EnergyLab Incubator
Get the advice, connections and skills you need to take your cleantech startup to the next level
Looking for some extra support to help your startup grow?
As part of EnergyLab's Incubator, you'll have access to expert advice, industry networks and a community of like-minded clean energy entrepreneurs to help your startup succeed.
Submit an Expression of Interest
Support for your startup, on your terms
We've designed the EnergyLab Incubator to provide the support we've heard cleantech startups ask for, in a flexible format to complement our other programs.
Monthly business coaching
Keep your startup on the path to success with strategic and tactical business advice from EnergyLab's Chief Entrepreneur.
Industry connections
Meet the cleantech industry leaders in EnergyLab's network of 250+ mentors through monthly speed networking events and facilitated introductions.
Startup skills masterclasses
Build your entrepreneurship skills through monthly workshops delivered by expert advisors.
Virtual coworking membership
Join Australia's largest community of clean energy entrepreneurs and gain access to exclusive EnergyLab member events and benefits with up to 4 complimentary virtual memberships for your startup.
Get expert business advice
Monthly business coaching sessions with EnergyLab's Chief Entrepreneur will ensure your startup is set up to succeed.
Piers Grove
Chief Entrepreneur, Co-Founder & Executive Chair
As EnergyLab's Chief Entrepreneur, Piers dedicates significant time to coaching startups in our incubator and other programs. He has over 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship and commercialisation, as well as extensive networks in the clean energy, startup and investment fields.
Connect with our mentor network
Over 250 leaders in the clean energy sector have generously volunteered their time to help our startups grow. As an EnergyLab 'incubatee', you'll have monthly opportunities to connect with the mentors that are best-suited to your startup's needs.
Dan Sturrock
Investment Director, ARENA
Glenn Platt
Research Director - Energy, CSIRO
John Grimes
CEO, Smart Energy Council
Linda Koschier
Head of Partnerships, Origin Energy
Mary Stewart
CEO, Energetics
Renate Egan
Chair and Co-Founder, Solar Analytics
Ulric Ferner
Principal, Right Click Capital
Zoe Whitton
Head of ESG, Citi
Join Australia's largest community of cleantech entrepreneurs
EnergyLab is the largest community of cleantech entrepreneurs in Australia; a network of founders starting high-growth businesses to solve environmental challenges. Upon joining, you'll be able to connect with community members through online collaboration platforms and at regular events.
Receive invitations to exclusive member events
Connect with fellow EnergyLab members at weekly member meetups and end-of-week drinks.
Access exclusive member perks and offers
Through EnergyLab's partnerships with global and local organisations, our members enjoy access to over $100K worth of exclusive perks and offers to help save money and grow their business.
Amazon Web Services Activate
Through our partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS), EnergyLab Incubator members get access to $10,000 in AWS promotional credit and one year of free business support.
Google Cloud Startup Program
EnergyLab startups can access up to $100,000 in Google Cloud Platform and Firebase Credits, one year of free G Suite Basic, Google Maps Platform credits for 12 months, plus more.
Startup with IBM
An EnergyLab membership unlocks $120,000 in IBM Cloud credits for your company to access AI, blockchain, data science and other services, as well as opportunities to sell your solution to IBM's global network of customers, partners and developers.
Made Together
Made Together's exclusive offer for EnergyLab members includes discounted brand and product strategy workshops, as well as discounted rates on bespoke engagements.
Stripe Startup Offer
EnergyLab members can access Stripe benefits including $15,000 in free processing and priority access to new product betas and events.
HubSpot for Startups
EnergyLab startups get up to 90% off HubSpot's software for marketing, sales and customer service, plus educational resources and training.
What we're looking for
Three key attributes will ensure a good fit for founders joining the EnergyLab Incubator.
Cleantech entrepreneurs
We're looking for founders of businesses with the potential to grow fast and make a significant impact on important environmental challenges like climate change.
ANZ connection
Anyone in the world is welcome to apply, but we do ask that Incubator members have a connection to Australia and/or New Zealand. Although most of our startups are based in Australia, some are now expanding offshore while others are based overseas and are exploring the Australian market.
Culture fit
We're 100 per cent committed to the values of respect, trust and a 'give first' mentality, and uber-proud of the community that has grown around them. We firmly believe that founders will get the most out of their EnergyLab experience through applying these values while part of the Incubator.
How to apply
Applying for the EnergyLab Incubator is easy. Simply apply online and dial into a short interview.
Online application
Applications to join EnergyLab's Incubator will officially open in November 2020.

If you would like to get in touch before then, please feel free to fill in our short Expression of Interest form - we'd love to hear from you!
Once we have reviewed your application and confirmed the EnergyLab Incubator could be a good fit, we'll invite you to an interview with a couple of our team members.

The interview will last for about 20 minutes and will be held via videoconference. It will be an opportunity for us to learn some more about you, and for you to ask us any questions you might have about EnergyLab and the Incubator.

We'll let you know of the interview outcome within a couple of days.
Once you are accepted into the EnergyLab Incubator, there will be one more short form to fill in so we know where to send emails and invitations.

After that, it's up and away; let the coaching, connecting and capacity building begin!
The support you need for just $500/month
EnergyLab Incubator memberships are priced at $500/month (+ GST) per company and can be cancelled at any time.
Here are some of the questions we're commonly asked. If there is anything else you would like to know please email [email protected].
Can I join the Incubator from <insert location>?
Sure! In this new virtual world, we've set the EnergyLab Incubator up so founders can participate remotely from anywhere in the world. (We do ask, however, that all 'incubatees' have some form of connection to Australia and/or New Zealand.)
Do I need to be working on my startup full-time to join?
No, as long as you have a defined business idea and are working on it for (at least) a few hours each week, you're welcome to apply.
How does the EnergyLab Incubator differ from your other programs?
We've established the EnergyLab Incubator to provide a suite of the most critical business support (i.e. coaching, networking, entrepreneurship skills and peer connections) for cleantech startups that are looking for some additional support to grow, but may not be in a position to join one of our more structured programs.
What does the EnergyLab Incubator offer that's different to a virtual membership?
Our virtual membership is primarily focussed on facilitating peer-to-peer connections and collaboration among cleantech founders in our community. The Incubator extends this remit to include dedicated support for startups in the form of expert business advice, access to industry networks and mentors, and entrepreneurship skills workshops.
When can I apply?
Applications will officially open in early November 2020 (but please feel free to submit an Expression of Interest if you'd like to get in touch before then!).

Once applications have officially opened, you are welcome to apply at any time; we will be accepting and assessing applications on a rolling basis.