StartNorth Accelerator Program

Next date: Sunday, 13 June 2021 | 09:00 AM to Friday, 02 July 2021 | 11:59 AM


About the program

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

It is a comprehensive online program that provides support for migrant and refugee business owners. Supported by LaunchVic, StartNorth Accelerator 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.

The First Gens Program has supported 48 migrant and refugee business owners since its launch in 2018. The program consists of a five half-day accelerator followed by three months of tailored support. The five half-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.
The program is free for selected participants and will run from 26 July - 29 October 2021.



The application process


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.
  • Currently operating and post-revenue: The business must be currently operating and generating revenue.



  • Tuesday, 01 June 2021 | 10:00 AM - Friday, 02 July 2021 | 11:59 AM


Online, 12 Dimboola Rd,  3047  View Map

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