Startmate Pitch Coaching + Australia's Biggest Office Hours
Startmate is Australia's most successful technology startup accelerator with a strong mentor network including the co-founders of tech-giant, Atlassian, and an impressive list of alumni.
Startmate was provided the opportunity through a previous LaunchVic grant, to grow the Victorian startup ecosystem and build founder capability. As a result of Startmate's success, additional funding was granted to deliver a new program across 2019-2020.
This program will build upon and extend Startmate’s previous work in Victoria to create an educational funnel to upskill founders by bringing them through three key stages:
- equipping founders with the knowledge they need to talk to investors;
- introducing founders to the mentor and investor network; and
- enabling founders to build 1:1 relationships with investors and mentors.
Startmate will achieve this through the delivery of pitch coaching sessions and mentoring events that includes female-founder-focused events. Startmate will also connect founders to mentors and investors at scale through “Australia’s Biggest Office Hours” which will involve free advisory meetings for founders.
The workshops will be hosted by Blackbird Ventures partner and Startmate EiR, Nick Crocker. Nick was previously co-founder of Sessions (acqd. by MyFitnessPal) and We Are Hunted (acqd. by Twitter) and has funded and raised funding for multiple successful ventures.
Founders will receive advice on how to build a pitch that gets noticed, tips on how to approach investors and a review of your own pitch deck.
You’ll also have the opportunity to meet privately with a Startmate mentor for thirty minutes to receive additional advice and attend exclusive quarterly networking events that connects investors and founders.