Landing Pads

Tap into the global startup Network

Landing Pads provide market-ready Australian startups and scaleups with access to some of the world’s most renowned hubs including San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Shanghai, Berlin and Singapore.

We are still accepting applications for future participation in Landing Pad programs. 
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What's in it for me?

Landing Pads help market-ready startups and scaleups take their business global.

The Landing Pads program provides market-ready startups and scaleups the opportunity to land and expand in global innovation hubs. You'll have access to:

  • a 90-day residency in a co-working space
  • introductions to networks of investors, mentors and strategic partners
  • access to a community that supports Australian entrepreneurs
  • business advice to help grow your business.

Can I apply?

We are looking for Australian startups and scaleups that are market-ready with the potential for rapid growth and have:


Ability to describe and communicate their objectives and vision for growth.


Ability to deliver a product or service to 100 or 1 million customers.


Proof-of-concept, existing sales and customers, funding, investors and partners.


Ability to disrupt the marketplace and articulate their value proposition.

Market relevance

Ability to articulate how the Landing Pad would make a difference to their business.

Innovate. Accelerate. Go global.

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Meet our Landing Pad managers

David Brown

David Brown

San Francisco

David brings recent startup experience to his role as Landing Pad Manager for San Francisco after spending 2 years as employee no. 1 in the US for an Australian tech company where he led the company’s expansion into the North American market.

Emily Ma

Emily Ma


Emily has diversified experience serving both private and public organisation involving a number of sectors including IT, manufacturing and professional service. Having served start up company herself, Emily is familiar with the start up ecosystem in China.


Michael Henderson


Michael has been working in trade and investment with Austrade in Germany since 2016, with prior professional experience in Australia, the UK and Canada. He connects Australian startups and scaleups to business partners, customers and investors across Europe. 

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