How to join
How to join iAcclerate
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 are now open! Join iAccelerate in 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.
Our application process is in two stages:
- A written application, and
- A pitch to a selection panel for successful applicants.
All applications need be submitted online by 26th of January 2022 so make sure you don’t miss-out. Successful applicants will be notified with further information regarding the interview process after the application period has closed. The iAccelerate program for the new cohort is expected to start at the beginning of March 2022 (exact dates tbc).
The iAccelerate program will be delivered virtually as an interactive online course, through a blend of facilitator led workshops, self-paced online learning, individual mentoring, active learning and peer support. Participation in the program starts at $110* per week per company (*conditions apply).
If you need help applying or have a burning question for us, get in touch with the iAccelerate team.
Test your business idea
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. Next session tbc.
Looking to attend the iAccelerate program closer to home? Visit the iAccelerate Innovation Network page to see our regional and global partners.
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.
Keen to take a look inside?
Join an iAccelerate tour and information session.
Sessions postponed for now, but register you interest below and we'll be in touch when sessions are up and running again.
“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!”