From the Slingshot Alumni
Paul Weingarth, Co-Founder of Slyp (Formerly Ping Data) opens up about the Caltex Spark Accelerator program and their business journey as a result.
Evan Wong, Founder and CEO of Checkbox on the Qantas AVRO Accelerator 2018: “We loved how outcomes-orientated the program was. This was not a program for PR. Everyone involved was focused on outcomes”.
Andrew Joyce, Co-Founder of Found Careers retells his time in the second Qantas AVRO Accelerator program and how his participation has impacted his business.
Alyona Medelyan, Co-Founder and CEO of Thematic speaks of her journey participating in Qantas’ second AVRO accelerator and how it has created new opportunities.
Justin Hales, CEO of Camplify retells his time working with Slingshot and Caltex in the inaugural Caltex Spark Accelerator.
Steve Fanale, CEO & Founder at DriveYello speaks about his Scaleup businesses’ involvement in the Lion Unleashed Accelerator 2017.
Scott Taylor, Co-Founder at Perx talks about his involvement in HCF’s second Catalyst Accelerator, and the great opportunities it gave to his business.
Vijay Paul, Co-Founder at Vantari VR speaks on his time in the HCF Catalyst Accelerator (Year 3). “As an early stage startup, Vantari VR was ready to take the next step in commercial development. We were keen on being involved with Australia’s number one medtech accelerator to have access to Slingshot’s mentorship and build a partnership with HCF”.
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James Fogelberg of Landmarks ID shares his experience as a particpant of the Qantas AVRO Accelerator.
Diane Stanbra of Picnic: “The platform Slingshot has designed to bring big business and small business together is genius, it actually makes dreams come true. The Caltex engagement, support, communication, advice and connections are invaluable.”
Desmond Hang of Carbar shares his team’s enthusiasm for the Spark program and how it has created synergies between their business and Caltex’s.
“Our biggest learning and take away from the program is how we work with corporates so that a win-win proposition can be provided to both Carbar and Caltex. It’s interesting to see the angle that a corporate approaches from both an innovation and scale perspective.”
HCF Catalyst alumni, Melissa Webster, CEO of SleepFit: “My favourite part was definitely the opportunity to engage with Senior Executives direct with the mutual goal of driving outcomes within a 12 week period. It was also what I now call the “entrepreneurial MBA on steroids” which is what we went through with Slingshot”.
HCF Catalyst alumni, Edwina Sharrock, CEO and Founder of Birth Beat reveals how her team became involved with the program.
She explains how her relationship developed with HCF which has lead to exciting new business opportunities.
Lion Unleashed alumni, Chris McCarney of Tayble opens up about the accelerator, his relationship with Lion and the community that was built around them during their 12 week program.
“We grew 10 X during the 12 week program and have since grown 25 X since it finished”.
Qantas AVRO alumni, Volantio share their story: We’ve tremendously enjoyed working with Qantas’s Revenue Management and technology teams. They’ve proved to be great mentors to us, and beyond that we’ve developed wonderful friendships with our key stakeholders.
Qantas AVRO alumni Chris Tippett of Aeroster, shares his Accelerator experience and how he found it as a solo founder. He tells of the value of the Qantas collaboration and how access to Qantas staff really added value to his business.
Icon Accelerator alumni, Dan Edge of Compeat Nutrition talks on how the program connected thier company to an invaluable business ecosphere and helped them think about their business in new and exciting ways.
Horizons Accelerator alumni Stewart Christie speaks about his experience in the Queensland based tourism accelerator.
He reveals how the program helped his company, Reef Restoration Foundation to reach new heights.
HCF Catalyst alumni, Canceraid talk about how their business has gone from strength to strenth, and is now the go-to resource for anyone affected by cancer worldwide.
NRMA Jumpstart alumni Dr Chris Renton and Ilche Vojdanoski, Co-founders HiveUAV tell of their journey in the Program and how it has helped them reach the next level in their business development. “Since completing the program and it’s clear to see that the NRMA Jumpstart has underpinned the step up”.
NRMA Jumpstart alumni, Riad Chikhani of Gamurs reports on his time in the Slingshot accelerator.
“We needed to think differently about our business and the way we built it, and Slingshot offered exactly that”.