CoVentured Launch Party
The CoVentured launch party shall be Sydney-based with details TBA
Qantas AVRO Demo Day
The inaugural Qantas Avro Accelerator cohort presented their inspiring businesses to a crowd of over 500 people at VMAX Cinemas Sydney! We hope you enjoyed the night and thank you for your support.
Join us for the Horizons Roadshow on Tuesday, August 15th, 5pm at The Precinct Brisbane or at theSPACE Manunda (crossing live to Brisbane).
We encourage you to come and meet the Horizons team and learn more about the program if you have applied or are considering applying.
HCF Catalyst Demo Day
Wednesday 17th May saw the HCF Catalyst startups and scaleups present their innovative health-tech companies to a crowd of 450 people at the VMAX Cinema, George Street.
After 12 intense week completing the Catalyst accelerator program, the startups pitched their ideas on the big screen to potential investors, media, HCF staff and directors as well as the startup community.
An incredible night was has by all and we look forward to even bigger and better production next year.
For full information on this years startup ups, click here
NSW Accessible Cities Innovation Challenge Pitch Day
Monday 15th May saw the Pitch Day of the Accessible Cities Innovation Challenge take place for the NSW Department of Finances, Services & Innovation. Challenge finalists presented their innovative ideas to improve transport accessibility for people with disability.
For more details, please see: https://launch.innovation.nsw.gov.au/accessibility
Qantas AVRO Pitch Perfect
Over the years, Slingshot has put 60 Startups and Scaleups through corporate sponsored Accelerator programs with an 83% survival rate. During this process, we have seen thousands of applications from tech entrepreneurs. Most are not accepted which is frustrating as many have great ideas but struggle to articulate their vision.
Qantas only wants the best Startups and Scaleups to apply so, for founders, developing skills to pitch in a meaningful way is imperative.
Hosted by an AVRO partner, IBM, Slingshot put on a half day workshop to provide insights into the application and pitching process and how to communicate and work with corporates. This workshop tapped into some exceptional talent to cover how corporates evaluate a Startups viability, how to improve your pitch and some of the best and worst pitches our panel had ever seen.
Levi Aron, Country Manager of Deliveroo Australia
Gen George, Founder of OneShift & Skilld
Steve Hui, Founder of iFLYflat
Lorraine Murphy, Founder of The Remarkables Group
Stephen Scheeler, Managing Director ANZ of Facebook & Instragram
HR Tech Accelerator Pitch Day
HR Tech is a 12 week accelerator program designed to take a HR tech business idea and develop it into a profitable company as fast as possible. Hudson, alongside Seek, is a Platinum partner for the HR Tech program. The UTS Business School is a Silver partner, with supporting partners are Amazon Web Services, Adobe, Alibaba Group and Microsoft BizSpark.
On the 4th April, teams across the globe pitched their ideas to be selected for the accelerator program.
Qantas AVRO Accelerator Roadshows
Qantas is calling on the world’s best startups, scaleups and digital disruptors to help with its innovation agenda.
Qantas launched the AVRO Accelerator on 20 March, kicking off with a national roadshow. AVRO is an initiative giving Startups and Scaleups the chance to work with Qantas Group mentors and pitch ideas to streamline the travel experience, design smarter ways of working, unlock the potential of new technologies and help solve business problems.
HCF Catalyst O Week
Hosted at the swanky new offices of Slingshot Partner Amazon Web Services, the latest HCF Catalyst cohort of founders came together to start their 12-weekAccelerator journey.
Australian Energy Week Conference – Disruption, Digital & Innovation Stream
Karen Lawson, CEO, Slingshot panel member on new technologies & service offerings that will transform the Australian energy market
Pullman and Mecure Melbourne, Albert Park
Thursday 22 June 2017
2017 Queensland Local Government Association Conference
Join keynote speaker Karen Lawson, CEO, Slingshot, at Tableland Regional Council as she presents to Mayors, Councillors, Government Agency representatives, suppliers and Ministers on “Bringing local Government into the 21st century”
HCF Catalyst 2 Pitch Days
Our next round of health tech applicants pitched their startup at Atlassian on December 5th and 6th in front of HCF Management and Slingshot founders to secure their place in HCF Catalyst 2.
Mentors ‘Running Effective Meetings’ rogenSi Workshop
Slingshot offered our mentors an intensive workshop on ‘running effective meetings’, delivered by Slingshot mentor and partner of rogenSi, Peter Griffith. Mentors learnt valuable leadership skills including communication styles, active listening and breaking through. Peter has coached senior executives locally and internationally in the areas of leading change, sales transformation, and winning multi-million dollar bids and tenders.
Slingshot Alumni Mentee Induction
Slingshot hosted an Alumni Mentee Induction to introduce Founders to the program and provide guidance on how to optimise their mentor relationships. What we do know is mentoring is not about having lots of cups of coffee!
Mentor Induction Day
Our Mentor Induction Day saw more than 40 successful leaders and innovative thinkers inducted into Slingshot’s largest hand-picked mentor cohort.
Industry experts from a diverse range of successful start-ups and corporate enterprises, including Pandora, Deliveroo, RedBalloon and UbiSoft, gathered at the special Slingshot function to prepare the next wave of entrepreneurs for business success.
Fireside Chat with Ash Maurya
Ash Maurya came to Inspire 9 Melbourne to share his expert knowledge on lean methodology. Ash is the bestselling author of ‘Running Lean’, ‘Scaling Lean’ and the creator of the one page business modelling tool, the lean canvas.
A conversation with David Thodey – demystifying innovation for corporates
Slingshot curated an extraordinary ‘meeting of the minds’ at LinkedIn’s head office to discuss innovation and corporate culture with some of Australia’s most well-known Chairman and Directors. Led by former Telstra boss David Thodey, and facilitated by SBS’s Jenny Brockie, an intimate group of 30 guests explored the need for a sense of urgency in engaging disruptive forces and the governance issues. David drew on some of his experiences at Telstra to illustrate his points, especially around the cultural aspects and how to integrate technology disruption.
Simplot Ignite Demo Day
A quintessential Melbourne bar provided the ideal setting for our foodie founders to reveal their innovative food-tech companies at the Simplot Ignite Demo Day. The Startups and Scaleups presented their companies to the Melbourne Startup community including investors, co-working communities, Startup founders, media, Slingshot Alumni and Simplot management and staff.