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 LocationMelbourne (Online delivery during COVID-19)
Industry FocusSportsTech
Length of Program10 weeks
Application PeriodVisit the ASTN website for program intake dates
Program EngagementThe 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 StageEarly Stage, Ideation Stage
Program Cost $500 program fee 
Investment StructureNo Investment
Desk SpaceNot Available
Alumnifindingstartups.launchvic.org 

Visit the ASTN website for full program and application details.