ASTN’s ACCELERATOR PROGRAM

The ASTN is hosting a Sports Tech Start-up Accelerator Program in Melbourne with the support of the State Government of Victoria’s ‘LaunchVic’ Program.

The Program enables the ASTN to provide free guidance & advisory for 15-20 start-ups. We invite sports technology start-ups to apply for one of four placements available every six months. Applications are currently closed.

The successful companies for our 4th intake (July 2018) were:

  1. AIRCAST
    http://www.aircast.com.au/
  2. GAIN LINE Analytics
    http://www.gainline.biz/
  3. Ida Sports
    https://idasports.co/
  4. parachuute
    https://www.parachuute.com/

The ASTN has unmatched knowledge of the sports tech industry in Australia and this is complemented by an extensive network/connections and entrepreneurship education. The Program focuses on:

  • improving investment and market readiness;
  • assist in developing a business model that is innovative, financial sound & prepares for scalability and;
  • accelerating time-to-market to better take advantage of opportunities.

What you get:

  • A dedicated advisor, and access to a broader ASTN expert pool
  • A total of approximately 40 hours of a free advisory from an experienced sports technology advisor over a 16-20 week period (av. 3hr per week).
  • The advisory program is flexible to the needs of the start-up and may include a combination of:
    • Assistance in the validation of market opportunity.
    • Application ‘Lean Launchpad’ methodology as a tool to develop a minimum viable product
    • Market research/intelligence gathering
    • Introductions and meeting with aligned organisations in the sports eco-system (as possible partners, customers and service providers)
    • Assistance in preparation of pitch decks for investor presentations
    • Development of a strategic action plan on what can be reasonably achieved over the Advisory program period.

Any questions regarding the opportunity should be addressed to john.danaher@astn.com.au