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Destination Start-Up
Partner Program

Our Roots

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.

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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. 

Entry Gates

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. 

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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

Receive up to $2,000,000

of technical services

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Obtain expert mentoring from the uSpark Team

Work from our office in central Melbourne

and participate in our company activities

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Why Join Us

Access a diverse range of

expertise and connections

Participate in a cooperative

and sustainable innovation process

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Application Process

You can apply to our program during our open call out 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

  1. Shortlisting
     

  2. Interviews
     

  3. Finalist Selection
     

  4. Business Case Analysis
     

  5. Partnership Negotiation 
     

  6. Onboarding

Any Questions?

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