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Support for first generation migrants and refugees to launch their businesses

Connections 4 You is one of two businesses who have been offered grant funding for their first-generation Australian migrants and refugee focused incubator. Their Next Generational Entrepreneur program will focus on supporting these start-ups to establish their businesses nationally and internationally.

As a migrant focused organisation, Connections 4 You will use their funding to deliver their Next Generational Entrepreneur Program in collaboration with InQ Innovation Global, a well-established global incubator program, and MultiConnexions, an Australian based multicultural marketing and cross-cultural agency. This partnership proposes to collaborate with other eco-system partners to provide Australia’s first-generation entrepreneurs a unique one-stop innovation ecosystem to incubate, scale and launch their projects globally.

The second grant recipient is Climate-KIC Australia, who will use their funds to boost their national program, ClimateLaunchPad Australia.

ClimateLaunchPad Australia is a pre-accelerator program for climate start-ups. Its mission is to unlock the global potential for cleantech to address climate change and help to fast track ideas into businesses. Climate-KIC Australia runs the annual program in Australia in collaboration with partners to provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs and start-ups to connect to a global network of investors, accelerators and market opportunities.

The program is structured as a competition and provides training, mentoring and pitching opportunities at a state, national and global level to help participants grow their concept into a sustainable business.

The Incubator Support Initiative


Under the Entrepreneurs’ Programme, the Incubator Support Initiative provides grant funding to incubators which support Australian start-ups with an international focus through two program streams: New and Existing Incubators, and Expert in Residence.

New and Existing Incubators grants support incubators to deliver high-quality services for start-ups, improving their chances of commercial success in international markets. It also has provisions for incubators to partner with support organisations to assist first-generation migrant and refugee founders to establish their business both nationally and internationally, and assist start-ups with a regional focus to expand and scale their business.

Expert in Residence grants support incubators to access top quality research, technical and managerial expertise through secondments of national and international experts.


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