Program Status



25 September 2019

Program Venue
Outcome Life

Program Location

Program Dates
30 Sept - 4 Oct 2019

Program cost (tax deductible)
AUD: $990 + GST
USD: $750


I would rate it 10/10. There is nothing I have done in the past that I can even begin to compare it to. I have done a lot of other initiatives and accelerators, but this program gave us the opportunity to explore our own business ideas and also see how other companies worked
— Kate Abbott, HEX 1.0 Alumni

WHAT IS ‘Orbit’?

Orbit is an innovation sprint that gives you a one-week deep dive into the incredible innovation and startup community in Melbourne. One of the world’s fastest growing startup ecosystems, Melbourne is known globally for inclusivity and creativity.

Proudly brought to you by Hacker Exchange and LUNA Startup Studio, Orbit is designed to ignite your ideas and craft the mindset and skill set to drive your vision forward. 

About Luna


Driven by an obsession with invention and seeing bold ambitions flourish in the real world, LUNA partners with Founders to launch and grow their good ideas into great businesses. They’re a full-service Startup Studio that provides a suite of legal and financial services, and purpose-built learning and development programs. LUNA’s uniquely-cultivated network opens up invaluable parts of the startup ecosystem (including investors) - and supports entrepreneurs in launching, scaling, pitching for investment, and beyond. 


ORBIT is for you if…

  • You’re a uni student looking to supercharge your career prospects and do more than just get lit this mid-semester break. (Note: this is a co-curricular program.)

  • You’re a professional or corporate innovator who’s thirsty for new skills and inspiration.

  • You’re a side-hustler that need a network, accountability, mentoring, and fresh ideas to push your hustle to the next level.

ORBIT in Melbourne’s creative epicentre

We’ll be working from Outcome.Life – right in the heart of Hardware Lane. During our week together, you’ll get your hands dirty solving real business problems and iterating on your own startup idea.

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You’ll also have direct access to sought-after mentors, and make unforgettable connections with investors, accelerators, founders and professionals from Australia and beyond.




Before we start…

To apply for Orbit, we’d like you to have early-stage business idea or concept. We’ll also have a pre-meetup video call so you can get to know your cohort.

Let’s go!

With huge successes in HealthTech, SportsTech and the opportunity to grow game-changing startups in a range of industries, you’ll soon see why many founders choose Melbourne, Australia as their home base. 

You’ll follow the path that many founders have walked as they share their experience and give you their tools and tips to embed into your own business. 

Get an insight into what’s trending, which scale-ups are hiring and how you can stay ahead of the curve. Visit tech giants, local startups, and meet with investors and founders. Be inspired by Melbourne’s creative tech scene and polish your pitching skills with our presentation coaching workshop.

Orbit inclusions:

  • ‘You as a CEO’ leadership exercise

  • Ideation workshop

  • Public speaking & pitching workshop

  • Business model canvas & ‘risky assumptions’ workshop

  • Funding your startup: Investor panel

  • A ticket to the Startmate Demo Day

  • CX / UX expert discussion

  • Tours & visits to tech giants, coworking spaces & startups

  • Individual, tailored mentoring

  • An opportunity to pitch your startup

  • Personal branding exercises

  • A rockin’ after party

  • And more…

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Accommodation &
Social Events

Accommodation is not included for this program. Let us know if you need help.

We’ll arrange some meals, tickets to startup evening events, and founder lunch Q&As.

Payment and Funding Options

Due to high demand, we require a $250(+GST) AUD deposit paid within 5 business days of your acceptance to the program to confirm your spot, and full payment prior to commencement.

Past participants have also successfully sought scholarships or partial funding from their faculties / schools, university accelerators, or used a crowdfunding platform.


How much does ORBIT cost?

The full cost of the ORBIT innovation sprint is $1,100 AUD.
Scholarships by exception.

What is covered? 

The ORBIT program fee includes all interactive workshops, coursework, speakers, instructors, mentor office hours, co-working space access, educational tours of accelerators and tech companies, welcome & farewell dinners.

This program cost does not include air fares.

Interested in joining ORBIT?


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