If you have been looking to develop your product or scale up your business, uSpark’s Destination Start-Up Partner Program is where you want to be. Our offering is unique among accelerators. We partner with you to provide the technical expertise that you need to get to market.
We Are Different
We are committed to engaging in dynamic collaborations with Australian start-ups who need technical support and expertise.
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 fast track their products to market.
uSpark contributes our professional development services in return for an agreed equity stake in your business. The amount of services we provide depends on your entry gate into our program, which is determined by the maturity of your product.
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
Receive up to $2,000,000
of technical services
Obtain expert mentoring from the uSpark Team
Work from our office in central Melbourne
and participate in our company activities
Why Join Us
Access a diverse range of
expertise and connections
Participate in a cooperative
and sustainable innovation process
You can apply to our program during our open call outs if you are an Australian citizen (or permanent resident) over the age of 18 by:
submitting an 'Expression of Interest' (EOI);
attending one of our information webinars;
completing and submitting an application; and
creating a 3-minute video pitch about your product and sending it to us along with your completed application.
Submission links will be provided on this site during our open call out.
What Happens After You Apply
Business Case Analysis