Vocus Upstart is all about helping you build a great tech startup. You bring the passion, ambition and your idea for the next big thing in tech, and we'll help you bring your idea to life.
Commencing in August 2016 we will provide a number of teams with funding and intensive mentorship in a three-month program to launch and accelerate their startup. Register your interest to be notified about upcoming information sessions and related events.
Vocus Upstart is a launch member of the Global Accelerator Network, a network of the most respected accelerators around the world. The network comprises over 70 accelerators in 100 cities throughout the world. As a founder in our program you get access to amazing perks, a money-can't-buy group of mentors, landing pads in cities around the world and a network to help you take your startup global.
We'll kick in $40,000 cash in return for an 8% equity stake in your company. Don't worry if you haven't got a company yet, if you are accepted into the program we will help you set one up. On completion, we can help you with follow-on investment, if needed.
No garages or sheds here. You can look forward to an amazing workspace at Spacecubed throughout the program. Spacecubed is the heart of innovation in the Perth CBD, where teams can grow their businesses in a creative, supportive and collaborative environment.
Want thousands of dollars worth of perks? Vocus Upstart participants have access to credits from the likes of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Bizspark, SoftLayer, Stripe, Pipedrive, Mailchimp, Intercom and many more, to help you get your product to market.
Our mentors are some of the best and the brightest minds around. They've been there and done that, and they're here to help your company succeed.
Applications for Vocus Upstart open on Tuesday 1st March for a period of two months, giving you plenty of time to prepare.
To qualify to be part of Vocus Upstart your idea will need to incorporate some software and solve a customer problem or satisfy a real need.
You will need to have a prototype, mockup or beta of your product and a team which includes a technical co-founder who can further develop your product during the program.
Your startup, if incorporated, must have been incorporated in the last three years and have revenue of less than $200,000. Find out more →
Finally, you must be located in Perth and commit to work full-time on your start up throughout the program.
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Vocus Upstart is about supporting and growing the local startup ecosystem and encouraging more local entrepreneurs to take the plunge and bring their ideas to life.
We aim to encourage innovation by the sharing of ideas and collaboration between teams and our network of mentors across Australia.
Upstart gives the next generation of entrepreneurs valuable lessons and insights from those successful entrepreneurs that have gone before them.
We want to create a platform to retain and grow the pool of talented entrepreneurs in the local software, design, marketing and related disciplines.
It has never been easier to start your own company but at the same time it is still a hard road. We are aiming to increase your chances of success and get you there faster.