From Living Room to Launch with SheStarts 3

Written by Natasha Hooper on the 25th of March, 2019

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SheStarts will take you from an idea dreamed up in your lounge room, to product launch.

Do you know how you want to make a dent in the universe?

Today (Monday the 25th of March), we are launching our national campaign, calling for applicants to participate in our third SheStarts accelerator program.

Do you have a bold idea?

Would you like to make a positive impact on the world?

Do you think that technology could help scale your solution?

Are you not sure where to start?

We are waiting to hear from you!

To get started, all you need is your unique idea and the trust in yourself to take a leap and apply for our program.

Take a look at our FAQs page and read more on trusting your creative confidence.

If you’re selected to participate in our program, we will help build your tech, and give you access to the capital and networks to bring your idea to life.

You will build and grow your business, develop the first version of your tech product, pitch to investors for seed funding, hit the press, and emerge as trailblazers in the startup economy and make your mark as disruptive business leaders.

If this sounds exciting to you, you can learn more about the program and application process on our FAQ page.

The SheStarts journey so far

In 2016, we were the first player in the startup ecosystem to ask women in Australia how they want to change the world through tech.

Since 2016:

  • We have received hundreds of applications from women across Australia with big ideas about solving real world problems.
  • 17 incredible women graduated two programs.
  • 15 tech businesses have been launched.
  • SheStarts founders are solving global challenges that relate to everything from financial security, environmental sustainability, urban design, accessibility and inclusion, animal welfare and social diversity.
  • 1000s of women have been inspired by our award-winning documentary series following the stories of the courageous founders as they move through our program. Watch Series 1 from 2017 and Series 2 from 2018.

Most of our founders started with a kernel of a concept in the back of their mind, and have evolved them into tech startups.

Why is this a big deal?

We believe in leveling the playing field. We don’t want to focus on the negatives, but it is important to remember that there are systemic factors behind gender imbalance at work that manifest as (conscious and unconscious) bias, wage disparity and earning potential disparity. We want to change this, so we’re building a new system. It’s designed for women and it is led by women.

The future prosperity of our country depends on an accessible and inclusive startup ecosystem. The world of work is changing and we are here to help Australian women make the transition; Australia’s competitiveness will depend on our ability to conceptualise, articulate and execute on our ideas.

The future of business is diverse, tech-enabled, and based on a purposeful desire to make a positive, tangible impact in the world.

We might be the key to unlocking your full potential. We all have dreams to make a positive difference in our communities. We are committed to providing our founders with the tools and skills to elevate them to the next level and launch global tech businesses.

So, if you’ve got a bold idea for a game-changing startup, apply today.

Apply now for SheStarts 3.

SheStarts 2019 applications close on Tuesday 23 April at 11:59pm AEDT.


To learn more about the SheStarts 3 program, please see our FAQs. Or come see us in person! We’re hosting panel events at General Assembly where we’ll talk with leading founders who are using technology to propel their businesses.

Register for Let’s Talk About Tech events: