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
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.
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 midnight on the last day of every quarter e.g. March 31. 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.
Receive an offer
Offers will be made to the best applicants and a start date agreed upon that suits both you and EnergyLab's partners.
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?
If we offer you a spot we'll agree on a suitable date.
How much time will it take to participate?
We need you to keep about 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.
When are applications due?
Applications are due on the last day of every quarter i.e. March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31.
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.