GRIFFIN Accelerator launch

Friday 13th February 2015

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GRIFFIN ACCELERATOR LAUNCHES 2015 PROGRAM

 

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr today launched the GRIFFIN Accelerator 2015 program intake at the Canberra Innovation Network at 1 Moore St in the city.

 

“I look forward to watching a new group of innovators progress through GRIFFIN this year”, said the Chief Minister.

 

“The ACT Government has placed the acceleration of innovation central to its economic development agenda. We know that entrepreneurs and smart businesses are essential to expanding the city’s economic base, diversifying our economy and creating new jobs for the future”, he said.

 

GRIFFIN accelerator is a three month intensive program run by a group of experienced Canberra entrepreneurs who invest in, host, teach and mentor selected startups to create successful innovative businesses.

 

“We’re looking for entrepreneurs with ambitious and innovative ideas we can work with to make an impact on the world.” said GRIFFIN Accelerator CEO Craig Davis.

 

The GRIFFIN Accelerator will invest up to $300,000 worth of private venture capital into this year’s selected teams.

 

The business incubator is seeking up to ten teams of passionate entrepreneurs who want their innovation to have a big impact.

The successful entrepreneurs will be coached through the process of establishing a viable business, and then pitching to investors, and be supported in their startup journey by mentors who have already been successful in their own startups.

All GRIFFIN Accelerator mentors bring substantial experience in working with entrepreneurs, startup investing and raising capital, sales and business development, and significant industry and investor networks.

GRIFFIN mentors provide the capital which is invested in the accelerator startups, and their vision is to make Canberra the innovation capital.

“We’re thrilled that the Chief Minister Andrew Barr has chosen to champion the innovation community in Canberra, and is launching the 2015 intake today,” said Davis.

Startups and entrepreneurs can enter their ideas into the GRIFFIN Accelerator startup selection process by contacting the program through the webpage http://griffinaccelerator.com.au.

GRIFFIN Accelerator will conduct a series of pre-program workshops open to all entrepreneurs prior to selecting the ten successful startup teams in 2015.

These cover a range of basic aspects of startup business but also aim to give deeper insights based on the experience of expert presenters, and entrepreneurs are encouraged to attend.

MEDIA CONTACT: info@griffinaccelerator.com.au

GRIFFIN 2015 to be launched by ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr

ACT CHIEF MINISTER TO LAUNCH GRIFFIN ACCELERATOR

2015 PROGRAM

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr will launch the GRIFFIN Accelerator 2015 program on Friday 13th February 2015 at 9:00am.

GRIFFIN accelerator is a 3 month intensive program run by a group of seasoned Canberra entrepreneurs who invest in, host, teach and mentor selected start-ups to create successful innovative businesses.

The incubator is seeking up to ten teams of passionate entrepreneurs who want their innovation to have a big impact which doubles the 2014 intake of start-ups.

GRIFFIN Accelerator mentors are some of Canberra’s most successful entrepreneurs with a successful track record of creating successful start-ups. In addition to contributing their time and skills, they will also invest around $300,000 across the selected teams.

GRIFFIN Accelerator’s vision is to change the world by making Australian innovations successful and to make Canberra the innovation capital.

Entrepreneurs and mentors with disruptive innovation and social change stories will be available for interview.

Launch:                               9:00 am, Friday 13th February 2015

Address:                              CBR Innovation Network, 5th Floor, 1 Moore St

Entrepreneurs, investors, mentors and supporters of the startup community are welcome to attend. Please register at:

www.eventbrite.com/e/griffin-accelerator-2015-launch-tickets-15659697577