The Female Founders Program is a springboard for female founders based in the Newcastle region, empowering them to navigate their startup journey with confidence. The program’s main aim is to level the playing field for committed female founders to build their businesses and reach their fullest potential.
Are you a startup or entrepreneur working to improve the health of the ocean? Applications are now open for The Ocean Impact Pitchfest 2021. With $150,000 in cash prizes, including $50,000 for the Pitchfest Winner, and $150,000 worth of additional products and support, this is an opportunity not to be missed. Apply today for the chance to accelerate your ocean impact.
The Social Enterprise Series is an eight-week in-depth learning program designed to educate future global change-makers about the practical components of establishing or growing a thriving social enterprise. Pitch for the chance to win the Social Enterprise Award – $10,000 to kickstart your project.
Can you create a digital solution that improves the tourism and road trip experience in NSW? Can you create or enhance data related to road trips that can be published as open data?
This is a multi-month intensive engagement program developed to give businesses a richer understanding of preferred high growth export markets, tailored for specific industry-sectors.
Microsoft and Accenture are teaming to help deepen the reach of entrepreneurs and startups that are focused on social impact and sustainability. The joint initiative will provide hands-on support and technologies to social enterprises, helping them to build scalable solutions and business models that can lead to more tangible and lasting benefits for a greater number of people around the world.
Do you have an innovative idea that could revolutionise banking? If the answer is yes, then we want you to take part in the Global Open Finance Challenge – our first-of-its-kind virtual event taking place this October and November, which could give you the chance to present your ideas to bank CEOs and industry legends.
The Waratah Seed Payload Competition will provide valuable assistance and mentoring to NSW space businesses and start-ups, and potentially a ‘ride’ on the Waratah Seed Space Qualification Mission’s first CubeSat WS1, due to launch in late 2022.
REACH is a growth accelerator created by Second Century Ventures, an early-stage technology fund, backed by the National Association of REALTORS®. This program is developed by the real estate industry to find and accelerate top technology in residential and commercial sectors.
The New Wave U.S Ready Bootcamp is a new initiative from UNSW Founders, supported by The United States Embassy and Consulates in Australia, to provide a U.S market-focused mentoring program for 10 successful women-led startups.
A new AgriFutures Australia program, developed to foster growth and development in women involved in Australia’s rural and emerging industries, businesses, and communities.
Calling all innovators excited by the opportunity to solve water challenges by leveraging space technologies, innovation and entrepreneurship.
This intensive customer discovery course will develop your customer discovery skills. In a group setting, you will be encouraged to get out of your comfort zone, conduct stakeholder interviews, map out a business model, and walk away with feedback from experts in this sector.
Apply to launch your startup with INCUBATE’s premier 14-week Accelerator Program. The next INCUBATE Accelerator will start in February 2022. Applications open: 3 September, 2021. Complete the expression of interest form to be notified immediately when the applications open.
The Studio Founders’ Program is a 7-week guided program. This program will equip you with essential entrepreneurial skills to launch and scale your business and fill knowledge gaps for existing founders. You’ll also become part of a cohort and startup community, invaluable to new entrepreneurs and startup founders like yourself.
The COVID-19 TechVoucher program provides support funding for technology-rich startups, scaleups or small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to collaborate with Publicly Funded Research Organisations (PFROs) to accelerate the commercialisation of innovative R&D products and services that address the many disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Small to medium enterprise (SME) exporters can apply for 3 different grants over 8 years (not necessarily consecutively) for eligible promotional activities. Grants are available in 3 stages, called tiers. Each tier provides a different level of support to SMEs as they grow their export markets:
Are you a female innovator in the AI field and based in Australia or New Zealand? We are looking for you!
Businesses face some common challenges in navigating a new international market, to identify and engage with customers, test products and services, access investment and overcome legal and regulatory hurdles. The NSW Going Global Export Program is a NSW Government economic development initiative designed to support the growth of NSW businesses through expansion to new export markets.
The Green Light accelerator program is dedicated to supporting the development of algae biotech solutions in NSW, across a broad range of industries.
EnergyLab has built a unique - and completely free - process for matching founders with investors who believe in the importance and potential of cleantech startups.
The Impact Investment Ready Growth Grant, funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services as part of the Sector Readiness Fund, provides capacity building grants of up to $100,000 to mission-driven for-profit and not-for-profit organisations, allowing them to secure investment capital to scale their social impact.
Proto takes you from discovering startups all the way to building real prototypes and pitching your ideas. Workshops are open to all, and FREE for University of Sydney Students, Staff and Alumni. You don’t have to take the workshops in sequence, but if you’re new to startups, Discover Startups is a great intro.
WeWork’s commitment to help Australia’s entrepreneurial startup ecosystem bounce back from the pandemic. A space- and support program with an innovation agenda to foster productivity and collaboration.
MedLab: Commercialisation 101 will equip participants with the knowledge and skills to start commercialising their medtech or biotech solution
Supporting innovators creating the medical technologies of the future
Atto is perfect for early-stage female founders, this includes both emerging founders with a brand new idea or existing founders with an already established company. Atto is open to founders located around the globe, however, your time zone should overlap with Australian Eastern Time.
Women in Business is a NSW Government and TAFE NSW initiative that offers a fully subsidised* online program for women who are looking to establish a micro business, a small business, or who are already operating a business.
The Evolve program is designed to empower, evolve and escalate women-led businesses. We understand the challenges you face as women founders and leaders. Our experience has equipped us to help you grow a successful, sustainable and scalable business - our track record speaks for itself.
Have you ever wanted to know what it’s like to work in a startup? Get behind the scenes of three startups operating in the thriving space of Smart Cities!
The Western Sydney Investment Attraction Fund will assist innovative businesses unlocking new jobs in Western Sydney.
Minimum Viable Product (MVP) grants are designed for pre-revenue technology startups to help them engage with a potential business customer, or channel to market, to achieve market validation and first sale.
CSIRO Kick-Start is an initiative for innovative Australian start-ups and small SMEs, providing funding support and access to CSIRO’s research expertise and capabilities to help grow and develop their business.
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.
Startup Onramp, in partnership with the NSW Government, is making places available in the Founders Course at no cost to entrepreneurs in regional NSW.
The Seva Grant The Seva Grant is a Trineo sponsored $100,000 NZD fund that is open to organisations with objectives that directly or indirectly make a positive impact on our planet. Trineo recognises that there are a lot of ways to make an impact, and this year we are focussed on businesses improving biodiversity.
This 2-day immersion is for founders, innovators inventors and organisations who are ready to increase their vision, their reach and their capacity to impact 1 billion lives.
How to go from app idea to validated product concept in just 10 weeks
The NSW Department of Primary Industries' GATE Program begins its 4th year in 2021 and is looking to promote ag tech and innovation to benefit NSW and Australian agriculture. If you are a researcher or entrepreneur consider applying to be part of our 2020 Program.
Learn how to read and understand your financial reports, and make big financial decisions using Xero. This is a 5-week program with mentoring, group coaching, and weekly accountability.
A virtual 14-week Business Innovation Program, funded by AusIndustry and subsidised by The Exchange.
Brinc is a venture accelerator firm that empowers game changers
The Microsoft Global Social Entrepreneurship Program supports social impact startups with technology, connections and grants so you can focus on bringing your big vision to life and making the world a better place.
The program is designed to attract skilled migrants at the top future-focused fields to Australia. The program brings the best talent from around the world.