Igniting METS Accelerator, Toowoomba Roadshow

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Canvas Coworking Inc

1/625 Ruthven St

Toowoomba City, Queensland 4350


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Igniting METS is an Australian-first joint initiative between METS Ignited and the Queensland Government to assist mining equipment, technology and services (METS) companies. METS Ignited is an industry-led organisation funded by the Australian Government as part of its Growth Centre Initiative. The Igniting METS Accelerator program seeks to bring late-stage startups and SMEs together with leading mining sector corporates focussed on innovative mining sector solutions, to drive greater industry collaboration and commercialisation outcomes.

As a precursor to the Igniting METS accelerator program, METS Ignited and KPMG will be delivering information sessions and training workshops, as well as a bootcamp style pitching and judging event in Toowoomba.

The purpose of the Toowoomba roadshow is to raise awareness, interest and involvement in mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector innovation and commercialisation, and to identify potential startup teams and existing SME businesses to help them prepare applications to the accelerator. In addition, winners of the pitching event will shortcut the application process by being shortlisted into the pool of applicants for final selection into the accelerator which will be held in Brisbane between July – October.

Please review the details below for information on the session content.

Who should attend the event?

  • Late-stage startups and SMEs with technology and solutions for the METS & Mining sector
  • Mining sector related industry groups and their members
  • Local innovation/startup ecosystem representatives

What do I need to bring into the event?

  • Your SME or late-stage startup team
  • Laptop Computer



Registration, Networking & Light Breakfast


Welcome speech, objectives & schedule


What is the purpose of the Igniting METS Accelerator and am I a good fit? (In this session, you'll also hear firsthand from previous KPMG Energise participants about the level of commitment and what to expect from the program).


Morning tea


Present your 30-second elevator pitch - introduce your business, your team, and what you are hoping to get out of your participation in Igniting METS.


Workshop 1: Conveying your Value Proposition


Workshop 2: How to build your customer-focused pitch deck to deliver with maximum impact




Coaches / mentors arrive. Pitch deck development & pitch practice with coaches / mentors


Afternoon tea


Pitches & Judging commences (3-minute pitches)


Judges evaluate pitches

Attendees break for networking & drinks


Judging & awarding of prizes, recap on accelerator application process and wrap-up


Networking & drinks continue

Kind regards,

Ashley Brown
KPMG Program Director: Igniting METS Accelerator

Lisa Jenkinson
Startup/SME Development Stream Lead, Igniting METS Accelerator

Ric Gros
CEO, METS Ignited

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1/625 Ruthven St

Toowoomba City, Queensland 4350


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