Actions and Detail Panel
Accelerator Programs - Are they worth the Equity?
Thu. 23 March 2017, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm AEDT
Accelerator programs have been around in Australia for a while, but in the last 12 months major Global Accelerators have entered the Australian Startup scene. Firstly, Startupbootcamp in Melbourne, Tech Stars in Adelaide, and more recently 500 Startups in Melbourne.
So, what's the difference, how do they compare with local programs and are any worth giving up equity for?
We'll explore the startup journey from exploration, selection, acceleration to graduation and discuss if startups graduating from an Accelerator are more investable.
We'll be joined by the Global Head of Startupbootcamp, Andy Shannon who is in Australia and will share his thoughts having overseen the expansion from 3 to now 18 Accelerators operating in cities around the world.
The panel will include:
Christina Chen from Second Sight - Founder
Michael Kruger from Boundlss - CTO and Co-Founder
Andy Shannon - Global Head Startupbootcamp
Lants Daniel - Signal Ventures Australia
Malcolm Thornton - Head of Investment ANZ at Cisco
Moderator: Richard Celm - Program Director Startupbootcamp Melbourne