Entries by Craig Davis

Launchpad 2017

GRIFFIN Accelerator is looking for entrepreneurs ready to benefit from intensive work with mentors to get their product into the market and their business ready for seed investment. But very few entrepreneurs can do this without a running start and they are often running in slightly wrong directions or not running as fast as they could. We see […]

GRIFFIN participants for 2016

Today we announce the successful participants in Canberra’s GRIFFIN Accelerator for 2016. GRIFFIN Accelerator is a three month intensive program run by a group of seasoned Canberra entrepreneurs who invest in, host, teach and mentor selected startups to create successful businesses. This year the Accelerator will invest up to $250,000 in the selected teams. After 3 […]

Innovation Statement implications for startups

So, what are the key takeouts from yesterday’s innovation statement? What will directly affect startups and entrepreneurs in the early stages? Most of the announcements are about science and its commercialisation which is important, or about very long term building of skills, again very important but not going to shift the startup dial right now. Angel Investor […]

GRIFFIN Launchpad

GRIFFIN Accelerator is looking for entrepreneurs ready to benefit from intensive work with mentors to get their product into the market and their business ready for seed investment. But very few entrepreneurs can do this without a running start and they are often running in slightly wrong directions or not running as fast as they could. We see […]

GRIFFIN Launchpad to help startups to build the right prototype faster

MEDIA RELEASE 3 December 2015 GRIFFIN Launchpad helps startups to build prototypes faster GRIFFIN Accelerator CEO Dr Craig Davis today announced the arrival of GRIFFIN Launchpad, a program of structured coaching to startups to build prototype products faster and better target customer needs. The GRIFFIN Launchpad will provide a pre-accelerator stage program to budding entrepreneurs […]

GRIFFIN Alumni shine at AIIA iAwards

MEDIA RELEASE GRIFFIN Accelerator alumni shine at AIIA iAwards Canberra’s GRIFFIN Accelerator CEO Dr Craig Davis today congratulated current and former participants in the business incubator on winning multiple awards at the Australian Information Industry Digital Canberra iAwards overnight. ‘I’m very proud of SignOnSite, which received the Undergraduate Student Innovation Award, a Certificate of Merit […]

First Wednesday Inspire Workshops

FIRST WEDNESDAY INSPIRE STARTUP WORKSHOPS Start-ups are disrupting our world. They are fast, agile, lean and they have the power to affect change of entire industries and economies on global scale. To stay relevant in this fast changing world, everybody needs to learn in practice how to innovate like a startup. Come work with others […]

2015 teams announced

Today, 1 June 2015, Canberra’s GRIFFIN Accelerator CEO Dr Craig Davis today announced the successful participants for the startup incubator. ‘GRIFFIN Accelerator will invest in and mentor seven great teams this year. Over the next three months we will help them validate their products and start fast growth,’ said Dr Davis. ‘We have a wonderful […]

26 May 2015 MEDIA ALERT GRIFFIN Accelerator CEO Dr Craig Davis will announce the successful participants in this year’s program on Monday 1 June 2015. From 84 applicants, GRIFFIN Accelerator has narrowed the field down to the final ten teams who have been selected to participate in the business accelerator in 2015. GRIFFIN Accelerator is […]

GRIFFIN Accelerator launch

Friday 13th February 2015 MEDIA RELEASE 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 […]