Plus Eight’s flagship Accelerator program is back for 2023, and you won’t believe what we have in store for this year’s cohort. Our accelerator is designed for local startups who are ready to scale on a domestic and global level, fast. Since launching in 2017, the program has invested over $2M in startups, and facilitated an additional $16M in follow-on investment and has a portfolio valued at $106M.
While 2023 is set to be bigger than ever, it will run in the same phased approach, with three stages for startups to prove they’re the best in the state. Startups selected following an intense application process will join a weekend bootcamp where they will hustle their way into Phase 1 of the program.
Following this, and after a rigorous Phase 2 pitching process, the final cohort selected will travel to London for an international immersion trip where they’ll get to meet and create connections with international VC's and investors, learn from successful international startups and scaleups, and explore international funding options. The program will conclude with the cohort pitching at Demo Night, scheduled as part of West Tech Fest in December.
For startups that are accepted, our accelerator program can be a game-changer, helping them to rapidly scale their business and achieve their goals. Just look at our alumni and how far they’ve come, including 2022 alumni Arbela, Bobbleware, Ascend Labs, OneBase, Paperly and Three Little Pixels. (Check out the the full 2022 recap here).
This year, we're also excited to welcome onboard new partner, Adapt by Design who will be joining Woodside Energy, RAC's BetterLabs, Capricorn Society, Vici Ventures, Hawaiian, Jackson McDonald and DFK Gooding Partners in supporting the 2023 program.
Applications for Plus Eight Accelerator are now open until 26th April. Get started on your application here.