Lisa Ring and Family Scholarships

Applications are open for the Lisa Ring and Family Scholarships 2023! Find out more here.

The scholarships are the result of a generous donation from Lisa Ring and Family, who are passionate about enabling support for ambitious new founders with the commitment and drive necessary for their businesses to grow.

The Lisa Ring and Family Scholarships, a first of its kind for StartSpace in 2022, are designed to offer seed funding, coaching and support to new business founders in the very early stages of their business journey.

Announcing the Lisa Ring and Family Scholars for 2022

The StartSpace team are very excited to announce the first Lisa Ring and Family Scholars are Anna Taylor for her business idea, Podcard which creates and sends personalised podcasts, and David Hartley for his business idea, SoundSmith which connects musicians with viral creators.

Congratulations Anna and David! We hope you really enjoy and thrive in your scholarship program in 2022!

Anna Frey Taylor from Podcard
Anna Frey Taylor, Founder of Podcard and Lisa Ring and Family Scholar 2022.
Photo by Gavin Green
David Hartley from SoundSmith
David Hartley, Founder of SoundSmith and Lisa Ring and Family Scholar 2022.


The Scholarships program

There were two Lisa Ring and Family Scholarships awarded in 2022. The Scholarships include a 6-month tailored mentoring and coaching program, 6-months of StartSpace Loft membership and $10,000 of seed funding.

Applications and eligibility criteria

Applications for the 2022 scholarships were applicable to all Victorian based early-stage founders who are working on their new venture and able to commit to a scholarships program from January – June 2022.

Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQ+ people, and people of all ages 18 and above and all abilities were welcomed.

To have been eligible to apply for the 2022 scholarships you must:

  • be a current Victorian resident.
  • be over 18 years old at the time of application.
  • be working on a lawful, early-stage business or startup idea.
  • have your application received within the published application dates.
  • have completed and provided all requested information.
  • be able to enter into a scholarship agreement no later than 13 December 2021, for the period of January to June 2022.


About the Scholarships

Lisa Ring and Family generously donated to enable the provision of scholarships to help develop and give confidence to new and early stage founders.

The scholarships aim to help your business advance to the next stage in your journey and give you confidence for future success.

StartSpace does not take any stake in the business in exchange for the seed funding; equity remains with the founder.

> Go to Lisa Ring and Family Scholarships FAQs.

> Go to Lisa Ring and Family Scholarships Terms and Conditions page.

The photo pictured above was taken by Francine Schaepper