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Plus Eight Sprint is a 6-week, part-time, pre-Accelerator program run out of Perth's leading technology and innovation hub, Spacecubed. It connects you with a community of successful mentors, investors and advisors to help you take your startup idea to the next level and provide the content and environment to grow your skills as a founder.
Apply for the next Plus Eight Sprint Program commencing:
October 5th 2019.
Plus Eight Sprint is the fastest way to get startup fit.
Plus Eight is a tailored made program for Australian founders, meaning that it's all action and no fluff. We followed four values when designing a word-class Plus Eight Sprint experience.
We've sourced the most experienced startup mentors, investors and advisors to guide you throughout Sprint. Each week new mentors will share their experience and wisdom, giving you the opportunity to learn from those that have been there and done it.
Everything we cover through Plus Eight Sprint can be directly applied to your business and will have a noticeable, positive impact regardless of where you are at in your journey.
We believe some of the best opportunities to grow as a founder is by learning from other startups going through a similar journey. Sprint provides lots of opportunities to connect and learn from other founders going through the program, and emphasises peer-based feedback and reflection.
It takes an entire village to raise a startup. We believe being part of a strong community of like-minded founders and advisors makes you a stronger entrepreneur and gives you the environment for your startup to succeed.
Plus Eight Sprint is designed for founders and startups who have an existing idea or business that they want to take to the next level.
Whether you are pre-revenue, have existing funding or if you're just starting out, Plus Eight Sprint will help grow both your business and your skills as a founder.
We accept solo founders seeking a team and startup teams that are already formed.
We draw on the very best contemporary approaches to build sustainable technology businesses, straight from the innovation capitals of the world.
Developed by Google, design sprints is a proven model to test, iterate and improve your product in collaboration with your customers.
The foundation for many modern startups approaches, the Lean Startup is a critical part of any founder's toolkit.
Developed by Stanford and used by many of the worlds biggest brands, design thinking is an approach to developing products that your customers with love.
Each Sprint session is divided into three sections: mentor presentations; working on your business; and weekly project reviews.
Our experienced panel of mentors draw on real life examples and provide practical takeaways that you can apply to your business through a workshop-style, interactive presentation that focuses on a founder skill area for that week.
The majority of each Sprint session is spent working on your business, around the weekly focus area with the support of mentors and other founders. This includes hands-on activities and is a great opportunity to get feedback, learn from others and immediately apply the lessons to your startup idea.
Each week, you will be given a specific project to work on before the next Sprint session. These are always practical and aim to give your startup a step-change improvement. At the start of each Sprint session, founders share their progress and get feedback on the previous week's project work.
Over the 6-week Sprint program you will have the opportunity to focus on your business through a practical curriculum of topics critical to any successful founder. By the end of the program you'll have a stronger business and be a stronger founder.
*Time commitment is approximately 5 hours per week (2 hours of workshops and 3 hours of assignment work)
How to build an enduring business
Business model development
How to make a product your customers will love
Validation and customer testing
How to turn your idea into a reality
Product & prototyping
How to make your startup into a rocketship
Growth & marketing
How to stay sane while changing the world
Team, mindset & legal
How to keep going up and to the right
Fundraising & pitching
The question we constantly ask ourselves is "would we be where we are now had we not done Plus Eight?" The answer is a resounding no.
Plus Eight has enabled us to not only expedite our growth but the way we think about product development and our go to market strategy.
- Dave Newman, Founder and CEO @ Ovass
Plus Eight Accelerator Alumni
Currently accepting applications for our next program commencing:
45 St Georges Tce
Perth WA 6000
$1298 per founder*
$998 per founder for startups of two or more*
*We have a number of fully funded federal scholarship available thanks to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. Applications will be assessed on case by case basis by the selection comity to decide on the recipients of the scholarships. Applications for scholarships have now closed.
Successful scholarship winners will be notified by September 10, 2019.