Acceleration

The Gate acceleration program is specifically designed to scale early-stage businesses into sustainable high growth companies.

Participating startups are supported and challenged by business experts, mentors and technical specialists. The program will measure milestones against pre-agreed targets. Providing real-time feedback to achieve rapid growth and market expansion.

SparkLabs Cultiv8 is the GATE's partner in acceleration provision. Sparklabs Cutiv8 invests up to A$100,000 in all startups in exchange for an agreed equity position. ‚ÄčEach startup gets matched with 4 to 6 mentors. We consider our global mentors to be our greatest asset. Our mentors come from a range of backgrounds, some with specialised Industry experience, others with broader technology experience.

Every week, startups participate in weekly teaching sessions, where they have the opportunity to learn from and network with renowned Australian and international entrepreneurs. In addition during Office Hours, startups can seek intensive feedback from Cultiv8's Partners.

Demo Day highlights the end of our accelerator program. At this event, startups have the opportunity to pitch to eminent global investors.Additionally, startups can gain much needed exposure and promote themselves in front of the media and influential figures from the industry.

SparkLabs provides free office space in The Global AgTech Ecosystem, the centre of Australia’s AgTech startup scene, perks ranging from cloud services, legal counsel among others.