Our Process

The typical process for running an Accelerator has the following five steps:

Application Period
Over a period of roughly one month we search for the best Startups and Scaleups from around the country (and even the world) to uncover opportunities where the Accelerators Corporate theme criteria is met.

Pitch Day
Shortlisted Startups and Scaleups will have the opportunity to pitch in front of a carefully selected panel and attempt to secure a position within our program. The panel consists of key decision makers from the Corporate, our internal staff, and sometimes mentors from within our program.

12 Week Program
We run a 12-week incubation program where Startups have access to industry mentors, and also key players from within the Corporate. The goal is to accelerate the growth of the Startup using lean startup methodology, and investigate potential synergies between their business and the Corporate.

Demo Day
Startups and Scaleups pitch in front of an audience of key stakeholders from the Corporate, potential investors, and industry leaders.

Incubation
Selected teams will undergo additional support for a three month period from the Corporate in efforts to solidify potential synergies between the Startup and Corporate.

Take a closer look at our current Accelerators below.



Corporate Innovation

Ed Massey, Strategy Manager at Lion, on his recent experience running a Corporate Accelerator

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The Latest

Horizons Demo Day

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The Latest

HCF Catalyst – Demo Day

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Entrepreneurship

10 ways to grow your business with an Accelerator

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Corporate Innovation

The Innovation Apocalypse

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Current Slingshot Accelerators

Igniting future business growth. Do you have a business or idea that can help Caltex and their customers?
Taking Applications
Scale your Startup with Australia's leading health tech accelerator
Program Running
An accelerator program for Regional Startups and a FREE pre-accelerator for small businesses, entrepreneurs and NFP’s
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Entrepreneurial grants of $50K to accelerate your business, any idea, any stage of business
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Australia's first HR tech Accelerator in partnership with Seek, Hudson and UTS
Between Intakes
Accelerate your Startup with one of the region’s largest and most innovative food & beverage companies
Between Intakes
Develop Queensland into the world’s global hub for innovation in Tourism and Travel
Program Running
Scale your Startup with Qantas one of the world's most trusted and innovative brands
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Program Partners


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