|Who should apply:
We are looking for tech-enabled scaleups that are ‘born global’, and by their very nature will disrupt the marketplace to achieve their potential as high-growth and high-return enterprises.
Your business should be prepared to execute on its US go-to-market strategy, and be seeking advice, connections or specialised support to fast track your growth in the US.
In determining successful applicants, we will consider your:
Vision – what are your objectives for the US and how are you going to achieve them?
Scalability – can you deliver your product or service to 100 or 1 million customers?
Traction – do you have a proof-of-concept, existing sales and customers, funding, investors and partners?
Differentiation – how does your offering disrupt its marketplace, and what is your value proposition and vision for growth?
Market relevance – how would 90 days in a Landing Pad make a difference?
If you are offered a space at the Landing Pad, Austrade will put in place an agreement with you that sets out the program's terms and conditions and mutual obligations. We will ask that you commit to the programming and that at least 1 founder is present for all programming and mentor sessions.
Participants are encouraged to travel to the US and attend this Landing Pad cohort in person. Please consider the advice from Smart Traveller when considering your travel.
Participants are required to meet all costs associated with their travel, accommodation and insurance, and obtain an appropriate visa for the market.