The X-TEND WA Program is a competitive grants program, funded under the New Industries Fund.

X-TEND WA will fund organisations which deliver innovator and/or investor educational programs that support the development of entrepreneurs and stimulate private investment in innovative projects in Western Australia.

The New Industries Fund will co-contribute up to $100,000 per successful application.

On 11 June 2020, Minister Dave Kelly announced a portion of the New Industries Fund (an additional $100,000) would go towards funding for education and mentoring programs to support start‑ups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) impacted by COVID-19, which will be delivered by existing X-TEND WA program recipients. 

Minister Kelly further announced on 14 August 2020 additional funding towards this initiative (up to $390,000), to support even more affected start-ups and SMEs.  

For details on the programs and how they can best support your business, visit or email

There are currently no applications open.


COVID-19 Recovery Business Advice and Mentoring.

Regional Reboot by Agristart, - Online and face-to-face events for businesses in Albany, Margaret River, Collie, Busselton, Broome, Kununurra, and Geraldton

Fast Forward WA, by Atomic Sky - Suitable for any type of small business but will be more aligned with SMEs in the B2B industrial sector such as small manufacturing, product and service providers to the mining, oil and gas, agriculture or technology sectors.

Telethon Kids Institute - COVID-response program to support the WA digital health industry.

Perth Angels - Webinars, one-on-one mentoring and professional business services available to all sectors.  

Triangulate by Triangle Equity Partners - Providing one-on-one mentoring and the development of a tailored tactical action plan for SMEs.  

Round Two Recipients

Program Description Company Name
Agristart Providing entrepreneurial and investor support in the regions. Agristart
Peel Entrepreneurial Academy Ideation and Scale up program for the Peel Region. Meshpoints
Perth Biodesign Support for development of medical technologies. University of Western Australia
Growth and Diversity Program Program to energise and grow private investment in WA’s start up and early stage sector. Perth Angels
Triangle Innovation –China Gateway
Preparation for established companies to export to China. Triangle Equity Partners

Round One Recipients

The Hon Dave Kelly announced funding to six programs that will support innovators and educate investors on 8 July 2019.  These programs are:

Program Description Company Name
Digital Health Commercialisation Developing and commercialising digital health solutions. Telethon Kids Institute
Quantum Spacetech Accelerator Investor ready program to enable companies to join the space supply chain. Atomic Sky Pty Ltd
Boosted series SMEs and Scale Ups Scale up program for theAgriTech, FinTech and IoT sector. Spacecubed
Launchpad@Bloom Founder development program for young founders. St Catherine’s College
Profound Incubator
Business solutions utilising entrepreneurs of neurodiversity Apps People
Impact Seed Investor education in impact investment opportunities. Impact Seed Pty Ltd

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