Austrade targets scaleups for acceleration program

Austrade targets scaleups for acceleration program

Australian proptech scaleups that are planning to expand to the US in the next 6-12 months are invited to apply for Austrade’s Export Acceleration Program.

But you will need to act quickly as applications for the San Francisco Landing Pad will close at midnight on November 18, 2022. Travel to the US is not required as delivery is online, starting on November 22.

Austrade is seeking scaleups that are born global, venture-capital backed with 12 months of runway, proven revenue and headcount growth in Australia and a sellable product with early export leads or pilots in the US.

Successful applicants will receive access to go-to-market (GTM) planning, pre-departure programming, digital resources and webinars.

For scaleups that are ready to execute their market entry plans, Landing Pad will help companies accelerate further on the export journey. The program offers access to sales and marketing support, fundraising, San Francisco co-working space, one-on-one mentoring, local connections and ecosystem events.

Boot camps

The core programming includes three bootcamps – GTM planning, sales and marketing and, fundraising – delivered in partnership with Silicon Valley based venture studio, Exit Velocity.


Through one-on-one mentoring with experts in the field, the program offers help with developing your GTM strategy, fundraising program or troubleshooting.

Dedicated Landing Pad manager

An Austrade Landing Pad manager will provide you with individual business assistance. As an Australian Government agency, Austrade will draw upon the combined strength of 81 offices in 48 markets to help you go global. Where possible, Landing Pad participants can tap into Austrade’s networks for exposure to potential customers, investors and strategic partners.

Co-working space

The San Francisco Landing Pad operates out of Mindspace, a global network of workspaces that includes entrepreneurs, innovators, service providers, corporate innovation departments and investors. Located in San Francisco’s financial district, the neighbourhood is peppered with startups, technology investors and established companies, providing a rich environment of skills and talent for Australian businesses to draw upon.