The Business of Sport Pre Accelerator Program
The Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) provides leadership in the commercialisation, development and promotion of Australian-inspired sports technologies. Established in 2012 the ASTN is an industry-led Australian ecosystem of organisations with a vested interest in sports technology development
ASTN in partnership the Global Sports Innovation Center (GSIC) powered by Microsoft received LaunchVic funding to deliver a sportstech Pre-Accelerator Program delivered over 10 weeks. It will support 60 Victorian Startup Entrepreneurs to validate their off-field sportstech business idea against competitors, vendors and VC. Specific industry experts including: GSIC, Pitcher Partners (Finance), Madgwicks (Lawyers), M&J Creative (Marketing), Sports Tech World Series (Market Research and Validation) and VARCIS Group Ltd (Investment and Asia Market Entry Partner) will support program delivery.
This program will better prepare early-stage startups for SportsTech Accelerator programs and will be offered 4 times over 2 years and aim to strengthen the reach, international standing and reputation of the Australian sportstech startup ecosystem in Victoria.
Pre-Accelerator Program Details
|Program Location||Melbourne (Online delivery during COVID-19)|
|Length of Program||10 weeks|
|Application Period||Visit the ASTN website for program intake dates|
|Program Engagement||The program consisting of 6 modules covered through two sessions a week. Participants will also have the opportunity to ‘Learn From the Best’ by participating in Q&A sessions with leaders of leading international and Australian sports businesses.|
|Venture Stage||Early Stage, Ideation Stage|
|Program Cost||$500 program fee|
|Investment Structure||No Investment|
|Desk Space||Not Available|
Visit the ASTN website for full program and application details.