Apply to join iAccelerate

How to join iAccelerate

We have a minimum of two cohorts a year starting our program. If you have big plans for your business, iAccelerate gives you what you need to get where you need to go in record time. It’s a diverse and stimulating environment with community at its heart, where a spark of innovation can be shaped into a sustainable business.

Applications are now open for 2022!

We’re on the lookout for the next crop of game-changers! If you’re eligible and ready to take your business to brave new heights, apply today via our online application form.

When we’re assessing your application, we’re looking for:

  • Ideas with a solid value proposition for their market segment.
  • High growth companies using technology for global growth with a sustainable competitive advantage
  • High-performance teams
  • Commitment to growing the Illawarra ecosystem, and/or
  • Openness to feedback.

All applications need to be submitted online by  29th July 2022. Successful applicants will be notified with further information regarding the interview process after the application period has closed. The Activate program for the new cohort is expected to start on 24th of August 2022.

Tours and information sessions

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

Join an 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.

At iAccelerate, we regularly throw open our doors for special tour and information sessions for anyone keen to learn more about the exceptional facilities and programs we offer. If you’re considering applying, are an investor or potential partner, or a just plain curious member of the community, we’d love to have you.

What will I discover?

When you call in and see us at one of our scheduled tour and information session, you’ll get to:

  • Hear about the iAccelerate program, it’s past, present and exciting future
  • Deep dive into some of the program’s specifics
  • Uncover pathways to engage with us and our community
  • Tour our purpose-built premises and see what we offer our residents, and
  • Take home an iAccelerate information pack with plenty of information on enriching your start-up or established business and supporting the innovation ecosystem.

It may be just the spark you need to set your journey alight.

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

Elliot Pilton, Founder, Wize Robotics

Want to test your idea with us?

Attend our online ‘Test Your Idea’ introductory workshop designed to help entrepreneurs validate their business idea. Learn to see your offering through the eyes of a persona, their wants / needs problems and a possible solution. The workshop uses a case study to help you refine and articulate what your value proposition is to your market.

Workshop: Test Your Business Idea

Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours

Suited for: Anyone with a new idea

Cost: No cost

"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