/* disable related videos */

We have been overwhelmed with applications for the first running of the Accelerator Program.

It was impressive the number, depth and variety of Co-op Projects that applied.
Today we cut the applicants to the top 10 and were able to notify both the successful and unsuccessful applicants.
In an ideal world we would bring all of these 10 Projects into the incubator.  However, the most likely scenario (short of someone providing the others with scholarships) is that we’ll take 3 of the projects through the incubator.

Top 10

The Top 10 consist of:

  • 2 thriving overseas “Platform Co-ops” looking to localise in Australia.
  • A 2000+ strong online community fighting for gender equality seeking to become a Co-op
  • An innovation in turning seawater into freshwater using tide and gravity energy only
  • A platform Co-op centred around 4WD Electric car conversion for adventure travellers
  • A Co-op micro brewery
  • A renewable energy Co-op
  • Historic property conversion to Art Co-op
  • A CoHousing Co-op
  • A Platform Co-op for the trading of ACCU (Carbon offsets)

The Top 10 were represented by 6 Men and 4 Women.

The Top 10 originate in South Australia (3), Victoria (4), NSW (2) and QLD (1).

Next Steps

Over the coming weeks we will be searching for scholarship funding for the whole cohort.  Please send good vibes our way – or better yet send them to Rohan.

However, at some point we must select 3 winners.

To assist us we will be engaging with each Project team in the next 7 – 10 Days.