Thank you for your interest in Progress Labs. 

As a next step, we'd like to invite you to submit a formal expression of interest and make you aware of the time commitment required to take part in the program. We'll be actively following up expressions of interest in the coming weeks and look forward to hearing more about your ideas!

Progress Labs is an intensive 6 month, Melbourne-based program designed to support the transformation of your bold idea into a small, but fully functioning, organisation. Founders in a position to commit full-time hours (or close to) have been most successful. 

Time commitment

All elements of the program, unless otherwise specified, are based in Melbourne and require full-time availability. The program will run from February-June 2020. Key dates include:

  • Orientation day - 26 February 2020

  • Pitch school - 4-6 March 2020

  • Voice coaching and pitch feedback session - 17 March 2020

  • Pitch lunch Melbourne - 24 March 2020

  • Pitch evening Sydney - 25 March 2020

  • Strategy intensive retreat (week 1) - 21-23 April 2020

  • Strategy intensive (weeks 2-5) - 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 May 2020

  • Campaign intensive - 1-5 June 2020

  • Graduation - 17 June 2020

Cohort 3 key dates

We recommend preparing your answers in a Google or Word doc and then pasting them in, as you can't save this form and return to it later.

If you have any questions about the application process, please get in touch with Elise Dalley -

Completing this form

Your details
What's your name? *
What's your name?
If you don't have one, please provide a working title or short description.
Core questions
The following questions are the core component of the actual application. Bullet points are welcome. Any text beyond the word limit will be ignored.
Please share link/s or enter "N/A" if you don't have one.
Please describe why you are best placed to run this initiative in 200 words or less. We're interested in brief work and volunteer history, educational experience etc.
Please describe your proposed initiative in 200 words or less. What are you trying to achieve? Who are you seeking to engage? What is it that you will do?
Please describe why this is needed now in 200 words or less, and why you think this is the right time for your project to tap into Progress Labs for support.
Availability for key dates