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Griffin Accelerator
Program ID: 11266
This program is run by a group of seasoned Canberra entrepreneurs who invest in, host, teach and mentor selected startups to create successful businesses.

Shortlisted applicants will:
- Gain access to a three-month program with $25,000 investment in the business, in return for 10% equity.
- Move into a free shared office space to continue working on their startup.

At the end of the program, successful applicants get the opportunity to pitch to investors. Raising capital is not the primary focus, but in most cases it is a necessary step and will enable faster growth. The next three months will include assistance with investor relations – finding the right investors, the right deal terms, and completing the right investment rounds.
Who Can Apply
Eligible applicants must be teams or sole founders that are able to work on the business full time for a minimum of three months.
Eligible Activities
Eligible activities include a weekly seminar which introduces an important topic, some key highlights from a few mentors, then discuss how these ideas apply to each team in detail with mentors. Topics covered will include:
- Startup basics
- Pitching and strategy
- Lean customer validation
- Business systems basics
- KPIs and metrics
- Competitor landscape and research
- Advanced pitching
- Practical marketing for startups
- Sales
- Business models, strategy, IP and defensibility
Main Assessment Criteria
The main assessment criteria include whether the team has the potential to succeed in creating high growth innovative businesses.
Applies to
Web OverviewJuly 2016
RecipientsJuly 2016
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Status Pending
Closing Date 22 April 2016
Closing Information
This program is available annually. The next funding round is yet to be announced.
Funding Type Equity
Maximum Funding $25,000
Requires Co-contribution? Yes
Competitive Yes
Location Australian Capital Territory
General - Non-Industry Specific
Start-up / Establishment
Difficulty Rating
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