Applications are now open for the Founder 10x Accelerator Program

Founder 10x identifies and supports 10 high impact startups for participation in a 10 week program that includes mentorship and funding.

A must-attend program tailored for high-potential UNSW startups who want to strengthen their entrepreneurship skills and accelerate their startup to be investor-ready. Founder 10x is generously supported by philanthropic donations and is part of the UNSW ambition to build a world-class university accelerator to foster the entrepreneur mind-set and support innovative startups.


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Why Should You Apply?

  • Learn to become a more resilient founder and how to build traction and scale.
  • Participate an intense, and modular program; each week you will learn new techniques to practice and implement.
  • Attend workshops hosted by in Silicon Valley at Fact0ry, a San Francisco-based innovation hub where talent from around the world gathers to disrupt their thinking and create the future.
  • Access to UNSW outstanding network of founders, alumni and mentors.


What Do You Receive?

  • Each participating company receives $20k from the newly established UNSW Founder Fund.
  • 10 weeks of accelerated learning with masterclasses and workshops.
  • Trip to San Francisco to participate in Blackbox Ignite.
  • 3 months of co-working space, co-located with other Founder 10x companies.
  • The opportunity to showcase your startup at the Founder Program Demo day in February
  • Valuable investor connections.
  • Opportunity to win a 2-week immersion in Silicon Valley at Blackbox Connect.


Who Are You?

  • You are the founder or co-founder of a currently operating startup.
  • A current UNSW student or alum, within the last 5 years.
  • Have an MVP of your product, proof of concept, or prototype.
  • Able to commit to participate in the program for the full 3 months.
  • Have at least some market validation through customer take up or engagement.
  • Willing to sign a Founder Pledge to give back to the UNSW Entrepreneurship community.


Key Dates

Applications Close 12th November 2017

Program runs 20th November - 28th February



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