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Accelerator Program

Applications currently closed. Register your details below for our next program.


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

Become the next INCUBATE success story and recieve

Workshops and events by
leading innovators


$5000 equity free
seed funding


Mentorship from Australia’s
leading entrepreneurs


14 weeks of co-working
space on campus

Are you eligible?

To apply for the INCUBATE Program, at least one startup team co-founder must be:

  • Currently enrolled at Sydney University or
  • A current researcher or staff at Sydney University or
  • An alumnus of Sydney University
Important Dates: Class 11 (Applications now closed)
  • Class 11 Applications Close: 11:59pm on 6th November, 2017
  • Finalists Interviewed: 23rd & 24th November 2017
  • Class 11 Startups Notified: 27th November, 2017
  • Compulsory Induction Day: 5th December, 2017
  • Program Start Date: 16th of January, 2018
  • (Holiday period, university closed: 14th December, 2017 – 14th January, 2018)
  • Program End Date: 20th April, 2018
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We’re looking for

Global thinking, talented and motivated students,
researchers and alumni.

INCUBATE funds up to 10 high-potential startup teams. This means your business idea will:

  • Help solve a problem
  • Be a scalable solution
  • Will have a big impact on your target market

You will be required to develop your idea into a first-version product or platform, and obtain your first customers within the 3-month program period – all in time to pitch at our Demo Day.

Check out our previous startups for an idea of what we have funded in the past and remember: the crazier your idea, the better. Both early-stage and later-stage startups are welcome to apply.

Applicants will ideally be able to define:

  • The problem you are trying to solve
  • The technology or process you will use to solve this problem
  • Who you think your customers will be
  • The competition and market size, in Australia and around the world
  • How you will go-to-market and what you will achieve in the 3 month period

Applications Assessment

All applications will be judged by our mentor panel of experienced business leaders and entrepreneurs, all of whom have either started their own business or have funded a successful startup business.

Stages in the judging process:

  1. Screening: applicants will be screened online by the mentor panel and selected for interview
  2. Interview: finalists will be invited to a 15-minute interview
  3. Selection: Selected INCUBATE startups will be notified

We will use the primary email address you provide in the application form to contact you.

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