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Queensland Government backed Horizons Accelerator helped Brisbane Airport Corporation learn to innovate

 By Ben Hutt, Chief Program Director, Slingshot Accelerator A boost for regional entrepreneurship, Horizons was the first accelerator program of a three-year engagement with the Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland initiative. Last year, Slingshot Accelerator won this grant to run the Horizons accelerator to support the development of local Startup talent and tourism. Given the role…

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AVRO Demo Day 2017 Gallery

In 2017, the inaugural AVRO Accelerator cohort pitched to an audience of 500 at the V-Max Cinema in Sydney. Alan Joyce reminded guests that the AVRO Accelerator program, named after our very first aircraft, is about shaping the future of innovation at Qantas. “It’s about finding new technologies, products and services for our customers, our people and…

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Startups need customers and corporates have them but how do you engage?

 By Ben Hutt, Chief Program Director, Slingshot Accelerator Being a Startup founder requires many skills, but one that’s often lacking in early stages is real experience and knowledge of mature B2B sales processes. This often means founders struggle to achieve early traction with corporate customers, and waste time with ineffective sales engagements. ​Having accelerated more…

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