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Startup Incubator Program


SSI-C2 18 February 2019 Batch

Investing in the future. Encouraging and facilitating innovation in Sport through an expert ecosystem

Located in the Australia’s premier sports and lifestyle precinct - Sydney Olympic Park, the Sydney Sports Incubator (SSI) has been designed to assist Startups establish, gain access to custom advisory, mentorship and educational support, and to build-out their commercialisation of products or services.

The SSI embarked as a joint initiative of the NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) and the Sydney Olympic Park Authority (SOPA) providing for a range of products including software, sports training, sports services, performance and safety equipment through to equipment, technology and applications designed to increase the health, wellbeing and performance.

The SSI is now managed by Element 8 Ventures, and is supported jointly by SOPA and NSWIS, to build on the unique opportunities available to the Startups at the Sydney Olympic Park precinct and direct access to a wide range of sports organisations, schools, facilities and athletes.

The Sydney Sports Incubator (SSI) brings together a powerful collective of thought leadership around science & technology innovation and commercialisation. Startups established within the SSI have the advantage of leveraging and gaining early access to leading industry and technology partners.

Startups operating from within the SSI will gain additional benefit through the core networks, which include a multitude of universities, research programs and corporate partners across the fields of life sciences, deep technologies, sports, and manufacturing.

In addition, members of the SSI cohorts have the ability to work with government entities that are designed to support and leverage the future growth and next generation of sports and businesses in Australia. Startups will be supported through grant funding, trade and industry support, and direct investment funding. The SSI will also use its connections to utilise the known expertise in Government, and of commercial and educational organisations to make this a long-term financially viable program that leads start-up sport technology companies to commercial viability.


The Sydney Sports Incubation (SSI) Program is a 4-month incubation process for Startups in varied verticals who are focused on building out their concept and idea and share in the combined learnings from a global network of founders, mentors, professionals and investors.

Element 8 Ventures (E8V) is focused on providing an ecosystem approach to foster and drive entrepreneurial ideation and experimentation. Through the SSI incubation program, we are developing an environment to facilitate the next generation of thinkers and doers, with access to key strategic advice, guidance and tools throughout the duration of the Startup within the program.

All selected Startups within each cohort, receive access to:

  • E8V Advisory
  • One-on-One Workshops and Roundtables
  • Startup Business Desks
  • Rapid Prototyping Warehouse
  • Startup Events / Hackathons / Meetups
  • Access to E8V Channel Partners

Applications Extended for SSI-C2 2019 Batch

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