FAQs - E3: Empower, Evolve, Escalate


What are the application criteria?

This course is designed for female founders or leaders of technology businesses. To apply, you will need to have a minimum viable product or validated your idea, technology / innovation enabled, traction or extensive customer interviews.


What are the dates for the course in Melbourne & Perth?

Melbourne: Monday, 9 October to 4 December each Monday night from 5.30-9.00pm (8 weeks - no class on Monday 6 November).

For other locations, please CLICK HERE to register your interest and we’ll notify you when applications are open in your state. 


How do I apply?

Applications are NOW OPEN for MELBOURNE E3 and if costs nothing to apply.

Melbourne applications close 5pm, Sunday 17 September. See registration fees below.

For other locations, please CLICK HERE to register your interest and we’ll notify you when applications are open in your state.

Complete our YouNoodle application form for Melbourne Program.


Are there any other added benefits to apply?

Yes there are! All program participants will receive US$10K AWS Activate Startup Credits valid for up to 2 years.

Plus, the top graduate of the E3 program, as determined by SBE Australia panellists, will go through to the regional interviews for the Springboard Enterprises Australia Accelerator Program.


When do applications close?

Applications for our Melbourne programs close at 5:00pm (EST), Sunday 10 September 2017. 


What are the E3 Program registration fees?

If accepted into the program:

  • Early bird registration fee is $1,760 (inc gst) - a saving of 20%. Applications must be received by 5pm, 25 August (EST).
  • Standard registration fee is $2,200 (inc gst).

Cost includes all course materials, resources, templates and a light meal.


Is this a weekly course?

The course runs one night each week - Monday night in Melbourne - 5.30 to 9.00pm for 8 weeks (no class on 6 November).


I have a great idea for a tech company, should I apply for E3?

Congrats on this exciting time. But when your startup is in the ideas stage, it’s not quite ready for SBE Australia's E3 program. Don’t worry, we’ll be here once you’ve got your idea to market and you’re ready for the next steps. In the meantime, sign-up for our newsletter, so we can keep you updated on our inspiring, entrepreneur focussed programs and events.


I was not accepted into the Accelerator; should I apply for E3?

Yes! If you missed out on our Springboard Enterprises Australia Accelerator, E3 is the ideal training ground to get your startup ready for that next step. We created E3 to fill the gap and help you grow your business, so more female-led startups will be ready to take the next step (before taking on the world).


How do you choose the participants?

We spend time reviewing all applications to determine the final participants we believe have the most to benefit from the program. We want to help you grow your business and make sure you’re at the right stage to do that.


When will I know if I’ve been selected for the Melbourne & Perth programs?

Successful applicants will be notified on Monday, 18 September. Registration and payment will be required no later than Friday, 29 September


What if I don’t make it into the program?

Space is limited. We intentionally keep class sizes small to maximise learning outcomes for the group. If you are not selected, we will suggest other appropriate programs, or may encourage you to re-apply when further milestones are met.   


What are the key dates for Melbourne & Perth?

  • Applications open:  Wednesday, 26 July
  • Early-bird 20% discount applications close: Friday, 25 August at 5pm (EST)
  • Applications close:  Sunday, 17 September at 5pm (EST)
  • Applications review:  18 - 20 September
  • Successful applicants announced:  Friday, 22 September
  • Registration / payment required:  By Friday, 29 September
  • Melbourne E3 program commences:  Monday, 9 October (5.30-9.00pm) - each week for 8 weeks (no class on 6 November)
  • Melbourne E3 program concludes: Monday, 4 December (final night)

Who should I contact for more information?

If you have any other questions about the program, email us at info@sbeaustralia.org


Complete our YouNoodle
application form.