By Southern Sydney Innovation Network

April 12, 2023

Member Profile – iAccelerate

Quick summary

We are thrilled to welcome iAccelerate to the SSIN Community, both a program and a community of entrepreneurs located in UoW.

We are thrilled to welcome iAccelerate to the SSIN Community!

Are you an entrepreneur looking to change the world?

iAccelerate is both a program and a community of entrepreneurs, located within a world class university. 

They are a unique pre-accelerator, accelerator and incubator program where you can nurture your idea or scale-up your existing business. Entrepreneurs, startups, scale-ups, social enterprises and intrapreneurs thrive.

“Our vision is to foster a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem that enables innovation and engagement for real and lasting impact.”

At iAccelerate, you are supported by a robust model of education, experts in residence, mentoring, access to seed funding and unparalleled access to one of the world’s most innovative young research universities. Housed in the purpose-built iAccelerate building are the most innovative minds, creative ideas and entrepreneurial vibe that make it a unique place to start your business and scale it.

Step inside and discover the potential to grow your idea or business and its impact.

“If you want the best start to your business and to understand how to underpin it with the important pillars that make it function properly, there is no better way to start.” – Andrew Byron, CEO, Podular


What does iAccelerate do and why are they different?

What iAccelerate do is unique in the Australian start-up marketplace.

IAccelerate are the only program of their kind to fuse a pre-accelerator program, accelerator program and incubation. This means they don’t just help you build skills to flesh out your idea and start up your business – they develop capacity in you and your people to get your product or service to market faster, find and grow your audience and create a culture of long-term, sustainable innovation.

Building Sustainable Business

iAccelerate is a cornerstone of UOW’s commitment to helping build and scale sustainable businesses that have a positive impact in the region, the nation and the world. They seek out entrepreneurs that harness technology as an enabler for services and products that can be scaled and applied globally, helping people and the planet thrive.

iAccelerate and their residents are committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a bold universal agreement to end poverty and all its dimensions and craft an equal, just and secure world – for people, planet and prosperity. Throughout their program, entrepreneurs are encouraged to implement SDGs across their business.

Empower your business and solve the world’s biggest problems.

Team of Passionate Professionals

It takes a special and committed team of people to create an environment and program like iAccelerate.

Their people are passionate professionals who believe deeply in the potential of our programs and residents to drive a revolution in innovation and technology – in our region, the nation and beyond.

They’re a fundamental part of our community, living and breathing iAccelerate’s vision to create sustainable positive change.


Apply to Join iAccelerate

Stepping outside the well-worn path can be exhilarating and challenging all at once. When you join iAccelerate, you gain the right tools to achieve your business dreams faster than you could possibly imagine. As part of their community of innovators, you also get to share the journey with like-minded people all looking to have a real and sustained impact on the world.


How to Join iAccelerate

iAccelerate welcomes start-ups, scale-ups, intrapreneurs and researchers who want their findings to have real world impact.

Depending on where you are in your entrepreneurial journey determines when is the best time to join.

Established business looking to scale can join year round. Get in touch with us here to find out more.

For start ups who need to valid their business idea we have two intakes per year – in March and in August. You will become part of the Activate pre-accelerator program where you will have three months of networking, mentoring and entrepreneurial education. By the end of this time you will know what you need to do to take your business to the next step and if you will stay in iAccelerate as a resident company.

“My sincere gratitude and appreciation to you for facilitating this program. It was a fantastic journey that helped me learn a lot, and it also helped my PhD journey.” – Udaya Rathnayake, PhD Candidate, School of Business, UOW


Take and Tour and Talk to iAccelerate

Visit iAccelerate for a tour and information session in the building. We believe what they do there is pretty special, and the best way to get a real taste for it is to step inside and see for yourself!

Book a tour here.