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Local ideas.
Global impact.

World-class programs that help you become a great founder and bring your startup idea to life.

Think tank podcast

Introducing Founders Think Tank, powered by Plus Eight.

Each episode, we sit down with international experts and local alumni to share tips and tricks on becoming a founder.

Listen here!


Plus Eight is Western Australia's home for ground-breaking ideas. 

Whether you're a first-time entrepreneur or a seasoned founder, access everything you need to get started, build your business or scale-up.

Structured Program

Apply up-to-date startup models, tools and frameworks and have an immediate impact on your business.

Growth Network

Backed by Spacecubed, RAC BetterLabs and other major players, we make sure you have the connections to grow fast.


Leverage strategic guidance from local and international entrepreneurs, investors and industry experts.


Access a pool of up to $500K seed-funding for pre-accelerated and accelerated startups with attractive terms.

Our programs

Leap Founder Bootcamp

Perfect for idea-stage founders

Open to anyone with an idea, an early stage project or just looking to build on their entrepreneurial skills.

A strategy to launch and grow your idea

Validate your problem, find customers and define a strategy to kickstart your business growth.

Intensive weekend experience

In just a few hours, go through a whirlwind process answering the key questions needed to develop your idea into a startup success.

Sprint Pre-Accelerator

Fit for prototype and early stage companies

Designed for entrepreneurs and teams with an existing idea or business who want to gain traction, generate revenue and get on track to scale.

Fast-track to Acceleration Program

At the end of the program, engage in a celebration night where you can present your ideas and development to our network in a pitching competition.

Immersive six week learning program

A practical curriculum of weekly projects, facilitated workshops, practical assignments and access to world-class coworking space.

Accelerator Program

We invest in founders, ideas and teams with traction

From seed to later stage companies, this program is perfect for companies that have validated their product and have proof of demand.

International immersions in fast-paced ecosystems

As part of the six month program, we take founders on an international trip, helping them be inspired, connected and immersed into a new market.

Six month program and Seed Funding of up to $100K

Unlock growth with a fully-funded world-class program, seed funding, coworking and community, mentorship and more.

Boosted Scale-Up Events

Designed for business founders, product leaders, and scaling teams

With a strong focus on product and growth, these exclusive events are open to anyone looking for an extra edge on how to build and scale a successful company, product or service.

Exclusive events with world-renowned experts

Get a knowledge boost directly from the world’s most renowned and successful business experts as they discuss how to succeed in the global economy.

Fireside discussions, mentoring and industry workshops

Each expert will present a series of events from Fireside Chats to 1 on 1 Mentoring opportunities.


Why Plus Eight?

We believe Western Australia has the right ingredients to be a world-leading innovation and startup centre.

We believe Western Australia has the right ingredients to be a world-leading innovation and startup centre. Plus Eight was launched in 2016 by WA's leading technology hub, Spacecubed, as a seed-funded accelerator program helping local startups go global. Backed by BetterLabs, Woodside, Capricorn Society and other major players, Plus Eight has invested over $2 million in local startups over six cohorts.

In 2018, Plus Eight expanded on the success of the Accelerator program by launching a series of world-class entrepreneur education offerings, designed to help early stage founders and startups succeed through featuring the best local and international mentors.

Over sixty percent of the world’s population lives within two hours of Perth’s GMT Plus Eight-time zone, a major competitive advantage for local business. We believe access to these fast-growing global markets is a competitive advantage for WA startups and aim to help foster collaboration between Australian founders and our neighbours to the north.