Curtin Ignition

Do you have an idea or innovation that could become a high growth business?

Ignition is an annual event held in Perth. The program is based on the successful Ignite program managed and delivered by the University of Cambridge Judge Business School’s Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL).

Ignition is a five and a half day intensive program which prepares you for taking your idea to the business world.

Ignition is comprised of a blend of practical teaching sessions, expert clinics, mentor sessions and experienced advice and support from leading entrepreneurs and innovators.

It will give you the tools, contacts and confidence to transform your idea into a successful business.

Receive Curtin Academic Credit whilst working on your own start-up!

The Faculty of Business and Law are pleased to announce that upon completion of the Curtin Ignition Program and related assessments, delegates will receive 25 credit points* (equivalent of 1 unit) in the Curtin MBA or the Curtin Masters of International Business and Entrepreneurship (MIBE).

Deadlines to note:
Curtin Ignition applications are now closed.


Who is Ignition for? Anyone with a specific idea for a new or improved product or service.

You must also have

a passion for developing that idea into a real business proposition over one intensive week.

You might be;

  • Thinking of starting a novel business
  • Currently employed or at home and looking to propel your idea
  • Student, graduate or academic considering your own venture
  • Owner, founder or senior manager of an existing business considering diversification of products and markets, or a new venture

Program information Please submit an expression of Interest to receive updates on the 2019 Ignition Program

Curtin Ignition 2018 will run from August 26 – 31, 2018.

Please submit an expression of interest to be the first to hear about the application process for the 2019 Program.


You can view the full list of Curtin Ignition 2018 sponsors here


You can view the full list of Curtin Ignition 2017 supporters here


A number of scholarships are available for the Ignition program 2018, thanks to our sponsors and supporters. Follow the links below to view the criteria for each scholarship.