Destination Start Up
If you have been looking to scale up your start-up, uSpark’s Destination Start-Up Partner Program is where you want to be. Our offering is unique among accelerators. Instead of delivering educational program, we intend to become your technical partner.
We Are Different
We are committed to engaging in dynamic collaborations with Australian start-ups that have great proposals for software products.
We will partner with you from the get-go, stepping into the breach as your technology developer to build out and advance your product to market.
Our program is a good fit for non-tech founders with a great tech business idea or tech founders looking to launch and fast track their products to market.
As a technical partner, we are committed to providing you with technical resources for an agreed equity stake in any resulting business. The value of the service we provide depends on which entry gate you enter the program at, this also may reflect the maturity of the product or business case.
You have: A product business case
Together, we will: Develop a technically proficient minimum viable product (MVP) and test it with early-adopter customers
uSpark will: Provide up to $200,000 of services to build the MVP
You have: A tested MVP
Together, we will: Develop a market-ready product and launch to customers
uSpark will: Provide up to $2,000,000 of services to commercialise a product and supporting capabilities
Why Join Us
Work from our office in central Melbourne and participate in our company activities
Receive mentoring from our
Access to diverse range of
expertise and connections
Receive up to $2,000,000
of technical services
We drive innovation in a cooperative and sustainable way
Submitting Your Application
You can apply to our program if you are an Australian citizen (or permanent resident) over the age of 18 by:
submitting an expression of interest (EOI) during our open call out - deadline now closed
attending one of our information webinars (details will be sent after you submit your EOI)
completing and submitting a uSpark application form (which we will send you)
creating a 3-minute video pitch about your team and product and sending it with your completed application
Information Webinars: Completed for 2021
Application Deadline: 11:59 pm, 28 February 2021
Applicant Interviews: March - April 2021
Partner Selection: April 2021
Partner Onboarding: April 2021
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