to the test.
Each week you will be guided by our facilitators, who consist of successful founders, who will support you to go out and talk to customers, test your idea on the market, receive feedback and guidance and be able to confidently communicate your business idea.
You’ll also have the opportunity to work out of the Generator’s co-working space with your team and be in the company of startups further down the track.At the end of five weeks, you’ll have the opportunity to pitch your business to an audience at a final pitch night and have the confidence and know-how to decide how to take your startup to the next level.
Introduction. Philosophies. What makes a good startup idea?
Recap. Launching and testing your idea.
Team updates. Getting your idea to market. Pitching.
How to find a co-founder. Progress and pitches
Final check-in. Pitch practice. Pitch night (in front of audience).
THE VALIDATOR PROGRAM IS FOR YOU, IF YOU …
- Are an individual or team with an idea and the hunger to go on the startup journey to make it a reality.
- Anywhere from ideation stage (have an idea, not sure where to take it) to prototype and early customers.
- Wanting help from an experienced network of mentors and peers to make your vision a reality.
- Are a Monash student, staff member or Alumni, or one of your team members is.
2018 PROGRAM DATES
Validator 1.0 - March 14th to April 11th - applications open Feb
Validator 2.0 - May 2nd to May 30th - applications open March
Validator 3.0 - July 19th to August 16th - applications open May
Validator 4.0 - September 13th to October 11th - applications open July
VALIDATOR 2.0 - KEY DATES
|Tuesday March 27th||Applications open|
|Sunday 22nd April, 11.59pm||Applications Close|
|Wednesday 2nd May||Program start date - Week 1|
|Wednesday 9th May||Week 2|
|Wednesday 16th May||Week 3|
|Wednesday 23rd of May||Week 4|
|Wednesday 30th of May||Week 5 – Final Pitch Night|
HOW TO APPLY
Click the 'Apply Now' below to provide some information about you, your teammates and your idea.
Applications are now open
7 Innovation Walk (AG03), Clayton VIC 3145