The University of Newcastle, Australia

Build your startup

Our programs help founders at any stage.


Entrepreneurship 101

Online. Every February, May, August and November.

Entrepreneurship101 is a 5-week online course designed by Canada's world-renowned MaRS Discovery District. Now available for emerging entrepreneurs of the Hunter region, this program provides a mix of materials and the tools you need to understand startup fundamentals and create your business all in one place. Complimentary weekly seminars dive deeper into startup fundamentals with industry experts and can be viewed via live web stream or in person at I2N Hub Hunter Street.

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Lean LaunchPad

Callaghan campus. Every Semester.

Many startups fail by not validating their ideas early on with real-life customers. Over 12-weeks you will gain insight into how to rapidly develop and test ideas by gathering customer and marketplace feedback while developing a minimum viable product. Learn how to get out of the building and search for the real pain points and unmet needs of customers. Only with these can you as an entrepreneur find a proper solution and establish a sustainable business model.

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I2N Accelerator

I2N Hub Hunter Street. Date to be announced.

Startup teams that have identified problem-solution fit and a market to sell to can apply to I2N Accelerate. This 12-week program assists teams to define/refine their product and a go-to-market strategy and provides early hire and advisory board advice, plus the opportunity to engage the University of Newcastle's 125,000+ strong alumni network from across the globe to acquire paths to market. Startups participating complimentary coworking space, Office Hours and Venture Mentoring Service. I2N Accelerator culminates in a Demo Day.

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I2N Incubator 

I2N Hub Hunter Street & I2N Hub Williamtown. Ongoing.

Cowork from I2N Hubs at no cost (I2N Accelerator or ON Accelerate teams), or for a fee (general public) and receive access expertise, promotion, University and global connections, team and individual development support and a great community of founders.

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Co-working spaces

New spaces ignite ideas

Ready to take your startup to the next level? I2N offers two modern University co-working spaces at Hunter St, Newcastle and Williamtown for entrepreneurs, technology experts, inventors and researchers.

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