EnergyLab's Landing Pad program is designed to give clean energy startups a taste of the Australian market and help them evaluate the opportunities for their business Down Under
What the Landing Pad Program involves
EnergyLab's Landing Pad Program is a free two-week tour designed to provide clean energy entrepreneurs with all the information they need to decide whether to expand to Australia
Before you arrive in Australia we will set up a series of meetings with individuals and organisations relevant to your business
Preferential access to our Acceleration Program
Participants are guaranteed an interview for our Acceleration Program, which starts two months after the Landing Pad Program
Free coworking membership
You and your team will receive free hot desk coworking membership at EnergyLab while you're in town so you have somewhere to work between meetings and can get to know local clean energy entrepreneurs
Get in front of the right people
EnergyLab works with a wide range of people and organisations dedicated to supporting clean energy startups. Below are some of the organisations we work with, check out our mentor page for more.
Maximise your chances of being offered a place in our Acceleration Program
Our Acceleration Program provides successful applicants with $50,000 of seed funding, assistance raising further capital, access a network of over 100 mentors, business coaching and training, and a heap of other support.
Our Landing Pad Program was designed to provide overseas applicants to our Acceleration Program with enough information about the Australian market to decide whether or not to move their business here should they receive an offer. Initial interviews to the Acceleration Program will be held in the second week of the Landing Pad Program and participants are guaranteed a spot.
Enjoy free coworking membership during your stay
For the duration of the program, you and your team will enjoy a free hot desk membership in EnergyLab's Sydney coworking space. This will provide you with a place to work between meetings and an opportunity to get to know some local clean energy entrepreneurs.
How to apply
Applying is quick and easy
The first step is to fill out a short online application form. Applications close at 3pm Sydney time on Wednesday 5 December 2018. Please note that Australia is in the future so make sure you convert the deadline to your own time zone.
Attend an online interview
If we think you're a good fit for the program we'll invite you to a short interview (via video conference) to get to know you better. Interviews will be held in mid-late December 2018.
Receive an offer
If you make it into the top two companies we'll offer you a spot in the program. Offers will be made shortly after the interviews and the program will kick off on Tuesday 29 January 2019 (Australia shuts down over Christmas).
Here are some of the questions we're commonly asked. If there is anything else you would like to know please email [email protected].
How much does it cost?
Nothing! The program is completely free and we don't require you to give up any equity in your company.
Can you pay for my travel expenses?
Unfortunately not. While you don't have to pay anything to participate in the program, you will have to cover your own travel expenses.
Where is the program located?
The program is located in Sydney, Australia. However, we have networks nation-wide so can set up meetings in other cities if you wish.
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.
When will the next program be held?
The next program will run between Tuesday 29 January and Monday 11 February 2019 (inclusive).
How much time will it take to participate?
We need you to keep the full two weeks free so we can schedule meetings while you're here. However, there will be plenty of time to continue to work on your business and see the sights.
How many spots are there in the program?
We intend to accept about two companies in the next intake of this program.
I live in Australia - can I apply?
No sorry, this program is only for overseas companies. However, we have a lot to offer Australian companies - check out the programs page.