Here you’ll find the first, full, regularly updated list and directory of all the incubators and startup accelerators across Australia. If you’re looking to take your idea or company to the next level in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart and surrounds – check it out!

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NSW

Startmate | @startmate

  • Sydney based
  • Five-month program focused on internet startups chasing large markets with technical founders
  • 8 teams accepted
  • $50,000 investment for 7.5% of each startup’s equity
  • Includes trip to Silicon Valley
  • Includes two demo days (one in Sydney and one in Silicon Valley)
  • Mentors of note include founders of Atlassian, Hitwise and Spreets, and partners at Southern Cross Ventures
  • For application dates and details, see here
  • Sydney (& Melbourne) based incubator
  • Looking for early stage ideas from a range of industries (IT software/hardware, financial technology, P2P, sharing economy, childcare construction, trades, hospitality)
  • 12-month program
  • Intakes four times each year
  • $20,000 investment, mentors, access to interns, roadshow to Silicon Valley (USA), working space, in-house support (graphic design/ admin support/ accounting)
  • For application dates and more information, see here

Founder Institute | @founding

  • Sydney based
  • Four-month idea-stage accelerator program and global launch network
  • Founders receive expert training, feedback, and support from experienced startup CEOs
  • Local and international mentors
  • Targeting entrepreneurs wanting to create meaningful and enduring technology companies
  • Already launched 500+ technology companies in 20+ cities around the world
  • For application dates and details, see here

Ignition Labs | @ignitionlabs_au

  • Sydney-based accelerator program
  • Niche focus for each cohort (2012 – Cleantech / 2013 Medtech)
  • Three to six-month program focused on cohort needs
  • $25,000 investment, mentors, space and entrepreneurial program for 7.5% equity
  • International roadshow to the United States and Europe
  • Program runs once annually
  • For application dates and details, see here

Pollenizer | @pollenizer

  • Sydney based
  • Partnership-style arrangement for less-technical founders
  • Offer a funding and capital-raising program through Pollenizer Ventures
  • Applications are via a direct pitch here
  • Mentoring is via the founders and a wider friends and founders group

PushStart | @pushstart

  • Sydney based
  • Three-month community-run program focused on tech startups
  • 10 teams accepted
  • $20,000 in cash, office space, and services for 8% common equity
  • Includes an Investor Day with presentations to angels and VCs
  • Mentors of note include founders of DesignCrowd, Spreets, Freelancer and Posse
  • For application dates and details, see here

Venture Incubator Space

  • Sydney based
  • Subsidised-cost space available to approved UNSW students and alumni
  • Space will be granted to successful applicants for a period of up to 12 months

BlueChilli | @bluechilligroup

  • Sydney based (although recently opened in Melbourne too)
  • Partnership-style arrangement for less-technical founders
  • Delivers one new startup every two months,
  • Applications are via a direct pitch here
  • Big focus on marketing
  • Mentoring is via the founder
  • For more information about the Venture Technology investments, see here

Creative Industries Innovation Centre (CIIC) |  @c_innovation

  • An Australian government initiative
  • Creative industries focused
  • Provides free business advisory services for all creatives great and small
  • For more information, click here

Muru-D | @murudau 

  • Sydney based
  • Six months program with tailored support focused on ‘investor ready’ entrepreneurs
  • Up to 20 groups accepted annually
  • $40,000 investment for 6% of each startups equity
  • Mentors of note include CEO of Freelancer.com, founder of AppVillage, co-founder of Pollenizer Global
  • For application process and details, click here

ATP Innovations | @ATPInnovations

  • Sydney based technology business incubator
  • Mentor and guidance for startup founders and early-stage management teams
  • Work with >50 technology based business in life science, engineering and software
  • Seven companies sold in seven years, 70+ products launched each year, $20M in government grants, $80M raised from private investors
  • Incubator community has access to unique serviced office space, laboratories, strategic guidance and mentoring, capital assistance and access to a professional network
  • Host Startmate and Ignition Labs in the ATP Innovations Accelerator Hub
  • Applications accepted all year. See here for details.

VIC

Angel Cube Melb | @angelcubemelb

  • Melbourne based
  • Three-month intensive program plus three months ongoing
  • 4 teams accepted
  • $20,000 investment for 10% of each startup’s equity
  • Includes a demo day to investors
  • Mentors of note include founders of 99Designs/Sitepoint, Stateless Systems and Crowdmass
  • For application dates and details, see here

York Butter Factory | @yorkbutter

  • Melbourne based
  • Coworking space operated by VC-firm Adventure Capital
  • Focused on digital media and web 2.0 companies
  • Incubator program TBA?

 Gen Innovation Australia (GENIAUS) | @morewalk

  • Based in South East Melbourne
  • Community and youth oriented
  • Skill and resource sharing incubator
  • Predominantly for interactive media, digital art and technology companies
  • Ideation to commercialisation program for all ventures
  • Peer based mentoring system with additional support from business angels, IP lawyers and seasoned entrepreneurs
  • For application details, see here

Small Technologies Cluster | @stcaustralia

  • Melbourne based
  • Focused on emerging and enabling technologies (micro-, nano-, bio-technology, medical technology and convergent ICT)
  • Advanced technology co-working space
  • Incubator facilities include lab space, clean rooms, a GMP facility, an engineering workshop and office space
  • Access to grant application support, business mentor-ship, workshops and training

Mktplace Ventures | @mktplacev

  • South Melbourne based
  •  Well-established eco-system that allows us to create, invest in and grow start-ups.
  • Founded by experienced tech start up experts with multiple ASX exists and listing to their name.
  • Our method is to commercialise IP, capitalise for grow and realise value for founders.
  • Able to provide onsite and in-house legal, financial, technology, marketing and strategy support.
  • Current tech-portfolio includes pre-seed start-ups in VR, Bots, Marketplaces, Agri tech, big data and a music platform.
  • If you need any support, advice or capital for your start-up, please email info@mktplaceventures.com

QLD

iLab | @ilabaccelerator

  • Brisbane based
  • Focused on early-stage tech startups
  • Variety of programs for entrepreneurs, including the Germinate program offering three months training, mentoring and office space and up to $20k in funding
  • To apply to a program, click here
  • Mentors from a diverse background, full list here

Brisbane Technology Park

  • Queensland’s premier business park
  • Business mentors and venture capitalists are readily accessible
  • $300 million in new facilities planned to come online over the next five year

Gold Coast Innovation Centre | @GCinnovation

  • Gold Coast based with a primary focus on SE Queensland
  • Focus on early-stage, knowledge-based startups
  • Mentors provide decades of highly qualified skills and experience across a wide range of professions
  • Helps young tech companies turn ideas into businesses
  • See the following for details about GCIC Membership Criteria, Admission Process, Membership Lifecycle and the Application Form

Innovation Centre | @innovationcentr

  • Sunshine coast based
  • Focuses on Digital, Cleantech, Health and Creative industries
  • Has business incubator and accelerator programs
  • For details on entry criteria and selection process, see here

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia@QUTCEA

  • Brisbane based
  • Operate an investment fund called Creative Enterprise Fund open across Australia
  • Founders receive expert training, feedback, and support from experienced industry professionals
  • Local and international mentors
  • Targeting creative entrepreneurs wanting to create meaningful and enduring creative industry-based companies
  • Studio space, production facilities, fashion studio, on-site production facilities, mentoring, training
  • Predominantly for creative industries including film, television, music, design, fashion, games, IT and interactive media
  • Focused on emerging and startup businesses, as well as established high-growth-potential businesses
  • For more information, see here

KPMG Energise ENR

  • Brisbane / Perth based
  • Focussed on solutions in Mining, Oil & Gas, Energy, Utilities, AgTech and related services sectors
  • Helps ENR startups develop the skills and connections to gain greater traction with Tier 1 ENR corporations
  • Aimed at established startups with a proven technology solution, either via customer revenue or evidence of customer validation
  • Work one day per week for 12 weeks from the KPMG offices in either Brisbane or Perth
  • Sunshine Coast not-for-profit technology startup incubator
  • Selective program providing access to coworking and mentoring for up to 12 months
  • Emerging Technology and Smart City Focus
  • In association with Australia’s only Greenfield Smart City

WA

AtomicSky | @atomicskyvc

  • Perth-based startup incubator and accelerator
  • Onsite startup consulting services and coworking space
  • A Microsoft BizSpark network partner
  • For more information, see here

Founder Institute | @founding

  • Perth based
  • Four-month idea-stage accelerator program and global launch network
  • Founders receive expert training, feedback, and support from experienced startup CEOs
  • Local and international mentors
  • Targeting entrepreneurs wanting to create meaningful and enduring technology companies
  • Already launched 500+ technology companies in 20+ cities around the world
  • For application dates and details, see here

Spacecubed Intensify Scholarship | @space3ed

  • For social, technology and creative entrepreneurs
  • Specifically designed to provide support for early stage of idea development
  • Unlimited access to Spacecubed for 3 months
  • Access to mentors and Spacecubed Network
  • Access to the 320 members of the Spacecubed Community
  • A program of event’s designed around the scholarship winner’s needs.
  • For application dates and details, see here

SA

ANZ InnovyzSTART | @InnovyzStart

  • 9 month long program
  • Intake every 3 months
  • Each intake focuses on a different industry, upcoming industries include advanced manufacturing, resources, energy, water, agri-business and applied technology 
  • Located at Tonsley and partnered/located with Co-Hab, a modern co-working space
  • Access to over $500,000 in perks, available through the Global Accelerator Network and f6s

New Ventures Institute at Flinders University | @NVIFlinders

  • Based in Adelaide
  • Inspires, educates and connects innovators and entrepreneurs, growing and supporting new ventures through a range of initiatives
  • Incubator and co-working space available in the Tonsley Innovation precinct
  • Mentoring and service support
  • Direct links to Silicon Valley accelerator and Hills Industries Innovation Centre

TAS

Startup Tasmania | @startuptasmania

  • Hobart based
  • Coworking space with an investor and entrepreneur networking group attached
  • Linked to Angel Investors Tasmania
  • Focused on fast-growth startups
  • Mentoring is via the founders of the space

* Many of the programs have mentors that are involved across two or three of the above

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