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Plus Eight set to double its impact with the launch of applications for its 2024 Accelerator!

Feb 27, 2024

The Plus Eight Accelerator program is one of Australia’s largest seed-funded programs and is designed to help local Australian startups scale globally through a structured program, world-class mentoring, international immersions and seed-funding. To date, Plus Eight Accelerator has accelerated 43 local startups, invested over $2.5M+ through its partner network, facilitated $16M+ in follow-on investments and has an overall portfolio valuation of $110M+.

This year, we’re excited to announce that the program will be supported by the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation’s New Industries Fund. This new partnership will allow us to double the impact of the program, making the Plus Eight accelerator program bigger than ever before.

Successful applications will be invited to an intensive bootcamp, where they will pitch, pivot and present their startups for a place in Phase One of the program. Over the nine weeks, they will enjoy connections to world-leading mentors, including Dr Marcus Tan who joins the program as our 2024 Entrepreneur in Residence and Kirsty Packer, Investment Manager at Purpose Ventures as Program Lead. If successful into Phase Two, the cohort will have access to a pool of over $800K seed-funding and an international immersion trip to London, to explore entering the UK market.

The program promises an exhilarating rollercoaster ride, full of challenges, and triumphs. For many early-stage companies, it’s a crucial step that can propel them toward greater success. Just look at our 2023 cohort, which culminated in December with a sold-out Demo Night, reaching over 350 community supporters, investors and founders. Quarterback, Tradable, Piksort, Matilda Health, Personr and Pharmacy Halo captivated the audience with their pitches, showcasing their business and their incredible growth journey. You can read the full recap of the evening here.

Plus Eight is proudly supported by our incredible partner network, including New Industries Fund, Betterlabs, Woodside Energy, Vici Ventures, adapt, Hawaiian, Jackson McDonald and DFK Gooding Partners.

If you’re a high-growth startup looking to scale globally, apply now for the 2024 Plus Eight Accelerator program. You can learn more and apply now here! (Applications close on March 29.)