Startupbootcamp Sport & EventTech Melbourne

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Are you a high-potential and ambitious early-stage SportTech or EventTech startup? Do you want to work with the biggest sporting bodies in the Sporting Capital of the World?!

Startupbootcamp Sports & EventTech Melbourne is for you.

During our intense 3-month accelerator program, selected startups work with amazing corporate partners/sporting bodies, receive hands-on mentorship from over 100 industry experts, free office space in the heart of Melbourne, seed funding and access to a global network of investors with the ultimate goal of scaling their businesses and becoming industry-leading companies.

There is a high focus on business development and proof of value (POV) or proof of concept (POC) projects in the Australian market. By the end of the program, we want your startup to be in a position to scale globally.

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Amazing Partners to work with.

Our program partners include Cricket Australia, Australian Grand Prix Corporation, Victoria Racing Club, Melbourne Racing Club, Netball Australia, Asahi Beverages, University of Melbourne, DiUS, Lucidica,  KHQ Lawyers, Adventum LegalYBF VenturesPitcher Partners, Facet5 and global tech partners StripeAWS and Cisco. We are also supported by the Australian Federal Government.

Key Focus Areas



  • Dec 24

    Applications open

  • Mar 27

    Applications close

  • Apr 29 - 30

    Selection Days

  • May 25

    Program begins

  • Aug 20

    Demo Day

Why join the program?

3-Month Program

An intense 3-month program designed to support entrepreneurs scale their industry-changing technology businesses.


Expert-led sessions covering all scaling fundamentals - from lean methodology, growth hacking to fundraising.

Corporate Partners

Connections to the leading corporates in your industry for pilot projects, partnership opportunities, and as customers.

Global Network

Unmatched access to a global network of mentors, corporate partners, industry experts, and alumni across 40+ countries.

Tailored Mentorship

Over 100 carefully selected mentors from Sport & EventTech industry who provide hands-on support and valuable introductions.

Coworking Space

Free desks for your entire team in a dynamic co-working space for the duration of the 3-month program.

Living Expenses

$25,000 AUD in cash per team to cover living expenses during the program.

Perks & Discounts

More than $1M AUD in exclusive partner deals from leading technology providers such as Amazon, Stripe, F6S and others.

Alumni Growth Program

Continued post-program support far after the 3-month program through annual alumni-only events, deals and tailored introductions.

Industry Events

Exclusive opportunities to take part in leading Sport & EventTech conferences and events.

Investor Access

Meet most active VCs and Angel investors in your industry from around the world.

Demo Day

A day to celebrate your achievements during the program with 400+ investors, corporates, mentors and press attendees.

Local Program, Global Network

The program is delivered by Startupbootcamp Australia, in Melbourne. Sport & EventTech Melbourne Managing Director Ollie Howard has a lifelong passion for sports. He Chairs global sporting body AFL Europe and has worked with multiple startups an investor, General Counsel and strategic advisor with experience guiding early stage technology, media and sporting businesses through capital raising, international growth, restructuring, commercial partnerships, operations, strategy and corporate governance. He's supported in Australia by CEO Trevor Townsend and Exec Program Director Richard Celm who both have extensive experience in running, investing in and assisting startups globally.  


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The Startupbootcamp Sport & EventTech Melbourne office is located at YBF Ventures. YBF have been at the centre of Australia’s technological innovation since 2011. The 3,100 square-metre building in Melbourne’s CBD is a specially-designed space of the future, where startups and scaleups can thrive, evolve, raise investment and prepare themselves for success in the global market. Startupbootcamp Australia is located at; Level 4, 520 Bourke St, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Startupbootcamp Sport & EventTech Melbourne Team

Oliver Howard

Oliver Howard

Managing Director
Trevor Townsend

Trevor Townsend

CEO at SBC Australia
Richard Celm

Richard Celm

Exec Program Director

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