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Startup weekends

November 6, 2015

By Trent Bagnall, Co Founder, Slingshot Accelerator CAN you really start a business and attract your first customers in one weekend? Well yes, according to the hundreds of budding entrepreneurs who attend the ever increasing number of hackathons and startup weekends around the country. These events bring together entrepreneurs from a wide range of backgrounds…

Innovate or stagnate

September 6, 2015

By Gary Flowers, Chairman, Slingshot Accelerator THE boards of corporate Australia are generally concerned about two things: controlling costs and finding new growth. Most companies can accurately forecast costs. Revenue is harder to predict and future revenue predictions are wildly inaccurate. Inevitably the board asks the question. What are we doing about innovation? Where will…

What makes a good pitch?

August 6, 2015

By Trent Bagnall, Co Founder, Slingshot Accelerator So, you think your big idea is ready for investment funding and you want to pitch to investors. The pitch process is also a way for investors to screen and cull the large volumes of investment requests they receive. The art is in how you pitch your business,…

Pitch to me

June 6, 2015

By Trent Bagnall, Co Founder, Slingshot Accelerator SO, you think your big idea is ready for investment funding and you want to pitch to investors. The pitch process is also a way for investors to screen and cull the large volumes of investment requests they receive. The art is in how you pitch your business,…

The value of an idea

May 15, 2015

By Trent Bagnall, Co Founder, Slingshot Accelerator EVERYONE has a big idea in them and at Slingshot we get pitched great ideas every day, we hear phrases like ‘‘unique’’, ‘‘game changing’’ and ‘‘it will go viral’’ from entrepreneurs pitching their once in a lifetime opportunity. What we have learnt  is that good ideas are everywhere.…

How to prove traction in pre revenue businesses

April 14, 2015

By Trent Bagnall, Co Founder, 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. I…



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