Membership Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a resident or have a Business registered in Australia.
  • Must be a *Technology Startup or Scale up Business (Tech Startup companies deliver new technology to the market; or disrupt and transform existing products of services with Technology.  Tech Startups have the high potential to grow across Markets).
  • Must commit to a minimum of 3 months membership.
  • Demonstrable product differentiation and not simply to cannabilise existing domestic market
  • Demonstrated talent of founding team members
  • Must be able to sell a vision convincingly to customers, venture capital and employees - and demonstrate an understanding of the next three things that need to get done to drive the business forward.
  • Completed Applications including detail on your idea or business.
  • Ability to submit a video recorded pitch as part of the application.
  • Ability to dedicate a minimum of 4 hours per week for the first 6 weeks of joining as a Member as part of onboarding program.
  • Successful Applicants will be notified at least 2 weeks if not earlier prior to the program start date.
  • Unsuccessful applicants will be notified prior to the program starting.
  • Each calendar year, there will be up to 5 cohort intakes to join ACS Labs, this will allow a structured onboarding program to get to know your business and set up you to be best supported by the Membership and Community.

Willingness and capability to:

  • Active engagement in the Membership community, through attendance of program events, online networking and accessing of resources and the ACS Labs team.
  • Allow ACS to market founder’s participation as a Member.
  • Become an ACS member