StartNorth Accelerator Program 2020

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Apply now for the StartNorth Accelerator Program 2020

The StartNorth Accelerator 2020  is an exciting joint initiative by StartNorth & ygap.

It is a comprehensive program that provides support for migrant and refugee business owners. Supported by LaunchVic, StartNorth Accelerator 2020 offers ygap’s accelerator program for 15 startups. Together, StartNorth and ygap will find migrant and refugee business owners, develop the skills they need to succeed, and provide access to a network of support and funds. 

About StartNorth Accelerator 2020

StartNorth coworking space has partnered with ygap to offer their First Gens Accelerator Program in Broadmeadows. The First Gens Program has supported 36 migrant and refugee business owners since its launch in 2018. The program consists of a five-day accelerator followed by three months of tailored support. The program is free for selected participants.

The StartNorth Accelerator 2020 program will support 15 migrant and refugee-led businesses in Hume and will run from May-August 2020.

The Program


A five-day accelerate phase designed to fast track your business. We will provide training, mentorship and a community of inspiring, like-minded participants who are all working towards growing their business.

Following the accelerate phase, we provide your business with three months of tailored support, mentorship opportunities and access to small grants of up to $1,000. At the end of the support phase, a showcase event is held giving you the opportunity to share about your business.

To find out more about the program please contact StartNorth. 

Who we are looking for

Who we are looking for:
Migrant or Refugee-led: There must be at least one migrant or refugee owner aged 18 years or older who will participate in the program.
Engaged: The owner(s) must intimately understand their business and be looking to grow.
Hume location: The business must be located in Hume or the owner must live in Hume as we are looking to support local opportunities.
Currently operating and post-revenue: The business must be currently operating and generating revenue.

Apply today

Applications for the StartNorth Accelerator 2020 are now open. Click here to apply today.

Updated : 9:58 AM, 15 January 2020

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