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Bond Business Accelerator

Take your idea from the classroom to the boardroom

The Bond Business Accelerator (BBA) is the ultimate incubator for early stage start-ups, combining the essential ingredients of formal training, practical skills, high level mentoring and investor introductions that will transform your idea into a fully-fledged commercial entity.

The opportunity to launch a new business in the global marketplace has never been more within reach. In a world where technology knows no borders, a business concept born and bred on the Gold Coast could find lucrative markets in anywhere in the world.


Program structure

Not just another course.
The BBA is a 12-week bootcamp where your business idea is researched, developed and commercialised into a ready-to-launch enterprise.

Not just for students.
The BBA is open to all students, alumni, working professionals and small business operators who have the creativity, determination and ambition to rewrite their future.

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Bond Business Accelerator produces indigenous activewear line

Bond Business student Alisha Geary talks about how the Accelerator program nurtured her idea to create a unique indigenous activewear business, Faebella.


"The Bond Business Accelerator has been my most beneficial experience at Bond so far. I went into the BBA as a passionate 18-year-old with a hunger for change and an idea, but no clue how to pull it off. The program directed that energy with its mentorship, connections and skills teaching, to turn my idea into a reality. Because of the BBA, I can now go out there and live my dream, making a positive impact to the youth of Australia and the world."

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You’ll be guided and supported by a team of Australia’s most experienced mentors who have all established their own successful start-ups. Our mentors have all met the challenges and overcome the obstacles of creating a business from scratch. They’ll work with you one-on-one to help you examine all the angles, explore different possibilities and understand the practicalities of bringing your idea to market.

By Week 12, you’ll have a fully formulated business structure ready to pitch to real investors at the BBA Demonstration Day. These experienced corporate backers are actively looking for innovative, creative and practical concepts that answer consumer needs, and you’ll have their undivided attention during your podium presentation.

It’s not what you know; it’s who you know. Between our academics, mentors, investors and board members, you’ll have access to a global network of contacts. They’ll help you shape your concept, consider new market opportunities and expand your business horizons. You’ll also be invited to exclusive networking events held by the Bond Business School.

You’ll have the opportunity to pitch your idea to investors, corporate leaders and other startup businesses at the BBA Demonstration Day. The most promising enterprise will receive $5,000 in seed funding and the opportunity to present their idea at the Gold Coast Demo Day, one of the leading entrepreneurial events in Queensland.

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Dr Baden U’Ren

Dr Baden U’Ren
Head of Entrepreneurship
Bond University