COVID-19 Edit:

We will continue to run the April 14  intake as planned and facilitate the sessions via Zoom until we can determine it’s safe to join each other in-person again. We believe the Pre-Accelerator can be facilitated effectively online, while also supporting meaningful interactions between facilitators and cohort members, as well as between cohort members individually too. We also utilise Slack for communications outside of our scheduled Tuesday night sessions, this will remain unchanged for this cohort.
We’ll still be working together side-by-side and be able to see, hear and support everyone, including for the sessions where we gather Mentors to help you one-on-one too.  Looking forward to kicking off in just a few weeks!

Pre-Accelerator Program Outline

Session 1: Introduction, Mindset & Regenerative Business: Purpose/Impact/Circular Economy principles for business
Entrepreneurial Mindset
Overview of Purpose, Impact & Circular Economy principles

Guest Facilitator: Natalie Woods, The Corner Palm and Paradiso Magazine

Session 2: Design Thinking & Speed Mentor Session
Reframe the Problem / Point of View Analysis
Test your idea with experienced Mentors

Guest Facilitator: Todd Sotheren, Creation Theory

Session 3: Opportunity Product-Market Fit & Storytelling
Opportunity & market evaluation tools
Storytelling tools & pitch practice

Guest Facilitator: Maria Collyer

Session 4: Value Proposition Design & Prototyping
Value Proposition Canvas
Rapid prototyping & feedback session

Guest Facilitator: Diego Trigo, Hello Again


Session 5: Competition, Feasibility & Viability
Competition & Advantage
Pricing models, building & assessing your Cash Flows, Viability

Guest Facilitator: Marc Sofer, Byron Ventures and Byron Lighthouse Angels

Session 6: Mentor Coaching & Pitching Workshop
Mentoring session focused on testing & developing your business model
Learn how to develop your pitch deck & pitch

Guest Facilitator: Sam Refshauge

Session 7: Pitch Practice & Feedback
Practice pitching to your cohort
Improve your presentation, test problem-solution/product-market fit

Guest Facilitator: Sam Refshauge

Session 8: Pitch Night
Pitch in front of a judging panel & gain feedback ahead of Demo Night

Demo & Graduation Night
Have the opportunity to pitch in front of a judging panel & live community audience including investors, & startup & industry experts

Ongoing Mentoring & Support
Follow-up sessions to help support your ongoing growth pathway