Human Capital


Spotting threats in HR and unlocking growth through startup innovation

Leaders of the world’s best companies know that their continued success will require reinvention. Increasingly, models for that reinvention are being shaped outside of their organisation by innovative technology startups who are tapping into new technologies, business models and consumer/market behaviours to rethink the entire HR value-chain.

Casualisation of the workforce

Health and wellbeing

Talent acquisition

Diversity and inclusion

Cross generational teams

Analytics, data & critical insight

Workforce planning

Learning & development

Disruptive business models

At the core of every great business is its people. Attracting, finding and developing the right talent is critical to sustaining a competitive edge.

The HR-Tech Accelerator is the first of its kind in Australia and helps progressive corporate leaders to reinvent the human capital elements of their business by connecting them with the best disruptive HR startups.

Partnering with Human Capital will set your company up for growth. By supporting these innovative Australian Startups, you will also access: new commercial opportunities/revenue, innovative culture, valuable market insight, cutting edge technology, branding, media coverage and exposure to new customers.

How the Human Capital HR-Tech Accelerator Works

We’ll work with you to understand your company’s strategy and objectives and find you the very best startups to solve those challenges. You and your staff will have access to the startups and the opportunity to engage and collaborate with them over the course of the program. At the conclusion of the program, Slingshot will continue to incubate the successful startups. Platinum and Gold Partners will have the right to invest in their preferred startups.

What is an Accelerator?

Accelerators provide early stage technology
entrepreneurs with resources, advice,
investment, training and contacts. The general
features of an accelerator are:

  • An application process that is open yet highly competitive
  • Provision of pre-seed investment, usually in exchange for equity
  • A focus on small teams not individuals
  • Time-limited support comprising programmed events and intensive mentoring
  • Startups supported in cohort batches or Evidence Based Learning "intakes"


The Curriculum

Slingshot’s structured 12 week learning program, including weekly workshop sessions will be delivered by industry experts.

  • Business Modelling
    Lean Startup, The Customer Factory, The Offer, Customer Feedback
  • Traction
    Customer Insights, Branding, Channels, Metrics
  • Investor Ready
    Execution Planning, Financial Modelling, Investor Pitching, Governance


Incredible Mentors

Startup Thought leader Ash Maurya will personally mentor the startup teams and your staff with have access to this internationally recognised expert in innovation. In addition, connections will be facilitated with Slingshot’s Mentor Community of Australian business leaders.


Demo Day Event

This provides you and your executives with the opportunity to see the startups in action and hear their ideas and presented. This event creates the opportunity for engagement with your team, key customers, stakeholders and the media.

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