Accelerators

Queensland

Name Stage of Business Description
Australian Health Accelerator(AHx) SMEs, Startups The Sunshine Coast’s first medtech, health and wellbeing accelerator program
Bond Business Accelerator Startups The BBA is a 12-week bootcamp where your business idea is researched, developed and commercialised into a ready-to-launch enterprise. – more details can be received by contacting: Dr Baden U’Ren
Head of Entrepreneurship
Bond University
accelerator@bond.edu.au
Germinate PLUS Startup Germinate PLUS will operate for twice as long as Ilab’s previous programs with twice as much funding while remaining very founder friendly with no equity taken. Eligible teams will include key founders with strong UQ ties including students and recent alumni (who graduated no longer than 10 years ago).
GrowCoastal  SMEs, Startups The Innovation Centre and the Food and Agribusiness Network have partnered to provide 12 of the best food and beverage businesses in the region with the opportunity to take part in GrowCoastal, Sunshine Coast’s  food innovation accelerator.
Growing Queensland Companies  SME Based on our Knowledge Framework for Growth, learn from and work with Growth Experts (all of whom have started, grown and exited their own companies) on what you can do to lead, manage and accelerate business growth
Impact Academy Accelerators (Health, Eco) Startups The Eco/Health Accelerator programs will specialise in building scalable solutions to ensure we can all live in safe, resilient and sustainable communities.
Queensland Biomedical Launchpad Startups, SMEs A fully funded program specifically designed for Queensland-based biomedical start-ups and small-to-medium enterprises to help their product development teams: understand their market, validate and refine their product for customer fit and new customer segments, receive guidance from commercialisation experts and access to mentors.
QUT Bluebox Accelerator Startups The QUT bluebox Accelerator is a three month intensive program aimed at getting you and your startup commercially ready. The program consists of education modules, mentorship from industry leaders, and office space for you to run your business.
QUT Bluebox Robotics Accelerator SMEs, Startups The Robotics Accelerator is a 3 month intensive development program designed to assist new robotics ventures in accelerating towards market entry.

National

Dominet Startups Dominet invest in passionate founders with a personal connection to the problem they’re solving. They value a strong work ethic and a business mindset. Dominet invest in businesses that show evidence of product-market fit, whether it be revenue, paying customers, users or downloads.
EnergyLab Startups EnergyLab’s Acceleration Program was the first in Australia to focus on energy startups and is now one of Australia’s biggest acceleration programs of any kind.
Growing Australia’s Companies Program SME The Growing Australia’s Companies Program consists of two parts: the Growth Clinic for the CEO/MD only (one-day commitment) and the Growth Modules for the CEO/MD plus two members of the executive team (three, three-day modules, over approximately a nine-month period). The program is underpinned by our Knowledge Framework for Growth – our guiding framework that enables CEOs/MDs and executives to understand how their company works and the changes they need to make to grow their company.
muru-D Startups We’re a startup accelerator running programs in Australia that helps tech founders scale their business smarter and faster. And we’re backed by Telstra, a world-class technology company. Our six-month programs offer you seed funding, global connections to investors, mentors and alumni, co-working space, masterclasses and an international trip to a startup hub.
ON Accelerate Research teams ON is Australia’s sci-tech innovation accelerator dedicated to unearthing amazing research and steering it towards high potential innovative ventures. Established by CSIRO in 2015, ON specialises in assisting researchers from the fields of science and technology working on projects that have the potential to shape Australia’s future.
Rocket Seeder Startups Rocket Seeder accelerates the pace of food and fibre innovation. We help entrepreneurs right across the food and fibre value chain. We build communities around you and provide the growing conditions so you can start-up fast and grow rapidly.
SheStarts Startups at any stage Together with our partners and collaborators, we are addressing the serious shortage of women both participating in and leading startup companies by giving them access to their first investors, their first product launches and their first pilot and/or scaling opportunities.
Startup Onramp program Startups The 12 week Startup Onramp program is for startup founders who are at the beginning of their startup journey, including those who currently have a day job and want to make the transition from employee to startup founder. The program comprises a two-hour workshop each week, plus weekly individual mentoring sessions, and culminates in a pitch night in which all participants pitch their startup and share their learnings with fellow entrepreneurs
Techstars Adelaide Accelerator Startups, have accepted businesses with over $1M funding, have accepted companies who have products or ideas for products The program supports startups building innovative applications in IoT, big data, sensors, and robotics, with the potential to commercialize technologies in the defence and security sectors. Defence research drives transformative consumer innovation—internet and GPS—and Adelaide is a forward-thinking city, building startup infrastructure.
UTS Hatchery  Startups Hatchery Accelerate helps launch early stage ventures founded or co-founded by UTS students and alumni. We provide startup teams with a collaborative and supported co-working space and a 3 month program that includes mentorship with leading experts from the startup ecosystem, alongside relevant workshops and masterclasses. – website keep redirecting to the UTS startups page so difficult to navigate around and get information
Velocity Early stage startups Our goal is to turbocharge the growth of 10 high-potential startups per year. Our startups progress through an intensive 5 month journey centred around a series of bespoke masterclasses and mentoring sessions, which are paired with unrestricted access to our world-class professional networks. Each startup also receives $20,000 of equity-free seed funding, as well as dedicated space in MAP’s co-working office in Melbourne’s CBD.


International

Founder Institute Pre-seed stage The Founder Institute is the world’s premier pre-seed startup accelerator, having helped launch over 3,500 companies across 180+ cities and six continents.

The company was founded in 2009 by serial entrepreneur Adeo Ressi and his colleague, Jonathan Greechan. The idea for the program spawned from operating TheFunded.com, where it became apparent that most entrepreneurs at the idea and launch stages lacked the structure, mentorship, and camaraderie needed to be successful.

Grants

Queensland

Name Stage of Business Description
HotDesQ Startups Attracting international and interstate entrepreneurial talent to boost Queensland’s startup ecosystem and broaden our global connections.
Ignite Ideas SMEs, Startups Supports startups and small to medium Queensland businesses to commercialise innovative products, processes and services to enablethem grow and compete in a global market and create new jobs.
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships SMEs This program helps to create partnerships to exchange skills and ideas to inspire innovation. The program enables businesses to form partnerships with universities and apply for grant funding to employ a graduate to assist with an innovative project. Grants of up to $50,000 (excluding GST) per project are available for businesses to employ the graduates. Businesses must contribute in cash one-third of the eligible project costs.
Platform Technology Program SMEs, Startups The Program provides financial incentives to larger scale co-funded projects that accelerate the development and deployment of significant and highly collaborative industry based platform technology projects.
Small Business Digital Grants Program SMEs, Startups The Small Business Digital Grants Program can assist small businesses to access digital technologies and services to help them work smarter, engage with the global economy and make the most of online business opportunities arising from digital disruption.
Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Program SMEs, Startups The Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Program can assist new small businesses to access professional advice and support in the critical early stages of establishing a business.
Small Business Week Grants Queensland small businesses, community groups, individuals, local councils and peak industry associations. The Small Business Week Grants program provides funding support to Queensland individuals or organisations who are seeking to host their own event as part of Queensland Small Business Week (QSBW) 2019 from Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May 2019.