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.

Applications are now open.

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.
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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


Omri Wislizki

Tel Aviv

Omri has been at the centre of linking the Australian and Israeli startup ecosystem and developing strong networks within investor, startups and research communities, to assist Australian startups.


Gabe Sulkes

San Francisco

Gabe Sulkes joins Austrade from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where he managed entrepreneurship and investment-side offerings including the university’s startup accelerator program, alumni founders fellowship.


Daniel Hang Zhan


Daniel is a dedicated innovation and entrepreneurship practitioner deeply connected with the Chinese startup ecosystem and with comprehensive experience servicing corporate innovation, startups, investors, and now government.


Michael Bingel


Michael is a joint board member of the German Startups Association and supports the local startup eco-system and early-stage entrepreneurs, mentoring on lean startups, minimum viable product and technology.

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment welcomes San Francisco Landing Pad’s newest cohort
26 Feb 2018
Trade, Tourism and Investment Minister Steven Ciobo welcomed members of the newest San Francisco Landing Pad cohort to their new home at WeWork in the heart of the city’s Financial District.
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  1. @LandingPadsAU Landing Pads AUFriday, 23 March 2018

    What a fun group! A pleasure to have the Startup Community Leaders Mission at the last week. Nothing better than having grace the Bay Area with their talent!

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