Startup SydWest Accelerator Program


Startup SydWest is a 12-month duration accelerator program supporting advanced technology start-ups working in high-growth industry sectors or using technologies where there is potential to drive international market opportunities, particularly within the Asia Pacific region.

Delivered through Western Sydney University’s highly successful Launch Pad Technology Business Incubator, the accelerator provides a range of support activities designed to help start-ups establish quickly, hone the value proposition, rapidly develop technology, access markets and scale effectively.

Startups are immersed in an expansive innovation network providing easy connections to mentors, potential customers and co-founders, investors, industry experts and collaborators for research and development.

The extended period of 12 months for the accelerator program, as compared to normal 3 or 6 month programs, provides a much deeper experience, allowing adequate time for technical development and international market connectivity.

Program Benefits

Building capability & providing support to maximise your start-up success

Modern Workspace

Modern & vibrant co-working facilities 2 x locations; Parramatta and Penrith.

Access to meeting rooms, casual areas, virtual collaboration technology & maker space

International Focus

International market access support
Connections to potential customers, collaborators and investors

Tech Development Support

Streamlined access to University R&D collaboration Technical development mentoring. Access to university technology & range of equipment

Seed Funding

Potential for up to $50k seed funding through program investment partners
Investor pitch & pitch training sessions included in program

Mentoring & Training

In-house business mentoring
Structured training workshops
Specialist industry insights training through corporate & other industry partners

Technology Focus Areas

Our Corporate Partners

Virtual & Augmented Reality

Collaborative Robotics

Provide mentoring, market understanding, key connections within
local & international markets & access to discounted professional services.

Data Science & Analytics

Data Visualisation

AI & Machine Learning

Additive Manufacturing

Launch Pad - Penrith
Suite 12, Ground Floor,
14 Great Western Highway,
Werrington, 2747

P: 9678 7200 

Launch Pad - Parramatta
Ground Floor,
100 George Street,
Parramatta, 2150

P: 9678 7200