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By Jesse Schwartz
Published: July 11th, 2018

The University of Melbourne has chosen entrepreneur Campbell Walshe to direct the Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP). The accelerator accepts ten startups each year, offering mentorship and access to a global network of advisers, industry partners and investors.

In his new role, Walshe will oversee MAP, which the University of Melbourne says has launched 44 companies that have collectively raised over $30 million since 2012. Walshe says he plans “to build the connections and the networks in the university, in the community and the corporate sector to ensure the start-ups that come through our program can be as successful as they can be.”

Walshe previously went through MAP to launch his own medical research company, CNSDose. Most recently, he served as chief entrepreneur at the accelerator Runway Geelong.

According to interim MAP director Paul Jensen, Walshe “brings a wealth of entrepreneurial experience and strong leadership skills to the position, which will help reinforce MAP’s role in Melbourne’s vibrant startup ecosystem while continuing to leverage our international networks.”

Source: Geelong Advertiser

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