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ASTN Startup Accelerator Program

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Is your sports technology start-up company ready to take the next step?

 Applications are now open for the ASTN Accelerator Cohort 9 supported by LaunchVic!

This is the chance for your start-up to access FREE guidance and advisory from industry experts within the ASTN. The program has already accelerated 32 companies over the last 4 years, raising USD$5.8 Million and combined revenue of USD$50 Million offshore and locally; your company could be next! 


Why You Should Apply

The ASTN has unmatched knowledge of the sports tech industry in Australia and this is complimented by an extensive network/connections and entrepreneurship education.


The Program will help you to;

  • Improve the investment and market readiness of your company;

  • Assist in developing an innovative business model, that is financially sound & prepares your company to scale and;

  • Accelerate your companies time to market.

During the program you will receive: 

  • A dedicated advisor, and access to the broader ASTN expert pool;

  • Up to approximately 40 hours free advisory from an experienced sport technology advisor over a 16-20 week period (2 -3 hours per week).


Criteria for Selection

If you are a sports technology start-up* who meets the following requirements you can apply for one of the placements available for the 9th intake of the Program over the February – June 2021 period.


  • Has been established for a minimum of 12 months;

  • Has a minimum of 2 full-time team members in the business;

  • Has established a scalable business model;

  • A company registered in Australia;

  • Is assessed by the ASTN as having established a scalable business model. 

*Sports technology start-up can include, and have sports digital, advanced materials, sports performance, health & wellness applications etc. 


Key Dates

  • Monday 11 January - Applications open
  • Sunday 31 January - Applications close
  • Friday 5 February - All selected applicants notified 
  • Monday 8 February - Cohort 8 commences
  • Friday 25 June - Estimated completion date