Industry Initiatives

ACMI Xcel Accelerator

Where creative technology meets cultural entrepreneurship.

Launched in 2018 in partnership with LaunchVic, ACMI X offered a business accelerator that connected creative practitioners to the start-up world.

In a first for an Australian museum, ACMI Xcel equipped creative practitioners with the skills to fast-track and scale their business ideas.

ACMI Xcel: Creative Tech Accelerator enhanced the incubation of creative enterprises and products and using start-up methodology to enable creative businesses to scale and ultimately succeed in the marketplace.

The program was offered twice and was broken into three stages: a two-week bootcamp intensive, 12-week business accelerator and demo or showcase at the museum that gave creative tech practitioners access to ACMI’s audience to test, refine and promote their ideas, and to showcase outcomes to industry, investor and international audiences.

The intensive learning program provided business skills needed to get ideas from concept to market.

ACMI Xcel is not currently being offered.

2018 Participants


Animately is Canva for animation; a web-app that allows anyone to create beautiful animations for online marketing.


The action-based audio app that supercharges kids'​ play with a blockbuster soundtrack.

Flaim Solutions

Next generation training to enable emergency services and first responders to better handle diverse situations


Platform to help filmmakers network and build teams to realise their film projects


MagicPi is an A.I enterprise solution for museums, galleries, tourism attractions and cultural institutions.

Mosster Studio

Experimenting with art, design and technology to inspire understanding through a sense of awe, wonder, curiosity and joy


Award-winning immersive art installations by Dr Betty Sargeant and Justin Dwyer.

ACMI Xcel was supported by


A community of creative practitioners, startups and businesses working with creative technology working across film, TV, videogames and art.

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