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Plus Eight expands to Western Sydney with the launch of six week pre-accelerator program

Lauren Quinn
Apr 21, 2023

Running out of the Western Sydney Startup Hub, Plus Eight Sprint is a six-week, skill-building and business growth program. This program connects founders with a community of successful mentors, investors and advisors to help take early-stage ideas to the next level. Throughout the six weeks, selected participants will have access to both the content and environment to grow their skills. And the best part? It is exclusive and free for businesses owned or operated in Western Sydney thanks to the support of Investment NSW and Spacecubed!

This program is designed for founders who want to expand their entrepreneurial traits to grow their idea/startup, those who are looking to gain traction, generate revenue and get on track to scale and founders who will be ready for commercialisation post program. Sound like you? Find out what you can expect from the program below.


Facilitated Sessions

10 selected startups will enjoy weekly, facilitated, intensive masterclasses, running for 2 hours in the evening at the Western Sydney Startup Hub, powered by Spacecubed.

Weekly Assignments

There will be weekly assignments to help you apply your new found skills to real life business problems that you currently face.

Coworking + Community

Throughout the program, you will have access to a coworking membership at the Western Sydney Startup Hub, where you can attend events, meet likeminded individuals and access ongoing support for your business growth.

Online Learning Platform

Throughout the program, you will have access to an online LMS portal to submit your assignments and check upcoming curriculum.

Private Slack Channel

You can enjoy access to an online chat support with the cohort, and connection to previous cohorts via Slack.

Final Pitch Event

At the end of the six weeks, you will pitch your business at our Final Showcase at the Western Sydney Startup Hub!


Over the course of the program, through the support mechanisms listed above, you will have the opportunity to focus on your business through a practical curriculum of topics critical to any successful new business . By the end of the program you'll have a stronger business and be a stronger business owner.

Find out more and get started on your application here.

Applications are now open and will close on Wednesday, 3 May 2023.

Scholarships will be announced the week commencing Wednesday, 10 May 2023.


We are accepting applications from the Greater Western Sydney Region, which encompasses thirteen local government areas and includes Blacktown City, Blue Mountains City, Camden Council, Campbelltown City, the City of Canterbury Bankstown, Cumberland Council, Fairfield City, Hawkesbury City, Liverpool City, the City of Parramatta, Penrith City, The Hills Shire and Wollondilly Shire.