Driver partners and delivery people who have been active on one of Uber’s platforms for more than three months can apply to be part of this amazing program to start or grow your other side hustle. Program starts January 2023.
NOTE APPLICATIONS FOR 2022/23 HAVE NOW CLOSED
WHAT YOU GET:
- 12 weeks of training with business experts in either the Incubator or Accelerator stream
- A grant of $2500 to invest in your other business
- An opportunity to pitch for further funding of up to $50,000
- 12 months of 1 on 1 support with a business mentor Terms and Conditions apply.
Rare Birds will deliver a series of nine 90-minute online business masterclasses designed to either launch or grow 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 $2500 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.
November 10: Rare Birds online information session at 10.00 am AEDT
November 16: Applications close at 11.59 pm AEDT
November 17-23: Rare Birds will appoint an independent selection committee to review applications and select 100 participants to take part in the program*
November 24: Successful applicants notified
January 16: Program launch events
January 30 – March 30: Weekly Incubator and Accelerator masterclasses
April 3 – 17: Pitch videos created and submitted
April 17: Pitches judged and prizes awarded*
April 24: Mentoring program onboarding commences and grant funding provided**Participation and receipt of any funding under the program will be subject to additional terms and conditions as required by Rare Birds and Uber.