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Applications open for ANZ Innovyz START Winter 2013 Program. How to apply for the chance to learn from real business gurus.


Listen up!

There’s an opportunity to grow your business and entrepreneurial know-how with a little help from ANZ Innovyz START Winter 2013.

ANZ Innovyz START is a 13-week intensive accelerator program aimed at assisting prospective and existing small business owners to develop and grow their businesses for success.

ANZ Innovyz START is looking the creme de la creme of tech enterprises – especially those with potentially break-through ideas that are ready for accelerated growth. The program identifies the key elements to success that entrepreneurs need to know to get them ‘investor ready’.

The program includes mentoring by entrepreneurial gurus, learning programs focusing on business growth, identification of target markets, working and reworking the company’s plans and a presentation to potential investors on the last day of the program.

ANZ Innovyz START is one of 50 accelerators in the Global Accelerator Network that was created by TechStars.

How START Winter 2013 works

Ten uber-lucky companies are selected from a sea of fresh meat… err, applicants.

They pack up and move to Adelaide for 13 weeks to grow their companies in the ANZ Innovyz accelerator, located in the CBD.

The program involves an immersive, mentoring program where participants work with gurus to hone their business model, shape their marketing and product strategies and, prepare for global awesomeness.

Peer-to-peer learning is a major focus for participants, as they embark on a shared experience with nine other companies. Alongside the mentors, co-participants learning from one another throughout the experience.

Each of the ten selected companies (a maximum of three participants per company) will relocate to Adelaide for the duration of the program and receive $20,000 per company. The additional perks and course delivery as a whole is valued at over $500,000.

Hey, they offer perks, too

Throughout the three months, Managing Director Dr Jana Matthews will lead an intensive series of sessions on key growth areas.

At the conclusion of the program, each company will pitch their business plan to investors and venture capitalists for the chance to receive financial backing to further development or implement the business idea.

In exchange for the funding to participate in this program, ANZ Innovyz START takes 8% equity in each company.

Who should apply?

ANZ Innovyz START is all about is helping people build something bigger than themselves. The goal is to get an idea off the ground in a snap.

In 2013, ANZ Innovyz is especially looking for innovators and entrepreneurs who:

  • Have an ICT or Web 2.0-based innovation with awesome sauce and, has the potential to affect their area or niche
  • Need the expertise to get the business off the ground or, need financial backing to get into market
  • Are already up and running but need guidance on how to take their business to the next level.

Program dates

  • The program will be based in Adelaide from 12 August – 12 November, 2013

Application details

  • Applications period 2 April – June 21, 2013

  • Successful applicants will be notified in July 2013

Whatcha waiting for?

Get with the application, Anthillians.