Apply for UQ's Empower Women’s Accelerator

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28 June 2023

Applications are now open for The University of Queensland’s first ever Empower Women’s Accelerator! 

Grow your startup through the three-month program (September - November 2023) and receive $10,000 equity-free funding, mentoring, and support to develop your idea including

  • 24/7 co-working space and makerspace
  • regular seminars supporting early-stage startups
  • mentors, UQ's Entrepreneur in Residence and a network of professionals and potential investors
  • partnership benefits from Google, Microsoft, AWS, Hubspot, Matlab, Makerspace and more.

Eligible women founders will have validated their value proposition, an initial sustainable business model and a solution. Applicants will need to provide evidence of customer interviews, market research and business modelling. Having a minimum viable product is ideal, but is not required to join the program.

Founders from all disciplines including health are encouraged to apply and the opportunity is open to all UQ students, recent alumni, and staff. The accelerator is also open to individuals outside of UQ (but 50% of the team must have a link to the university).

Join the information series in July to find out more information about the three-month program, application tip and more.

• 5 July, 11am-12pm – Get ready for Empower Women’s Accelerator
• 19 July, 2-3pm – Empower Women’s Accelerator application tips

Get involved in this initiative and submit your application by 28 July 2023 at 12:00pm (AEST).