Vocus Backs the Ideas Boom

Posted on March 02, 2016

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Vocus Upstart, one of Australia's most generous startup accelerators, has today launched its 2016 program.

Offering a total of up to $320,000 in seed capital and three months extensive mentoring for up to eight successful applicants, the program will commence on 1 August 2016.

Vocus Non Executive Director, Tony Grist, said "With the mining boom receding, programs like Vocus Upstart support a culture of innovation and intelligent risk-taking that are essential to the expansion of the startup ecosystem in Australia."

Throughout the intensive thirteen week program, mentors will help innovative startups transform their ideas into businesses, win their first customers and make their first sales.

In addition to sponsorship from Vocus, the accelerator program has the financial backing and support of Tony Grist, local venture capitalist Matt Macfarlane and a number of high net worth investors.

2016 Key Dates for Vocus Upstart:

1 MarchApplications open
16 MarchInformation session at Spacecubed
2 MayApplications close
31 MayWinners announced
1 AugustProgram commences

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