Pre-Accelerator Programs Launch 61 New Startups

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Written by Amelia 13 Aug 2019

Over the last 10 weeks, the FOUNDERS START, LAUNCH & GROW pre-accelerator programs supported 61 startups on their journey to take their startup to the next level. We saw participation from entrepreneurs at all stages, from early idea, to those with products ready to launch to market, to startups acquiring customers and raising capital, each aiming to solve unique and compelling problems in a range of industries and markets.

Each week, Start, Launch and Grow consisted of valuable events and workshops, delivered by industry experts on various topics including Lean, Customer Discovery, Product Development, Marketing, Legals, Accounting, Sales, Channels to Market, Partnerships and Pitching. The cohorts also had access to 1-1 sessions with our Coach and Connect coaches. The programs provided the skills, tools, practical knowledge and insights to achieve as much real-world business progress as possible.

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The 10-week programs culminated in a final week of powerhouse pitch sessions where 30 of the startups pitched for a chance to win $500 and receive invaluable feedback from an expert judging panel. The winners included Ananya Sinha and Ann Suen of Indus global from Founders Start, Diego Casares Silva of Aviaggio from Founders Launch and Jarrod Mirabito of Aerofiler from Founders Grow. Notably all 3 startups will be ‘Levelling up’ into Launch, Grow and the 10x Accelerator respectively. Start Launch and Grow also attended to 8 of the 12 startups in the 10x Accelerator program -3 in agnostic, and 5 in health. 

On behalf of the Founders Team, we would like to congratulate all who were involved and also thank our Founders in Residence and guest speakers, who made a meaningful impact during the programs.

We are excited to see our community grow and are looking forward to the next intake in September.

Want to be part of the next cohort? Apply now! Applications are open until August 31st -http://www.unsw.to/slg-apply