YGAP First Gens Accelerator

YGAP is an International Development not-for-profit with an innovative approach to poverty alleviation. They focus on backing impact entrepreneurs - or ‘local leaders’ - with solutions to local problems in some of the world’s toughest communities.

Supported through LaunchVic's third funding round, YGAP’s First Gens program supports migrant and refugee led social impact ventures that are improving the lives of people living in disadvantage in Australia. Over 2 years, the program supported 36 startups led by new migrants or refugees. 

In partnership with Catalysr, ygap received additional funding through LaunchVic's tenth funding round to run Catalysr's award-winning pre-accelerator program in Victoria and to deliver another First Gens Accelerator Program. Find out more here.

Accelerator Program Details

Program LocationMelbourne (Online delivery during COVID-19)
Industry FocusSector Agnostic, Supporting Migrant & Refugee entrepreneurs
Length of Program12 weeks
Application PeriodJuly
Program EngagementThe program kicks off with a five-day intensive entrepreneurship program followed by creative support, strategy sessions, monthly meetups, business mentorship, legal and accounting help culminating in a final pitch event.
Venture StageEarly Stage
Program Cost $0 program fee
Investment StructureUp to $1,000 equity free grants
Desk SpaceAt YGAP, Melbourne (Not available during COVID-19)

Visit the ygap website for further information.