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As Australia's most established university-connected startup accelerator and incubator, we offer a wide range of services for all levels of business development. Accelerate your success, join iAccelerate's entrepreneurial community.

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With our pre-accelerator program and two levels of incubation in residence, we have you covered.


I'm thinking up

Start your entrepreneurial journey with Activate. Designed for aspiring startups, our three-month pre-accelerator program provides mentorship, resources, tools and knowledge to validate your idea.

Honed over 10 years with a range of business experts and successful startup founders, our education sessions and online modules are one of Australia's most established pre-accelerator offerings.

  1. UN sustainable development goals
  2. Lean 1: Customer discovery and value proposition
  3. Lean 2: Customer validation
  4. Lean 3: Business model MVP prototype
  5. Branding
  6. Competitor analysis
  7. Mindset and wellbeing
  8. Pitch to your audience



I'm starting up

Get set to launch with our Accelerate program. Carefully planned for startups to become market-ready, our incubation program is your entry into iAccelerate residency and offers expert guidance, networking opportunities, and access to seedfund raising.

  • A guide to business owners
  • Product management
  • Values & leadership
  • Minimum lovable product
  • Lean 4: test selling
  • Digital marketing intro
  • Innovative thinking
  • Pitching your business
  • Explainer videos
  • Selling to grow



I'm scaling up

Take your business to new heights with our Advance program. Tailored for scaling startups or established businesses looking to go national or international, we offer ongoing residency, targeted mentoring through our expert network, and access to investors to fuel your expansion and achieve sustainable growth.

  • Business valuation
  • Investment/funding
  • Term sheet understanding
  • Human resources
  • Finance
  • Due diligence


From intake to graduation and beyond

How it works


Join one of our intakes. We have a minimum of two cohorts per year.

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Our Activate program is a three-month program for startups.

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Incubate in the iAccelerate centre and join our community for 3 months to 3 years. Our Accelerate and Advance programs are for residents looking to scale and grow Resident startups can apply for the iAccelerate seed fund, an early stage venture capital fund.

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Stay connected and give back through being an active part of the iAccelerate alumni network. Get involved as a mentor, facilitator or donor to support other entrepreneurs. 

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Program features

Supporting your business as it grows

The iAccelerate educate program is designed to support your business as it grows. You’ll learn the foundational business skills you need to go from initial idea to sustainable business. At iAccelerate, we teach our entrepreneurs and founders to understand the impact of their business, supplementing those ‘hard’ skills in business development with a focus on sustainability, collaboration and building a social conscience into your business model.

Flexible delivery

We believe in flexible delivery, providing content in a blended way and active learning to create the best outcomes for our entrepreneurs. The iAccelerate Educate Program is a consistent, high quality and a progressive learning experience, delivered by leading experts, entrepreneurs and investors.

Who can apply to iAccelerate?

iAccelerate isn’t your average incubator. Combining a startup accelerator program with incubation means we’re about more than simply getting you off the ground – we set you up with the skills and know-how to build and grow your business into the future. With a commitment to equity and inclusivity, our programs are open to anyone with a brilliant idea they’re keen to pursue. We also have a range of scholarships to support underrepresented groups in entrepreneurship.

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iAccelerate is helping to build sustainable businesses that have a positive impact on the world

Join us in our mission for innovation and impact

At iAccelerate, we believe that incredible things happen when a multitude of perspectives collide. You’ll see our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in all its forms reflected in our resident companies, our team, our community and the programs we offer.

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