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Destination Start Up

Partner Program

Our Roots

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. 

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Entry Gates

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.

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GATE 1

Experimentation

You have: An Idea
 

Together, we will: Establish a product business case
 

uSpark will: Provide up to $20,000 of services to create a product business case

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GATE 2

Validation

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

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GATE 3

Acceleration

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
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Work from our office in central Melbourne and participate in our company activities

Receive mentoring from our

Expert-In-Residence 

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Access to diverse range of

expertise and connections

Receive up to $2,000,000

of technical services

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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

Key Dates

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

Any Questions?

Check out our FAQ page or send a form through our Contact page