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ilab Incubate program is open for applications!

Fast track your startup with Qld’s longest running tech business supporter.
Mentors, Investors, Space

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ilab’s Mission

to find, foster & support Queensland founders to create disruptive, digital based, high growth businesses
to grow wealth, employment and investor returns through our startups

ilab has funded, guided and supported 100 Startups in Queensland since 2012

What ilab provides

Funding

Funding

Germinate and Accelerate programs both offer funding and other services.

Mentoring

Mentoring

Mentors frequently give their time to help startups at ilab. In the Germinate program, startups usually meet with one or two new mentors every week.

Partner deals

Partner deals

ilab has relationships with partners like Stripe, Braintree, Paypal, AWS, Google .. so our startups are able to use much needed services more cheaply, or free. View our partner deals here.

Facilities

Facilities

We have lots of space spread over two levels, with open office and cubicle areas, and fast internet. We’re serviced by shuttle bus, council bus, bike paths and plentiful car parking.

Training

Training

During the Germinate program, weekly workshops cover topics such as the lean startup, design, tax, legals, investment and more with some workshops to all ilabbers for free.

Networks and support

Networks and support

We actively foster the connections between startups that lead to ideas and knowledge sharing. Startup peers are ready made trusted sounding boards for your new ideas.

Founder friendly terms

Founder friendly terms

In our Germinate program we don’t take preference shares, don’t require a board seat, and our equity dilutes with the founders.

Intern support

Intern support

Through our strong Uni affiliations, we enable access to smart, dynamic tech and marketing interns looking for experience with real startups.

 

The Germinate Program

Offering up to $20,000 in a 3-month
intensive program with mentoring, training, weekly workshops,  equity now founder friendly 6% and more.

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Our Programs

ilab offers entrepreneurs three key programs – Germinate, Incubate and soon Accelerate.

The Germinate program offers up to $20,000 in a 3-month intensive program.

Incubate offers new founders and early stage companies facilities, fast internet and startup-friendly environment to move their businesses forward.

Our Accelerate program will offer of up to $150,000 to high potential startups, most of whom will have demonstrated traction through our Germinate program.

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What our startups say

  • "Bernie and the team at ilab go above and beyond to create a fantastic environment. I went in not sure what I would receive from the program, but I walk away with valuable insight, contacts and many new friends. I appreciate all their support, encouragement and time, hopefully I will be able to repay all their generosity one day soon" 
    Sandra Moffatt, FounderStandInBaby
  • "I was fortunate to be part of the recent ilab Mini-accelerator where the collaboration with other cohort members and mentor advice received was instrumental in driving me to address, and improve aspects of my business. Accelerators like this can be the impetus for startups to push through uncertainty & achieve better outcomes, and I would recommend this program for any ideation/early stage Start-up. "
    Anne-Marie Walton, FounderExpress2Fun
  • "I am so thankful to the ilab team and  their mini accelerator initiative that gives people like me the opportunity to experience what an accelerator program is. I have learnt key steps for developing my business idea and I have had the best mentors ever. They gave me feedback, ideas, recommendations and even they put me in contact with key people that may be interested in helping my startup. Definitely, this has been one of the best experiences in my life and I will be always very thankful to the ilab team."
    Clarissa Rios Rojas, FounderEkpapalek
  • "I left the accelerator with the type of practical knowledge I hadn't gained at university and feel much more comfortable in the idea of starting a business because of it. The program was fast paced, but the ilab team provided a selfless level of dedication towards the program." 
    Joshua Bitossi, Co-founderOpenHood
  • “Crash course Bootcamp for whipping your start up into shape - from business plans to legal to marketing - it was all here to get you focussed and ready to pitch, pitch, pitch your idea! Invaluable guidance whether you make it or not into ilab. Would recommend to anyone who has a great idea but wants to know if others agree it is one.”

    Rebecca Sullivan, co-founderSMSFCheck - Germinate 7
  • “For someone without startup or business experience, ilab bootcamp is like an information sledgehammer. Moving between moments of terror and elation, the experience certainly changes one, and improves one's business thinking in a very rapid way.”

    Caleb Hattingh, Founder of CodoMojoBootcamp
  • “Mentor blaze is such a great opportunity to reach out, ask questions and make valuable connections – I recommend it to anyone thinking of, doing or involved in a start-up”

    Simone PerkinsFounder, Germinate 3
  • “Mentor Blaze is like receiving a transfusion of pure enthusiasm”

    Mike Avey\Investor Mentor
  • Mentor Blaze is a fantastic opportunity to get high quality feedback from very experienced entrepreneurs”. Nish Bandara, Mentee 2014

    Nish BandaraFounder, Germinate 6
  • "Mentor Blaze is the perfect introduction for the curious newcomer or emergent IT leader"

    Michelle McAllisterMentor Blaze Mentee
  • "The ilab incubate program gives us the freedom to explore and create innovative solutions.  We would not have survived without it."

    Eban EscottCrowdSites - Incubate
  • "This is not your garden variety Bootcamp weekend. The mentors and entrepreneurs-in-residence are there to give you bluntly practical information, and their advice embodies the 'lean' mantra. We improved orders of magnitude each day - just when you think you're getting comfortable in your approach, confronting and challenging new advice comes along and you're improving by another order of magnitude."
    Callum PottsAudera - Germinate
  • "The advice, guidance and support on offer from the ilab mentors and cohort has been absolutely invaluable in helping us 'build to last'."
    Petrina BuckleyCredosity - Germinate
  • "ilab's germinate program helped me go from just an idea to having an MVP. It wasn't about the funding, it was about the support and they helped me identify my own personal goals as well as goals for the business. They gave me opportunities that would have never been made available to me, and it has given me the motivation and determination to see what could be."
    Christopher DrakeElastice - Germinate

Our Mentors

Entrepreneurs, Investors, Experts and Networks

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Our Community and Partners

Having helped over 70 high growth startups since 2012, and been incubating hi-tech businesses since 2000, there is a very strong ilab community of past founders available to assist new founders.
ilab also partners with organisations from the Queensland Startup ecosystem and some big global players offering ilab startups cheap stuff as they prove their businesses.

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