Startmate is one of Australia’s most successful Accelerator programs. Since its inception in 2010, Startmate has invested in 99 startups with a combined valuation of over $600,000,000 and over 1,400 jobs created by alumni. Powered by successful entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, Startmate encourages ambitious founders to hit their next milestone, and offers invaluable resources, advice and support along the way.
Startmate was provided the opportunity, through a previous LaunchVic grant, to bring their program to Melbourne to grow the Victorian startup ecosystem and build founder capability through mentorship at every stage of the startup journey, supporting 23 startups through the 2017 and 2018 cohorts.
As a result of Startmate's success, additional funding was granted to deliver two Accelerator Programs for 20 startups over 2 years. This funding will help Startmate continue its Melbourne operations over the next two years with two accelerator programs that will help scaling startups grow
Visit the Startmate website to view application dates and more information on the program.