Cicada Innovations counts four of Australia’s top universities (ANU, UNSW, USYD and UTS) as its privileged assets. Portfolio companies are invited to tap into our shareholders for interns, graduates and university resources. In addition, mentors, alumni and current portfolio companies provide an extended network that can be leveraged when searching for talent.

Cicada Innovations will also help you advertise your open positions through our Job Board on our website or on LinkedIn.
If you are interested in hiring an intern or need help finding a full-time employee, contact Marin Peplinksi, Head of Community & Talent.

Marin Peplinski

Head of Community & Talent

+61 0484 010 236


Preferred Service Providers

Key Service Providers

Tap into our domain experts and vetted service providers for assistance in areas such as IP, commercial law, accounting, insurance, PR and immigration. And it gets better: Cicada’s partners offer selected pro-bono services exclusively to our portfolio companies!

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Addisons’ legal advice covers corporate mergers & acquisitions, intellectual property and media, marketing and advertising, competition/antitrust, litigation and dispute resolution and insolvency/reconstruction.

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Third Hemisphere is a boutique public relations agency for innovators and thinkers who are breaking new ground and changing the world for the better.

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DCC patent attorneys, trademark attorneys and intellectual property lawyers work with businesses across all industries, from life sciences and biotechnology, to arts and media, ICT, engineering and manufacturing.

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At Crowe Horwath, we go beyond accountancy. You will have access to a multi-disciplinary team of advisers dedicated to helping you realise your business vision and financial goals


Cicada Innovations has negotiated offers with numerous service providers to reduce the operating costs of a startup. Here are some of the awesome deals you can leverage while you’re here:

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  • AWS Activate

  • Promotional credit

  • Business support

  • Value up to $20,000

  • First $15k of transactions free of charge

  • Value up to $15,000

Close.io logo
  • Sales & CRM software

  • Up to 35% discount on prepaid annual plan

  • Value up to $10,000

Google Cloud Platform logo
  • Free trial

  • $20k Cloud credits

  • Business support

  • Value up to $25,000

Salesforce logo
  • CRM platform

  • Please ask for deal details

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  • CRM Software

  • 90% discount first year

  • 50% discount year two

  • Value up to $15,000


Cicada Innovations has a variety of basic legal templates to help you get started including documents such as shareholders agreements, subscription agreements, NDA’s, employment contracts etc.

Industry Bodies

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In the last 12 months, Cicada Innovations’ companies have raised close to $100M in capital. Cicada innovations has extensive connections to investors both here and overseas. The mentor team has extended networks and experience in fundraising and can help you prepare your fundraising strategy and execute it successfully whether you are accessing capital from angel investors, corporates, private equity or venture capital or via government grants.


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Cicada Innovations will hold regular knowledge sessions and workshops about subjects such as grants.


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Cicada Innovations regularly holds pitching workshops which will provide you with knowledge about the length of your presentation, what to focus on and what not to focus on and how to keep your slides relevant and interesting. You will also have the opportunity to practice your pitch in front of the community at various events such as tech&caffeine, Hub Huddles or specific pitching events.

You can download the slides from the last pitching workshop via the link below.

Keep an eye on the newsletter and follow the event calendar to see when the next pitching event is.