Educating for an entrepreneurial mindset and supporting venture creation.

We foster entrepreneurial capabilities because we believe that these capabilities are valuable regardless of the business or industry one enters, or career journey one embarks on. We do this by educating our community of staff, students, and alumni for an entrepreneurial mindset and support venture creation and growth.


Through our face-to-face workshops, online learning and incubator program, we help our community prepare for the future of life and work – no matter what that looks like!

Ready to Rise? 

If you’re curious about entrepreneurship or want to start your own business, Activator Rise is for you. Rise gives you member-only access to the Activator community and a personalised online platform that will allow you to thrive.

Sign up to be one of the first to experience our new online community. We’ll send you an email when we launch.



Industry Collaborators


" I was lucky enough to get into the RMIT Activator bootcamp and they completely opened my eyes. From there I got into LaunchHUB and it has just been amazing. Coaches, mentors and other startups around to just bounce ideas off. It has been absolutely brilliant." - Jo

"This workshop help me to better understand my own goals and priorities and become more open-minded to change." - Tiffany

"I had a great experience. There were great facilitators, it’s a good venue, the workshop made me think differently, and I definitely learnt something new." - Christopher

"Activator provided me with a great opportunity for self reflection and goal setting." - Tim

"Activator is the place to go when you want ideas and the motivation to start a business. I learnt the first few steps to get started and to get an idea down onto paper properly and effectively." - Joanne

"What really stood out in my Activator experience was the personalised mentoring for both business and personal wellbeing- this was great." - Matthew

"It has been great training with the awesome people who put their heart and soul into it. I appreciate every single on of you and the amazing opportunity." - Andrew

"I came expecting to take away some tools and techniques for storytelling. I took away the means to reshape my career." - Naomi, RMIT Alumni

"An entire semester of learning packed into one free workshop. Thank you Sandy McDonald for your expert intel. on the power of storytelling."  - Jenny, RMIT Student

"The best thing about Activator is having so many startup teams in one place, which gives us a constant source of energy and inspiration. The whole team at Activator are always willing to help." - Alsharif

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer