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WED, 7 OCT - 20 OCT
ACCELERATOR EDITION #4
👋Welcome to Edition #4 of Sailist's Fortnightly Roundups! This fortnight is jam-packed. We have:
> 4 accelerator programs
> 2 pitch competitions and 1 recommended resource
> 4 noteworthy events

Next Wednesday, you will receive the fortnight's roundup on all things startup funding, which will be written and compiled by Warwick from Startup-Funding.com.au.
⏫ This Fortnight in Accelerators
By Euwyn, creator of Sailist.
Accelerator Programs Closing Soon

🇦🇺Australia-wide
Galileo was also featured on Accelerator Edition #2, however I only had a rough estimation of the deadline. Thanks to one of our readers, Sunny, we now know Galileo closes for applications on the 12th of October!

Galileo Accelerator is a new accelerator that's laser focused on growth, sales and go-to-market strategy. It is a 12 month growth program (6 months program with 6 months of follow-on support), delivered by an experienced team and program coaches. The Accelerator will help you develop your core business functions – hiring, sales and marketing, fundraising, operations, product management – getting together around once per month to focus on a core skill area.

$200,000 investment per startup. 12 months of support (No relocation required). Remote-compatible program. Tailored 1-on-1 support and coaching.

Sector Focus: Agnostic
Stage of startups accepted: Early stage
Key dates: Applications close on 12 Oct 2020.
Learn more and apply here


🇦🇺Australia-wide
The RealTechX Growth program is designed to meet the needs of later-stage technology businesses operating in the real estate, property, construction, utilities, infrastructure or built environment sectors.

Core benefits include access to customers through project opportunities with program partners and Taronga Ventures investors, potential investment from RealTech Ventures Fund, and supported expansion throughout Asia Pacific (with focus on Singapore).

Sector Focus: Infra-tech
Stage of startups accepted: Scaling
Key dates: RealTechX is now open for applications for 2021.
Learn more and apply here


🇦🇺Australia-wide
The KidsX Accelerator supports early stage digital health companies to achieve product and business model validation in the pediatric market. This  is a 13-week accelerator with events, workshops, mentorship sessions and office hours. KidsX does not take any equity from participating startups.

Sector Focus: Pediatrics
Stage of startups accepted: Early stage
Key dates: Applications close 7 Oct 2020 (today!)
Learn more and apply here


🏙 Victoria
If you identify as a female founder AND/OR are building a startup working on a circular economy solution, RMIT Activator's LaunchHUB wants you. This is a 6-week sprint with weekly standups, working sessions, advisory boards, 1-1 coaching and community membership/initiatives. Participants are not required to be affiliated with RMIT University.

Category 1. Female founder: Minimum one founder needs to identify female.
Category 2. Circular economy: Key sectors are fashion & textiles, mobility & transport, food/hospitality industry, household waste, the built environment.

Sector Focus: See categories above
Stage of startups accepted: Early stage
Key dates: Applications close 11 Oct 2020.
Learn more and apply here

AcceleratorSoftware.io is a powerful platform that simplifies innovation program design & management. Used by corporates, Universities and consultants, AcceleratorSoftware.io streamlines workflows, builds community and promotes your brand, from a centralised location.
Book your demo to learn more
Ecosystem Resources For Founders

🇦🇺 Australia-wide
Are you an ambitious student with a growing startup? Textbook Ventures' Student Startup Festival Pitch Competition, in partnership with Blackbird Ventures, will be delivered Australia-wide this year. As a participant, you will get the opportunity to pitch your startup to a panel of experienced industry judges, connect with like-minded students, be mentored by venture capitalists and startup operators. Cash prizes up for grabs.

Type: Pitch Competition
Sector Focus: Agnostic (Student-led)
Key date: Applications close 14 Oct 2020.
Apply here


🇦🇺 Australia-wide
Are you looking to showcase your startup to key ecosystem players? Tech23 is a deep-tech festival taking place December 2020. As part of the festival, 23 selected startups will present for five minutes each. Participants will get to showcase their idea to many key players in the ecosystem, gain publicity and win some of many great prizes on offer.

Type: Pitch Competition
Sector Focus: Tech
Key date: Applications close 12 Oct 2020.
Apply now


🌐Online
The Guild of Entrepreneurs is a community of Aussie founders committed to building a supportive network. Suitable for anyone to join, from beginners to veterans.

Type: Online Community
> Visit the community. Ask anything and get answers from fellow founders, investors and ecosystem builders.
> Visit the curated library of resources. There is something for founders at every stage.

The Founders Course is a practical online course that shows you how to succeed as a founder. The course helps you to build and launch a startup in your own time under the guidance of Colin Kinner, one of Australia’s most experienced startup mentors and founder of Startup Onramp. Bonus $10k worth of perks from AWS, LawPath and others. 50% off for a limited time.
Learn more
Most Noteworthy Events
📅 Spark Festival Sydney: Australia’s Festival of Innovation
Spark Festival is a free, online 12-day festival with the central theme of 'We Are Agents Of Change'. Join to hear Australia's smartest innovators and entrepreneurs share expertise on starting, running and growing a business in the new economy.
Date: Oct 12–23rd
Register here

📅 CTRL+N: Setting Milestones for Growth with Maxine Lee (Skalata Ventures)
After getting to MVP, building a successful and sustainable business can be challenging. What do you focus on first? How do you make sure you continue growing? What milestones are important to reach your goals? Maxine is the COO at Skalata Ventures, and was named in Forbes 30 under 30 in Finance and VC in recognition of her work in Australia’s startup community.
Date: 1PM, Oct 14
Register here

Two more noteworthy sessions happened earlier this week:
📅 Innovation Bay: What should Founder-investor relationships look like?
Happening right now - James Cameron (AirTree), Nick Crocker (Blackbird) and Nathan Walsh (Athena Home Loans), Phoebe Gardner (Beyond Ag) from their respective portfolios discussed the founder-investor relationship and their advice for cultivating a successful partnership.
See more here - I'll post a link to the recording on Sailist's LinkedIn when Innovation Bay releases it.

📅 Blackbird's GIANTS Weekly: Consumer subscriptions with Alex Mather (The Athletic)
Learn how he signed up more than 600,000 paying subscribers in less than four years and his strategy on launching one of the most ambitious subscription-only news services in recent years.
Read key takeaways and watch this session here
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