How to join
How to join iAccelerate
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 not simply a place to plug in your computer and build your bank account, though we can help with that too. It’s a diverse and stimulating environment with community at its heart, where a spark of innovation can be shaped into a sustainable business that contributes to society in meaningful ways.
Applications now open for the next intake
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.
Our application process is in two stages:
- A written application, and
- A pitch to a selection panel for successful applicants.
If you need help applying or have a burning question for us, join us at an iAccelerate How to Apply Information Session to get the scoop.
The Test Your Business Idea Workshop says it all in the title and has been specifically designed for anyone to validate their business idea. This short workshop is designed to run you through some fundamental building blocks using the Lean Startup Methodology. By identifying your different customer segments and personas you’ll be able to design the right solution that solves your customers’ problem and drives them to buy your solution.
It will help you refine your business idea, articulate what your “secret sauce” is and where you should go next. From there you’ll be in the best position to understand if you want to apply to the iAccelerate Program and really unlock your innovative potential!
Watch out for the upcoming schedules.
Looking to join an iAccelerate hub in another part of Australia? See our Innovation Network members.
Each of our two key programs are designed to meet the needs of specific stages of business development.
- Suited to early-stage businesses seeking support to validate their business idea and progress it to the next stage
- Desk space in a friendly and collaborative co-working environment
- Designed for existing businesses looking to innovate and scale to the next level of growth
- Private offices available
What we look for
When we’re assessing your application, we’re looking for:
- 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.
If you’re successful you’ll need to attend an interview in Mid February 2020; we’ll shoot you more information around the process once applications close. The lucky entrepreneurial sparks selected to become part of the next iAccelerate Acceleration program will jump on board on Monday 2nd March 2020 (dates subject to change).
And from there, anything can happen.
Keen to take a look inside?
Join an iAccelerate tour and information session today.
Get in touch
We’re ready and waiting to talk about how we can upscale your future. Drop us a line on [email protected] or call us on (02) 4239 2150.
“It really pushed me way out of my comfort zone, which was exactly what I needed. It wasn’t a gentle push; it was more like – off you go!”
Rel Vild, Founder, sHEROes