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Australia’s leading health tech accelerator program

Applications Now Open

Accelerate your health or medical tech business and your founder potential

ACCELERATE YOUR BUSINESS IDEA

This is a structured 12-week accelerator program that will focus on supporting you to create a differentiated value proposition, develop a business model that ensures your idea can thrive, and help you learn how to confidently sell and build partnerships.  Our experienced team will help you avoid the traps most early-stage founders fall into that limit their potential.

MEET YOUR FOUNDER POTENTIAL

Embedded into HCF Catalyst is a first-of-a-kind founder wellness program. Our goal is to support you to learn about the very best tools and skills, to build not only your resilience but your confidence to accelerate your founder potential and avoid burnout.

DE-RISK YOUR FOUNDER JOURNEY

The HCF Catalyst 5 program will de-risk your entrepreneurial journey and empower you to answer the tough questions so you can be confident and committed to accelerating your success. Those who succeed in the program will have the kudos of the association with a national brand like HCF.

SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY

The program is delivered by entrepreneurs and thought leaders. They are the best in class business model generators, commercialisation experts, sales and partnerships gurus, design thinking and rapid prototyping experts.  We focus on what counts (and skip what doesn’t) to accelerate your investor appeal.

ADDITIONAL VALUE

Participants gain five plus figures in value from our program partners, including Xero, AWS and Salesforce.

INVESTMENT

The ultimate prize for outstanding startups will be the opportunity to pitch for a minimum of $50,000 and up to $150,000 in funding by Slingshot at the completion of the program.

Application Criteria

STARTUPS SHOULD BE:

  • at pre-seed and seed stage
  • exceptional and high self-starting founders
  • able to deliver a value proposition in 12 weeks
    with unique insights to solve a big problem

NOT-FOR-PROFITS SHOULD:

  • ideally, have registered charity status
  • be highly engaging and motivated founders
    with business savvy
  • have a clear and differentiated value proposition

Participant Journey

Applications Open
30 October 2019

Applications Close
26 November 2019

Pitch Day
19 December 2019

Program Begins
4 February 2020

Program Concludes
1 May 2020

Pitch for Funding
Mid 2020

Our Program Partners