Accelerators & incubators: currently open

There's no shortage of opportunities to find the kind of support you need to grow and scale. Even if you're very early stage, with little more than an idea and a whole lot of enthusiasm, an accelerator program might be just the thing you need to get to MVP.

We maintain the listing below and add new opportunities as we find them. We also include reminders in Weekly Sparks, our Monday-afternoon email listing of all the startup and innovation events. And remember, sharing is caring, so make sure you send this on to friends and colleagues who might be good candidates.

Accelerator for Enterprising Women 

The Accelerator for Enterprising Women invites young women from around Australia to submit their entrepreneurial or business ideas into the Kickstarter Challenge for the chance to turn your passion into your profession!

Applications Close October 17


Apply to launch your startup with INCUBATE’s premier 14-week Accelerator Program.

Applications Close October 18

2021 Founders' Program

This program will equip you with essential entrepreneurial skills to launch and scale your business and fill knowledge gaps for existing founders.

Applications Close October 24

AgriFutures Australia 

AgriFutures Australia and are once again joining forces to deliver an exciting education program that teaches high school students in rural and regional Australia how to solve problems facing agriculture, using innovation and an entrepreneurial mindset.

Applications Close January 19

Founder Institute Sydney-Australia Virtual 

The Founder Institute helps you get to traction and funding with a support network of startup experts that are invested in your success, and through a structured business-building process that has helped our alumni raise over $1 billion. 

Applications Close February 20

Sydney Genesis

The Genesis program exists to support the most promising startups through mentoring from experts, assistance with media exposure and a final award of $25,000.

Applications Closing Soon

Landing Pad Program

Still accepting applications for future participation in Landing Pad programs in Berlin, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore and Tel Aviv.

Applications Closing Soon

Cicada MedLab Commercialisation 101

Nurturing the next wave of Australian medtech and biotech innovators.

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NSW Health Commercialisation Program

Supporting innovators creating the medical technologies of the future.

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Accelerating Commercialisation

Accelerating Commercialisation provides small and medium businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers with access to expert advice and funding to help get a novel product, process or service to market. 

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Accelerator for Enterprising Women

These workshops are open to anyone with an idea to create social impact, change or anyone just wants to start their own business.

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Research to Impact

Turning great research into real-world impact.

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The Startup Onramp Regional NSW Program

The fully online Founders Course was created to support early stage startup founders by providing best practice startup skills and guidance, and give founders the best possible chance of success.

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China Canvas Challenge

Create your China expansion strategy in 6 weeks, access support from vetted service providers and get optional support from mentors.

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UTS Startups

Every career path benefits from an entrepreneurial mindset. In fact, many people dip in and out of entrepreneurship throughout their careers. Find how it will help yours at one of UTS Startups' many inspirational events, on-demand experiences and by joining our startup community.

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Aginic Ventures

Building big change startups.

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