Slingshot Newsletter – June 2018

June 7, 2018

HCF Catalyst through the eyes of HCF employees HCF Catalyst through the eyes of HCF employees Its clear that HCF Catalyst has made a deeper impact than just finding and working with health tech Startups. At the recent Demo Day in Sydney, Sheena Jack, CEO of HCF recognised how much of an impact the program…

What Startups and Corporates should know about working with each other

May 30, 2018

 By Hugh Bickerstaff, Chief Investment Officer at Investible The pressure on corporates to optimise their current operations while simultaneously building their business for tomorrow is being felt more than ever. Disruption is occurring everywhere and the rate and impact of emerging technologies is phenomenal, so massive in fact that even understanding and predicting what their…

What’s all the hype? Why do Corporates work with Startups?

May 21, 2018

 By Ben Hutt, Chief Program Director, Slingshot Accelerator Working with Startups can create real, long lasting impacts on a Corporate’s transformational journey. Having been involved in some of the most high profile Australian Accelerators like Qantas AVRO, HCF Catalyst and Caltex Spark, the reasons why Corporates are seeking Startup interaction go beyond finding new tech.…

QLD Government backed ‘Horizons Accelerator’ helped Brisbane Airport Corporation learn to innovate

May 17, 2018

 By Ben Hutt, Chief Program Director, Slingshot Accelerator A major 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…

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

May 8, 2018

 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…

Why the customer experience is everything when it comes to travel

April 26, 2018

By Steve Hui, Chief Executive, iFLYflat and Qantas AVRO mentor Last month I was fortunate enough to travel around the Middle East. As I was making my way from Muscat (the capital of Oman) to Dubai, I couldn’t help but reflect on how different my travel experience was from my first trips many years ago. Not…

Slingshot confirmed #1 accelerator in Australia

April 24, 2018

By Trent Bagnall, Co Founder, Slingshot Accelerator Recognised Venture Capital fund Artesian has recently published a study of the most active Startup Accelerators in Australia. We are delighted to announce that Slingshot sits at the top of the rankings at number 1 and has accelerated more Startups than any other company in Australia. We would…

Slingshot Newsletter – April 2018

April 24, 2018

Now boarding Startups & Scaleups for Qantas Innovation Program The Qantas Group is inviting the world’s most innovative Startups, Scaleups and digital disruptors to apply for its second AVRO Accelerator program. The AVRO Accelerator gives entrepreneurs the chance to work with the Qantas Group to develop, incubate and scale their businesses. The program, launched in…

Slingshot Newsletter – February 2018

April 24, 2018

Caltex looking for the next gen of disruptive ideas for their Spark Accelerator As an iconic Australian business, Caltex has never been more focused on driving our country’s future. They are passionate about innovation, job creation, increasing productivity and creating opportunities. Caltex has partnered with Slingshot, Australia’s leading Accelerator Program to find and work with…

10 ways to grow your business with an accelerator

November 15, 2017

 By Ben Hutt, Chief Program Director, Slingshot Accelerator Accelerators are a unique ecosystem where opportunity meets aspiration and conviction. They provide mentorship, training, networking and investment to start-ups and serve as a launch pad for growth and scalability by imparting entrepreneurs with invaluable knowledge and fast tracking their learning experience. They also play a vital…

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