OCT 13-27 2021

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.

Visa Accelerator Program

The program is designed for entrepreneurs to quickly test and validate partnership opportunities through an accelerated Proof of Concept (POC) over the course of 4-6 months.

Applications Close January 22

SydWest Global Connections

Startup SydWest Global Connections is a 6-month duration accelerator program supporting advanced technology start-ups working in high-growth industry sectors or using technologies where there is potential to drive international market opportunities, particularly within the US and Asia Pacific region.

Applications Close January 26

Digital Harvest

A training program to take your agri-food business online.

Applications Close January 28

Remarkable Accelerator Program

This 14 week accelerator program equips early-stage startups with seed funding and the knowledge, skills and tools needed to become commercially viable businesses that have a positive social impact.

Applications Close January 28

Melbourne Silicon Valley Virtual 2021

Since 2009, the Founder Institute have helped over 4,500 portfolio companies raise over $950M in funding, solve big problems, build products people love, recruit amazing teams, and more.

Applications Close January 31

The India FinTech Gateway Program

Mumbai Fintech Hub along with EY have launched the India FinTech Gateway program to support global FinTechs looking to establish their business in India.

Applications Close January 31


Test your startup idea in only 6 weeks. Access support from mentors and investors. Get practical experience and put your skills to work.

Applications Close February 12

Victorian SBE Evolve COVID-19 Relief Program

The Evolve program aims to build stronger women-led businesses, by giving female founders the right knowledge, tools and support to flourish.

Applications Close February 18

UTS Startups

Got an idea but need the support of expert mentors, a like-minded community, collaborative workspaces and much more? If your idea leverages technology to reach a large audience, and you have a founding team member who is a UTS student or has been one within the last 12 months, we want to hear from you. UTS Startups is Australia's largest student-launched startup community. Ideas-stage through to established businesses are welcome to apply all year round.

Apply Now!

EnergyLab Scaleup Program

Bringing late-stage clean energy startups and industry stakeholders together to jointly deploy clean energy solutions.

Apply Now!