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Booster Scaleup Accelerator

Breaking through gravity

The focus of this accelerator is helping startups accelerate towards and beyond product market fit and increase traction. Focus areas include growth hacking, go to market and pricing strategies, capital raising and team building. Participants in the accelerator should benefit through an increase in one or more traction measures (customers, revenue, adoption).

Focus: Scale Up Accelerator
Delivery: 12 Weeks Part Time
Timing: August To October 2022
Entry Criteria: MVP

IMPORTANT DATES

Applications close: 10 August 2022
Program start date: September 2022
Showcase Day: TBC

The Benefits

Why complete
a Launch Pad Program?

Founder Care

We take a holistic and personalised approach to accelerating both you and your business. We will work with you and provide support at each step of your growth journey as a founder and facilitate founder circle sessions – a founder peer support group with a focus on you – not your startup.

Practical Experience & Approach

You will be mentored by world-class entrepreneurs in residence (EIRs) who have experience in this field, and you will learn proven processes and get access to a playbook resource of best practices that you can use with your business.

Flexibility & Agile

Our platform-driven, part-time, agile, multi-mode delivery makes it suitable for founders who have other work and study commitments and are in the early stages of their business.

Technology & Resources

The program will provide you with streamlined access to connections with university expertise, researchers and students.

World Class Facilities

You will get access to modern workspaces and state of the art technology facilities such as maker spaces, prototyping capabilities and studios, to help you bring ideas to life quickly and efficiently.

Community & Member Benefits

You will become a member of the Launch Pad community and be able to tap into a network of industry experts, fellow founders and like-minded community members. You’ll also get access to over $100k worth of discounted tools and services as part of our membership benefits.

Our Booster Program Curriculum

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By submitting an application, you confirm that you have read and agreed to our terms and conditions and code of conduct.

Our Booster Program Curriculum

1

Intro & OKRs

Defined 3-month OKRs

2

Metrics

Metrics Dashboard

3

Pricing

Pricing Strategy

4

GTM

GTM Strategy

5

Growth Hacking

Marketing Plan

6

Managing IP

IP Audit & Plan

7

Product Development

Phased Product Roadmap

8

Leading Your Startup

Disc or Similar Assessment

9

Building a Team

Critical Roles and Hiring Plan

10

Boards

Advisory/Board Plan

11

Advanced Capital Raising

2-year Financial and Capital Plan

12

Investor Relations

Testimonials

Hear from our 2021 cohort

  • Megna Murali

    Convert Dial

    The Launch Pad program helped me go from an idea on a page and to MVP. The one-on-one mentoring and structured 6-month framework is personal and tailored to each founder. Unlike other programs that are short term, in 6 months you can achieve significant progress. There were plenty of opportunities to connect with the cohort and the mentors and I have made great friends through this program.

  • Lucas Cox

    GeoJob

    The WSU team have provided invaluable guidance into the intricacies of problem and solution validation and capital raise preparation. GeoJob has gained many valuable contacts and resources from legal advice from Frank Law through to eligibility for start up discounts from the likes of HubSpot and AWS.

  • Priyadarshini Das

    OkayMate

    The mentors came with rich experience in the start-up ecosystem and had an answer to every question.

  • Belinda Chapman

    Quantal Bioscience

    The Launch Pad program has greatly expanded my understanding of business and start-up processes, introduced me to great mentors (who have introduced me to even more mentors), and opened my eyes to the idea of a long-term entrepreneurial career and better equipped me for this. In addition, the Launch Pad program has introduced me to an interesting group of founders, and a peer support network with whom I anticipate remaining in touch, continuing to learn from, and perhaps even collaborating with as we grow our business in Western Sydney.

  • Andri Selamat

    DigiCity for Kids

    Launch Pad had equipped me with the skills on how to progress an idea into the next tangible steps, and be aware off the common pitfalls. It’s been a program where you can feel welcomed and share with like-minded people, at the same time supported by incredible team and guided by experienced mentors.

  • Wayne Larsen

    PT Blink

    The WSU Launch Pad program was an integral part of the evolution of PT Blink. Throughout the program, we received valuable insights from the mentors and EIR team, which readied our business and founding team for acceleration. We also met and engaged with a community of other startups; the collective passion and enthusiasm was contagious. I would recommend the Launch Pad program to any startup.

  • Sandra Pires

    Yesterday Stories

    Launch Pad gives you insight into the founder's journey from a deeply personal perspective and with founder well-being at the core. The emphasis on the scientific method for all experiments makes you accountable.

  • Gemma Colbran

    dARTbase

    Launch Pad accelerator pushes founders through the startup ecosystem, as opposed to "pulling" them like other accelerators. They supply you with the support, knowledge and tools you need to validate (or invalidate), build and grow your business..