INCUBATE is the first startup accelerator program at the University of Sydney, provided by the University of Sydney Union.

INCUBATE supports a community of entrepreneurs on campus, providing professional mentoring and accelerating the growth of high-potential startups.

Two incubation cycles run during the year: Winter (Jul-Sep) and Summer (Dec-Feb). 
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Each start-up receives:
  • $5,000 in seed funding
  • Co-working space over the 3-month incubation cycle
  • Mentoring from some of Australia’s most recognised innovators
To apply for INCUBATE, at least one team member must either:
  • Hold a current ACCESS Card
  • Be currently enrolled or a current researcher at the University of Sydney
  • Be a recent alumnus of the University of Sydney
Successful startup teams are expected to:
  • Devote a significant amount of time (more than 20 hours per week) during the incubation period to developing their startup
  • Use the mentoring available through the program
  • Attend regular workshops and events
  • Work at the dedicated co-working space in the Wentworth Building
Workshops and Events
INCUBATE offers free workshops and events to the general public.

Become a Mentor
INCUBATE relies on a vast network of Sydney University alumni and experienced industry leaders who volunteer to be involved in the program. Our current mentors have backgrounds in:

  • Consumer web-based services
  • Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Legal services
  • Management
  • Consulting
Mentors from all backgrounds are always welcome.

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