ASTN Pre-Accelerator Program - Early Stage Mentoring

The Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) in partnership with Global Sports Innovation Center (GSIC) powered by Microsoft is to deliver 'The Business of Sport' Sports Tech Pre-Accelerator Program. The program is a 10-week cohort based pre accelerator educational program consisting of 6 modules. Two sessions will be conducted each week for a total of 20 sessions. A core focus of the program will support Startup Entrepreneurs to validate their on or off-field sportstech business idea against competitors, vendors and VC.

Program Details


: Pre-accelerator

: Professional, Scientific. Technical Services

: Australian Sports Technology Network

: 07-09-2023

: 15-11-2023


: AUD0.00


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: Mon, 31/07/2023 - 17:00

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: Not specified

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How will it be delivered? The cohort will be delivered online and continue to be presented in accordance with the COVID-19 restrictions in place during the period of the program. Each selected participant will have access to the Microsoft TEAMS platform for mentor interaction, content and program delivery as well as for an additional period after the program is completed. In addition to ASTN's domain experts, other specific industry specialists include GSIC powered by Microsoft, Pitcher Partners (Finance), Madgwicks (Lawyers), Mik and Joe Creative (Marketing), Sports Tech World Series (Market Research and Validation) and VARCIS Group Ltd (Investment and Asia Market Entry Partner) who actively support program delivery. Who can apply? This Pre-Accelerator Program is open to start-up founders, entrepreneurs with an athlete, practitioners or research background or intrapreneurs of sports organisations or businesses who have a technology-based idea, consider establishing a business or developing a minimal viable product. Suitable applicants from Victoria and Queensland will have priority access to this program, but applications from other interstate-based entrepreneurs are also welcome. Applications are encouraged from the following areas: • Software/Apps • Machine Learning • Artificial Intelligence (AI) • Blockchain • Advanced Manufacturing • Robotics • Internet of Things (IoT) • Big Data Analytics • Augmented/Virtual Reality • 3D-Printing • Advanced Materials • Genomics & Life sciences (including biotech & medtech)