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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.


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

We help aspiring founders like you build great technology companies that strive toward having a global impact. We've partnered with the best local and international startup mentors to deliver word-class events and programs to help your startup succeed.

Whether you're a first-time entrepreneur or a seasoned founder, we have a program to help you get started, build your business or scale-up.

Plus Eight Accelerator

Seed-funding for scale-ups

Ready to scale? The Plus Eight Accelerator provides the seed funding, mentorship and a structured program to take your rocketship global.

Plus Eight Academy

Leap + Sprint 

Get armed with the tools, mindset and knowledge to make your startup a success through our hands-on, outcomes-focussed education programs for aspiring founders. Suitable for those with full time working commitments

Plus Eight Boosted

Series of events, masterclasses and fireside discussions

Join our community of entrepreneurs, mentors and investors in our Boosted event series hosted at Spacecubed.


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 Vukelic Group and Hawaiian, Plus Eight has invested over $1.2 million in 20 startups over three cohorts.

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

Plus Eight draws its name from WA's GMT+8 timezone, which it shares with over 60% of the world's population. 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.