Apply to our accelerator
The EnergyLab Accelerator is a 6-24 month program to supercharge clean energy startups. If accepted, entrepreneurs receive training, connections to our network of investors, mentors and partners, and assistance in raising capital.
Choose the track that's best for you
EnergyLab's Acceleration Program comes in two different flavours, depending on the needs of your company
Early Stage Track
✓ Introductions to mentors
✓ Regular business coaching
✓ Legal and accounting support
✓ Business training
✓ $50k in seed capital and assistance raising further capital
✓ Free rent in a coworking space for 6-24 months

In return for 10% equity
Fast Track
✓ Introductions to mentors
✓ Regular business coaching
✓ Legal and accounting support
✓ Business training
✓ Assistance raising capital
✓ Free rent in a coworking space for 6-24 months

In return for as little as 1.25% equity
(via a Simple Agreement for Future Equity, or SAFE)
Each energy company is unique and will follow its own path to success.

EnergyLab's Acceleration Program strikes a balance between providing support that every company needs, while assisting each company tackle the most important challenge in front of them at each point in time.
Successful applicants to the Early Stage Track will receive $50,000 in seed capital, which will be released in two stages upon completion of set milestones. We will also match funds you raise in further rounds.

Regardless of the track you choose, EnergyLab will help you raise further capital by introducing you to our network of investors.
Office space
Your team gains access to a coworking space for free during the course of the program. This covers everything from high speed internet to coffee.

We have coworking spaces in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra.
Join a cohort of peers and develop new friendships. Regular events will be held at EnergyLab, giving you an opportunity to meet other people in the coworking space and the wider clean energy community.
Through events and introductions you will gain access to our extensive network of highly qualified mentors. You will also meet with a business coach on a regular basis, who will guide you through the course of the program.
Professional advice
Over the course of the program you will meet with lawyers, accountants and other professionals to ensure your business is prepared for growth.
Throughout the program EnergyLab will run a series of workshops on a range of topics critical to refining your idea and developing a solid business plan with which you can secure investment other other support.
The application process
To apply simply fill out a form and come to a couple interviews
Online application
The first step is to fill out an application form on You will need to answer some questions and upload a slide deck.
First round interview
The most promising companies will be invited attend a first round interview. This is a chance for us to better understand your application and determine whether you're a good fit for the program.
Second round interview
Companies who are most suited to the program will be invited to present to a panel of judges. The purpose of this stage is to dive deeper into the technical and financial aspects of the business.
A small number of lucky companies will be invited to join the EnergyLab Acceleration Program.
Key dates
If you're interested in our next intake, mark these dates in your calendar
What we're looking for
EnergyLab is looking for promising clean energy startups who we can help grow into successful companies. We will consider any applicant who is working on a solution that is part of our vision for a world powered by 100% clean energy. As most of the program is delivered face-to-face you will need to relocate your startup to one of EnergyLab's coworking space for the duration of the program and have at least one team member make the startup their primary focus.

Below is a portrayal of what we see as the ideal clean energy startup to help guide your application.

The ideal applicant has an innovative technology or business model and a great team that can solve a real problem and create social, environmental and economic value. If the market is established the startup has a plan for capturing market share from the incumbents, and if the market is growing the startup is well positioned to ride the wave. Either way the startup is offering something different to everything else in the market and can gain a significant advantage over their competition, through IP, expertise or exclusive partnerships. The solution is being offered at a price that is attractive to customers, but high enough to cover the company's costs once they reach scale. The startup has a believable plan for achieving financial maturity, either by exiting or reaching a point where the business can operate without relying on outside capital. The team is cohesive and has a unique insight into the problem they are solving for their customers. They possess most of the skills required to grow the business and have a plan for bringing on board missing expertise.
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Here are some of the questions we're commonly asked. If there is anything else you would like to know please email [email protected].
Where is the program located?
You can participate in the program in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Canberra.
Do I need a co-founder to apply?
No, we are happy to receive applications from solo founders. However, to make sure your application is competitive, please explain who is helping you in other capacities (e.g. advisors) and what your plans are for bringing others on board.
I'm working on <insert technology>, can I apply?
Possibly! We take a very broad view of clean energy, and include any technology that is required in a world powered by 100% renewable sources. Please send us an email and we'll tell you for sure.
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