Startup Onramp is a 12-week training and mentoring program that gives aspiring founders of high-growth startups the skills, advice and networks they need to launch and grow their company.

Startup Onramp gives first-time startup founders the skills, guidance and networks they need to stop being an employee and start growing their own company.

Weekly one-on-one mentoring sessions plus access to a global network of startup founders, mentors and investors help participants go from ideation to launch in less than 12 weeks.


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Codebots lets anyone become a developer with the power of A.I.

For the non-technical, simply hearing the word ‘code’ is enough to scare and disinterest the masses. This stigma is hurting the industry - people are too reliant on techies to code and develop when they actually have (most of) the skills needed. Codebots solves that problem by letting anyone become a developer with the power of AI.

#Ventured sat down with Eban Escott and Indi Tansey to talk about the about building their business, the equality provided by using AI for development, and how the Queensland startup eco-system has emerged as a new world leader.

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Zenify.me provide live-chat lead generation with a human touch.

83% of customers require some type of live help when making buying decisions online. Zenify Me engages visitors their client's websites through AI Assisted, human driven live chat in a new form of lead generation.

#Ventured sat down with Founder and Managing Director Rhea Mozo to talk about the importance of customer service, having a "just start" mentality, and the benefits of working in Fishburners' co-working space.

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It's easy to find your next workspace with Spare Workspace.

Whether you need a desk for an hour or a shared office space for seven months, Spare Workspace have an available workspace ready for you. With a simple and safe platform, they make it easy to find your next workspace.

#Ventured sat down with founder Jake Dimarco to talk about the pathway to investment, the importance of UI/UX/CX, and the pitfalls of potential burnout.

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Wantu is great way to access customised ideas for fun and interactive activities to do together with 2 to 7 year olds.

Wantu is great way to access customised ideas for fun and interactive activities to do together with 2 to 7 year olds. Whether you have just 15 or 30 minutes to spare, we’ve got your back!

#Ventured sat down with Anne-Marie Walton to talk about her journey into entrepreneurship after 50, the perils of pitching, and how Firestation 101 has caused the Ipswich startup community to thrive.

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Corilla went global from Day 1 as they built collaboration and publishing tools for technical writers.

Corilla's formation was inspired by an experience working on an internal publishing startup at Red Hat. In a forgotten corner of an office tucked away in Australia, a group of technical writers built their own open source CCMS and the result went global.

#Ventured sat down with David Ryan in the new Startup Precinct to about developing overseas, living in Paris, and how it's important to go global from day one.

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Connecting the Connectors.

Designed by some of the minds behind SXSW, Slush and Pause, Myriad’s brought startups, investors and brands together – to unlock the infinite cultural and economic value across the Asia Pacific.

#Ventured attended Myriad Live to talk to attendees and see how the startup community responded to such a wonderful opportunity in Queensland.

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As easy as a puzzle, as fun as a computer game; FiftySix designed a "build it yourself" tablet to teach kids the STEM skills, Entrepreneurship and coding skills.

Fiftysix takes the most powerful consumer electronics that run the future of the 21st Century, and reproduces it to a design that allows kids to build it from the ground up, tinker with it and intuitively understand what makes it go. 

#Ventured sat down with Taj Pabari, CEO and Founder, to talk about innovation, hands-on learning, and the logistics of worldwide hardware distribution.

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One Minute Closer is an iPhone and Android mobile app that offers a lifestyle network for those working FIFO or away from home.

One Minute Closer is an iPhone and Android mobile app that offers a lifestyle network for those away from home, due to work commitments, to efficiently and effectively communicate with their friends and loved ones.

#Ventured sat down with Regan Jones, Creator of OMC,  to talk about solving your own problem, approaching app development from outside the tech space, and how hard work gets results. 

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Travello is a social networking app for travellers. It allows you to discover and connect with other like-minded travellers in over 180 countries around the world.

Travello allows you to see fellow travellers that are around you right now, or search for travellers in a destination you are going to.

#Ventured sat down with Ryan Hanly, CEO & Co-Founder of Travello, to talk about validation, the startup eco-system in Brisbane, and how Travello raised $1.26 million in funding.

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The Exposure Co are a specialist Influencer Marketing Agency. They leverage the power of social media to connect Brands with their Audience.

The game has changed… Modern day consumers are becoming increasingly blind to traditional media and the smart brands are now embracing Influencer Marketing. 

#Ventured sat down with Victoria Harrison, Managing Director and Co-Founder of The Exposure Co, to talk about the power of social, self funding your startup, and the importance of networking.

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Process PA is cloud-based software that automates association procedures and paperwork, saving committee members from administration time.

Process PA makes meeting guidance simple with agenda templates, generated minutes, follow up and automatic notifications. It allows organisations to use less paper and reduce their administration time.

#Ventured sat down with Matthew Rowan from Process PA to talk about the benefits of incubators, why customers are the best source of funding, and how determination is everything.

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Optifire is an off page retargeting solution that builds audiences from content shared anywhere online.

The Optifire platform allows digital agencies to start building engaged pools of fans from their social media, banner ads and emails. Bring your audience pixels, cookies and retargeting codes & we manage all of them in one platform.

#Ventured sat down with Don Christie and Mike Wallas to talk about working with agencies, leveraging your social audience, and validating an idea through hard work and product refinement.

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iCompLii provides innovative and effective human resources services that link businesses with employees and job seekers in sectors of high regulation and compliance.

iCompLii is built specifically for individuals and organisations operating in highly regulated sectors. Their User Profiles provide a single place for keeping all of your documents on hand, ready to go and 100% verified!

#Ventured sat down with Managing Director, Jason Knight, to talk about their journey and the road to investment.

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Rachel Smith is an Author, Keynote Speaker, Urban Transport Planner and a Traffic Decongestion Specialist.

Rachel spent the last 16 years working in the private and public sectors in the UK and Australia. Within 2 years of entering the transport profession, she was retained by the UK Government for 6 years as a specialist advisor cutting congestion at schools, workplaces and tourist attractions.

#Ventured sat down with Rachel to discuss her pathway to entrepreneurship, her reflections on personal branding, and her advice for startups and small businesses.

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