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Airwallex is an Aussie unicorn supporting startups to achieve rapid growth with our Airwallex for Startups program. Access grant opportunities, exclusive offers, community experiences and valuable resources.

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Grants that support greatness.

Our grant cycle is currently closed. Airwallex for Startups program members will be the first to hear about any new grant opportunities. Join now to be the first to know, plus unlock exclusive member beneftis. Terms and conditions apply*

Be part of a powerful community, built by experts of the startup space.

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Exclusive Offers

Access a range of game-changing offers from Airwallex and our ecosystem partners*.

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Unlock industry-first research and helpful resources to master your financial foundations.

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Win a $10k Business Acceleration Grant to boost your growth*.


Come together with like-minded founders, VCs and mentors at exclusive events.


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Airwallex offers

You’ve just hit the jackpot.

Unleash one of the most generous startup offers in the game. We’ve created an exclusive Airwallex package, designed to skyrocket startup growth.

$50k Free FX for Your Next Cap Raise

That’s 0$ fees and 0% margin on your first AUD$50k in FX conversions.

$50k in Payments Acceptance Rebates

Be rewarded for onboarding your first customers with AUD$50k back in your pocket.

Free Cards for Your Founders

Make sure you’re spending smart with Airwallex’s flexible employee cards.

New customers only. Eligibility requirements apply. Must be used within six months of signing up. Terms and conditions apply.

We’ve got friends in high places.

Unlock exclusive tools and discounts from our dynamic network of partners.

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Networking, but not as you know it. Join our VIP events.

Come together in unique ways.

Airwallex's Homecoming Party for Oscar Piastri.

Hear from founders, community members and thought leaders.

Meet members of the Airwallex team.

Come together with likeminded founders to support each others' goals.

There's always exclusive Airwallex merch at our unique events.

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Why founders love Airwallex

Why founders love Airwallex


No bank queues or lengthy paperwork – get set up online.

Lightning Fast

Over 70% of transfers arrive within the same day.

Cost effective

Cut out needless FX fees and improve your profit margins.

We don't do bots

Our award winning service team is ready to help.

Cloud native

We’re built for businesses that live in the cloud.

Safe and reliable

Our security is based on the highest international standards.

Peace of mind

We worry about global compliance so you don’t have to.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to enter the Airwallex for Startups program?

Any Australian startup founder or employee, aged 18 years or over with a registered Australian Business Number (ABN) who works for or in a startup that employs fewer than 100 employees.

How can I enter to win the $10k Business Acceleration Grant?

To enter, you need to complete the application form and answer the question, “How could a $10k grant help you tackle your biggest growth challenge?”.

When do entries close for the Business Acceleration Grant?

5PM AEST on Sunday, 30 June 2024.

How will winners of the $10k Business Acceleration Grant be selected?

This competition is a game of skill. A game of skill is a competition which requires an entrant to apply a level of thought and skill to their entry, and where the winner/s are determined based on qualitative methods rather than chance. In this case, winners will be determined by the entrant completing the application form and answering the question: “How could a $10k grant help you tackle your biggest growth challenge?” Entries will be judged by Airwallex based on the creativity of the response. Refer to the competition terms and conditions for more detail.

How can Airwallex help my startup?

Airwallex is a leading global financial platform for modern businesses, offering trusted solutions to manage everything from payments, treasury, and spend management to embedded finance.

With our proprietary infrastructure, Airwallex takes the friction out of global payments and financial operations, empowering businesses of all sizes to unlock new opportunities and grow beyond borders.

Proudly founded in Melbourne, Airwallex supports over 100,000 businesses globally and is trusted by brands such as Qantas, Brex, Rippling, Navan and many more.

How can I access the Airwallex for Startups program discount?

New customers will need to sign up for an Airwallex account by 30 September 2024 on this page. Once you have successfully setup your Airwallex account, you will be able to access the offers within the Rewards tab of the web app. Full promotional terms and conditions can be found here.

Next stop, unicorn status.