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Plus Eight Sprint is a 6-12 week, 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.
The Plus Eight Sprint program provides you with the connections and support to turn your early-stage startup into a sustainable business.
Each cohort gets two invitations to an exclusive pitch night, where two people will walk away with a golden ticket and entry into phase one of the Perth accelerator program.
At the end of the program, engage in a celebration night where you can present your ideas and development to our network in a pitching competition.
The best two pitches will win the chance to be fast tracked into the acceleration program.
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.
Running for 6 to 12 weeks, this pre-accelerator sprint program will provide you 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.
*Minimum 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