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Name
Summary
Type
Seed/ Equity funding
Location
Uni/ Govt/ Private
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25fifteen

25fifteen uses its execution experience, capital, and relationships to build valuable businesses that matter. Most businesses we work on start as internal projects. From time to time co-found projects with people and organisations who share our philosophy.

Type:
Accelerator
Location:
Seed/ Equity funding:
No
Uni/ Govt/ Private:
Private
Accelerator
No
Private
ACU Collaborate Plus Australian Catholic University

ACU Collaborate Plus aims to support and develop fledgling businesses and SMEs through the sharing of resources, knowledge, research and expertise. Flexible, inclusive co-working spaces are open to students and the general business community. Virtual events plus have access to resident business advisers as well as opportunities to network and collaborate with for-profit and not-for-profit partners.

Type:
Accelerator
Location:
Seed/ Equity funding:
No
Uni/ Govt/ Private:
University
Accelerator
No
University
Advanced Strategic Capability Accelerator

Connects and streamlines Defence innovation, science and technology systems, driving capability development and acquisition pathways.

Type:
Accelerator
Location:
Seed/ Equity funding:
No
Uni/ Govt/ Private:
Government
Accelerator
No
Government
AgFrontier Central Highlands Development Corporation

Provides startups the opportunity to work and grow in a dedicated program designed specifically for rural businesses and individuals in regional Queensland and northern NSW who have practical understanding of agriculture. Intensive, tailored program over 14 months which provides: mentors, regular workshops, coaching, and satellite visits in the regions, regionally-based co-working, opportunity for introduction and a launching pad to an international start-up TERRA San Francisco, USA. Zero equity requirement.

Type:
Incubator
Location:
Seed/ Equity funding:
No
Uni/ Govt/ Private:
Government
Incubator
No
Government
AgriTech Incubator Hub & AgriPark(Wagga) – Charles Sturt University

Take your business, product or service from idea to execution in 10 weeks. $500 program, free for CSU students.
Hands on immersive program, co-working spaces, virtual events. Aim is to spark innovation and economic development in the Riverina by offering incubator programs, providing co-working spaces and fostering greater participation of women in entrepreneurial activities.

Type:
Accelerator
Location:
Seed/ Equity funding:
No
Uni/ Govt/ Private:
University
Accelerator
No
University
AgXelerate Program – AgriFutures

The AgXelerate Program consists of two cohorts, addressing different Technology Readiness Levels (TRL). The first cohort focuses on TRL 1-5, while the second cohort centers around TRL 5-9. These cohorts run simultaneously, maximising the learning and growth opportunities for participants. The program connects startups directly with producers through field trips and industry connections, fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange. Additionally, the program will provide a tailored 4-week capacity-building component that caters to the specific needs of each participating company.

Type:
Accelerator
Location:
Seed/ Equity funding:
No
Uni/ Govt/ Private:
Private
Accelerator
No
Private
ARIIA X MDPP Ideas Incubator
Type:
Incubator
Location:
Seed/ Equity funding:
No
Uni/ Govt/ Private:
University, Government
Incubator
No
University, Government
AtomicSky

Atomic Sky helps corporates, government, entrepreneurs and researchers achieve positive change through strategic, agile innovation. Provide entrepreneur, early stage startup founders, and entrepreneurs in the growth stage with all the support they need to take their innovative products to the next level. Run two programs, QuantumTX and Start Something.

Type:
Accelerator
Location:
Seed/ Equity funding:
No
Uni/ Govt/ Private:
Private
Accelerator
No
Private
Australia’s Food and Beverage Accelerator

By providing pathways for new products, technologies and opportunities for industry and researchers, FaBA is leading the way for smart, sustainable food and beverage manufacturing in Australia.

Type:
Accelerator
Location:
Seed/ Equity funding:
No
Uni/ Govt/ Private:
University, Government, Private
Accelerator
No
University, Government, Private
Australian Centre for Business Growth – University of South Australia

For CEOs/MDs and executives of companies with 5 to 200 employees. Programs teach CEOs/MDs and executive teams the fundamental knowledge and skills required to build a strong and resilient organisation in the face of all uncertainty.

Type:
Accelerator
Location:
Seed/ Equity funding:
No
Uni/ Govt/ Private:
University
Accelerator
No
University
Australian Health Accelerator (AHx) Program – University of Sunshine Coast, Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast

AHx program is a catalyst for validating and commercialising new, innovative health related products and services with access to state-of-the-art facilities, simulation suites and laboratories. This program steers your venture in the right direction with tried and tested industry specific tools, resources and international connections. 20 week program.

Type:
Accelerator
Location:
Seed/ Equity funding:
No
Uni/ Govt/ Private:
Private
Accelerator
No
Private
Australian Technologies Competition

The Australian Technologies Competition is Australia’s national Competition, growth, and partnerships program designed to identify and accelerate homegrown scale-ups with global potential. The Competition brings experienced entrepreneurs, business builders, angel investors, venture capital funds, commercialisation experts, leading corporates and government representatives together with founders, in a collaborative coaching environment.

Type:
Accelerator
Location:
Seed/ Equity funding:
No
Uni/ Govt/ Private:
Private
Accelerator
No
Private
Bega Valley Innovation Hub – University of Wollongong

The Bega Valley Innovation Hub is part of UOW iAccelerate program. More than an accelerator, offers a comprehensive and multi-faceted structured approach to empowering start ups, scale ups and entrepreneurs to rapid and sustainable growth through it’s connections with the iAccelerate Innovation Network, it’s mentors and the Educate Program.

Type:
Accelerator
Location:
Seed/ Equity funding:
No
Uni/ Govt/ Private:
University
Accelerator
No
University
BlueChilli HealthTech – Blue Chilli

BlueChilli HealthTech team specialises in commercialising innovative solutions and shaping technology with human empathy, focused on market validation. Grounded in implementation for health innovation, with capabilities and deep appreciation for complex stakeholder management.  Build capabilities in startups which have the necessary ambition and the right team to radically improve health outcomes with their solutions.

Type:
Accelerator
Location:
Seed/ Equity funding:
No
Uni/ Govt/ Private:
Private
Accelerator
No
Private
Bond Business Accelerator – Bond University

The BBA is a 12-week bootcamp where your business idea is researched, developed and commercialised into a ready-to-launch enterprise. BBA is open to all Bond University students, alumni, working professionals and small business operators who have the creativity, determination and ambition to rewrite their future. Most promising enterprise will receive $5,000 in seed funding and the opportunity to present their idea at the Gold Coast Demo Day, one of the leading entrepreneurial events in Queensland.

Type:
Incubator
Location:
Seed/ Equity funding:
Yes
Uni/ Govt/ Private:
University
Incubator
Yes
University
Boomerang Labs

Boomerang Labs is supporting a transition to a circular economy by finding and helping grow the ideas and talents of entrepreneurs and small businesses that have circular systems and solutions at the heart of their businesses.  Their Circular Economy Accelerator Program supports talented founders to launch their start-ups and grow them into sustainable businesses.

Type:
Accelerator
Location:
Seed/ Equity funding:
No
Uni/ Govt/ Private:
Private
Accelerator
No
Private
Breakout Accelerator – Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship, SecondMuse

For Rural Victoria and Southern NSW participants. Rural businesses will be coached, mentored and connected to national and global networks to drive their ideas forward whilst staying in the communities they love. Workshops with expert mentors and advisers, coaching to encourage problem-solving and business planning sessions.
In-person events, online workshops, mentoring and market access opportunities. No lock in equity share or contractual requirements. 9 month program.

Type:
Accelerator
Location:
Seed/ Equity funding:
No
Uni/ Govt/ Private:
Private
Accelerator
No
Private
Bridge Hub- Launchpad

Partnering with Australian agrifood researchers and startups to commercialise and scale globally
Provide: Research commercialisation fast tracking and support, Business strategy and support from idea to exit, Growth and scale opportunities, Low volume high touch – bespoke model and access to capital. Equity required.

Type:
Accelerator
Location:
Seed/ Equity funding:
No
Uni/ Govt/ Private:
Government
Accelerator
No
Government
Business SA Encore Program – Business SA

12-month program designed to assist young South Australians aged 18-35 years to turn their business concept into a reality or focus on creating a sustainable business model for a newly established business. Mentoring sessions & workshop presentations help participants gain an understanding of business fundamentals and develop the confidence to implement their business idea. Participants will leave program with a comprehensive, fully-formed business plan, ready to successfully launch or establish their business.

Type:
Accelerator
Location:
Seed/ Equity funding:
No
Uni/ Govt/ Private:
Government
Accelerator
No
Government
Catalyser Accelerate Program

For early-stage migrant founded start-ups in Australia. The three month program includes a startup Bootcamp, the program’s weekly time commitment is approximately 2 – 3 hours (outside of normal business hours).

Type:
Accelerator
Location:
Seed/ Equity funding:
No
Uni/ Govt/ Private:
Private
Accelerator
No
Private