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Search a database of successful business ideas not yet launched in your country.

 

Apply to our startup program to replicate the concept locally, or invest in someone who can.

START WITH A GREAT IDEA

Twice a year we run a startup incubator focused specifically on launching copycats of successful businesses from overseas, that don't yet exist locally.

 

We choose 3 ideas per cohort, and take applications from entrepreneurs around the world to become CEO. If your application is successful, you will receive $50k and 75% equity in the company. We then put you through an intensive 12 week program to build the product and get traction, with the goal of raising a $500k seed round.

BUILD SOMETHING PEOPLE WANT

During the program, you'll put your own spin on the existing idea as you adapt it to the local market. You'll be working from our co-working space in Sydney with some of the best startup mentors in the country, .

At the same time, our team will be working with you to design and build the product, get  traction, and prepare you for launch.

APPLY / INVEST

Take a look at some of the companies we'll be launching as part of our 2019 cohort.

 

If you think you've got the skills to found and grow one of these companies, or you'd like to receive an invite to the demo-day as a potential investor, make sure you register now.

GET FUNDED AND SCALE RAPIDLY

On demo-day, you'll stand in front of a room of interested investors who already believe in you, and the business. They know you've been vetted as the best founder for the company, they know you've got a proven business model, and you just need to show them that you can execute.

 

Once you've secured funding you'll become part of an exclusive alumni network, and we'll continue to support you as your company begins to scale. 

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Marketplace for unsold food

Launching in: Australia

Incubator location: Sydney

Indicative funding: $12 M

THE PITCH

Every day, 1/3 of all food in grocery stores and restaurants goes to waste.

With the aim of making our food industry more sustainable, companies like Swedish company Karma provide a marketplace where food outlets can sell their unsold food at at a discount each day. Currently no similar companies exist outside of Sweden and London in the UK.

IDEAL FOUNDER

We're ideally looking for someone with a passion for social good who is willing to be a public advocate for this company's mission, with experience pitching and converting small businesses (in this case restaurants) and large corporates (grocery chains) at scale.

However, if you've got that special something that just makes things happen, then we want to hear from you regardless of your background.

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IDEAS

Every day, 1/3 of all food in grocery stores and restaurants goes to waste.

With the aim of making our food industry more sustainable, companies like Swedish company Karma provide a marketplace where food outlets can sell their unsold food at at a discount each day. After raising $12 million, Karma has just just expanded their platform into London.

Apply now to be part of our 2019 cohort, and found an Australia based copycat.

Marketplace for unsold food

Started in: Sweden

Not yet in: USA, Australia, Asia

Indicative Funding$12 MM

New apps like Pathrise invest in university students or young professionals by providing personalized advice and training on how to get the best possible internship or job.

The program is completely free upfront, and once hired, participants then pay a percent of their salary in return.

Apply now to be part of our 2019 cohort, and found an Australia based copycat.

Early stage career accelerator

Started in: USA

Not yet in: Europe, Australia, Asia

Indicative fundingunknown

Companies like Zebra Fuel in the UK allow customers to order fuel (petrol, gas and electric) with their smartphone. A van then drives to their car's location, and fills it up 

Zebra Fuel has raised $2.5 MM.

On-demand car fuel

Started in: UK

Not yet in: USA, Australia, continental Europe

Indicative funding$5.5 MM

New London-based real estate platform Nested puts its money where its mouth is, guaranteeing you up to 95% of your property's value so you can purchase your next property straight away.

 

If your property sells within 90 days you get the full sales price minus their fee - otherwise, you get the 95%.

Guaranteed real-estate sales

Started in: UK

Not yet in: USA, Australia, Asia

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Indicative funding$59 MM

Dubbed the 'Uber for birth control', women answer questions through an app, which are then reviewed by a doctor. The doctor prescribes the correct contraceptive, and the order is posted the next day or made ready for pick-up from the nearest pharmacy.

Examples include Nurx in the US, which has raised $8 million at the end of 2017.

On-demand contraception

Started in: USA

Not yet in: UK, Australia

Indicative funding$41.4 MM

Regular vacations and travel can have a hugely positive impact on employee mental health. To help encourage more people to get out and see the world, companies like Taab and Vacation Fund offer a program that makes it easier for employers to offer travel-as-a-benefit.

Employers signed up to the program match employee contributions into an account, which can then only be used on travel related expenses. Win-win!

Travel as an employee benefit

Started in: USA, Canada

Not yet in: Europe, Australia, Asia

Indicative fundingunknown

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Listen as one of our founders, Alec Ramsey, talks about what it takes to expand internationally and start a copycat.
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