Apply to join iAccelerate

Activate Program

Our Activate program is designed for anyone with a brilliant idea they’re keen to pursue.

For those just starting out and looking to join our pre-accelerator program Activate, we have a minimum of two cohorts a year.

Program price $990 inc GST

Applications for our March cohort close 21 January 2024

Accelerate/Advance Program

This program is a iAccelerate residency offering designed to help established start ups scale quickly through use of our facility, community and growth related supports. This offering is for more advanced companies looking to become residents are able to join at any time.

Program price $110/week inc GST

Applications now open

Social Enterprise Program

Scholarship applications close Friday 8 December!

Our Social Enterprise Program is designed for anyone in the Illawarra region looking to making a positive social or environmental impact through a business idea.

This could include:

  • Community members who want to create positive social or environmental change through a business idea
  • Founders looking to turn their idea into a business
  • Not-for-profits and organisations looking to make a financially sustainable impact in their community
  • Existing businesses looking to revitalise their strategy to launch new products or services

Regional Entrepreneurs Program

Our Regional Entrepreneur program supports new and existing regional businesses with practical workshops, online learning and a network of experts to help you grow and scale.

In 2024 our Rise program will focus on business in several key industries:

• Aquaculture
• Advanced manufacturing
• Circularity 
• Ecotourism
• High quality food production 

*Offered under scholarship*

Applications now open

Female Founders Program

Scholarship applications close Friday 8 December!

Our Female Founders Program is tailored to women seeking an entrepreneurial experience.

Women from diverse backgrounds can learn about entrepreneurship and embark on their journey as female founders.

They will join iAccelerate's pre-accelerator program Activate and discover how to take their idea to a viable business or community initiative.

First Nations Program

The iAccelerate First Nations Program supports new and existing businesses and community initiatives to grow their idea or business.

It is a one day practical workshop co-designed and led by First Nations facilitators and allows for knowledge sharing and connection.

*Offered under scholarship*

Applications now open

Take a tour and talk to us

Keen to take a look inside? Step inside and see for yourself.

Visit iAccelerate tour and information session in the building. We believe what we do here is pretty special, and the best way to get a real taste for it is to step inside and see for yourself.

“Everyone is approachable, everybody is really willing to help you out and answer your questions.”

Elliot Pilton, Founder, Wize Robotics

"If you want the best start to your business and to understand how to underpin it with the important pillars that make it function properly, there is no better way to start."

Andrew Byron, CEO, Podular