The Griffin Accelerator is a three month intensive program driven by Canberra entrepreneurs who invest in, host, teach and mentor selected startups to create successful businesses.

Along with $25,000 in funding, the Griffin Accelerator provides three months of mentoring for 10% equity. The mentors include:

– Craig Davis (CEO/Co-founder, Griffin Accelerator)
– Nick McNaughton (Co-founder, Griffin Accelerator)
– Uwe Boettcher (Co-founder, Griffin Accelerator and Capital Angles)
– Marcus Dawe (CEO, GreenMag Group and Mineral Carbonation International)
– Tony Henshaw (Board member, NICTA)
– Sarah Pearson (CEO, CBR Innovation Network)
– Anne-Marie Perret (R&D funding advice)
– Murray Rankin (Founder, Rankin Securities)
– Lyndal Thorburn
– Sylvia Tulloch (Materials Scientist, UNSW)

Topics covered in the program include:

– startup basics
– pitching and strategy
– lean customer validation
– business systems basics
– KPIs and metrics
– competitor landscape and research
– advanced pitching
– practical marketing for startups
– sales
– business models, strategy, IP and defensibility
– financial projections

At the end of the 3 month core program, participants will pitch to investors in Canberra and Sydney. The next three months will include assistance with investor relations – finding the right investors, the right deal terms, and completing the right investment rounds.


Our Address:

Level 5, 1 Moore St, Canberra, ACT