Case Studies

Carbar – Caltex Spark Accelerator 2018

Desmond Hang of Carbar shares his team’s enthusiasm for the Spark program and how it has created synergies between their business and Caltex’s.
“Our biggest learning and take away from the program is how we work with corporates so that a win-win proposition can be provided to both Carbar and Caltex. It’s interesting to see the angle that a corporate approaches from both an innovation and scale perspective.”

Picnic Box – Caltex Spark Accelerator 2018

Diane Stanbra of Picnic: “The platform Slingshot has designed to bring big business and small business together is genius, it actually makes dreams come true. The Caltex engagement, support, communication, advice and connections are invaluable.”

Qantas AVRO Accelerator 2018

David Parfett, one of Australia’s leading innovation and venture capital executives shares some insights on running the AVRO Accelerator, now in its second year.

SleepFit – HCF Catalyst Accelerator 2018

HCF Catalyst alumni, Melissa Webster, CEO of SleepFit: “My favourite part was definitely the opportunity to engage with Senior Executives direct with the mutual goal of driving outcomes within a 12 week period. It was also what I now call the “entrepreneurial MBA on steroids” which is what we went through with Slingshot”.

Birth Beat – HCF Catalyst Accelerator 2018

HCF Catalyst alumni, Edwina Sharrock, CEO and Founder of Birth Beat reveals how her team became involved with the program.
She explains how her relationship developed with HCF which has lead to exciting new business opportunities.

Lion Unleashed Accelerator

Why have Lion commissioned the Unleashed accelerator?
Edward Massey. Group Strategy Manager at Lion answers some of the big questions as to why the Slingshot Accelerator is working for their business, how the program went and some advice for other Corporates.

Tayble – Lion Unleashed Accelerator 2017

Lion Unleashed alumni, Chris McCarney of Tayble opens up about the accelerator, his relationship with Lion and the community that was built around them during their 12 week program.
“We grew 10 X during the 12 week program and have since grown 25 X since it finished”.

Volantio – Qantas AVRO Accelerator 2017

Qantas AVRO alumni, Volantio share their story: We’ve tremendously enjoyed working with Qantas’s Revenue Management and technology teams. They’ve proved to be great mentors to us, and beyond that we’ve developed wonderful friendships with our key stakeholders.

Aeroster – Qantas AVRO Accelerator 2017

Qantas AVRO alumni Chris Tippett of Aeroster, shares his Accelerator experience and how he found it as a solo founder. He tells of the value of the Qantas collaboration and how access to Qantas staff really added value to his business.

Compeat Nutrition- ICON Accelerator 2017

Icon Accelerator alumni, Dan Edge of Compeat Nutrition talks on how the program connected thier company to an invaluable business ecosphere and helped them think about their business in new and exciting ways.

Reef Restoration Foundation – Horizons Accelerator 2017

Horizons Accelerator alumni Stewart Christie speaks about his experience in the Queensland based tourism accelerator.
He reveals how the program helped his company, Reef Restoration Foundation to reach new heights.

HCF Catalyst Accelerator 2016

Sheena Jack, Chief Executive Officer at HCF Australia speaks about the inaugural Catalyst Accelerator program.
This program provides the right product-market fit for today’s most innovative health tech ideas to help them develop the commercial and investment relationships needed to succeed.

Canceraid – HCF Catalyst Accelerator 2016

HCF Catalyst alumni, Canceraid talk about how their business has gone from strength to strenth, and is now the go-to resource for anyone affected by cancer worldwide.

HiveUAV – NRMA Jumpstart Accelerator 2015

NRMA Jumpstart alumni Dr Chris Renton and Ilche Vojdanoski, Co-founders HiveUAV tell of their journey in the Program and how it has helped them reach the next level in their business development. “Since completing the program and it’s clear to see that the NRMA Jumpstart has underpinned the step up”.

NRMA Jumpstart Accelerator 2014

NRMA President, Kyle Loades: From having an unknown reputation for innovation, the NRMA Jumpstart Accelerator lifted the NRMA to a position of Innovator alongside brands such as Telstra.
The program screened 200 business and investment opportunities that the NRMA was unlikely to achieve prior to the Jumpstart program.

Gamurs – NRMA Jumpstart Accelerator 2014

NRMA Jumpstart alumni, Riad Chikhani of Gamurs reports on his time in the Slingshot accelerator.
“We needed to think differently about our business and the way we built it, and Slingshot offered exactly that”.

Careseekers – NRMA Jumpstart Accelerator 2014

NRMA Jumpstart alumni Marissa Sandler, Co-founder Careseekers explains why her business applied for the Slingshot Accelerator and why she thinks other Startups should get involved ASAP to become investor ready.

Deckee – Slingshot Accelerator 2014

Mike McKiernan, CEO of Deckee, retells some of his Startup motivations and how his participation in Slingshot’s Accelerator has given him the extra drive he needs to take on the world.