Eligible* driver partners and delivery people in Australia and New Zealand who are active on one of Uber’s platforms can apply to be part of this amazing program to start or grow your other side hustle. Program starts February 2024.
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN
Applications for the 2024 program will close 11.59pm December 5, 2023
*See FAQs below for eligibility criteria
WHAT YOU GET:
- 12 weeks of FREE training with business experts in either the Incubator or Accelerator stream
- A cash grant of $2000 AUD to invest in your other business
- Plus, 10 finalists will pitch to a panel of business experts for the opportunity to win a share in $100,000 AUD grant funding.
- 12 months of 1-on-1 support with a business mentor in a Rare Birds Mentoring Program
- Terms and Conditions apply.
Rare Birds will deliver a series of ten 90-minute online business masterclasses designed to either launch (Incubator) or grow (Accelerator) a business, as well as pitch training, over a period of 12 weeks. Participants will receive all course materials and invites to meet and network online.
All participants who complete the training will be eligible to receive a cash grant of $2000 to invest in their business on things like hardware, software, marketing, office supplies etc. There will also be a pitch competition where participants can pitch for further funding of up to $50,000.
To provide ongoing support for your other business, upon completion of the training sessions Rare Birds will individually match participants with a mentor with the skills and knowledge to help you reach your goals. Your mentor will be available to meet you online for 2 hours each month for 12 months.
December 5: Applications close at 11.59 pm AEDT
December 1 - January 8 2024: Rare Birds will appoint an independent selection committee to review applications and select 100 participants to take part in the program*
January 15: Successful applicants notified
January 30: Program launch events
February 12: Weekly Incubator and Accelerator masterclasses
May 10: Pitch videos submitted for evaluation
June: Pitches judged and prizes awarded*
Dates may be subject to change. Participants will be notified.
*Participation and receipt of any funding under the program will be subject to additional terms and conditions as required by Rare Birds and Uber. Business Booster Terms and Conditions