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Western Australia Government & Founders Factory Nature Tech Program

  • Applications open

    Capital • 4 months operational support • Perth & Remote

program overview

Accelerating nature & biodiversity startups to support diversification and decarbonisation

Operating from Perth, the Founders Factory and WA Nature Tech Accelerator backs early stage startups with capital combined with a four-month program designed to support the development and validation of new environmental technologies. Key areas of focus include reforestation and protection, land management, regenerative agriculture, water and coastal regions, sustainable infrastructure, and the circular economy. 

Launched in partnership with the Western Australian Government, the program offers founders access to natural testing grounds, guidance from regional government, and four months of expert-led programming across product development, strategy and operations, commercialisation, data science, partnerships, and fundraising.


Combining capital with operational support, government partnerships and access to natural testing grounds



Receive cash investment to build out your proposition, product, team, and momentum. We’re looking for pre/seed stage companies with scalable technology, early traction and an impact-led mission.

Operational Support

Operational Support

Plugging into Founders Factory’s global platform of in-house operators, we deliver a four-month cohort-based support program designed to realise your startup's objectives.

Government & Environment Access

Government & Environment Access

Validate your technology in real-world environments and natural testing grounds, with guidance and support from the Western Australian Government.

Community & Network

Community & Network

Join our global community of founders sharing learnings and offering peer support. You'll be invited to bi-annual founders days, investor showcases and a program of invite-only events.

Playbooks & ResourcesPlaybooks & Resources

Playbooks & Resources

Leverage our venture building knowledge, systems and processes to de-risk your startup and increase the probabilities of success.

Deals & PerksDeals & Perks

Deals & Perks

Gain access to our hand-picked deals, discounts and benefits with leading software and service providers, worth AU$500,000.


We invest in mission-driven teams building environmental solutions in WA and globally

  • QuironQuiron


     / Pre-Seed

    Quiron was born from the experience of its partners in solving complex forest problems using satellite and nano-satellite data


  • ACUA OceanACUA Ocean

    ACUA Ocean

     / Pre-Seed

    Hydrogen-powered unmanned ocean surface vessels for collecting ocean data.

    Ocean Technology

  • MetalchemyMetalchemy


     / Pre-Seed

    Nanotech startup which strives to develop green solutions for a brighter future


  • ESG 360ESG 360

    ESG 360

     / Pre-Seed

    The ESG platform designed for global value chains



Areas we focus on

Meet the program team

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