Programs that find, fund, grow and support Queensland startups

Startup Builder

Startup Builder

For any UQ student, reseracher or recent alumni who would like to join a supportive environment to startup building their startup or social enterprise.  Space, mentors and access to ilab partner discounts (Google, AWS, Microsoft etc).  Join fellow UQ founders and make your own impact.



Germinate is ilab’s premier early stage accelerator program, offering funding, mentoring, partner deals, office space, workshops++

Startup Builder program open all year

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Germinate Accelerator

Applications currentlyOPEN -close e22 May

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Mentor Blaze

Mentor Blaze

Does your idea have legs?  Try speed mentoring for fast feedback from multiple mentors.

UQ Interns

UQ Interns

ilab offers outstanding undergrad interns the opportunity to be a part of a real startup from ground zero.  More info

MentorBlaze 10 – 18 May. Tickets

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The Germinate Program

Offering a 3-month
intensive program with mentoring, training, weekly workshops.

No Equity Program


Our program differences

Benefit Germinate Incubate
Funding Up to $10k services only
Mentoring approx 20 broad mentors some
Facilities, WiFi Internet + Desks yes – permanent desks 3 mths 1st 2 mths free then perm or hot desk (1)
Term Pgm Duration approx 3mth up to 18 months
Investor introduction yes yes
Partner deals access all partner deals access some partner deals
Startup seminars yes limited
Cohort benefit yes limited
Progress oversight weekly as requested

  1. The initial Incubate free period is for a maximum of two desks per startup.  Further desk will be chargeable at normal ilab rates.

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