Macquarie Incubator Startup Membership – open to everyone

If you are a founder not already connected to Macquarie University, don’t worry. Our Incubator Startup Membership is open to everyone regardless of whether you have studied at Macquarie or not. The only thing we are interested in is your amazing ideas and the impact they can make.

Incubator Membership provides early stage and scaling startups with access to a supportive community of like-minded founders, training and personal development through regular workshops delivered year round by industry leaders, connections to a network of over 40 experts for on-demand mentoring and support, links to leading university research networks and access to an award winning work space managed by our dedicated team.

Hybrid Membership

Cost: $300 + GST per membership, per month

This monthly membership fee includes:

• Community access and support (in person and online)
• Year round education programming delivered by industry leaders (in person and online)
• On-demand introductions to industry experts and mentors
• Connections to Macquarie University research and student networks
• Access to software partner discounts and credits
• 24/7 building access to the Incubator’s flexible coworking hub in Macquarie Park including use of WIFI, work space, meeting rooms, event space, kitchen and amenities
• Regular social and industry engagement events (in person and online)
• Incubator digital platforms
• Dedicated incubator support team

Next Intake
January 2023
Application Close Date
6 January 2023
Location Macquarie University Incubator, 8 Hadenfeld Ave, Macquarie University, 2109
Contact Email [email protected]


Program Overview


1. Validate

The validate masterclasses focus on creative thinking and lean business methodology, with a customer centric approach at its core. Its aim is to assist participants assess & critically determine the commercialisation potential of their ideas.


2. Market

The market masterclasses aim to provide founders and innovators with enough understanding of brand, marketing, sales and digital platforms to launch their MVP.


3. Structure

The structure masterclasses focus on getting business structure in place and ready for growth from the start. It aims to assist participants understand corporate governance, what they need in place when raising capital and managing IP.


4. Articulate

The articulate masterclasses are all about developing the skills to tell your story in a succinct and compelling way to create an authentic connection with your audience.


5. Fund

The fund masterclasses are all about investors and investment. Focusing on what are the different types of investors and investment options for what stage, how to find and approach investors, and how to negotiate to secure the best deal.

What You Need To Apply

Have an idea that aims to address a sizable market
Demonstrate a scalable business model enabled by technology
Have a clear understanding of the pain point and how to solve it
Have a plan on how to be sustainable
Know who your market is and demonstrate potential to make an impact
*We also welcome applications from social impact enterprises that may not meet all the above criteria.


Application Process

We accept applications from founders and startups — from the validation stage onwards and we don't take equity in our startups.

1. Express your interest via our application form

2. Interview – presentation and Q&A

3. Offer to participate

4. Contract and induction process