INCUBATE, Australia's first university-based accelerator program, has announced the ten start-ups accepted for this year's program. The multi award-winning program at the University of Sydney mentors and funds students, alumni and researchers to launch start-ups through its accelerator program.
In nine years, the INCUBATE program has supported 125 start-ups, attracting more than $35 million in investment funding and generating around 400 jobs.
The INCUBATE Accelerator Class 16 start-ups are:
Founder of ACWA, Chiara Neto is a Professor and Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the School of Chemistry, and member of the University of Sydney Nano Institute.
“The INCUBATE program exposes our team – both students and staff – to a set of skills, a frame of mind and a network that we rarely develop in our usual academic work. Incubate is a great asset of the University and we are grateful to have been included in this year’s program,” Professor Neto said.
INCUBATE’s 14-week incubation program provides entrepreneurs with $5,000 seed funding, working space on campus, mentoring, advice and guidance from some of Australia’s most experienced mentors, and access to professional networks of the University and supporting organisations.