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Is there a cost to participate in the program?
No, there are no costs to you if you are selected to participate in the accelerator. We don’t take equity either.
What types of startups are you looking for specifically?
If your startup is working on something which has use cases for any of the challenges, then we're interested.

Not sure? Apply anyway and we’ll let you know.

If you think you can't solve any of the business challenges but believe your product can benefit the water industry, we still want to hear from you. Please also apply through the application process.
What does the application process entail?
Once you've reviewed the challenges, go ahead and submit your application via our application form. Be as thorough as possible. 

Following a review of all applications, a shortlist of applicants will be invited to pitch.

Successful startups will be invited to the pitch event in April 21 for an opportunity to work with Melbourne Water and City West Water.
When will I find out if I'm successful?
We receive hundreds of applications and review each one individually. We will respond to everyone, but it may take a few weeks after applications close.
Where is the pitch located?
The pitch event will take place virtually. A link will be shared with startups closer to the date.
Does participating in the program guarantee investment or commercialisation?
No. Each pitch will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, with subsequent discussions determining whether or not additional investment is made in your solution. As with anything, your solution needs to make sense across, but not limited to, economic, political, risk and technological considerations.
What happens to my application data?
We’ll use the information you submit via the application form to assess whether your organisation is a strong candidate for the program. Collective Campus will review your entry together with Melbourne Water and City West Water.

We’ll use your contact information to get in touch with you where it’s relevant to the program.
Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about how we plan to use your application data.

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