Founders 10x is our industry agnostic accelerator tailored for founders who are ready to accelerate their startup and explore global opportunities. The program offers 10 weeks of intensive programming plus 6 months incubation. 

Applications are now open!

Applications are now open for 10x Accelerator Cohort 5 which kicks off in August 2020. We'll assess applications as they come in, so submit yours today! 

Deadline for applications is 7 June 2020.


Founders 10x is our flagship industry-agnostic accelerator, tailored for high-potential startups who are founded by current UNSW students, staff or alumni. We run one program per year which consist of 10 weeks intensive programming and 6 months incubation. We accept up to 10 startups per cohort.

If your startup is accepted, you’ll receive:

  • $20k in funding with a SAFE (Simple Agreement for Future Equity).
  • 10 weeks of accelerated learning from industry and startup experts.
  • An additional 6 months incubation after the 10 week program.
  • An immersive trip to the U.S
  • Co-working space at UNSW.
  • Access to our network of mentors, investors and Founders Program alumni.
  • A slot at Demo Night to pitch to investors and the startup ecosystem.
  • Established founders who want to become more resilient, learn how to build traction and how to scale. 
  • Founders who want to participate in an intensive modular program. Each week you’ll learn new techniques to practice and implement.
  • Founders keen to access UNSW’s outstanding network of founders, alumni, subject matter experts and mentors. 
  • Founders keen to experience a Silicon Valley immersion. 
  • If you are health technology startup, please check our tailored Health 10x program here.
  •  You are a founder of a currently operating startup.
  •  Your startup has at least one co-founder who is a UNSW student, staff or alumni.
  •  You have a proof of concept, prototype or MVP.
  •  You’ve got some market validation through customer take up or engagement. 
  •  You can commit to participating full-time in the program for the full 10 weeks. 
  •  You’re prepared to sign the Founders Pledge to give back to the UNSW entrepreneurship community. 
  • Info Night 8 May 2020
  • Applications close 7 June 2020
  • Successful startups notified 22 July 2020
  • Bootcamp 12-14 August 202
  • Program starts 17 August 2020
  • Program concludes 23 October 2020
  • Demo Night 4 November 2020 (TBC)