The Startmate Accelerator unleashes the ambition of Australia and New Zealand’s best founders, and propels them toward their goals.
The program surrounds you with all the resources you need to supercharge your company's progress.
We surround you with a network of your peers and the best mentors, investors and operators across Australia and New Zealand. They'll help you define where to focus your energy, set your goals and unblock you so you can move more quickly than you ever thought possible.
In addition to that, you'll have first access to the talent coming through the Fellowship program to help you hire the best operators in the region to push you forwards as you scale.
The Accelerator kickstarts your progress, but the Startmate community will be with you for the rest of your journey.
The program kicks off with an immersion week to raise your ambition levels, and set your 12-week and 12-month goals. Read more here.
Each week comprises a mix of sessions from cohort All Hands, mentor catch-ups and more structured training on key topics from the best startup operators in the region.
Most importantly, however, we want you to prioritise what will help move your business forward, so it’s up to you how much you immerse yourself in the program content.
The official part of the program ends with investor pitches and the Demo Day celebration
To find out more about the Accelerator experience, visit here
The Accelerator is a mentor-driven community underpinned by an intensive 12-week program which currently runs twice per year: Summer (January-April) and Winter (July-October).
Each Startmate company receives $75k investment, in exchange for 7.5% equity (or at your latest valuation if you have raised prior rounds.)
Unlike many other accelerators, the funds we invest come from our mentor community, who all have skin in the game and are personally invested in seeing you succeed.
While the investment and intensive startup education is key to the accelerator experience, the most valuable ingredient, and what sets Startmate apart, is the community.
From your cohort, to your mentor squad (your own personal SWAT team) to the alumni and more, being part of Startmate is being part of a lifelong community of the best founders, investors and operators in the region and beyond.
“What I love about Startmate is the power of the community, the success mindset and the unstructured learning which gives founders the space to grow.”